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Old 06-04-2002, 12:55 PM   #1
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Question Which flavor of Linux?


Which is the easiest or rather most user friendly Linux around for installation? And which site can I download it from??

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Old 06-04-2002, 12:59 PM   #2
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like i always say... if you need to ask the question, the answer is always...

http://www.linux-mandrake.com/
 
Old 06-04-2002, 01:01 PM   #3
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http://www.linux-mandrake.com

or here: http://www.linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=29

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Old 06-04-2002, 01:50 PM   #4
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And you can download it from all big ftp sites. Choose the one you like most
 
Old 06-04-2002, 08:00 PM   #5
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Mandrake - http://www.mandrakelinux.com
 
Old 06-04-2002, 09:01 PM   #6
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I heard that SuSE i spretty easy but I wouldn't know.
<---------- Check the Distro
 
Old 06-05-2002, 01:01 AM   #7
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I like Mandrake, or at least I used to. Mandrake 8.2 gave me a lot of problems and really ticked me off. I'm using Slackware 8.0 now. Mandrake 8.1 was fine for me so I guess I'll only recommend that.
 
Old 06-05-2002, 01:44 AM   #8
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RH 7.3 is a charm.
Rh 7.2 was a disaster.
FreeBSD?
 
Old 06-05-2002, 01:58 AM   #9
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I tried FreeBSD 4.4 and I liked it. I couldn't get X to load, but it was a lot of run in the CL.
 
Old 06-05-2002, 08:40 AM   #10
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Out of Redhat, SuSe and Mandrake (that I have tried) I would recommend Mandrake for an everyday "new" user to Linux to use on their workstation PC. Suse runs a close second but I have had my problems with some elements of it which as an experienced windoze user and keen linux newbie have left me completely stumped (especially if you are running an nvidia card or want a resolution other than 1024x7680).

Mandrake is probably the easiest to make the transition from windoze as it includes a lot of windows like features ( the best linux "control panel" I've seen for example). The Default KDE desktop theme that they use is hideous though, they've obviously been to the windoze XP school of desktop layouts (lots of HUGE icons, texts and pretty colours getting in the way of everything).
 
Old 06-05-2002, 08:48 AM   #11
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I had fewer problems installing Mandrake 8.2 on my old IBM TP365XD laptop than I did with Mandrake 8.0. I really like Mandrake.

Some folks complain that MDK is too easy and does too much hand-holding. The installer is very easy, and if you use the "Expert" mode tells you exactly what it's doing. If that's not a good thing, then too bad !! The distribution also has a good assortment of software bundled with it.
 
Old 06-05-2002, 01:10 PM   #12
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I like MDK, too. I like its package selection (always "Expert" mode of installation, I've never tried any other). It's easy to find the one you'd like to install.
 
  


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