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Linux for Newbies
An introduction to Linux
By Wldkos

Which Distribution is better?

Trick question. There are hundreds of Distributions of Linux. Distributions are just different groups or companies changing the OS around a little bit and adding their own style to it. Really all distro's are basically the same. Most people install KDE, GNOME (guh-nome), Black box or any other window manager on there to make it more user friendly. The main big differences between distro's, is the underlying system.

Since you can compile your own kernel to make it do whatever you want, and or need, no distro is the same. Many come with different packages to install. Some are known for being a lot more stables (debian, Red Hat), and some are known for its user friendliness and hardware compatibility (Mandrake, Suse, Fedora, and Red hat). What I suggest is to start off with a simple linux, like Red hat or Mandrake. Red Hat is now known as Fedora though, just remember that. I have used Mandrake 9.1 for almost 10 months and I loved it, had it running for 50+ days, with no program crashes or reboots, until the great blackout. (My battery backup doesn't last 12 hours). I do also suggest that you take people's opinions with heed. People will distro bash this and that until they are content with a newbie trying to run Debian (pre- gui install), which isn't right. Pick a distro, and play around with it. Do not put anything vital on it, incase you ruin anything and just see what it has to offer. I guarantee that it's flexibility and beauty will convince you to learn more.

After you head to Linux ISO dot org and find yourself a distro, you are going to have to burn the ISO (usually 650mb) as an image that is bootable. You should always download the first 3 cd's at least, the rest are usually extra language packs and internationalization includes. You really do not need these. After your 3 cd's are burnt, get ready to partition and install your new distro.

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Posted by wldkos on November 11rd 2003 (23:59)
QUOTE (Red Squirrel @ Nov 23 2003, 11:57 PM)
lol, sad part is, I knew what it said. roflmao.gif

yeah I noticed that nonono.gif laugh.gif

Posted by Red Squirrel on November 11rd 2003 (23:57)
lol, sad part is, I knew what it said. roflmao.gif
Posted by wldkos on November 11rd 2003 (23:53)
what the hell happened to my post? I can't even read that!

It should say " you should erase those comments"

Posted by Red Squirrel on November 11rd 2003 (22:17)
Actually I should disable the bot for this forum, that's what I'll do. xyxthumbs.gif
Posted by wldkos on November 11rd 2003 (22:06)
you should erasndowose comments, along with this one.
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