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Old 10-26-2009, 06:07 AM   #1
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Which Linux distribution I should use?


I am quite new to Linux and doing some experiments with Linux, and learning lot of new things, now I am little bit confused about the Linux distribution I should use and master it so that I can become an expert specifically for that Linux distro, that will definitely help me in my career growth. An answer to my query will be highly appreciated.
 
Old 10-26-2009, 06:13 AM   #2
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:20 AM   #3
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I am quite new to Linux and doing some experiments with Linux, and learning lot of new things, now I am little bit confused about the Linux distribution I should use and master it so that I can become an expert specifically for that Linux distro, that will definitely help me in my career growth. An answer to my query will be highly appreciated.
It depends on what do you want to do. If just use linux as desktop then fedora, ubuntu & opensuse are good distributions.
 
Old 10-26-2009, 08:11 AM   #4
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anything on the top 10 list will work for you.
 
Old 10-26-2009, 08:45 AM   #5
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I would suggest ubuntu. I think it would be relatively easier to begin with since you can easily find help all over the internet. But if your work needs to have the latest in software, go for fedora. It mainly depends on the use... But Ubuntu and fedora will do fine for general purpose.
You can also try linux mint. It is a customised version of ubuntu.

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Old 10-26-2009, 09:35 AM   #6
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Explain career growth?

Are you an IT person or software developer...???

What is your goal??
 
Old 10-26-2009, 09:57 AM   #7
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the Linux distribution I should use and master it so that I can become an expert specifically for that Linux distro, that will definitely help me in my career growth.
The only common way becoming expert in a specific Linux distribution makes sense for "career growth" would be for career growth in IT and the specific distribution would be Centos. (Learning Centos well qualifies you for IT support at the large number of companies using RHEL as well as those using Centos).

Many other Linux variants are used by many companies, but none of the others stand out as the specific one to learn in order to qualify for Linux IT work.

But if the work you have in mind involves using or programming on Linux systems, rather than doing IT support for them, there is no specific version. The differences between Linux distributions matters primarily when installing and maintaining them. Those differences are pretty trivial when using or programming on them.

If you want to learn to use Linux or program on it, select a distribution that is easier to install and maintain. I suggest Mepis. Ubuntu is similar to Mepis and much more popular and, like Mepis, is easier to install and maintain than most distributions. But I think Mepis is a little better and easier.
 
Old 10-26-2009, 09:25 PM   #8
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I agree with Johnsfine in that,

if you aim to admister linux systems i would recomend centos (a free redhat clone) if you live in the usa

or opensuse if you live in europe.

or even better try both, try ubuntu and fedora and mandriva, find one you like, stick with it for a while, then when you are familiar with it try another, that way you will lean a few of the common software tools for admin (they all do the same thing in the end, just with different GUIs)
 
Old 10-27-2009, 12:15 AM   #9
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Got the help I was looking for, Thank you all.
 
  


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