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> Big Question, Choosing a Linux distribution
Dinero
post Oct 19 2004, 07:06 PM
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I'm sure its very hard to say, but what is the best version of linux? I mean, I've tried to install things in linux and stuff with the whole make, make install blah blah, and have to install RPMs to allow that function to work, but have to install RPMs that allow for the installation of RPMs for the RPMs required to install the RPMs needed to install make and make install.

So its more along the lines of the easiest to use and most well designed. I've heard good things about Red hat, Fedora is pretty bad in my opinion and SUSE sucks. So far I haven't tried much, but I'm thinking of perminantly switching over, who can say what is the best?


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Jim
post Oct 20 2004, 12:30 PM
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No body can say what is best. We all squable about this every time this question is asked and it gets asked all the time.

Its like asking "what car is best?"

Most of it has to do with function, but after that, it just breaks down to personal preferance.

Obviously a Jaguar XJ8 isn't best for off-road exploration, but even still, there will be debate about if a Jeep or Hummer is better.

You said you were looking for something simple and easy to use? I would recomend Mandrake, but I would also say Fedora and SuSE would be good options, which you so blatently shared your views on.

The fact of the matter is that untill you get used to it any distro is probably going to give you trouble because its going to be new to you. If you are looking for something that is exactly like windows just stay in windows. Linux is different and you are going to have to deal with that and learn a new system.

Try Mandrake, its pretty easy, but who knows. Just get out there and experiment and don't trash a distro just because you can't figure out one thing.

Now is the part where everyone else comes in and vouches for thier favorite flavor of linux....


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