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Old 04-10-2002, 06:10 AM   #16
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Old 04-12-2002, 07:07 PM   #17
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I think it also depends on how much Unix knowledge you have. If you are new to Unix then Mandrake and/or Redhat is the one to try first, if you are comfortable with Unix, then prolly Suse, Debian or Slack are the other distros to try.

It is really also a matter of personal choice, you should pick one that you are most comfortable with.

This may sound crazy, but I tell folks to buy or borrow an old hard drive and use it in place of your existing hard drive over a weekend or two. Then install and try out 2-3 distros and pick one you seemed interested in. This way, if you have a working windows (or whatever) config, you won't destroy it and also get the opportunity to check out a few distros. I have only tried Redhat and it is simple to use from my perspective. Of course, the assumption is that you have a high-speed internet connection to try all this, some of these distros can take a while to download.

Good luck!
Old 04-13-2002, 11:49 AM   #18
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Yeah, but one thing... SuSE is a very easy distro to work with, maybe easier than Mandrake when it comes to updating and cofiguring X


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