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New To Linux


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#1 donuteh

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 11:45 AM

Hey,
I'm wanting to try Linux because it's getting more popular and I've hear many, many things about it, but my problem is I don't know what one to try, I'm willing to learn but would like as few hair compatibility issues as possible (don't want to be bald like my dad) I must have found 200+ versions of Linux.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 01:42 PM

For just learning on, try a LiveCD first, such as Knoppix ( www.knoppix.net ) or if you want to take the plunge, I would suggest installing Gentoo ( www.gentoo.org ) as a first Linux OS

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 03:19 PM

Thank You, I'll give it a try.
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 04:15 PM

I like fedora core 6 but it's not so good to learn on. I would agree with knoppix to play with. Ubuntu is popular so I would give that a go.
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 09:16 PM

Puppy(Live CD),Knoppix(Live CD), Gentoo(Live CD), and Ubuntu and its devents kubuntu, and xubuntu(Live CD) are good if your a Win95 and up user who has very little knowledge of the Command Prompt. Fedora Core/Red Hat is good if you know how to manipulate the Command prompt.

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 07:19 AM

Since there are already a ton of threads on this topic, there is no sense continuing with this one.




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