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Linux which linux based os????????

Discussion in 'Software' started by 13eightyfour, 14 Dec 2003.

  1. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    basically im soon gonna be building a new comp and i would really like to run linux
    the problem is though that ive never really used linux before but i no that there a many different types to choose from and im really confused ive been told that lindows would be a good starting point as ill be comming from xp pro :sigh:
    but i really have no clue

    could you guys please help
    thanks
     
  2. Da_BaCoN

    Da_BaCoN Minimodder

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    nearly every review i've read of SuSE linux said it's great for new linux users, especially those coming from windows. i've used redhat and mandrake some, but i'm still a huge linux n00b. i'll be picking up SuSE 9.0 within the next week or so...
     
  3. Astrum

    Astrum Dare to dream.

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    SuSE, Mandrake, Lindows (If you can still get it), and Fedora (It's taking of the Red Hat consumer dektop market, only free...)

    Stay away from Debian, it will be a little difficult to use for a beginner... I've also heard that Slackware and Gentoo are good. I've never used these so I can't comment on how good they are for beginners.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. Deviate

    Deviate What's a Dremel?

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    I've tried Mandrake, Slackware, and Peanut. I couldn't get any of those to install on my old hardware (Sometimes I couldn't get a good image...but I assume that much of the fault was my own). I have used Redhat 6.2 and 9. They were both very easy to install and use. Although, RH9 was extremely slow.

    I am now using Debian. I consider myself a complete Linux n00b. But after just reading a little on the net and reading the details for each step as I was installing, I found that Debian wasn't that bad. It took longer and it wasn't a pretty GUI like Redhat....but it wasn't bad. And it is very fast on my old system (PII 233 w/ 128MB RAM).
     
  5. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    thanks for the info guys i think ill give suse a try and then take it from there cheers
     
  6. lord nicon21

    lord nicon21 sexy *******

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  7. Astrum

    Astrum Dare to dream.

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    I bet you can't guess what two OS's I use Deviate
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  8. lord nicon21

    lord nicon21 sexy *******

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    oooo let give it a gess is it debian and freebsd

    how do you find then do they work and all that
     
  9. Deviate

    Deviate What's a Dremel?

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    Astrum...actually after reading your comments on here at Bit about Debian is what made me look into it. And then it just seemed to make sense for what I wanted. So far everything has been working beautifully. Only problem I've had is trying to get my Win98SE machine to get to Samba. Stupid microsoft password encrytion crap. I'm still working on that one. :miffed:
     
  10. Uncle Psychosis

    Uncle Psychosis Classically Trained

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    You could try Xandros- its basically linux for windows users! I liked it a lot (have now moved to debian) but its great for learning the basics...

    Sam
     
  11. pranks7er

    pranks7er mange tout

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    i say use mandrake, easier 2 setup etc
     
  12. digitalattrition

    digitalattrition What's a Dremel?

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    yea, i agree. go with mandrake if you are new to linux. i installed 9.2 on my old computer and it detected all of the hardware and only took about 20 minutes to install. its also good because of its package update and package install browsers. the use of RPMs is also good for someone very new to linux.
     
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