Like most of you at this forum I'm new to Linux. I've been playing around with different distro's for a few weeks now.
What i like most of Linux so far is that it's FREE. Litterally, in the sense that it doesn't have to cost you any money, or very little if you have access to the web. But more FREE in the sense that there is a worldwide community of people, sharing all the information they have for free, trying to help eachother finding their way. That'a great thing!
Some 15 years ago i was working and playing with an (now obsolete) Apple IIe (based on a 6502 processor). What i liked most about that, was the really very good documentation Apple made for their machines. I had a total of about 1000+ pages of handbooks etc, where really everything was documented.
In the years that followed, I had only MS-Windows machines, and lost my interest in how they worked. As long as it worked, it was o.k.; if it didn't: re-install windows and start all over!
But now i'm getting more into Linux, that old feeling i had about the Apple seems to come back. I really want to know how it works, or why it doesn't. The only problem seems to be that there's too much information on the internet, and how to find that piece that i need now.
That's why i subscribed to this forum...
Then some thoughts about distributions. To me as a newbie it seems almost like there's not one O.S. called Linux, but about 20 different ones, by the names of Fedora, Slackware, Suse etc.
In other words, i would like to pick the best from all distro's i've seen so far, and compose my own Linux. I got the impression that it has to be possible to do that, but also that i've quite a lot to learn before i really can. Is there anyone out there who can tell me more about that?