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Old 11-20-2004, 02:20 PM   #1
Broax
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Which distro do you think would suit me best?


I know, I know... there are 1000 threads about this on the forum, so don't flame me saying "use search" or anything.

I tried Fedora Core 'cause I thought it was supposed to be good distro for noobs, but then I heard about the RPM dependency hell thing...

Anyway, I'm a complete linux n00b that has a speedtouch 330 ADSL modem (which is a nightmare to install), I want to learn linux at a reasonable speed, and I want to feel safe. I don't play much, but I do have a website that I must take care of, so OOo is important.

Byt this I mean, it must be safe, fast, pretty, and somwhat easy but good to learn. AND I MUST INSTALL SPEEDTOUCH 330 AS EASILY AS I DID ON FC3.

I've heard of slackware on my last threaad, but I want to make sure that it fills these needs. AND PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE... DON'T PUT ME UP RPM DEPENDENCYS AGAIN!!!!


So? what's your pick? should I go slack? FC is out of the question, I guess. Unless you have a good adivce for solving the dependency problem...
 
Old 11-20-2004, 03:26 PM   #2
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As you already indicated this question does get asked all the time, and the only answer is to simply try several yourself, then decide which one best fits your needs and preferences. The fact is that these questions always get the same replies ("Try distro A", "I recommend B", "Go with C", etc) and assuming you follow these suggestions, you'll end up doing exactly what I just described - trying several, then deciding for yourself which one you like best. Two good places to get distros are LQ ISO and LinuxISO. In any event, good luck with it. -- J.W.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 04:32 PM   #3
Broax
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And to think that I tried 3 diferent versions of Red Hat (including FC)... lol

tnx for the help, then...
 
  


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