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Old 09-10-2004, 11:23 AM   #1
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What Linux

Debian or Mandrake?
I need your advise.
That's my problem. I don't know what to choose as a workstation. I'm hesitating. Now I use Slackware v.10. But I want to see as more as possible.
Old 09-10-2004, 11:31 AM   #2
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ok this has been brought up time and time and time again ....
simply the answer is, you choose ...
if you don't like it, remove it, and move on ...

But I want to see as more as possible.
you answered your own question, which is try both and then some...

but personally i would say just stick with slack
Old 09-14-2004, 11:16 AM   #3
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i heard that mandrake is easy to use so if your just a newbie
mandrake is one of the best pick

in debian i read that debian is one of the security conciouse
linux distro and it has a link on its to the archieves of debian-
specific security mailing list! 3
Old 09-14-2004, 01:29 PM   #4
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Debian if you want scary amounts of packages, Mandrake if you want user friendliness, and Slack if you want serious control over the system.

I've tried all 3, but on my main system i use FC2
Old 09-14-2004, 02:18 PM   #5
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if you want to see as much as possible, then it cant hurt to take a peak at gentoo
Old 09-14-2004, 03:12 PM   #6
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Just tool around with different distro and pick which you like better, but I think you will end up back at Slack it is by far my favorite distro
Old 09-14-2004, 03:28 PM   #7
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as you can see....I've always liked try Fedora,
Old 09-14-2004, 05:56 PM   #8
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for me...i have a question...

i have limited amount of space on my hdd(2 gigs) and i like the live cd distros..
currently i have knoppix 3.4, and knoppix-std 0.1 and i want to try another distro(live) that i could just learn using knoppix 3.4 and im pretty sure that i want to move on..i mean i want to try something different...

what is the best or the top 10 live cds that i could practice on?
Old 09-14-2004, 06:11 PM   #9
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what is the best or the top 10 live cds that i could practice on?
Most of the distro's out there do live CD's.
If you like the Knoppix type environment, try Mepis. The more I use it the more impressed I am with it.
Mandrake do a live CD version called Mandrake Move. SuSE has SuSE Live. You could also give Feather Linux a go.
Old 09-14-2004, 06:39 PM   #10
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Like someone else said, you'll probably end up back at Slackware, it's my favorite OS. Also for you Live CD person, try SLAX Live CD(, they say it's small enough to burn to those pocket sized CD's, it includes KDE and another desktop based of KDE that is used for older computers. Give that a go.



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