View Full Version : HMPH! Bugger slackware for now...

Grim Reaper
03-02-2002, 04:49 PM
very new to linux (only know a few basic cmds)...done a bad thing, started off with slackware...its bloody hard & i reckon bern's prolly gettin a bit pissed with me askin so many question, lol...so ive decided, bugger slackware, ill go back to something easier...do u reckon RedHat would be fine to start off with or is there some other better/more secure distro? :thumb:

03-02-2002, 04:52 PM
Mandrake is suppose to be the most user friendly for newbies. ;)
That's what I plan on tryin'. :D

Bahamut Zer0
03-02-2002, 09:13 PM
Yup, the drake is the perfect distro to begin with.

Mr. C
03-02-2002, 10:03 PM
From my own journeys around the web, I would have to say that Mandrake and Red Hat are probably by far the 2 most documented distributions out there. I think there is probably a lot to be said for the advantage that has for a newbie.

This SuSE is kicking my a$$ still, but not ready to give up yet.
I surely could use a copy of SuSE for idiots though.
The struggle has paid off some, there are some powerful tools in that distro that I truly appreciate.

But in all honesty, I truly feel that the Mozilla and Netscape browser that came with it can't even hold a candle to IE. That's a shame, as I do surf quite a bit for online help and news concerning Linux. Quite a hindrance really to fully incorporating Linux as my primary OS.
Right now I would say MS is still going to be my heavy-hitter. But I do hope to learn more of the "darkside" and be able to get a lot more done with it.
Some days I just have more patience than I do on others:D

03-03-2002, 04:51 AM
Mandrake 8.2 final is due out any day now.

Mr. C
03-04-2002, 12:47 AM
Mandrake 8.2 final is due out any day now.
The only time an OS is final is when it is abandoned by the developer!

Windows 95 is final!

03-13-2002, 05:36 PM
I can't d/l mandrake, they want me to pay :mad:

03-13-2002, 07:07 PM
Send me three blank cd's in a postpack with some stamps to the same value and I'll download drake 8.1 and post it back.

Grim Reaper
03-17-2002, 02:27 PM
bern, reckon if i send u a cd or two (depends on how many is needed) u could put mdrake 8.2 on it? please :)

03-17-2002, 02:35 PM
Sure Grim, as soon as the final is up on the telstra servers I'll let you know how many cd's to send :)

03-17-2002, 11:19 PM
Look at my post here... It has a few Distros that might help ya...


03-19-2002, 06:27 AM
Mandrake 8.2 is out, read the release here. (http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/82announce.php), as soon as it's on the telstra mirror I'll download it.