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Old 11-02-2003, 01:45 AM   #1
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Question Differnt kinds of Linux


Hey guys,
I have just started shifting to Linux world. I know few kinds of Linux like Redhat, Mandrake etc. I just wanted to know what kind of other products are available. I wanted to install linux on my machine. What product would you guys recommend for me. I just wanted to try and experiment on Linux.

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Old 11-02-2003, 02:07 AM   #2
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Well, that depends. What do you want to do? Linux has GIMP (an image minipulation program), powerful web browsing utils, Limewire (file sharing utility), fpt toosl, irc, OpenOffice (MS Office clone), chat programs (AIM etc...), and alot of compaines are porting their games to Linux. And Linux has Wine and WineX (enable Windows programs to run on linux). Linux has everything you could want.

Open Office www.openoffice.org
Wine www.winehq.org
WineX www.transgaming.com

Any distro (except Lindows) comes with thousands of Linux apps to get you started. If you are starting out, give SuSE a shot. Its the best for desktop use. If you want to run a server, I suggest Redhat.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 02:30 AM   #3
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Have a look at the distro reviews on this site and also check out Distrowatch.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 02:45 AM   #4
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If you just want to experiment, try something like knoppix. You'll need a reasonably fast system to get a good feel from knoppix. It runs directly off the CD without any installation required.

If you want to install, Mandrake 9.1 is cool. It has a very good installer and makes linux installs very easy even for newbies. You could also try ELX Bizdesk, which is a linux distro from India and reduces the learning curve drastically.

Have fun.....
 
Old 11-02-2003, 11:50 AM   #5
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SuSE also has an evaluation CD. Check out www.linuxiso.org for a listing of free linux and unix distros
 
Old 11-02-2003, 04:37 PM   #6
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Old 11-02-2003, 04:59 PM   #7
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Let's not forget the excellent Slackware-Live CD.

I have used it as a demo cd and imo it runs faster than Knoppix - even when running KDE.
 
  


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