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Old 02-23-2005, 09:05 PM   #1
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Distro for NewB and programming

Hi! Can you suggest what distro is the best to really learn linux? I know it had been asked a lot of times and choosing what's best depends on what fits you. I'm really interested in programming and hopefully to be a game developer someday. Im asking this so that i wont have a hard time changing from one distro to another and since I m a newbee i want to stick to one distro at first and probably try to switch to another if i think i m ready. I really want to learn linux and i hope you guys, especially the moderators, can help me! Thank you so much!
Old 02-23-2005, 11:12 PM   #2
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This has been asked many times... a bit of searching both here and in Google would help.

But nonetheless: Slackware or Debian if you want to learn the hard way, Mandrake or SuSE if you want a more gentle introduction.

Good luck

Old 02-23-2005, 11:22 PM   #3
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thanks. appreciate it!
Old 02-23-2005, 11:40 PM   #4
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I agree. If you want to learn the hard way, go with Slackware or Debian. If not, try a watered down version: SuSE, Ubuntu, Mandrake or Fedora. Best of luck!
Old 02-24-2005, 04:36 AM   #5
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Slack and Debian are very good as others have mentioned, but it wouldn't hurt to also have some experience with Redhat/Fedora and other popular distros
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Basically, just copy the arguments from this thread.


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