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Old 11-30-2003, 05:47 PM   #31
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Well......
I want something I can configure to my needs, and all that crap
I don't want to use redHat
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:49 PM   #32
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ok. that is up to you. just remember, you can cut alot of it out. just a suggestion.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 06:05 PM   #33
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Well, after reading the latest updates on Red hat... I think i will try slack too. I didnt know they were being discontinued. And that they finally said that Microsoft is better than linux... WTF.
I cant believe I spent my hard earned money on a book for Red Hat. Although it did teach me some stuff about command line and stuff like that.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 06:29 PM   #34
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Next time come here, lol. RedHat basically is crap now, and probably always will be, no updates, they even think microsoft is better then linux
 
Old 11-30-2003, 07:39 PM   #35
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quote:
RedHat basically is crap now, and probably always will be, no updates,

Well if it wasn't crap before, then how can it be crap now. I don't know what you are talking about updates. I have no problems keeping my RH9 updated.
Just pick a distro and go from there. One step at a time. After awhile, things will start to make more sense to you.

quote:
Do i need to configure it in DOS mode?

No, you just need a seperate partition to load linux.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 07:40 PM   #36
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RedHat discontinued, RedHat was crap always
 
Old 02-01-2004, 09:06 PM   #37
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Fedora is a wonderfully stable distribution. It's entirely free, and it works like a charm on my machine.
fedora.redhat.com
 
Old 02-02-2004, 12:21 AM   #38
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redhat and mandrake are a lot alike, and are relatively good for noobs. if you get into your slackware and become a true slacker, then give gentoo a shot, it will blow your mind, i have seen a lot of slackers that be come so loving of gentoo, it is about the hardest to setup but is suck a breese after that.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 02:01 AM   #39
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RedHat and Mandy are noob Distros?
Come on, you can't get much simpler then Slackware 9.1 ^_~

P.S. KDE is an awesome desktop manager.
But Fluxbox is just insane.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 02:57 PM   #40
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true Fluxbox has no frills, and is very streamline, but give gentoo a try some time, really give it a chance, you'll be in love
 
Old 02-02-2004, 04:00 PM   #41
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try SuSE, is very easy to configure, especially for NEWBIES!!!
Yast2 is very slick, and is very simple, yet configureable
 
Old 02-05-2006, 01:23 AM   #42
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Best Linux Distribution

Well, it's a tough question. I started out with Redhat 7 - 8 and then was really disappointed with Fedora so I tried Mandrake 10.1 and really liked that a lot as a general purpose system that can run a server for testing and what not. Since Mandrake went to Mandriva 2006, I am looking else where --2006 just sucks for some reason. 10.1 is ok but me being a techy junkie, I am curious what other's have to offer since I like running a test server.

If you want a good solid desktop for general use I'd say Mandrake 10.1 or 10.2 is good. For a good server system Redhat 8 or 9 (I think it is) is good but a little more technical configuring things.

I've noticed that the newer versions of my favorites Mandrake and Redhat are getting watered down in their free versions though. You have to do a lot of updating yourself and while you might choose stuff to install --the installer doesn't install it (even after choosing to do it) for some reason on Mandriva and Mandrake 10.

My next exploration is Slackware --will keep you posted on my experience.
 
Old 02-05-2006, 01:35 AM   #43
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2006 seems fine here and is more or less like 10 and 10.1... You do need to remove kat of course...
 
  


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