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Old 08-29-2004, 04:02 PM   #1
Draconian
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Talking My friend has a problem.


One of my friends here just had a big problem with Windows 2000 and is finally giving in to my suggestions to start using Linux. I use Slackware 10/current and I know that at the moment he just wants things to be easy so I was going to give him another distro but all I have is Red Hat 8 and Mandrake 10. Which should I give him to start off with? I really want him to enjoy his Linux experience.


Thank You for your time . I know that I'm probably wasting it with such a stupid question.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 04:05 PM   #2
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Definately Mdk 10 over RedHat 8. It's more up to date and still directly in existence
 
Old 08-29-2004, 04:27 PM   #3
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thank you
 
Old 08-29-2004, 10:30 PM   #4
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Hey man just give him Slack v10!! If you install it for him, he's golden. -- J.W.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 11:04 PM   #5
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yeah!!! what JW said!!! set him up with slack...he'll enjoy it AND learn something.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 12:20 AM   #6
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He may prefer Mandrake, unless he has a Liteon CDROM.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 07:23 PM   #7
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i went ahead and set him up with slackware 10. thanks for all your suggestions guys
 
Old 09-02-2004, 01:49 PM   #8
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Curse you slackers! Curse you all for not slacking at pimping you distro
 
Old 09-02-2004, 03:10 PM   #9
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Ha! Good one, Proud.

Draconian - congrats on the successful installation. Post back if you run into any issues, etc. -- J.W.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 04:01 PM   #10
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Thank you and just to let you know I've gotten two more guys to switch to Slack. Now I just have to get better at Vi and get a book on Bash. Slowly but surely I'm going to improve.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 04:11 PM   #11
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if you dont mind sticking with the RH line, then put Whitebox 3 on there. its RH enterprise 3 for FREE.

much lighter on the install and hardware then MDK is.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 04:17 PM   #12
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No no! He's ours and we're keeping him

*Puts on hypnotic music* *Adds staring eyes* Keep with Slaa-aaack, stay with Slaa-aaackk

That'll do it

 
  


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