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Old 11-10-2011, 07:57 AM   #1
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I'm relative new in Linux, and I want to learn more about it, please tell me what distribution you recomend me for start again in Linux.
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I don't know what you want to learn. If you want to try out different desktop environments, perhaps Mandriva, openSuSE or Fedora would be a good idea as they come with several.

If you want to learn about how the operating system works, perhaps slackware. If you really want to go hard core, look at Linux From Scratch. You will following detailed instructions and build your own Linux system from scratch, compiling all your own packages from source, and writing your own configurations and scripts.

The distrowatch web site is great for finding out which distro's are available.
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:53 PM   #3
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I would not recommend Linux from Scratch for someone completely new to Linux, but I would recommend Slackware.

When it's installed, you have a complete working installation, but, when you start to configure it to your liking, you will learn Linux.

Slackware does not hold your hand and expects you to RTFM.

Once you have figured out Slackware, no other distro will ever intimidate you, because Slackware teaches you how to figure things out.

And the Slackware community is a large and helpful one.

I started with Slackware, quite by happenstance, and I'm glad I did.
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You can try linux with live CD (without installation) Like ubuntu.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:43 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot for your help, I think I will try firts with Slackware but I think Linux from Scratch sounds very interesting.

Let me get the Slackware's ISO files, start working and I will share you my progress

Thanks again

We keep in touch

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Old 11-11-2011, 04:07 PM   #6
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try it out

if you are serious try Mint9, Ubuntu, peppermint, even Debian (if you want a challenge) but I think you are not.

Old 11-13-2011, 01:36 PM   #7
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Wy you say that?, what is the diference between Slackware and tha you say or propose, please like I said, I want to learn and for that Im open for any advice

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Good thing to have is as many live CDs as you can get, that way you'll have a wider view about Linux and the different flavors/distributions, you also will find out which ones will run better in old/ancient hardware or new hardware. It is the easiest way to try without have to install.

It is good to know the oldest distros as well:

Here you can see the Linux evolution and distributions activity:
Here you can find the news about distributions:


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Old 11-24-2011, 10:10 AM   #9
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Thanks all for you help, Im starting again with Linux, and I got Debian and Slackware, but first I'm looking for some information and reading that.


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