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Old 08-28-2001, 05:21 PM   #1
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I am running Red Hat 6.1 at home and Caldera Openlinux 2.2 at work. I am just a begginer. Should I just be concentrating on just one version or should I just concentrate on one particular vendor. Which is better? Or does it matter?
Old 08-28-2001, 05:30 PM   #2
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well, i think caldera is based off of redhat... but it all depends on what you already know.. it can't hurt you to have two diferent versions, i started out with turbolinux then had redhat too.. i guess i turned out alright.
each has their differences, but the way i see it is, if you can distingish the difference without getting confused, its all good.
Old 08-28-2001, 08:57 PM   #3
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The version numbers differ between vendors, as some release more often than others (or simply use a different versioning scheme), so by concentrating on a certain "version" you are, in essence, concentrating on a certain vendor.

Probably the main thing to go for is to keep current. Regardless of the vendor, newer releases will have a newer kernel, better stability/more bug fixes (one hopes), better hardware support, etc.
Old 08-29-2001, 01:00 AM   #4
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it's never a bad thing to get a little more experience under your belt - learning the differences between distros will usually give you a better understanding of what's going on - learning two different ways to do the same thing.

like DMR said tho, i just try to download newer versions of the software i use to keep current. like just downloading the newer version of XF86 or the new kernel, or a newer version of xmms, or any other program i use a lot. that's the great thing about linux... it's little constant upgrades all over the place, instead of just one bulk package.

ahhhh.. a techie's dream come true...


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