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Re: [OT] Linux for newbies
From: getting_out <getting_out () tele2 it>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 15:33:40 +0100

Well, it depends on what you want to learn.

The most easy flavor of Linux (IMO), it's Mandrake.
Then cames Red Hat (can I use that words? ;)).

If you want a bit more of difficulty there's the distribution I use: debian 3.0 stable (aka woody).

Then there could be slackware.

I have choosen debian to learn and I find it great.

Bye D.
--- Original Message ---
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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