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Rupple
12-02-2001, 07:03 PM
Hey everyone,
Just wondering what version of Linux you would recommend?

Vorg
12-03-2001, 02:25 AM
I havn't used Linux yet, but I'm watching for Lindows to come out, lindows.com

Bahamut Zer0
12-03-2001, 06:40 AM
For casual use, office work & games etc...basically what you would use windows for, id go with Mandrake or RedHat.

If you wanna get serious with development and (advanced) networking etc, then try Slakware.

Personally- I like Mandrake. So simple to use.

Wiggo
12-03-2001, 01:51 PM
There's a new one out now called Redmond Linux (http://www.redmondlinux.org/) which is said to be almost as easy as Windows to setup and run. :smokin:
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ne0z
12-05-2001, 07:50 AM
I checked out that Redmond Linux and does anyone else think that it looks too much like windoze, I mean it is called Redmond Linux as in Redmond, WA home of microsoft

Other than that it looks stable, but I think i will stick with mandrake 8.1

Wiggo
12-05-2001, 09:38 AM
I read a review on it a couple of weeks ago and it was recommended for 1st timers as it was reportedly as easy as Windows to setup. :smokin:
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Bern
12-05-2001, 02:18 PM
Get slack (http://www.slackware.com), no point in getting one of the "easy" distro's and forming bad habbits :)

ark4ne
12-05-2001, 06:19 PM
apparently slackware is extremely difficult to use to start with :(
the slackware installation is in console too..



redhat is easy to use, but after you get used to it, go to somehting a bit better :)

SileNceR
12-05-2001, 06:32 PM
hmmm... ark4ne...

Bern
12-06-2001, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by SileNceR
[B]hmmm... ark4ne...
Indeed....the moose is a dead giveaway....

Webgraph
12-18-2001, 07:40 PM
I'd recommend that you start with Mandrake and once you get good enough experience, get Debian or Slackware! Mind ya, I still like Mandrake's appearance! :)

Mr. C
12-18-2001, 08:19 PM
Howdy Webgraph:wave:

Your loyalty to the TT community is truly amazing indeed!!!!:D

Albinus
12-18-2001, 08:40 PM
Howdy Webgraph:wave:

Your loyalty to the TT community is truly amazing indeed!!!!:D


As long as he's well behaved I don't see any problems ;)

SileNceR
12-18-2001, 09:17 PM
As long as he's well behaved I don't see any problems ;)

*nods in agreement*

Bern
12-18-2001, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by Albinus
[B]


As long as he's well behaved I don't see any problems ;)

I think this can be applied to any and all forums.
(I'm really only posting this so I can see my new title...w00t)

Webgraph
12-19-2001, 04:31 AM
That scene up to when I was banned off TT wasj ust because of the posting madness, pointless posts, and excuse me, Moose! Since that was the first confrontation I had on the forums! I've accessed about 4 other forums as well and I never stirred up any havoc! I guess it depends on the atmosphere! :D

Besides, I've got no choice but to keep it cool because remember, I'm moderator at Neowin.net. :)

Mr. C
12-19-2001, 10:52 AM
As long as he's well behaved I don't see any problems ;)
Let bygones be bygones - The "Friendliest Forum On The Internet" has much to offer.
But only if everyone contributes worthy gifts.

Wiggo
12-19-2001, 10:55 AM
Bern[/color]]


I think this can be applied to any and all forums.
(I'm really only posting this so I can see my new title...w00t)
Congratulations Bern as I thought you'd fit in quite well here. :thumb:
I'll have a few :beer: :beer: :beer: for ya real soon. :D
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Bern
12-19-2001, 11:18 AM
Thanks Wiggo, I'm planing on having a few myself tonite :beer:

Wiggo
12-19-2001, 12:56 PM
Well I'm on ya 3rd now. ;) :cackle:
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Webgraph
01-10-2002, 10:36 AM
Hmm ... I wonder how difficult Slackware is to use! I think I'll just fetch a coffee and think this over! :beer: Ah! Definitely the Java! JAVA? WTF? Is the caffeine perking up already?!?! :D :laughing: ROFLMFAO! :laughing: :D

Beefy
01-10-2002, 10:40 AM
ok, i'm scared now..

Andy
01-10-2002, 10:56 AM
umm... was that post meant to make sence?? :?:

Beefy
01-10-2002, 10:57 AM
it's sad when he laughs at himself.....

hbidad
01-15-2002, 07:49 AM
To me it dont matter where you are a moderator at...it is how you contribute....

I hate i when they do that and I am sure I others agree.

This is no flame in anyway.....just a pet peve..SP?

dirtydog
02-10-2002, 07:59 AM
I use Mandrake and Caladera. Prefer Mandrake myself. Plan
on trying Redmond linux. :flames:

Shepps
02-12-2002, 08:12 PM
I like the look of redmond linux cus im a total newbie ;), it shud be arriving in ost tomorrow, got a friend with cable to d/l it for me :D. Bty its now called lycoris linux...once i've tried this im thinking of getting mandrake...then who knows :D:D:D

Shepps

:angel:

Bern
02-12-2002, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by Shepps
[B]I like the look of redmond linux cus im a total newbie ;), it shud be arriving in ost tomorrow, got a friend with cable to d/l it for me :D. Bty its now called lycoris linux...once i've tried this im thinking of getting mandrake...then who knows :D:D:D

Shepps

:angel:
I'd be going straight for mandrake, redmond/lycoris is an attempt to make the most windows like distro they can which sort of defeats the purpose of learning a new (superior) OS.

Shepps
02-12-2002, 09:55 PM
The only reason why im trying redmond/lycoris first cus is mandrake not 3 cds? and I dont really wont to buy something that i may not even use, i will wait till one of my friends owes my a favour, or 6 hours of d/l time lol.

Bern
02-13-2002, 07:27 AM
You should be able to buy a set of cd with mandrake 8.1, there are a couple of online shops over here that sell them for under 20AUD delivered, I'm sure there will be some in the UK as well.

Shepps
02-13-2002, 07:33 AM
There are but the only place i can find in the UK sells it for 30, im only 15 and to be honest 30 is alot of money to me...I'd rarther wait till i can get it for free then pay :D

Bern
02-13-2002, 07:52 AM
Here's a link to a UK online store selling mandrake 8.1 for 10 (http://www.linux123.co.uk/shopping/product.php?id=227&PHPSESSID=9d2fff051ffd7e36cd2209dacc5b1129) and another one here (http://www.linuxemporium.co.uk/cheap.html) that sells cd's from 2.50 each.

Shepps
02-13-2002, 07:57 AM
WOW...thxs alot!

Bern
02-13-2002, 07:58 AM
YW :cool: