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RE: Linux for newbies
From: "Ed Brimmer" <ebrimmer () nautilusgroup com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 09:36:10 -0800


With the thought of security in mind, Suse or Redhat Enterprise versions
are about your only choice.  All other distros ( correct me if I'm wrong
) will not have the proper mechanisms in place to provide enterprises a
"feel" good.  Debian or Free BSD are probably the only "free"
distributions, though Free BSD is *not* Linux, that are stable and
*slow* enough to help prevent security holes.

I'm also a believer that if you love Linux, then pickup several
distributions of Linux.  Find out what developers or hacks like to play
with ( Gentoo / Mandrake ) and find out what version is most likely
going to be in the enterprise ( Redhat / Suse ).  Don't limit yourself,
play with them all!!!  :-)

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