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Old 12-01-2005, 08:08 AM   #1
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versions of linux?

i'm new to linux and i'm currently using a copy of RedHat. so far i'm not the biggest fan of RedHat. What is one of the latest editions that is good for mutlimedia task and is easy to work with?

and where can i download it? i want free a version, i'm not ready to pay for anyone services just yet . but much more of RedHat and i might be ready.
Old 12-01-2005, 08:31 AM   #2
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Red Hat started a free distrobution that is like a testing stage for its enterprise OS, its called Fedora Core. Download Fedora Core 4 here:

I would recommend a debian based instalation for newbies (maybe knoppix), because apt-get is the most simple way to install and manage software, but as far as non-debian distros go, Fedora is top notch.
Old 12-01-2005, 09:10 AM   #3
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I recommend you Mepis or Knoppix (both based on Debian), because they are very easy and fast to install and you can try them before (boot) :
a) there is a magazine with the Knoppix DVD included
b) contain all the necessary doc about Mepis.

See them on
Old 12-01-2005, 09:56 AM   #4
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If you want to use something similar to the old Redhat Linux, then try Fedora Core or CentOS (a free rebuild of Redhat Enterprise Linux). Package management is fairly simple using yum or apt-get and there are many third party packagers for Fedora Core.


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