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    new to Linux


    Just bought the Red Hat Linux 9 Bible and have not opened the CDs yet, did I screw up and should I download an online different Linux to get the experience and pain I have read in the forum by experienced computer folks. I am not a Unix novice but have no Linux , yet?

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    Personally, I think RedHat is fine to start with. If you want, you can get a different distro, but RedHat is good in my opinion. There isn't really any pain. RedHat, well, actually Fedora, is what I've been using for the past three months. It has been nothing but smooth sailing, especially with all the help of people here.

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    And from what I've heard, the "bible" books are good references.

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    I agree. There good books to get started with, and Redhat is excellent for learning.

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    thanks

    kept the book and started loading. 584 packages and going to have fun fig ing them all out! Very Nice forum and I think I will enjoy reading all the stuff in these pages.

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    i think that the best distro to start with is suse 9.1.it has easy installation friendly environment ,exciting look an especially if you're new at linux all of your devices will be recognised by linux.so i think you won't have any problem with devices.fedora core is less graphical(not so exciting as suse 9.1 with kde 3.2) but this distro is good for learning.for example the hard drives wont be mounted from the start ,you must edit the /etc/fstab manually,download the proper plugins for xmms in order o play your mp3's while in suse linux all these small things work without doing anything!
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