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Old 09-29-2004, 04:57 PM   #1
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Im thinking about switching from suse...

ok... I currently have Suse 9.1 personal... and It feels like its limiting me from doing a lot of things, like switching my gui (I cant switch to fluxbox, when i log out, the pull down menu will not allow me to switch guis and when i went to /ect/sysconfig editor, fluxbox was not chooseable...) While I was searching for a distobution, I tryed different distrobutions, but they confused me, because I was extremely unshure of things...
Now I feel a little bit more familiar with linux...
I would like recommendations for what distrobution to use...
I will list them, but next to them, ill add a comment for why I didnt install it...

Slackware 10.0 - I did not know how to set up my internet... I know I was suppost to use ipconfig, but it didnt seem to work under linux with out a x gui... Also, I was unshure how to run x...
Shortly after installing Red Hat 7, I tryed installing slackware, and all I got was an L...

Red Hat 7 - The intallation ALMOST went through flawlessly, but it had trouble reading my video card (nivida geforce 2 mx 100/200) and when I fully installed it, I booted up my comuter to find that all I had was an L...

Gentoo - Ive lost the cds... -_-' but the main thing with installing that was, I didn't feel I was ready to try this distrobution, because you mainly had to install using command lines, and I was confused with the documentary...

If there is a different distro that you would highly recommend, please tell me about it...

Thanks for your advice...

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Old 09-29-2004, 05:53 PM   #2
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Depends on what you want to accomplish with your linux distro. I would suggest you get RH9, but of course that is my favorite. Most peeps would say SUSE because it is good for starters and you can still use it as an expert. If you plan on having a web server I would recommend Unix, maybe one of the *BSD's. If you just want to learn I would suggest reading on LFS, and actually trying to go through the process of installation yourself to find out the interworking of linux. Having linux is one thing, actually realizing the potential and freedom is another.

This will also provide you with a lot of HOWTO guides, which in turn will help you on your quest.


Old 09-29-2004, 06:37 PM   #3
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That seems like a great idea! This way, I can get a greater understanding of linux, and install the software I want! >_> but its gonna take some time... oh well! :P


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