which is the best linux distro??

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  1. Toaster

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    I am looking to install linux on one of my spare boxes and i was looking to find the best product and the one that is easy to install and configure. one that has the least problems with drivers. I am looking to learn linux, i am a windows admin and i want ot expand my knowledge base. Also, i am looking into loading samba onto it and configuring it to act as a file server. which distro is the best for my use? I am willing to pay for the operating system and documentation.
     
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    anyone??
     
  3. DigiCrime

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    Redhat or SuSE. Linux is free mind you, if you want to spend the time to download the ISO's but doesnt cost that much from the store either. Both are great, easily configurable. As far as updates go, they're pretty much on top of things, great for a newbie, mandrake is pretty good to, but aint as many updates, i think as redhat.
     
  4. Toaster

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    So Redhat is the best for newbies, thanks. I have seen a lot of books for redhat so, i just might try that one. anyone have any linux certifications?? is the RHCE worth it??
     
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    I would start with RedHat for one main reason, most corporations that run Linux servers are running RH. It's quite a good choice, it's easy to use and just as powerful as any other distro. Enjoy. :)
     
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    RedHat is like the MS of the linux world basically
     
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    i personally LOVE gentoo :big grin: go with the G! :big grin:
     
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    I like debian but I would never recommend it to a linux beginner. Personally, I'd go with SuSE, but Mandrake is good as well.
     
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    debian is not for some one starting out :slap:
    and i have never felt mandrake lacked any features...:confused:
     
  12. Dommi

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    if you wanted someone to learn the right way, why would you start him off on something that sucked. Debian is damn well for anything that you can use it for.

    Mandrake OTOH has no purpose other than to look ugly
     
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    Command line ownz.

    Isn't this covered about once a week? ;)

    RedHat for n00bs and professionals alike. Mandrake is useless, SuSE is fun, Debian is interesting..
     
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    mmmm.....before u can run u have to learn how to walk.....

    debian is a very clean distro, but for a newbie ... Mandrake would be great not because its the cleanest one of the bunch but it has great support online ....

    and that being said ... i am going bow down from the this week's "distro opinion war" ... i dunno y i got involved :uh:



    probably because of aishwarya
     
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    :bigok:
     
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    I personally use PhatLinux on my 486. It's a great distro.

    http://www.phatlinux.com

    Don't bother trying to go right now, their page got hacked. :rofl:
     
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  22. Kleptos

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    So would a n00b be better off getting Red Hat or Debian? I (the n00b in question) want to install Linux and learn what i can about this great OS (my friends run alot of Red Hat distro's).
     
  23. z y i r o

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    each flavor of linux has its pro's and con's play with a few see what you like and stick with it

    -garrett
     
  24. Kleptos

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    Thanks, i'll have to test out a few....
     
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    You said it best. You have to try out some different distro's to see which one fits you best.
     

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