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It figures! I just started to get fimalier with Red Hat 9 when they announce that they are going to stop support in April. I have alot of time on my hands at the moment, so i am going to take advantage of it and start working with another OS. So what other version of linux do you computer nerds out there recommend? Something that is simaliar to RH9 or not. I don't care...it's all open source.
Slackware's really nice, and it's a plus that it's non-commercial, so you know they won't ever be pulling a redhat on you. It seems a lot different from redhat though. If you have a lot of time on your hands, i say go for it. Otherwise, Mandrake 9.2 is really nice (10.0 is supposed to be out in a month or so as well), and it's also quite similar to redhat so you won't have to relearn much.
I used to be a RH user too. But since the Bluecurve desktop they lost me
Now I am running Debian and Slackware and I am happy with both.
If u want to have a look at different distributions Distrowatch is a good starting point.
I use Slackware, and love it. It's the distro that finally convinced me Windows wasn't worth keeping on my hd.
It doesn't 'hold your hand' at all, and it doesn't have very many auto-configuration tools. It's great if you don't mind editing config files, and taking a little time understanding how things work though!
It is so not bloated. It uses about half the RAM Mandrake and SuSE did. It even starts up faster.
I'm very happy with it, and I've learned so much about Linux using it.