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I was a student who never knew anything about linux before.
However, I have to use this to do any homework in the university from now on. I have spent 1 week with linux on my labtop and now I feel like it.^_^ However, my version for Linux is a bit too old and didn't support most of my H/W from SiS. So I'm gonna find a newer version of it. But right now, I know only Red Hat and Mandrake. T_T Could you advice me about other Linux? Which one is good for the very newbie like me, which one would be the best for labtop and which is the newest version of those.
I agree. Mandrake 9.1 and then give 9.2 a few months to settle out and then upgrade.
You may want to have a seperate /home directory though. That way if something bad goes wrong, like maybe you screw up a command, then you at least won't loose your Documents directory and settings. I have used that before. It is a life saver.