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Old 02-27-2004, 05:49 AM   #61
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Thanks for that - Yes, it's the exact same I get too....
Old 03-08-2004, 09:54 AM   #62
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I have been using Fedora and it seems to work ok with the exception of an occassional screen freeze. There seem to be a lot of Slackware people on this site who love that distro. Maybe I'll give that a try a bit later.

Regarding picking a distro, I played around with Mandrake and SuSe before I settled on Fedora. They all seem like good distros for a relative newcomer to linux. Like a number of newcomers I want to get away from M$ and also try some real computing. My nature is to explore and experiment so I'll probably be toying with another distro before long. I guess the bottom line is to try out a few and see what you like.

Very best,
Old 05-01-2004, 02:30 PM   #63
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i try to load the page, but nothing comes up...whats up with the link?
Old 05-04-2004, 04:26 PM   #64
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Originally posted by kup22r
i try to load the page, but nothing comes up...whats up with the link?
Old 05-17-2004, 12:45 PM   #65
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I'm fairly new to the Linux world and have been very excited to become a full-fledged knowledgeable member. I've tried several distributions, and I agree, picking a distro is like picking friends or lovers--find what works best for you and which one you're most compatible with. I started out with Mandrake 9.2 and found it way too buggy to deal with. I then moved to Red Hat 9 which was ok, but took forever to install and I didn't like how it was organized (plus I have to admit, I was still getting used to using the command line, so that might have biased my opinion). Tried Fedora Core 1, same as RedHat. Since then I've tried Knoppix 3.3 (good helper disk but not a good desktop), Debian Woody (hard to install), Libranet (didn't recognize half of my hardware), Ignalum (which is a really really SAD and sloppy version of RH9, it doesn't deserve the pub it's getting), and now SuSE 9.0 and have yet to find one I like really well. SuSE looks really friendly but the internet I can't get to work. I also tried College Linux (my first venture into Slack-based distros) and honestly I really liked it once I got it set up. Every distro did something different, did/did not recognize certain hardware properly. I couldn't even get MDK 9.2 to install if I had ANYTHING plugged into a USB port. I'm considering MDK 10.0 (but I've heard it buggy as heck), College Linux, and SuSE right now. Just try 'em all out and find what you like.
Old 05-24-2004, 09:39 AM   #66
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Originally posted by Tech1
> Picking a distro is like picking a mate. Unless you know what exactly you are looking for, play the field, and be willing to change partners.

In the past few days i have downloaded:

Redhat8, Redhat9, Mandrake 9.1, Knoppix, Debian3, Slackware9, College Linux
what were the results....

- perry
Old 06-01-2004, 02:55 PM   #67
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I was going to say 'Yay finaly I have a link I can throw at those 'What is the best distro for <insert random requirement here> people.'.

Now I will have the honor of answering all these kind of posts .
Old 06-03-2004, 05:16 PM   #68
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I'm a linux n00b and I'm using Mandrake 9.2 Download (10 ISO came out exactly a week after I've got mandrake, but I'm not blowing another 3 cds.). I like Mandrake, but I want to try out other distros... what else is pretty easy to use, one a low-budget student can download for free (legally anyway) and fairly light on resources?

I plan to use linux as a desktop system only. Can't let it run as a server as I don't like maintaining computers on the software level and it's also against my ISP's TOS.
Old 06-15-2004, 08:38 PM   #69
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i've used linux for about three years now, and agree that picking a distro is like picking a mate, only one will fit your needs, and it might change tomorrow(god that sounded sick).I have tried the following distros

Redhat 9
SuSE 8.2
Ark 1.0 Alpha 8
Fedora Core 1
Fedora Core 2
SuSE 9
Lycoris Desktop/LX Update 3
Cobind 0.1
Slackware 9.0
Slackware 9.1

I now use arch, and have finally found my mate(of the day). it's like gentoo with no compiling and a great package system

life is good in linux cuz theres so much variety, not like winblows or mac os x. theres only one and there ultra high priced


i just had to say that

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Old 06-16-2004, 05:03 PM   #70
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The link is broken.

Any mirrors or similar articles?
Old 07-09-2004, 04:20 PM   #71
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Closed since the link is broken. For reviews on the various distros, try LQ's Distro Reviews or DistroWatch.

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