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Old 03-15-2004, 03:30 AM   #1
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Which distro is best for me?

I work as a sysadmin in an ISP. I need a distro that's easy to use, stable and is got the most software that comes with it by default. You guys got any ideas which distro fits this description?

Old 03-15-2004, 03:56 AM   #2
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steer clear of Mandrake

Red Hat and Fedore are pretty good (user friendly etc)

I think Debain and SUSE are two of the most secure though
Old 03-15-2004, 04:22 AM   #3
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slackware is the best i think its pretty easy to install if you have any linux knowledge
the packaging .tgz in slackware rawks too
i have been using slack for quite some time now and i have tried almost all the major distros
Old 03-15-2004, 08:01 AM   #4
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Try several out, then decide for yourself which one you think is most suitable for you and or your company you work for. Don't let us persuade us in telling you which one we think is best, your only going to get opinions and favorites.

And here's a few facts to answer some of your questions:

1. All can be easy to use, they're all Linux.
2. One is as stable as the other.
3. I think most likely Suse comes with the most software bundled up, but just about all of that you can download for free, from the net, etc.


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