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Old 01-21-2004, 08:57 PM   #1
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May I please have your opinions on linux: mandrake, redhat, and slackware? I downloaded all three and cant decide which to install... lol

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Old 01-21-2004, 09:03 PM   #3
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Mandrake is probably the easiest to install and get up and running. So you might want to start with that. But...once you get comfortable with Linux and learn your way around it, you'll probably end up going to Slackware because it's so sleek and streamlined and noticeably faster than Mandrake or RedHat.
 
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sorry tink i thought i deleted the last post, ill be more careful

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Old 01-21-2004, 09:49 PM   #6
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Hey I have SuSe Linux 8.0, but would like to try other distributions. Can you give me some hints where I could find different Versions of Linux. I am most intriged by Slackware but also would like to try Mandrake and Red Hat.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:01 PM   #7
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andavm i went here http://www.linux.org/dist/ftp.html and followed the ftp links to download
hope this helps
 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:12 PM   #8
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You can go here for a bunch of distros...
http://www.linuxiso.org/
Latest version of Slackware here:
ftp://slackware.linux.no/pub/slackwa...ckware-9.1-iso
You can get the latest Mandrake here:
ftp://ftp.umr.edu/pub/linux/mandrake/Mandrake/iso/
But it is pretty buggy. I would see if I could find some Mandrake 9.1 isos somewhere.
Fedora can be found here:
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...re/1/i386/iso/
Gentoo is cool. www.gentoo.org. If you try that one, be sure to read the instructions very, very carefully.
Arch linux is nice too. Very minimal install. You can basically configure it the way YOU want it.
http://www.archlinux.org/

I could go on, but I'd be here all night. LOL
 
Old 01-22-2004, 08:43 AM   #9
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To add to that, look at distrowatch to check up on downloads / reviews.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 09:58 AM   #10
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Thanks, very helpfull, now I got my hands full. exactly what I needed......
 
Old 01-26-2004, 10:04 AM   #11
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You can also try mepis at http://www.mepis.org
 
  


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