[Novalug] Linux For Beginners
varokan at MovingSatellites.com
Wed Nov 26 09:32:49 EST 2008
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This is a bit like asking :
"So I just got my drivers license, what car should I get".
I concur with Ubuntu being best for beginners esp. if you come from Window$
However I think OpenSuSE is just as good a choice if you are looking for
a desktop oriented distribution.
Another important question to answer would be the desktop environment
you'd like. From the two big ones ( KDE, and gnome ) I like KDE best but
then this is just me :).
I actually think you should try some life CDs / DVDs and see which
distro you prefer. Simply download the image, burn it to CD / DVD and
then insert it into your computer and re-start.
The system will be slower to respond but you can play around with the
interface and try out before you buy into one.
Just my 2c.
>> On Tue, 25 Nov 2008, Lawrence Fides wrote:
>> LF >Howdy!
>> LF >
>> LF >So I am new to Linux OS. However, there's too many different Linux
>> LF >distribution; ie Red Hat, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc. I was wondering which would
>> LF >be best for someone who is a "noob" to Linux.
> If you are looking for a desktop Linux, than Ubuntu
> is probably a good way to go.
> If you're looking more for server experience, I think
> there are good reasons to learn a RedHat version.
> Luckily, there is a free clone of RedHat Enterprise
> called CentOS. I personally also like Debian for
> servers, but I must admit, all my servers at work are
> RHEL or CentOS.
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