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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:

Wiggo
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
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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

Bern
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.
Final????
The only time an OS is final is when it is abandoned by the developer!

Windows 95 is final!

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

Bern
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 :)

Bern
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 :)

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


http://www.tweaktown.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1548

Bern
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.