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Old 10-21-2003, 09:35 PM   #1
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New to Linux

I'm green and new to Linux. I'm running win xp on both of my computers but would like to try linux on one of the pcs. Can anyone give me a suggestion as to which product would be best to begin with.

Old 10-21-2003, 09:54 PM   #2
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There have been countless threads on this same topic. Check out this thread:

It all comes down to what you want to do with linux and choice. When you find one you might be interested in, download it and set it up on your computer. When you have a question, post a question here. When you become comfortable with linux, then you might want to try out a different disto(s). One helpfull hint, learn to do a search on this forum. Your question(s) might have already been answered, and it will get you an answer quicker.
Good luck, and welcome.

Also check these two sites:

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Old 10-21-2003, 10:07 PM   #3
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welcome to the linux community , and wlecome to L.Q.
there are meny distributions out there that could suit your needs..
i use redhat myself (actually a derivitive of redhat for powepc macs) but there are other distributions out there as well.. i can swear by redhat 7.2 it works pretty good for me when i do have intel machines though


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