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Old 06-03-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm a new member. I want to install a new operating system (Fedora or Ubuntu), so I'm learning about them. Hope to learn much here. Thanks for your anticipated support

Old 06-03-2010, 05:05 PM   #2
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:36 PM   #3
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Check out the top distros listed at - these have the largest user support groups and are the most mature. There are hundreds out there.

I would personally recommend Ubuntu over Fedora if you just need to get into Linux. I think Ubuntu's installer is better and hardware support is easier. What you should do then is start to get familiar with the terminology.

I started with a couple really small linux distros that ran off of floppy disks, then got Mandrake (now Mandriva, both Red Hat derivatives). Fedora is now the prominent player in the Red Hat family tree.

I moved to Slackware and have been here ever since - there is power in its simplicity. I could also recommend OpenSuSE, but it is about on par with Fedora with respect to sophistication that someone new to Linux does not need.
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