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Old 09-25-2003, 06:26 AM   #1
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Which distro is the easiest to install for a newuser?


I'm thinking about Red Hat9.0 or Mandrake 9.1
 
Old 09-25-2003, 06:36 AM   #2
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Yep, I think those are the easiest to install. Also suse.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 06:45 AM   #3
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suse or mandy are the easiest, redhat not so much.

have fun :-)
 
Old 09-25-2003, 06:55 AM   #4
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What about Mandrake?
I don't have any money for SuSE.
Where can I get info for Mandy?
 
Old 09-25-2003, 06:59 AM   #5
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I'm a Mandrake user... and love it. But I've also used RH a lot, and installed it and Mandrake on all my current machines (2 desktops and a laptop). Of all of them, only 1 install went "perfectly" from RH, whereas ALL went perfectly with Mandrake (except for a DSL configuration that I fixed pretty quickly with advice from ths forum... and I note that RH blew that one also

So my vote: Mandrake! They're currently at 9.1 with 9.2 out as "release candidate" and scheduled for release mid-end October/Nov. (Oct 15 if you support them throught the Mandrake Club, and a few weeks later for general release.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 07:02 AM   #6
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thanks

I'll be rumming Windows98SE and Mandrake 9.1(Wait for the final release.)
 
Old 09-25-2003, 07:03 AM   #7
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"Where can I get info for Mandy?"

Oh yeah sorry... I meant to include links for you.

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to LINUX Mandrake 9.1
Mandrake Website

I noticed you're on the Mandrake forums as well... for my money, (free as in beer ) that's always been a great resource.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 07:04 AM   #8
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Thanks again
 
Old 09-25-2003, 08:40 AM   #9
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If you wish not to install on a hard disk. then use Slack ware live of Knoppix that run off a CD Rom...thats how I learned..(learning)
 
  


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