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What is the 'best' linux os?

Postby Aibohphobia » Thu May 16, 2002 1:45 am

I was wondering what the best [hopefully also easiest?] linux os was? I haven't ran a Linux OS for a while [ Redhat 6.0 ], and was wondering what is good now? Maybe a web-site with info on this sort of thing?
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Postby chmod » Thu May 16, 2002 5:09 pm

I personally do not use linux however I know alot of people who do. Red Hat linux 7.3 just came out and it is good. I have heard Mandrake Linux is the easiest to use. I havent tryed SuSe. Well hope this helps a bit. Maybe you should try linuxiso.org for info .
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Thu May 16, 2002 6:30 pm

Slackware 8 is one of the better hardware related Linux versions. But Redhat is good for beginners...
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Postby Aibohphobia » Thu May 16, 2002 8:42 pm

Okay thanks, I'll try out RedHat and check out that site now. 8)
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Postby len444 » Fri May 17, 2002 9:10 am

just make sure that you set up your cd burner to the iso format before burning the cd(s)
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Postby Aibohphobia » Fri May 17, 2002 12:24 pm

okay thanks len444 i'm almost done downloading them all, 5 CDS!! I'm also downloading Linux-Mandrake too, which is another 3 CDS. I just hope it's more newbie-friendly :roll: I also hope they support my vid card automatically as I wouldn't know how to get a driver for linux
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Postby len444 » Tue May 28, 2002 9:59 pm

:arrow: :!: another thing is to change track at once to disk at once, if you have the selection/ choice to make- i've got easy cd creator 4, and i burned 7 disks w/ track at once- chucked them in the trash- useless- you should be able to see individual files on the burned cd's as a confirmation that your ok. check the how to burn iso files for your specific burning software (at www.linuxiso.org)

another thing is to check the md5sums of the downloaded iso file for exact match prior to burning the cd's- i downloaded the iso files to windows partition (fat32- not sure how many file types will allow this)
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Postby andrey » Tue May 28, 2002 10:37 pm

or, get daemon tools...

it allows you to mount ISO images as a "virtual CD-ROM" (computer will treat the ISO as a CD-ROM) so all you have to do is go to your CD burning program of choice, and select CD copy. select the fake drive as your source, and your burner drive as your final place. there you go, a perfect CD copy.
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Postby danoaks15 » Mon Sep 30, 2002 12:47 pm

SuSe 8 is great for beginners because thier configuration tool is so good. 8.1 is coming out in a few days and it should be good. After using that for a while use Gentoo. Its the fastest and most stabel but nearly impossible to install.
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Postby len444 » Wed Oct 02, 2002 10:39 am

there's a new distro of red hat -8.0 out as of 9/30/02.
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