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Old 08-05-2004, 12:58 AM   #1
nottobrite
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which distro is best for beginners?


I am looking for suggestions on which distro is the best to learn from. I currently have fedora 2 but I don't think that it's the one for me. I have had it as well as xp loaded on my comp for a couple of months but I almost never log in to fedora because I don't find it usable. Please help me fins a better distro for beginners because I can't stand microsoft! thanks
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:01 AM   #2
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SUSE 9.1!!!!

Its pretty dam good, i used to run mandrake 9 but now i run suse... MEGA easy

Samba is already setup for you if you want to network, it's super easy to find your way around and it's very fisher Price (nice looking)

I can almost give it to my parents it's that easy!

Trust me, SuSe 9.1 Personal (Desktop)
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:03 AM   #3
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here you go


http://www.suse.com/us/private/downl...l_iso_int.html

have fun!

Peace
Dave
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:11 AM   #4
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To see what some others think - couple of threads from a quick search here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ribution+learn
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ribution+learn

Mandrake 10 might be worth trying
 
Old 05-20-2008, 10:56 PM   #5
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Ubuntu - 8.04 LTS - Easy as 1-2-3

You have to go with Hardy Heron. Ubuntu has come far, and made it really easy to install, specially if you want to dual boot with Windows.

Cheers
PCWizKid

Last edited by Tinkster; 06-02-2008 at 06:37 PM.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 04:33 AM   #6
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Ubuntu or one of it's variants seems to be the way to go. Most things work out of the box, there's plenty of information on it and help in forums, and I like the sentiment behind it
 
Old 05-21-2008, 06:11 AM   #7
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Ok, Suse 9.1 is 4 years or old - subsequent versions were: 9.2, 9.3, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3 - If you're going to get Suse, I'd go with 10.3

I used to run Ubuntu, but I can't recommend Hardy anymore, this is the flimsiest final version I've seen with any distro.
Frankly I don't know what to recommend.
Ubuntu 7.10 is still good, and supported for another year or so.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 11:27 PM   #8
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I've not had any issues w/ Hardy at all. Running it on a Laptop and a Desktop. I'd recommend either Ubuntu, or if you really wanna get your hands dirty, Debian Etch

Edit: By the way, Fedora 2? Its not usable because its ancient. Fedora I think is gonna be releasing Fedora 9 this year. Its not Fedora's fault you downloaded installed an outdated distro. Fedora is a great RPM based distro, I just happen to hate RPM.

IGF

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Old 05-21-2008, 11:30 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PCWizKid View Post
You have to go with Hardy Heron. Ubuntu has come far, and made it really easy to install, specially if you want to dual boot with Windows.

Cheers
PCWizKid
You revived a 4 year old thread............

Last edited by Tinkster; 06-02-2008 at 06:54 PM.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 11:37 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nottobrite View Post
I am looking for suggestions on which distro is the best to learn from. I currently have fedora 2 but I don't think that it's the one for me. I have had it as well as xp loaded on my comp for a couple of months but I almost never log in to fedora because I don't find it usable. Please help me fins a better distro for beginners because I can't stand microsoft! thanks
Based on the detailed descriptions you gave of the problems you had with Fedora and reasons you find it unuseable I suggest you stick with Fedora.

And maybe read this article.

Reality check. "Can't stand Microsoft" does not mean you will like LInux.
On the other hand Linux works great. Unfortunately this, also, does not mean you will like it.

People can recommend you try something from the Distrowatch Top Ten or just recommend their favorite but that tells you no more than you have already read in other "which distro" threads.

Good Luck

EDIT: Okay-- fell for it again. Some numbskull digs up some years old thread and I post a reply too.

Last edited by 2damncommon; 05-21-2008 at 11:39 PM.
 
Old 05-22-2008, 12:06 AM   #11
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EDIT: Okay-- fell for it again. Some numbskull digs up some years old thread and I post a reply too.
You can have the OP's username...........just kidding.
 
Old 05-22-2008, 12:16 AM   #12
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You can have the OP's username...........just kidding.
No kidding about it. I am a numbskull for replying. I try to watch what I post to, but sometimes...
 
Old 05-22-2008, 06:59 AM   #13
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You revived a 4 year old thread............
I think a lot of people do this just to be annoying, I admit, I missed it to, but if I when searching, I always check the date...

IGF
 
  


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