[Nelug] Hello

Simon Oldham 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 
a look.

Have fun.

Simon Oldham

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