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Old 06-07-2005, 07:48 PM   #1
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best distribution of linux

hey, i just wanted to know what distribution of linux is best to use for a beginner...i tried using suse but i didn't like it....can some1 recommend a better distro for me?
Old 06-07-2005, 08:16 PM   #2
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Hi, I used Fedora Core 1 as a beginner. Seemed quite user/beginner friendly to me.
You could try any of the Fedora Series or maybe Mandrake. These are very user friendly.

Also with the great community support here I don't think you will have much trouble.

Whichever distro you choose, just stick with it for some time and you'll gradually learn it and enjoy
using it. Frequently switching distro's won't help and you'll end up wasting time.

Good Luck.
Old 06-07-2005, 08:22 PM   #3
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Re: best distribution of linux

Originally posted by mrmo000
hey, i just wanted to know what distribution of linux is best to use for a beginner...i tried using suse but i didn't like it....can some1 recommend a better distro for me?
The answer is not simple because this differs from person to person. What you need to do is try out a few and then settle on one that you like.
Old 06-07-2005, 08:23 PM   #4
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Having only been a member of this forum for a little while (about 6 months or so) if you search for something like Favorite Distro you will see that there are a lot of different opinions out there. I have been using Fedora and have managed to set up a web server and a samba server here at home without much of a problem at all. I also like it personally because I can use the GUI and haven't had to jump into the command line to do anything, I have only had to learn what files to read to change settings.

To give you an idea of my lack of expertise in code and such I don't really know a lot outside of some html and have just started using php. As for command line stuff, I haven't had to do anything from there yet! Basically depending on what your goals are will most likely depend on what you install. Fedora has been alright for me since I am only experimenting with linux and am not too worried if I have to reinstall anything (though my machine has been up and running without stopping for about 4 months I would say if you are comfortable with windowz and macs you should be alright with Fedora. (Though this is just my opinion
Old 06-07-2005, 08:33 PM   #5
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oo...thx for ur responses!


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