Posted 19 July 2003 - 09:54 AM
Posted 19 July 2003 - 10:30 AM
or RedHat Linux.
Description: Mandrake Linux is a friendly and popular Linux operating system which specializes in ease-of-use for both servers and the home/office.
Description: Red Hat Linux is probably the best-known Linux distribution. It is well-supported commercially, and tends to be easy to install and have good hardware support out of the box. Compaq has taken over the maintenance for Red Hat for their Alpha processor - there's a link to their Alpha Red Hat page below.
Note: In order to receive support from Red Hat you must purchase an official Red Hat CD from them or an authorized reseller or purchase support services.
I haven't been able to test the latest version of either of them, duh. But I've tryed Red Hat 8.0 (latest 9.0) and Mandrake 9.0 (latest 9.1). Mandrake is easy to use, but there aren't that many books for it, so Red Hat might be the best. At least it's the most all round system.
I asked the same question as you some time ago, where I was recommended Debian, duh I haven't tryed it yet.
Anyway, you could have a look for yourself at www.linux.org, or www.linuxiso.org. Good luck.
Posted 19 July 2003 - 03:06 PM
The best one in my opinion to start with is slackware. When you use slackware there are no fancy little GUI apps to help you along. It forces you to spend time at a bash prompt learning the filesystem and how Linux works under the hood.
Posted 19 July 2003 - 03:43 PM
Posted 19 July 2003 - 05:51 PM
Posted 19 July 2003 - 07:13 PM
Thanks for help with the books.
Posted 19 July 2003 - 10:11 PM
Posted 19 July 2003 - 11:47 PM
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Posted 21 July 2003 - 02:43 PM
Posted 21 July 2003 - 02:55 PM
Best of luck!
Posted 22 July 2003 - 02:06 AM
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