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Old 07-16-2003, 12:47 PM   #1
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Slackware 9.0 compared to Red Hat 9.0?

I got Red Hat 9 and have no clue how to use it. So im downloading Slackware 9.0 right now.

How similar/different are the two?
Old 07-16-2003, 12:57 PM   #2
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stick with red hat

red hat is MUCH more userfriendly... if it confuses you, slackware will just make you give up...

slackware is one of the most advanced (read: 1337) linux distro's and all configuration is dont through editing text files...

again, i strongly urge you to stay with red hat, or try another user friendly distro (mandrake, suse, knoppix...)
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Old 07-16-2003, 01:54 PM   #4
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Red Hat 9 is easier to use. Boot to the first ISO and just use the graphical anaconda installer, simple.
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Old 07-19-2003, 08:18 PM   #6
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Hi Underworld

Go with Red Hat 9 or Mandrake 9.1 to start with - if you find you like using Linux - then try the more involved Slackware

Red Hat 9 is easier to install but Slackware is more powerful and stable.

Red Hat is a better option for a new user.


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