Re: A new user
From: KJ (here_at_there.net)
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 00:27:10 GMT
On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 07:30:24 -0500, Steve wrote:
> Kappa wrote:
>> I have been using Windows OS like forever but now I want to get around
>> Linux, for learning. I have RedHat 9.0 Pro and RedHat Fedora on a couple
>> of CDs. But I'm thinking may be there is some other version which would
>> be easy to learn as a new user, like Debian or Mendrake. What do u
> Debian & Slackware are the hardest distros for newbies.
> Mandrake is probably the best choice for a newbie, followed by Suse.
> Knoppix is also very easy to set up and it is free(of charge ). I like
> knoppix because a lot of multimedia stuff is preset up for you. You can
> also run it off of your cdrom to see if you like it before you install it.
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I'd second the support for Ubuntu. I've been messing with Linux for about
18 months before tanking Windows completely...for Ubuntu. I still keep
Knoppix around (great for fixing problem computer - friends machines, my
Ubuntu is working very well).
In the end, it is still personal preference. Ubuntu is only ONE CD to
download and install. Give it a try!