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RE: Linux for newbies
From: "Blake Wiedman [Icons]" <bwiedman () iconsinc com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 17:42:54 -0500

Just a side note, remember FreeBSD is Unix, not Linux ;-) similar but
not the same.

As for redhat, I have enjoyed the distro until the latest
commercialization.  Since then I have moved to suse.  We will have to
see if the whole novell thing changes them to much.

Blake Wiedman
Icons Inc.
Security Technician
(732) 821-9100 x103

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Flanagan [mailto:sflanagan () flanagannetworks com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 5:53 PM
To: Jerry
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Linux for newbies

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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