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Old 05-20-2006, 05:38 PM   #1
torontostephen
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New to the world of linux


hey folks...new to the world of linux and glad to be here, I am sure you will all read tons and tons of questions I will have over the next little while as I get familiar with how things work. I just installed Red Hat 9 today and cannot wait to start tinkering around with it...so for now hello and thanks in advance for all the wonderful help I know I am going to get...peace out
 
Old 05-21-2006, 07:26 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ

I think the first response to any question you post will be "why are you using an obsolete distro? You should download Fedora/Mandriva/Mepis/Ubuntu/etc/etc as they are more up to date and updateable."
 
Old 05-21-2006, 07:08 PM   #3
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From my experience, alot of beginners try RedHat as their first distribution. So did I.
And it was a negative experience for me.

For beginners I would personally advise Ubuntu/Kubuntu or SuSE.
I'm sure you can google a little bit
 
Old 05-21-2006, 09:16 PM   #4
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Welcome torontostephen,

I hope you find this community as helpful as I have
 
Old 05-21-2006, 11:56 PM   #5
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Hi torontostephen! I agree with profoX that many people start with Red Hat, since it is popular and probably one of the first "Linux names" people hear. I did as well (Red Hat 7.2). Good luck in any case.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 01:37 AM   #6
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I have downloaded Ubuntu/Kubuntu ... fedora ... red hat ... mandrake .. had problems with the initial installation that was Ubuntu/Kubuntu ... it crashed on me, but eventually got it done...then i installed fedora at the internet cafe i do some free work for..lol..then red hat on my own computer...so there is a little 'flavor' there to get know all three
 
Old 11-23-2007, 03:28 AM   #7
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Hello ppl

I am new to the Linux thingy. i want someone to tell me where to download a free live redhat distro and tell me where to learn everything about linux
 
Old 11-23-2007, 01:44 PM   #8
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I am new to the Linux thingy. i want someone to tell me where to download a free live redhat distro and tell me where to learn everything about linux
Linux thingy? Cute.

There is no longer a free version of Red Hat. The last "free" version was Red Hat 9, which is now obsolete. The current commercial release of Red Hat is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop. You can find out more about it here:
http://www.redhat.com/rhel/desktop/

The "free version" is now called Fedora. The current release is Fedora 8. You can find out more about it here:
http://fedoraproject.org/
 
  


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