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Old 08-28-2003, 11:50 AM   #1
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linux deleted, windows installed, but i want back


i want to go back to linux for only networking(because that's where its true power is) I WANT TO BE AN 3LITE HACKER AND HELP COMPANIES TO FIGHT BLACK HATS, and little punks who try to change computers on grades. so what distro would you guys reccomend and what windows manager(if any)
i deleted linux simply because my video card sucks, and windows will be the only damn distro to support it ever, also i think not only is it easier to create applications on a bunch of different things(flash, dreamweaver, visual studio) and you also get paid more.......

PS no flames
 
Old 08-28-2003, 12:04 PM   #2
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Well first of all.. you wont be an "3LITE" anything if you don't take the time to read and learn for yourself; getting spoon fed information will only get you so far. If not learning through google, then through the other thousand posts about which distribution or window manager to use on sites such as this one.

Secondly, if you're going to limit yourself to just networking (which is pretty much impossible), you wont be an "3LITE" cracker.

A "hacker" is not what you think it is, so you shouldn't use that connotation of it.

If you think the only thing a "white hat" admin can do is prevent "little punks who try to change computers on grades", you should widen your narrow minded view on the subject before trying to become something you, most likely, saw in a movie.

As for developing applications, I actually like the kernel architecture and system functionality from a programmer's stand point. It's straight forward and powerful. Another thing is you just negated one of your statements. Dreamweaver creates web pages: html, xml, js scripts, etc. This is an integral part of networking. Linux has many IDEs available now (Quanta, KDevelop, etc) and, of course, you can't discount the command line.

So yeah.. after being awake for a good 30+ hours, reading posts like these is kind of irritating.

Just my 2 cents.

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Old 08-28-2003, 12:08 PM   #3
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For beginners who want to learn the inner-workings of Linux and the command line, I suggest Mandrake.
Mandrake is based on RedHat. So if you know Mandrake, you know a good portion of RedHat.

SuSE is also another good and easy distribution for learning purposes.
SuSE follows the standard established by UnitedLinux, so it allows easy migration to three others (Conectiva, Turbolinux and the one that will remain nameless).

Eventually, you will be able to move on to more advanced linux distribution like Debian and Slackware.

And the most advanced and powerful... Gentoo.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 01:24 PM   #4
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other than command line do you guys reccomend anything else for networking, and security. also can you answer my other questions too please(like the windows manager, which one, or any if at all)
 
Old 08-28-2003, 01:47 PM   #5
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If you want to become an excelled master of the Linux OS than the command line is where you need to be. Any type of GUI you run will only allow you to run the programs that are built in and any variance from that will just take you back to the command line. For running a graphical browser and coming here and things like that just pick one if you don't like it, try another.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 03:33 PM   #6
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Quote:
also can you answer my other questions too please(like the windows manager, which one, or any if at all)
If you plan on setting up a server, you may consider not using (or installing) the X server.

If you want a workstation, then by all means, GUI.
The most popular graphical desktop are KDE and Gnome, but these are quite heavy.
If you want a lighter desktop, try IceWin or WindowMaker
 
Old 08-29-2003, 07:16 AM   #7
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after I got it to work perfectly with my keyboard: go for fluxbox
 
Old 08-29-2003, 07:29 AM   #8
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um...I won't flame you, but Windows is an OS, not a distro [sorry to be a pedant].
As for choosing a distro / windowmanager [/desktop environment], read one of the many threads around...Personally, I would suggest KDE if you're just moving from windows. When you get more advanced, and more comfortable with the command line, you can try others [I suggest windowmaker].
I would advise you to try at some point some of the more advanced distros [although don't jump in a the deep end, you'll only get discouraged], and learning how to use a command line well is a MUST if you want to learn.
hth
 
Old 08-29-2003, 11:45 AM   #9
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fluxbox?
 
Old 07-29-2006, 10:04 PM   #10
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fluxbox?
Google it. Over 3 million entries, the top one being from source forge, so that'd be a great place to start.
 
Old 07-29-2006, 10:11 PM   #11
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wow, a three year old post randomly dug up
 
Old 07-29-2006, 11:36 PM   #12
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wow - woops. I was searching for something, and that post came up. Never checked the date. Sorry about that
 
  


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