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odinsa
post May 5 2004, 07:40 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
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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 Soon found out that it was outdated and that there were a LOT of alternative distros just waiting to be downloaded.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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lesio1974
post May 10 2004, 09:02 PM
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AFAIGI (As Far As I Get It) Fedora seems to be a test field for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I mean, it is a fully stable and functional distribution. Red Hat is contributing a lot to the development and in return they will use portions of it in their commercial Enterprise Linux editions but Fedora itself will remain a separate, free distribution. So there doesn't seem to be any rat to smell :-)

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