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Old 09-24-2003, 02:07 AM   #1
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Linux Distro choices

Hi all,
Another newbie to the forum's and Linux. I would like to know in your general opinions, what is the best Linux Distro a newbie should start with?

I would like to use it for general playing around with, to mainly teach myself, and also maybe run up a server to play with also.

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Old 09-24-2003, 03:12 AM   #3
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If you have literally no linux experience I would suggest JAMD linux. It has a lot of nice features and was created to be a newbie/home desktop kind of distro.

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also, it's good to put a knoppix CD first. Some hardware have troubles with linux.
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Mandrake Linux is a really great distro with nice tools (GUI), and almost everything is supported (even some win modems...!).
It's good for new people, and you can go further than that, when you get the hang of the system and all that...

Carsten B. Jensen
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