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Old 05-23-2005, 02:52 PM   #1
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What is the best distribution of Linux (features- and ease of use-wise), and how do I install it?
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Old 05-23-2005, 07:42 PM   #2
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Use FC3. It's extremely easy to install, easy to use and totally free (both in code and price).
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What about Gentoo, Debian, or Slackware? I have heard they are very good.
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Old 05-24-2005, 01:52 AM   #4
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What about Gentoo, Debian, or Slackware? I have heard they are very good.
So many flavours and types of sweets or lollies, same thing with Linux. I downloaded various Live cd's to have a taste of the various distro's.

Go here and have a read... http://distrowatch.com/
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Old 05-24-2005, 06:39 AM   #5
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Gentoo, Debian and Slackware are pretty good. But they're not really for beginners.
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Use FC3. It's extremely easy to install, easy to use and totally free (both in code and price).
Seconded. It has everything you could want, and great for beginners. I'm using it.
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I still hope to use Debian as my main distro though. Maybe I'll use it full-time when Sarge comes out.
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So Fedora Core 3 is the best as to what I'm looking at. How do I install it?
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Just get the cds, put the 1st install cd into your CD-ROM, change the BIOS boot order to boot frm cd-rom and just wait for the installation program to boot up and follow instructions. It's really easy. The anaconda installer is really great.
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Would there be any advantages for a non-programer to run a duel OS machine? I have been thinking about adding Linux as something to play with, but I really dont know what I would want it to do for me that Windows doesnt already do.
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