View Full Version : which distro?

03-09-2002, 01:29 PM
Which distro should i use if i'm kinda just starting?

note: bern, this does not mean slackware :p

03-09-2002, 03:52 PM
Mandrake...and when you get sick of rpm's then you can try slack :D

03-09-2002, 07:27 PM
I just installed Mandrake Linux 8.1 to dual-boot with Windows 2000 Professional and I am rather impressed.

It consisted of three 640M ISO files which I downloaded from the AARnet website and burned onto CD.

03-09-2002, 07:39 PM
yeh mandrake is very good, best starting with something with something like it (DONT GET LYCORIS LINUX) lol.

03-09-2002, 07:47 PM
Yes use Mandrake. The best onr for Linux newbies. ;)

03-09-2002, 08:24 PM
ok, well i'm gonna download mandrake
but bern said that 8.2 might be out in about a week so i'll hold off for the moment

03-15-2002, 01:31 AM

03-15-2002, 02:53 AM
8.2 rc1 is out (http://www.mandrakeforum.com/article.php?lang=en&sid=1985), the final won't be far away now.

03-16-2002, 09:54 AM
Let me give you some background on a few Distros i think would be quite fit for people new to the Linux scene...

MANDRAKE - http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/
Mandrake can be compared to Windows ME or Windows XP, its not crippled, but it is VERY user firendly

RED HAT - http://www.redhat.com/
Red Hat linux is very versitile, it can be used from workstations to servers. It is mostly GUI and Mandrake is based upon this Linux Distrobution.

Redmond Linux - http://www.gui-lords.org/article.php?sid=195&mode=thread&order=0
This Distro is DEFINATELY totally for a complete newbie. It is almost as noobish as WinXP. It wont allow you to login to root from GUI (rumor, havent tried myself).

I hope i have been a little bit of help, if you need more help on making your decision or on installation, contact me, ill be glad to help.