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Old 07-23-2003, 03:37 PM   #1
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wut linux distro should i get?


can anyone of you plz tell me wut linux distro should i get as a newbie... i already have redhat 9 but i dont know if its the best one to start.. thx
 
Old 07-23-2003, 03:41 PM   #2
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There are many other threads on this subject.

Red Hat is OK for newbie use. If you already have it installed, I would say to stick with it. Also, Mandrake (which is similar to RH) is known to be a bit more user friendly.

Also, be sure to check out http://rute.sourceforge.net to help you learn Linux.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 03:43 PM   #3
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Hi Ramiro

I would reccomend Mandrake 9.1.

Try the distrowatch link in my sig. at the bottom of the page.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 03:46 PM   #4
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Hi ramiro!!!

Welcome to LQ. We have a forum topic called Linux Distributions. Perhaps you could find a better answer there. Anyway, one of our moderators have made it easier for the frequently asked question of "Which distro should I get".

Try taking a look at those threads:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=20451

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ux+for+Newbies

Anyway, peoples consider Mandrake as being more user-friendly. I don't think RedHat is so much harder either. Any would be a nice start as long as you succeed installing one of them
 
Old 07-23-2003, 07:48 PM   #5
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slackware
 
Old 07-24-2003, 03:27 PM   #6
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ok... i think i better start with RH9.. thx..
 
Old 07-24-2003, 03:44 PM   #7
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start with Dux linux :P

hehe, nah, start off with something like slackware... its simple and very powerful at the same time
 
Old 07-24-2003, 03:47 PM   #8
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ive heard that in slackware i have to configure everything manually.. right ??
 
Old 07-24-2003, 03:49 PM   #9
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this is true... text based installer...
try SuSE... great os with alot of power
 
Old 07-24-2003, 04:14 PM   #10
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slackware 9.0 is the best you dont have to configure everything manually
cheers
 
Old 07-24-2003, 06:15 PM   #11
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as killi said you don't have to configure everything manually and when you do have to manually configure something what you see in the howtos will usually be very close to slackware's setup other distros tho can be very different.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 10:03 PM   #12
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Stick with Red Hat for now, it is just fine for learning Linux. Once you are feeling comfortable with your "Linux" knowledge, attempt a dual boot with another version that strikes your fancy. Note the differences and similarities.
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