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Old 10-03-2008, 12:57 AM   #1
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Angry Which destro is the best to start with!!!


Hi
I m new to Linux programming.Can anyone please tell me which linux I should start with....and the installation steps for the same!!!


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Old 10-03-2008, 02:05 AM   #2
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why not try dynebolic, it comes with gcc. or fedora, which comes with various languages (all you're likely to ever need).
 
Old 10-03-2008, 02:16 AM   #3
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Any really, though since I use Slackware, I would highly recommend it!
 
Old 10-03-2008, 03:05 AM   #4
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Any of the top 5 or 10 at www.distrowatch.com
 
Old 10-03-2008, 03:31 AM   #5
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It would depend on your prior linux experience. Debian and anything in the Ubuntu family (which itself is debian derrived) are pretty good places to start from zero kph, imo. Of those, Fluxbuntu is my favorite. That said, my first ever distro was Fedora Core 4, which served just fine. I think I heard slackware or suse was good for programming, but all distros can be as good as all others with the right packages.

I'm still a noob though, I couldn't tell you anything appropriate for intermediate+ experience.

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Old 10-03-2008, 03:36 AM   #6
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BTW, if you're new to Linux (not just as a prog), here are some good references:
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
 
Old 10-03-2008, 03:55 AM   #7
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Try a few, then choose. You'll most likely find installation instructions on each distros website.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 07:09 AM   #8
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I think you can start with ubuntu or debian . The best thing with debian is that if you are a newbie and especially if you do not have a good Internet connection,you have almost everything you will ever use on the disk itself.
Debian will also provide you a good environment to learn.
It's a good blend of userfriendliness and a hacker's OS.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 07:11 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vineet7kumar View Post
I think you can start with ubuntu or debian . The best thing with debian is that if you are a newbie and especially if you do not have a good Internet connection,you have almost everything you will ever use on the disk itself.
You'd need to download the CDs in the first place though (and there are lots of them, if you want everything)..
 
Old 10-03-2008, 12:21 PM   #10
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well im new to linux just like yourself. i decided to try out debian and i must say that i am more then happy with it, so i have to recommend that one to you.

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Old 10-03-2008, 05:56 PM   #11
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try ubuntu or debian..
when u have reached a intermediate level
shift to fedora..gentoo or slackware
 
Old 10-03-2008, 05:56 PM   #12
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well
i forgot one thing
opensuse is also good for newbies
 
  


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