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Old 08-26-2005, 03:40 PM   #1
shadyaftermath
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New to Linux


hey i am going to convert to linux from windows could someone tell me teh best linux os for a beginner at linux and also could someone show me a step by step guide for (installing progs, networks etc) thanks
 
Old 08-26-2005, 03:46 PM   #2
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my favorite is suse, here's a link that has screenshots of the install process.
http://www.novell.com/products/linux...tallation.html
 
Old 08-26-2005, 03:47 PM   #3
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Do a search on this froum or google - you will at least receive tens of posts similar to your's. Read them.
 
Old 08-26-2005, 03:54 PM   #4
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Shady,

Your post echoes one of the most common on this board. You will assuredly get a lot of advice about the best distro, and why, and whatever.

From experience, I can tell you that the only way you're going to solve this is to try them yourself. We have no way of knowing your level of expertise in the world of computing, so cannot advise properly.

A good way to start is to try out some of the more popular distributions. Good examples are FC4, Suse, Slackware, Mandriva, Debian.

There are good step=by-step guides on this site, and elsewhere on the net. try www.tldp.org


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Old 08-26-2005, 03:54 PM   #5
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Try taking this or this test. Look at www.distrowatch.com or searching www.google.com or www.linuxquestions.org .
 
  


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