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Old 11-24-2000, 06:38 PM   #1
Dustin
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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

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Old 11-25-2000, 06:10 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installation was Caldera's Openlinux 1.2 and it was a good one for me being new to linux, but the kernel was sorta outdated, but I still have it installed on a P133 box.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 http://www.cheapbytes.com 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, 09:58 AM   #3
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Also check out:
http://www.lsl.com
I got the 5-cd set of Red Hat 7.0,the 4-cd set of Debian/Linux2.1,Peanut Linux(a compact distro),slackware 3.6,and an update cd for RH 6, Mandrake 6,OpenLinux 2.1,Suse 6.1,and Debian 2.1 all for the grand total of $21.95 shipped!Besure to check out the free stuff you can get with a paid order.
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Old 11-25-2000, 11:38 AM   #4
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