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Old 06-01-2004, 10:39 AM   #1
Steve Malley
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Which Linux?


I understand that Redhat is not all the rage that it was. Was this primarily because of their decision to charge for the product or becuase of decisions related to what Redhat would include in its implementation or some other reason?

Help or reference material on this topic is appreciated.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 11:14 AM   #2
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They split off into RHEL (a business product), and Fedora (a community product, with more bleeding edge technology).

If you want to learn linux, I'd recommend Fedora. If you just want an OS, try Mandrake 10. If you want something inbetween, try SuSE.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 11:18 AM   #3
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Welcome to the Linux Community!!

if you really want to learn Linux try Slackware.

good luck
Michael
 
Old 06-01-2004, 12:24 PM   #4
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Now now, we don't want to scare him off totally
 
Old 06-01-2004, 01:26 PM   #5
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how about fedora in runlevel 3? then you get the benefits of learning the command line with the security net of being able to go to the warm fuzzy gui with an init 5...
 
Old 06-01-2004, 01:44 PM   #6
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I just made the jump to Fedora Core 1, previously like everyone else I used Win XP Home. At first I used FC 2 but I had too many problems with the dual boot. Then I decided to use FC 1, so far it has been a pretty good experience. I have learned alot in the last week or two, I will definitely continue to use FC 1 and learn more. Good luck on your decision.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 02:11 PM   #7
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proudclod: I agree

lyceum: Good idea. You may want to give him instructions for
doing that.

kingkrill: Glad to know you've switched from the dark side
Good luck.

Michael
 
Old 06-01-2004, 02:25 PM   #8
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Someone got a successful dual boot with XP? Like, no strange printer or wireless issues? Where can I find that?

Also, where do you guys pick up all this stuff? I'm starting from scratch, and I feel like an idiot.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 02:31 PM   #9
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hahah
Linux4Dummies:
we all have felt that way at one time or another
you should start a new post asking 1 or 2 specific questions.
I'll help you if I can. So will everyone else.

Michael
 
Old 06-01-2004, 02:41 PM   #10
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linux4dummies,

i have a successful dual boot xp/fedora laptop with working wireless networking/network printing (connected to an xp box in my network). i would say that the way i have picked up most of what i know is by reading a lot. may i suggest the book Running Linux by o'reilly. it's a great reference, as are most o'reilly books and then read lots of man pages. the second best way i have found for learning is by [promo]reading this forum[/promo]. you find people with similar problems and successes, and can help out when you have solved a similar problem.
 
  


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