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RE: [OT] Linux for newbies
From: "Micah Bedwell" <micah () donsuemor com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 08:56:20 -0800

Yesterday,due to a mix-up at CompUSA, I bought Red Hat Linux 9 for $5.28. I will install it on server that's been 
sitting in the corner of my room for last three months.

-and, yes: this is a great list.

Micah Bedwell
System Administrator
DonSueMor, Inc.

micah () donsuemor com

-----Original Message-----
From: getting_out [mailto:getting_out () tele2 it]
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2003 6:34 AM
To: security-basics
Subject: Re: [OT] Linux for newbies

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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