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Old 04-28-2004, 03:44 PM   #1
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Question Hi and which distro is best


I am Alex and new to this forum. I am Canadian, in the Air Force and currently in Winnipeg Manitoba (Straight North of North Dakota)( saves you looking it up).

I have Red Hat 8.0 up and running and I am looking at trying a new distribution since the termination of Red Hat support outside the enterprise...

Any thoughts.
Old 04-28-2004, 03:53 PM   #2
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I think Slackware is the best, so far.
Old 04-28-2004, 04:58 PM   #3
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Alex, the question you ask has no answer. If you browse through the Linux - Distribution forum you'll find a number of 'which distro is best' threads. No conclusion (maybe only that there are fans of all distros).

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Old 04-30-2004, 03:52 PM   #4
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You have to find what will suit your needs. If you wan't too learn Linux to the core, try an old standby like Slackware, which is my personal favorite. If you don't want to learn quite so much, and want something easier to use, you should try something like Mandrake.
Old 04-30-2004, 04:42 PM   #5
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Hell --- just to confuse you ---- check out Debian. The work you put in at the beginning will be more than rewarded by the sensual charms of apt-get. Try a Knoppix cd and then install it. You will not look back. *apt-get* 4 eva!!!!!
Old 05-01-2004, 10:18 AM   #6
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Slackware!!!! I think its the best of the pre-compiled distros. Gentoo is good to but it takes a heck of a long time to compile and install. I would start out with an easy distro like fedora or mandrake for the first weeks until you get the feeling of linux.

Then move to slack before you form bad habits like dependency on rpms and guis.

edit: sorry didn't realize you had already been using red hat. You must be ready for slackware now??

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