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Old 06-26-2006, 08:25 AM   #1
mitesh.ever
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Question which Linux will be best for new user ?


which Linux will be best for new user?

i want to know which linux will give me good learning platform.
i am doing CCNA and i just start working on linux system. but i am bit confused about on which linux i go through.
my main instrest in netwroking/security features in linux.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 08:45 AM   #2
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distribution choice

on my opinion i think redhat is the best for starters coz it has more support online and reading materials are so many on redhat. I guess we have the same interest am also a CCNA student, all the best
 
Old 06-26-2006, 08:49 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by mitesh.ever
which Linux will be best for new user?

i want to know which linux will give me good learning platform.
i am doing CCNA and i just start working on linux system. but i am bit confused about on which linux i go through.
my main instrest in netwroking/security features in linux.
There is no "best"
Any of the free distros will get you started: Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, Debian.
If you have an 686-compatible system, then Arch Linux is a fabulous learning tool--although possibly a bit steep for a beginner.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 08:52 AM   #4
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i agree with pixellany's suggestions and would suggest you start with http://www.ubuntu.com/. It has a very straightforward setup and is good for beginners. Just go to the link i gave you and download the latest iso file. burn it to a disc, boot from the disc then follow the onscreen instructions
 
Old 07-04-2006, 11:45 AM   #5
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check this thread out

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=460766
 
Old 07-04-2006, 05:24 PM   #6
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Ubuntu, Fedora Core, SuSE, or mandrivia will ease you through the transition. They main thing to remember is if something is not working, do not give up. Just go to the distro forum and search for your problem or ask away. Someone will be glad to help you. Again I stress to you do not give up.
 
Old 07-05-2006, 01:34 AM   #7
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I recommend PCLINUXOS , i prefer them over REDHAT, MANDRAKE, ARCH, HECKNIX, UBUNTU, MEPHIS
Its live installer cd
visit pclinuxos.com
 
Old 07-13-2006, 05:04 AM   #8
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hey thx guy's for informed me about that linux....now i want to change this questions like this in which of the following linux system i learn more. i mean to say that in which of these linux no default configurations are set ..... like default gui settings.....
 
Old 07-13-2006, 05:12 AM   #9
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slackware might be what you're after if you want to learn how to configure things from scratch. there's no holding your hand in slackware, and there's very few (any?) GUI configuration tools.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 05:29 AM   #10
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I'd agree with pwc101 about slackware, I've only just started to learn about Linux, but had got 1 pc up and running, connected to a windows network & internet, shared printers etc within a couple of days, spent a lot of time reading the forum & searching for "how to's", but was worthwhile, 2nd pc I'm doing is a lot easier with less things I need to look up.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 06:14 AM   #11
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Hmmmm i haven't tried as many distros as most but arch is brilliant, and you get to manually edit the rc.conf/hosts file/etc on install, which gives you a good chance to configure straight off the bat, it also has an amazing wiki section covering all sorts of things.

Although its being a pain on my laptop so gonna go home and spank it tonight.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 09:55 AM   #12
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I have learned alot about linux just from using slackware. I really enjoy it. You will learn how to manually do alot of things.

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Old 07-13-2006, 03:13 PM   #13
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cast my vote in for Arch.. As far as learning the system goes, I would stick away from the automagical systems like the *buntus and Mandrivas.

If you really want to learn how the system works, I would go with either Slack, Pure Debian, Arch, or Gentoo.

Each has their own benefits and problems. I go with Arch, but it's a little different than others. Slack is great (and pretty much one of the oldest distros). Debian has a huge community, and Gentoo is.. well.. a do it yourselfers approach to Linux (well, as close as you can get without being Linux From Scratch)...
 
Old 07-13-2006, 04:31 PM   #14
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I'm going to jump in and cast my vote for Slackware 10.2 as well... The installer is easy to understand if you have some computer knowledge. There is also the option to use the n00b installer, which tells you what every package does while it's installing. On the other hand, you can do the Expert install once you learn it well enough, which is as close to a complete hand compile of the kernel from scratch as you can get without going with LFS.

I am running both Slackware and LFS, and I consider myself a "n00b with experience"... I can administrate both boxes fairly well now that I've been running them for a few months, and I've been switching back and forth from Windows to Slackware over the last 3-4 years so I'm getting better at command line work and kernel compiling from scratch.

Of course, I still need help every time I install Slackware on a new computer or reinstall on one of the boxes I'm running now, and I have a friend who is quite good with Linux. He recently developed his own distro, which I think is the best I've seen, but it requires a complete hand assembly and compile of the kernel, so it's not for teh n00bs. It takes him over 24 hours to configure the system for each computer it's installed on. If you want to know more about it, PM me as I don't want to name drop in a public forum without his permission...
 
  


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