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Old 07-02-2005, 09:52 PM   #1
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I need advice

Hi, id like someone to give some advice on the following sience im kinda new to linux...
I want to install Linux on my computer but im not sure of what distribution i should install... I had Suse in mypc, but it was based on KDE and id like to use Gnome instead, and when i tried to install Gnome it had some peroblems, so i formated that partition of my HD.
Now i dunno wich distribution to install, i need one thats good for newbies like me to get started with linux, also i cant loose my windows partition because i use it for work...
Another thing, once ive installed linux, wich software is good for programing in php, i use dreamweaaver in windows and i dont know if theres something that inst too diferent in linux so i can start using linux for my work also..
Thanks in advance...
Old 07-02-2005, 10:24 PM   #2
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If you prefer Gnome, Fedora is a good choice. Fedora has obvious ties to RedHat, who is a big supporter of Gnome.

In terms of web development, I don't use WYSIWYGs - I prefer code-only editors. As such, I prefer Quanta on KDE. There is also Bluefish, but I've never used it. I don't know if there is anything in the linux world that is comparable to Dreamweaver on Windows or Mac.
Old 07-02-2005, 10:29 PM   #3
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Thanks man, it looks like you like KDE more than Gnome, is there any main diference in functionability to chose one or the other?
Old 07-03-2005, 01:26 AM   #4
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KDE is much easier for a newbie, it's closer to windows. For web development, Google for Nvu, it's supposed to be pretty good but I'm with him, I don't do web stuff anymore but Scite is my anything editor of choice!
Old 07-04-2005, 07:17 PM   #5
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If you want something really easy, burn a LiveCD of Knoppix. It's extremely easy, and it automatically detects all of your hardware. If you like it, you can run /usr/sbin/knx2hd to install knoppix to your hard drive. Its default environment is KDE.


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