simon.oldham at sicom-systems.co.uk
Sat Jul 12 17:54:01 UTC 2003
On Thursday 10 Jul 2003 5:34 pm, Nick Paton wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm new to Linux, and want to try it, since it does appear to have alot
> going for it, and fun factor built in with the open source bit as well.
> I know this is a big question, but which version do you recommend?
I'm no Linux expert myself but I have always found Mandrake easy to use and
very easy to install (the current version is Mandrake 9.1
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/ ). It provides quite a useful graphical
utility to install software - which I found extremly useful when I first used
Linux. However, I have considered switching to Red Hat
(http://www.europe.redhat.com/) because when I search the internet for
problem solutions, I have found that the majority of information is directed
towards Red Hat, due to the fact that it is used commercially whereas
Mandrake is more geared towards the home user. I don't believe that Red Hat
comes with as many applications as Mandrake though, but I might be wrong.
There was a 'beginners guide' in Linux Format this month (a quality
publication) and it mentioned www.distrowatch.com, which apparently contains
lots of information about the various Linux distributions. It might be worth
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