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Old 09-04-2004, 11:29 PM   #1
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Switching distros.....

As the title says, I am switching linux distros (because of endless little problems) and could use some suggestions as to what to switch to. I currently have Mandrake 10.0 (bought 9.0 Powerpack and upgraded to 10.0 which I downloaded). Here is an overview of what I need:

-KDE 3.2. I'm not advanced enough to survive outside of KDE and also have no idea how to install KDE as it comes in like fifty thousand files!.
-K Develpment files
-GCC development files and compilers
-Some Graphical utilities similar to the Mandrake Control Center (not so much in style, but how much they can configure)
-1 internet browser (just enough so I can dowload and install Mozilla! )

I really don't need a lot of 3rd party stuff cause I can download all that stuff later (like an office suite, CUPS, samba, browsers/email/chat, games, etc.).

I checked out Suse, but the download edition doesn't come with compilers, NFS or k development files. I was really interested in Suse too. I have no idea what the Red Hat download edition comes with but it must be a lot to fit on 3 CD's!

Just to answer a question that I'm sure a lot of you will ask, "You know, if you go to the store and BUY the distro, it will come with all that stuff, you idiot!" Yes, I may be an idiot, but I'm a broke idiot (ladies, if you're interested in this fine piece of man meat........ ). I literally have moths flying out of my wallet and I wish they'd stop getting in there. The moths are eating holes in my wallet and that's ANOTHER thing to buy. But I digress...

Thanks for any suggestions, opinions, death threats that anyone can provide!
Old 09-04-2004, 11:42 PM   #2
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Well, if George is doing a solo in your wallet, or Abe spends so much time in the dark that he squints when you take him out of your back pocket, the best thing to do is to just go to a place like LinuxISO, download the installation image for a variety of distros, burn them, then try them out to see which one best fits your needs and preferences. I can't reel off a list of distros that meet your requirements, but if you spend a little time investigating on your own I'm sure there's one out there that will work. Good luck with it -- J.W.
Old 09-05-2004, 08:17 AM   #3
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Yea, LinuxISO is where I went to search for distros but I just wanted to see if anyone knew of a distro that came with all of the stuff above.

I'm going to give Red-Hat 9.0 and try. If Red-Hat doesn't come with some of the stuff above can I download and install them later? I'm speaking specifically of these:

-K Develpment files
-GCC development files and compilers
Old 09-05-2004, 09:15 AM   #4
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If you're looking to go the Redhat route I suggest you download Fedora Core 2. Fedora Core is Redhat's "community" distribution (meaning free). It is much updated from RH 9.0 and includes a ton of security fixes. And yes, it comes with everything you will need. Just make sure you choose the packages you want when you install and you should have no problems at all.

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Old 09-05-2004, 08:02 PM   #6
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hw-tph - Thank you for the advice! I downloaded Red-Hat version 9.0 but I will go download the Fedora Project.

Trickykid: Thank you for moving the thread to a more appropriate place.


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