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Old 11-24-2000, 07:38 PM   #1
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I run Windows ME at the moment and I hate it..It doesn't support anything and is always crashing because of stuff it doesn't support..I was wanting Linux but I didn't know which one to get..Could someone recommend me a version?I dont wanna go buy something that sucks.And is Linux hard to use?I am a programmer in alot of stuff dealing with websites and so on..So I dont know if it would be hard or not..Thanks

Old 11-25-2000, 07:10 AM   #2
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Well I'm a semi-newbie with Linux but I have used it about a good year or so. Most may say that RedHat is one of the popular one's used by many and I hear that Mandrake is good for first timers to use. Mandrake is based on RH sources I guess.

My first Linux installation was Caldera's Openlinux 1.2 and it was a good one for me being new to linux, but the kernel was sorta outdated, but I still have it installed on a P133 box. I'm currently running Mandrake 7.1 now on a PII-300 system. One good point about linux is you get server and workstation with most of them and all development also.

You can goto and buy as many different brands of linux as you like for little of nothing plus shipping cost. Around $1.99 on up.

Go for it.

Old 11-25-2000, 10:58 AM   #3
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