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Old 05-11-2011, 10:59 PM   #16
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formes.justine -

As previous folks have already pointed out, there is no "best". Instead, there are lots of good choices.

Most distros come in a "Live DVD" format: you can try out a distro without even having to install it. Choose the one you prefer, THEN install, once you're comfortable with it.

Any distro can be run as a Virtual Machine. This is another option that lets you try out as many different distros as you like, without having to commit to any one in particular before you're ready.

I'm not sure why everybody was so critical of Dr. Manhatten, BTW. He's correct when he says "most big companies prefer a distro with paid support, like RHEL or SLES". However, if you're familiar with a free distro like Fedora, Centos or OpenSuSE, then you're AUTOMATICALLY familiar with their "paid" counterparts. In other words, you don't need to buy RHEL in order to become familiar with RHEL.

'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:45 AM   #17
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Hi. Thank you for your advices. I will try to know what distro i should use. I will check it out! maybe, try the CentOS first. Thanks for your help!

Cheers, ^_^

Justin

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Old 05-12-2011, 07:44 AM   #18
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I'm not sure why everybody was so critical of Dr. Manhatten, BTW. He's correct when he says "most big companies prefer a distro with paid support, like RHEL or SLES". However, if you're familiar with a free distro like Fedora, Centos or OpenSuSE, then you're AUTOMATICALLY familiar with their "paid" counterparts. In other words, you don't need to buy RHEL in order to become familiar with RHEL.
The OP didn't say he was going to use Linux at a big company, and Dr. Manhatten just said "use the corporate, supported distros", not "use the corporate, supported distros or ones similar to them if you're planning on using Linux at a big corporation".
 
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:30 PM   #19
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This thread has become another fine example of how opinion is
more readily available than brains. Thanks everyone for marking
someone else down for what they think is correct; save your
zealotry for Linux vs. Windows or Linux vs. MacOS threads.

I'm closing this as it's obviously not going anywhere, and
the original question is pointless in light of the (already
pointed out) literally hundreds of threads on the same topic.



Cheers,
Tink
 
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