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    Hey Guys,

    I'm getting close to finishing off a "server" on which I want to run a Linux operating system, unfortunately I do not know which is the best way to go, unfortunately I have used Windows before and frankly I am finding it a pain, and I am hoping that someone will be able to suggest an easy to use Linux OS.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?????

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    unfortunately I have used Windows before and frankly I am finding it a pain
    Does this mean you will need a desktop/gui also to run your server?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    Does this mean you will need a desktop/gui also to run your server?
    I honestly do not know, but because I've only used Microsoft products before I am guessing the answer would be yes, simply because I'm used to desktop/GUI.....however I am willing to learn new stuff to get out of the microsoft grip.

    Thanks for your responce

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    Then yeah, a live cd/dvd would be your best bet. Since I think Debian stable makes a good server and the GUI is easy to use (Gnome 2) I guess I would recommend for a first time user,

    DistroWatch.com: SolusOS

    I could have recommended a lighter Debian spin with a Window manager like Fluxbox or Icewm or Openbox but since this is your first time. I figured I'd break you in gently as Window Managers can be intimidating to new users coming from Windows. Gnome 2 is pretty easy to get used to and has a lot of Desktop features a windows manager does not have out of the box. Kinda like recommending a Sedan car instead of a motorcycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by desdichato View Post
    Hey Guys,

    I'm getting close to finishing off a "server" on which I want to run a Linux operating system, unfortunately I do not know which is the best way to go
    Hi
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    # shutdown -h now

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    Thanks for your responce, when I complete the sever (probably this weekend) I'll download the OS and see what happens

    Thanks again

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    You may also want to consider CentOS or Scientific Linux both of which are clones of RHEL. They also come with Gnome 2. Despite my opinion being that Debian is better, RHEL is the king of the server room so if you are looking to gain experience for a career then one of the clones may be a better choice.
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    Hello and welcome to the forums!

    You can also check our ongoing poll for recommended distro for server usage as voted by our forum members:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...ge-2012-a.html

    Hope you find something that suits you and your hardware...
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