Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-09-2003, 03:59 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Which linux to use?

I have used mandrake for a bit but i am getting sick and tired that everytime i try and install something, i got a request for another development libary.

I am still rather n00b at linux and am running a dual-boot system, can anyone suggest a good linux disprution for me to use ( I have tried debian and it skipped many of my devices including my mouse!)

Thanks for the help in advance,

Old 09-09-2003, 04:05 AM   #2
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Kent, England
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 19,192
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 475Reputation: 475Reputation: 475Reputation: 475Reputation: 475
This question has been asked and answered in detail elsewhere on the site - do a search for the subject or go to and see the comparisons there.
Old 09-09-2003, 05:22 AM   #3
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: New Delhi, India
Distribution: RH 9, RH 8, RH 7.3,Slackware
Posts: 123

Rep: Reputation: 15
redhat anytime.. most comfortable, i think
Old 09-09-2003, 05:27 AM   #4
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Batam
Distribution: Ubuntu 10 And Linux Mint
Posts: 414

Rep: Reputation: 30
Red Hat Forever
Old 09-09-2003, 05:46 AM   #5
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: London
Posts: 548

Rep: Reputation: 31
As has been stated, check or the distros forum of this site.
Old 09-09-2003, 05:51 AM   #6
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
for a n00b, I think either jamd or peanut. both very nice

but personally, all distros with xfree86-4 cause me hassle over refresh rates
Old 09-09-2003, 06:13 AM   #7
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Earthan
Distribution: UBUNTU | Linux
Posts: 213

Rep: Reputation: 30
Dude,,,,,,,,If you care about that huge quantity of free programs use mandrake .
If you care about devoloping and networking I think you should use redhat .
I k'now that I'm talking stupid maybe,,,,,, But they are very cool .
If you are fine with mandrake just stay using it .
If you don't have any lack of anything in redhat so do the same thing and stay using it .

I'm talking about those 2 distro because they are the leader these days as you can see .

Eventually you are not using "HELL WINDOW$ XPENSIVE"

Linux, The way you can control the world .


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
link dies intermittently-seemingly at random- between win<->linux not linux<->linux?? takahaya Linux - Networking 10 03-09-2007 11:37 PM
triple boot linux/linux/linux No Windows involved toastermaker Linux - Newbie 12 03-02-2006 11:40 PM
Redhat (rhel v2.1) bootup problem with linux (linux vs linux-up) namgor Linux - Software 2 06-24-2004 03:49 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:11 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration