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Old 04-08-2002, 08:22 AM   #1
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Cool which Lunix is good for me


I use my computer for reaserch on the internet. I also need to use Office Pragrams. I have Windows Mulsted Edition and it keeps on freezing. I would like to get a program that won't freeze. But will be a little user Friendly.
 
Old 04-08-2002, 09:03 AM   #2
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Go with Mandrake cause its more user friendly...... But Use Redhat cause more people use it..... Use Slackware cause its more Unix Like.... In your case go with Mandrake....
 
Old 04-08-2002, 09:47 AM   #3
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i have tried all three i would say red hat is a good start for a newbie. I moved on the slackware because i wanted a challanege
 
Old 04-08-2002, 12:55 PM   #4
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Personally, I would advise you try both Mandrake and Red Hat. On the one hand, Mandy tends to be more 'newbie friendly', but then if something goes catastrophically wrong, it tries to help you and can end up making things worse.

I currently run Mandy 8.1 (although 8.2 is now out) and Slack 8.0. I would not advise Slackware unless you intend to get into the whole Linux thing - if you just want to surf and write docs, then Mandy.
 
Old 04-08-2002, 09:39 PM   #5
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I made a big mistake and started out with Slackware which was very confusing for a complete newbie, but Red Hat 7.2, which I use now is very user friendly and has absolutely everything you could want or need.
 
Old 04-08-2002, 09:45 PM   #6
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if your after an easy to use operating system i would recommend mandrake linux for a windows like operating system but besides the install it is quite easy to install u can also do a few extra things that are usally excatly like windows programs
enjoy
 
Old 04-09-2002, 01:43 AM   #7
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What a about SuSe

I heard SuSe is pretty easy to use as well, so you could give that try to keep you busy.
 
Old 04-09-2002, 11:24 AM   #8
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SuSE is a nice distro, it is what I started on and even felt that it was good enough to purchase. It's all really a matter of opinion what you ultimately choose should be what seems the right option for you.
 
Old 04-09-2002, 12:35 PM   #9
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My vote is for Mandrake, and if you dont mind spending some money SuSE is even easier to use for the newbie, but thats debatable.
 
Old 04-09-2002, 01:36 PM   #10
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Actually you can install SuSE with 2 floppys and a fast connection for free if you so desired.
 
Old 04-09-2002, 04:09 PM   #11
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Actually you can install SuSE with 2 floppys and a fast connection for free if you so desired.
Hehe even with a fast connection it took me ALL day to download/install suse via the ftp server.
 
Old 04-09-2002, 07:13 PM   #12
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Hehe even with a fast connection it took me ALL day to download/install suse via the ftp server.
Mirrors
 
Old 04-09-2002, 07:18 PM   #13
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If you have the CDs and the bandwidth to spare, try a bunch of distros, then you can see what you like for yourself
 
Old 04-09-2002, 10:13 PM   #14
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I got my parents to use RH tonight, they love how fast it is compared to Windows...I thought I'd never sell them on it...
 
Old 04-09-2002, 10:48 PM   #15
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I got my parents to use RH tonight, they love how fast it is compared to Windows...I thought I'd never sell them on it...
whoot! yay! I love hearing things like that. My son (12) actually uses either no problem. With a decent 3D card, he says Linux has better games...
Of course that's mostly because dad has the screamin' machine compared to the hand-me-down the kids are using windoze on
And the wife is dual booting Libranet 2.0 and 98.
 
  


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