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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.
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.