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Old 01-26-2005, 01:07 PM   #1
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Why not have a Distro of choice sticky in the newbie forum?


Looking at the newbie forum, There seems to be an aweful lot of " Which distro should I start with " threads. Why not have a sticky in the newbie section with a brief description of the top 5 distros that are newbie friendly and why they are, and maybe have a brief description of other distros that are popular but not so newbie friendly and why they could be a choice later down the road?
 
Old 01-26-2005, 01:27 PM   #2
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we have a lot of that in the review section and we wil be having this linux questions.org poll result also coming on

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Old 01-26-2005, 01:33 PM   #3
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And how would we determine the top 5 "newbie friendly" distros? It depends on what the system will be used for.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 01:45 PM   #4
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and it is very difficult to decide what a newbie level is
not all are equal
 
Old 01-26-2005, 01:56 PM   #5
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Well I know that is subjective but I think most would agree that mandrake and suse would be good choices for newbies. It doesnt have to be saying to use this disto or another. I just meant maybe point out what the benefits of the most popular distros are so that a newbie looking for a distro could have more of an idea of what distro to possibly start off with instead of having to post the question.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 02:01 PM   #6
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if that is the case then why leave knoppix and damn small linux behind

also one of the problem is that not all distros are availabe
even if we mention that suse is good for noobs
what is the posint if they do not have it

the point is lett hem try on whatever they get their hands on

if they have an option then they can look out here to choose from them

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Old 01-27-2005, 01:00 AM   #7
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You know the line:
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Differnet strokes for different folks
I've actually stopped reccomending Mandrake and SuSE, and now reccomend Slackware to the geekier friends of mine... I think it's actually easier to use.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:39 AM   #8
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Also, we have no way of knowing that the sticky threads are even read by our members. In Linux-General, for ages now, we have the using rpms/tgz and source sticky (I forget the title) and the questions still come up.
 
  


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