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Old 06-08-2009, 02:01 AM   #1
krmkrishnan
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im new to linux want to install linux


Hi friends,
im new to the linux world now i need to install linux in a desktop pc
i don know which linux flavour should i use??
my requirements are
linux shud be installed in desktop pc
it should be able to act as server to receive data and tcp connections

which linux flavour i shud use??
please help me and give tutorials and stuffs to learn....

this linux pc will be connected in LAN and will have internet access.
this pc will have static ip and a sever application will run in the linux pc so it will receive data from the clients this server listen in particular port and accepts connection.So for this requirement pls suggest linux version in the desktop pc
thanks in advance...
cheers
krmkrishnan

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Old 06-08-2009, 02:05 AM   #2
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Try CentOS; see http://www.centos.org/ and the documentation provided on their site.
 
Old 06-08-2009, 02:07 AM   #3
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Better to search google a bit.
What do you mean by accept tcp connections?
If you mean to say that it should be able to connect to internet then you will need to tell how do you connect to internet.
If you have not used much of linux then I would suggest Ubuntu coz I use it myself and am very happy with it. It is a personal preference though and you can look for Open SuSe and Mandriva as well.
 
Old 06-08-2009, 02:16 AM   #4
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Try CentOS; see http://www.centos.org/ and the documentation provided on their site.
thanks for u r reply
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:21 AM   #5
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Better to search google a bit.
What do you mean by accept tcp connections?
If you mean to say that it should be able to connect to internet then you will need to tell how do you connect to internet.
If you have not used much of linux then I would suggest Ubuntu coz I use it myself and am very happy with it. It is a personal preference though and you can look for Open SuSe and Mandriva as well.
We have only desktop pc in that pc we want to instaall linux and this desktop pc will be given static ip and lan connections .In this pc
it one application will run 24/7 which will receive data from many clients
this application listens in a port and clients will connect to this port
and data is received..

this application acts as a server for this which linux version should i use and it should be stable

thanks
krmkrishnan
 
Old 06-08-2009, 02:26 AM   #6
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That is not a big ask for linux machine and you can use any flavor that you want and prefer. You can certainly use Ubuntu. Not a problem. If you are not going to put it on internet then there is nothing much to worry about. If you plan to connect to internet then you can install a firewall and use to block all the unwanted ports and services so that it remains safe.
Try Ubuntu. But as I said this is a personal reference and choice. Virtually any distribution you put your hands on should be able to do this job for you.
 
Old 06-08-2009, 04:59 AM   #7
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thanks for the reply we have decided to install redhat 9
 
Old 06-08-2009, 05:12 AM   #8
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thanks for the reply we have decided to install redhat 9
That's a bad decision, given that Red Hat 9 is obsolete and no longer receives updates (or support) from Red Hat. Install something newer..
 
Old 06-08-2009, 06:28 AM   #9
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thanks for the reply we have decided to install redhat 9
What? RH9 has lost is support ages ago and will not receive updates anymore. You should choose something that is current like Ubuntu 9.04 or CentOS 5.3 if you want to keep with red hat.
You have just decided to put RH9 and I believe you shouldnt have done it yet so it is possible for you revert your decision and take a proper one.
 
Old 06-08-2009, 10:16 AM   #10
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Just so you know also, CentOS is built off the Red Hat enterprise code base, they just make small changes to the packages but they are basically the same. If you are new to linux, Ubuntu would be my suggestion, if you are quite adapt at it, CentOS 5 should do you fine.
 
Old 06-08-2009, 11:02 AM   #11
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The answer to your question is . . .

<drumroll>

ANY Linux distro will suit your needs.

Since this will be your first attempt to use Linux, I would recommend something easy to use and get initially configured. (Ubuntu or some other "newbie" distro.)

However, if you are the "get your hands dirty, take apart clocks to see what makes them tick" kind of guy and don't mind spending a little time with things, other distros could result in you gaining a lot more Linux know-how more quickly. Slackware and Gentoo come to mind.

If you are the kind of guy who enjoys getting into the swimming pool first to make the hot tub seem all that much nicer, install FreeBSD and wrestle with that monkey for like three months, then install Slackware and you'll think, "man! This Linux stuff is SO easy and well documented."
 
Old 06-08-2009, 11:12 AM   #12
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install FreeBSD and wrestle with that monkey for like three months
Funniest thing I've read all day.

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then install Slackware and you'll think, "man! This Linux stuff is SO easy and well documented."
At least as far as documentation goes - I'd seriously doubt that. Compare the FreeBSD Handbook and the Slackware.. erh.. Also, some things are more difficult on Slackware than they are on FreeBSD - package management, for one [on those systems on which you simply refuse to perform 'full' installs].
 
Old 06-09-2009, 12:34 AM   #13
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and if you go with CENTOS 5, as recommended, you can use this manual:http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion/index.html . Same code, different name.
Also, do NOT use RH9 (codename Shrike)... way out of date
Fedora 9 is a different qn, although its not the latest version, see F 11.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 02:06 AM   #14
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hi friends
having seen many responses against redhat 9 i gave up the decision redhat9 ,so i think for centos,ubuntu
or enterprise linux ..thanks for ur support
pls tell me abt enterprise linux as4 ..Can it be installed on desktop pc and whether support is provided for that or shud i use ubuntu,centos..and one morething can develop software in
ubuntu,centos using qt ,mysql,and webserver apache.....
thanks in advance
krmkrishnan
 
Old 06-09-2009, 03:42 AM   #15
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usually each distro has a webpage, so have a look there if the architecture is supported (usually i386 and at least amd64 are supported). A usual desktop PC is either i386 or amd64.
See on their webpages as well in what way support is given, as it may be different per distro.
If one can develop stuff in ubuntu / centos using qt/mysql/apache, is that a serious question? Obviously that's possible.

other than that, even if English doesn't seem to be your main language, at least please try to write out a complete word, such as "about" and not "abt".
 
  


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