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Old 10-01-2007, 11:31 AM   #1
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Which type of Linux should I setup?

I am a learner of Linux? But I don't know which type of linux should i setup? Is there any idea for me? Thanks.
Old 10-01-2007, 11:55 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

This question has been asked a number of times. Please search.

You can also go to for comparisons between distros.

Many distributions have Live CDs, which are working copies of the OS on CD that can be booted to, and that won't mess with whatever OS is on your hard drive. For instance, you can safely boot to the Ubuntu LiveCD on your Windows PC without killing your Windows OS.

My personal opinion:
- Ubuntu would be a good beginner level one. It asks relatively few questions during installation, and gets you running pretty fast.
- Then, jump into Fedora. More intermediate. Some different commands than what's in Ubuntu, so you'll learn.
- If you dare, check out Slackware. A bit more raw in its design, and forces you to learn much more.

Good luck!
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The "getting started" link below might be helpful.
Old 10-02-2007, 01:52 AM   #4
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Try these distro choosers:

Here are some personal recommendations



PCLinuxOS 2007

This is the distro I use and recommend, Why because it works right out of the box. No need to configure Everything, everything just works. It also comes as a 1 CD install that is a live CD that you can install later if you wish.


Old 10-02-2007, 05:38 AM   #5
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Welcome to LQ....

I started learning Linux using Debian. The documentation is very good and installing packages via the "apt-get" tool is very easy...

..When youŽre familiar with linux, give Slackware a have to configure many things by your own and youŽll learn very much...



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