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odinsa
post May 5 2004, 07:40 AM
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I am a Windows-in-the-conversion-process user of Linux. That is, I have used Windows all my life, but I can't afford an upgrade, and I like Linux anyway!
I became aquainted with Linux through the old Red Hat 7.2 distro. Soon found out that it was outdated and that there were a LOT of alternative distros just waiting to be downloaded. After some research searching the net and my soul and my heart, I landed on Ark Linux - a fine European distro.

However, in my search I avoided the distros with text-based installations, even though I've never attempted to do one. I am not yet entirely comfortable with Linux-names and expressions, so some VITAL information about certain distros might have been lost on me! Therefore, I turn to you!

I am new to Linux, yes, but I'm not a complete computer-illiterate. I would prefer a distro without a time-consuming installation. If I get stuck I get very annoyed and reminded of the numerous times I've struggled with Windows. I am not, however, looking for a Win-clone - I've got Win98, that's more than enough! Also, I would like a distro that is up-to-date with applications, especially for multimedia, office and the internet. I do not expect to be developing anything for Linux in quite a while, so development-tools are not important to me.
Just to mention it, I've got an AMD Athlon, and I would like the distro to be free wink.gif

Please suggest anything that you think fits my 'requrements', minor or major distros. Go wild!

Thanx
OdinSA
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odinsa
post May 6 2004, 11:41 AM
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Sorry for messing with your system, Duende.
I thought my post would be qualified for the TIP section unsure.gif

Robert83, thanks for your suggestions!
I've briefly researched Mandrake before, but steered clear, primarily because it didn't look like it was free, and furthermore, it seemed to me that it aimed to be a painless transition from Windows to Linux, i.e. somewhat of a win-clone. I'll check it more thoroughly out now, though.

About Fedora, I noticed some scepticism in the Linux community concerning this distro. Red Hat's distributions are commercial, and now they promote a totally free alternative. Fedora is in the long run going to be joined with the Enterprise version, if I got it right, and some peolpe said they smelled a rat. This put me off, including that awful default layout on Fedora! Yuck! No offence... biggrin.gif

Whitebox Linux... I can't remember what made me give that a miss. I know I discarded it during my little research, but I'll have to give it another peek.

Slackware, Gentoo and Debian are all interesting. I didn't know they had made an installer for Debian, I thought it was still in the making. That makes Debian even more interesting! Thank you, Robert83!

I have worked out a list of interesting distros and one for my favourites while I was looking through all the posts on DistroWatch:
Interesting: ALT Linux, Ares Linux, BLAG Linux, Fedora, Gentoo, Knoppix, LBA-Linux (AKA SOT Linux), Lunar Linux, PLD Linux, Source Mage, SuSE Linux and NetBSD (is this really Linux?).

My favourites, that is the ones I think would suit me best: Ark Linux (my current choice), Debian, MEPIS Linux, Slackware and Yoper.

I was actually expecting a storm of replies on this topic. I know Linux users are quite passionate when it comes to 'their' distros. I can understand that, when you have to dig so deep to find the distribution perfect for you!
Which distros do you think deserves a shot here?
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