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I want to get an idea of Linux versions people are using or considering:
07-03-2002, 06:00 PM
from previous enquiries/searches that I made, it would appear that begginers are advised to start with mandrake (as it's easier) and progress to red hat (because it's better) as a general rule, or to other, more specialised versions which can be adapted to personal tastes.
07-04-2002, 12:11 AM
Actually, the Corel 2.0 distro is the easiest/most windows like for a beginner-then a Mandrake version, then other Distro's.
Personally i prefer Suse, Redhat is more widely known among Business circles, and Mandrake is getting a lot of public attention.
07-04-2002, 09:41 AM
I use Mandrake 8.2
After a week, it seems like Mandrake is the front runner....I think I'm going to leave this "sticky" for another week.
08-17-2002, 06:28 PM
I'm thinking about becoming a Linux user... and from the infos I've gathered so far it seems like among the most popular distibutions, Mandrake and SuSE are indeed the best for beginners; I have not research Corel yet but I've read about one called Phat Linux that you can supposedly run from Windows (you open it like any Windows program) and it seems easy for beginners. Has anyone tried this one? I'm thinking about downloading it; what's your advice?
08-17-2002, 07:10 PM
I have three systems in use. A PIII with WinME. A P4 which I just installed XP on (wow), and an Athlon which I have spent the last week installing a Chinese version of Redhat on (now this is a feat I am extremely proud of, a new OS in a newly learned language.)
So far I am really enjoying the experience with Linux AND XP. Big difference from ME!!:p
08-17-2002, 07:59 PM
I just started to respond to your poll and then realized that the question is which version of Linux I LIKE. I have just installed RedHat in a test machine to play with it and learn more about Linux, but I can't actually say that I like it. The only other flavor I have seen is an old Caldera version I bought several years ago and installed recently only to upgrade then to RedHat. So, I don't know what I like yet. I am particularly interested in Lindows because it seems like I could use it much more easily and not have to relearn everything, but I understand it is still pretty raw. I would like to have an alternative to MS, but I'm not ready to plunge into Linux yet. The next thing I have to do is network with my main computer to get Web access.
The clearly indecisive,
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