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Old 10-03-2005, 05:53 PM   #1
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Wich distribution is the best??

I'm a Telecommunications Engineer and I would like to know wich of the Linux distributions is the best for me.

Thanks for your help
Old 10-03-2005, 06:10 PM   #2
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Best distribution

Hello! I'm a mainframe system programmer with a love for networking software and I've only installed one distribution - Debian, but I love it.

There are over 10,000 packages available, tons of online documentation (on the host Debian machine and on the internet, including a whole repository of HOWTO cookbook guides) and it's all free.

Any time I get stuck I just formulate a nice search argument, google it and get a couple screens of hits to get me on the right track or flat answer the exact question.
There is rarely something I need to ask about that someone else hasn't already asked. If all else fails there's always the source code to look at.

Here are some nice links to learn more: (home page for Debian) (EXCELLENT!) ( (nice Tutorial - examples of setting up Debian Linux as a server)

Good luck and have fun! Cheers!
Old 10-03-2005, 06:17 PM   #3
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Depends on what u want to do with it.
Debian is amazing !
Old 10-03-2005, 07:29 PM   #4
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MEPIS (debian-based)

MEPIS has the easiest installation I have ever seen (live evaluation --> installation in ~4 clicks for a single boot system). It is debian-based and takes advantage of debian's awesome package management system.
Old 10-03-2005, 07:38 PM   #5
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Try a few and find out for yourself. There is no "best" distrobution, only what is best for you. A search would show you the almost daily threads that are started here asking this same question...
Old 10-03-2005, 08:47 PM   #6
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Re: Wich distribution is the best??

Originally posted by Asagath
I'm a Telecommunications Engineer and I would like to know wich of the Linux distributions is the best for me.

Thanks for your help
Hi, I need a phone system which is the best for me?

Can you design a spec for my phone system?

You can't recommend one or come up with a spec without more info, right? Ditto for the question you asked. If you're going to ask the oft-repeated question, you really ought to search for existing threads, or at the bare minimum, state your requirements.


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