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Aquarian 11-04-2003 05:24 AM

Which LINUX distribution i should prefer for my Project report ??
We have come to a problem that we have to develope a report on a network Operating system ... We prefer to use Linux. But now we are facing problem that which flavor should we use other that *RedHat and *Slackware. Also tell me how we categorize FreeBSD is it a Linux flavour or Unix. So which one is better FreeBSD, Debian or Mandrake which could also help us in future when we use it ...

jkobrien 11-04-2003 06:43 AM

Look here for information on FreeBSD and here for information on the various Linux distros.

There is no best Linux distribution. I would suggest that you write your report on Linux in general and include a short section describing how there are different distributions available. The link above should give you plenty of material.

trickykid 11-04-2003 11:23 AM

Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

Aquarian 11-05-2003 01:18 AM

Sorry Trickykid !!!
Actually i m new therefore i dont know that so next time i will try to avoid that ..

Aquarian 11-05-2003 01:34 AM

jkobrien : You have not understood my problem . I have to choose a distribution not generally LINUX ..

Also tell me that whether Suse is better than Red hat .I am very depressed because i cant choose between Debian, Suse and Mandrake
please solve my problem !!

:( :(

jkobrien 11-05-2003 07:01 AM

Hi Aquarian,

I think I did understand your question and I tried to give you an answer. I gave you a link that compares all these distributions, I'm not going to summarise all the information available there.

Is your project assignment to report on any one distribution or to report which is "the best"? If the latter, I repeat from my previous mail: "There is no best distribution", if the former, just pick one and don't worry about it any more. You can only solve your problem yourself by reading a little (a little, not a lot!) on each distribution and making your own mind up.

You also said you wanted help to decide what to use in your future (future career, I presume). Well, many people do have a favourite, that's true. If you want to hear about their reasons, just search this forum and read the hundreds of posts on the subject.

Also, if you have some time, access to a good network connection, and some diskspace, you can download two or three and try them yourself.

Good luck with that,


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