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Re: Linux for newbies
From: Stephen Flanagan <sflanagan () flanagannetworks com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 17:52:49 -0500

I use RedHat myself only because It is what I was introduced to a long time ago... I have tried other distros and found them to be useful and as solid as a brick for the most part. I have just about tried everyone of them from FreeBSD to slackware to mandrake to debian... I keep comming back to redhat though..... RedHat is, However, getting a little to commercial for me though so, I am thinking of switching over to the FreeBSD group... I hear that it is the most stable and secure distro... Anyhow have a good time wading through every 1's opinion and I wish you a slow growth in this the *nix life you are choosing.
Have fun!
Stephen Flanagan

Jerry wrote:

I'm in the same position as you. One would think Mandrake or Redhat, but I was told, and I suggest jumping right in with something a little harder then the start point. Kind of like playing a game for the first time. If you play the hardest diffuculty setting right when you start then you are accusstomed to that level of gameplay whereas someone else would have another learning curve moving up. Try Slackwear and/or Knoppix STD. I'm new myself so someone else may offer better advice.

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