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Old 05-30-2003, 08:39 AM   #1
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In your opinion...


...which distro should a n00b start with (and why)? Which one reflects best Linux (and not all these commercial stuff like user friendly interfaces, wizards etc...)?

hmmmmm... the question isn't really clear is it?

The reason of my question is that I wanna get more into Linux but I don't wanna keep learning the way I did so far...

(I do use books tho (Running Linux))

For example I (kinda) got used to SuSE now, and when I want to change my screen resolution I use YaST2, which isn't actually a good idea cos now I'm trying out RH9 and obviously YaST2 isn't there, so I just feel like an idiot not being able to change the screen resolution...

Basically I'd like to learn the stuff that apply to pretty much any version (from any distro) of Linux but I don't know what distro would be best for that...?

Thx!
 
Old 05-30-2003, 08:41 AM   #2
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This has been covered lots of times in other threads. Take a look at the distro's forum.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...p?s=&forumid=5

Jamie...
 
Old 05-30-2003, 08:45 AM   #3
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hmmmmm... can't find a post that really answers my question...
can you help?
 
Old 05-30-2003, 08:47 AM   #4
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oops... hadn't seen there were threads withing the distro section... lol

I'd only seen the 3 sub sections... sorry
 
Old 05-30-2003, 08:47 AM   #5
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You want any distro that doesn't do much or you. Slackware is the one that springs to mind, but with any distro you can choose to not use the admin tools like YaST2 and edit the files directly yourself.

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 05-30-2003, 09:16 AM   #6
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yeah but i didn't know that when I got SuSE first, I thought YaST was part of Linux and not of the SuSE distro... /mees feeling ashamed...
 
Old 05-30-2003, 10:24 AM   #7
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check out red hat and college linux - i have guides on both of them - the link is below in my signature.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 11:05 AM   #8
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Perhaps Gentoo or Linux from Scratch would appeal to you.

I learned a lot installing and running Gentoo.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 12:14 PM   #9
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Quote:
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I learned a lot installing and running Gentoo.

one of my m8s said the same thing about Gentoo, so I think I'm gonna go for that one for now, thanks a lot to all of you guys!
 
  


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