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RE: Linux for newbies
From: "Richard Rees" <richard.rees () ins com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 13:21:00 -0600

With no experience in Linux, I would recommend starting with Red Hat.  It's
easy to set up and get running.  However, as you learn the basic interfaces
and configuration, I would move to Debian as soon as you can.  IMO, Debian
offers more flexibility than Red Hat and the advanced package tool (apt,
apt-get) allows for easier addition and upgrade for software packages.  

Richard Rees, CISSP
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-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Atkins [mailto:matthewsatkins () msn com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 4:22 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Linux for newbies

First of all, I want to tell all of you what a great mailing list this is.  
I am just starting to scratch the surface of network security, and this list

is the major source of my information, ideas, and motivation to learn.

In my first of many posts, I would like to ask the group what flavor of 
Linux is recommended for a newbie.  I have no experience with Linux, and 
want to teach myself the ins and outs.  I will probably be purchasing a book

or 2 to help get things off the ground, so a good book recommendation would 
also be appreciated.

Thanks in advance and I look forward to your suggestions.

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