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    Which distro


    hi, i wonder which distro to install, as far as security is concerned...
    i'm using Mandrake 10, but i'm thinking of switching to Debian 3.0r2 'woody'. since i'm a newbie in linux managing, i hope no one gets angry with me or my request(s). would you recommend me this version of debian? i have a little experience with the linux OS, but i don't think i would do well without KDE... you know what i mean
    thx beforehand

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    as far as security, use like fedora or yoper, both are good distros and as far as i know they are safe and secure, plus there easy to use (they use GNOME and KDE too)
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    Re: Which distro

    Quote Originally Posted by hadgy
    hi, i wonder which distro to install, as far as security is concerned...
    if you're concerned with security, you know what they say: "an OS is only as secure as a sysadmin makes it" or something to that effect. the distro you use doesn't really influence how secure your system is.

    Quote Originally Posted by hadgy
    i'm using Mandrake 10, but i'm thinking of switching to Debian 3.0r2 'woody'
    go for it. if you don't like it, try something else.

    Quote Originally Posted by hadgy
    i have a little experience with the linux OS, but i don't think i would do well without KDE...
    you're not going to run into many distros that don't have KDE.

    Quote Originally Posted by tr_wright1
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    Quote Originally Posted by hadgy
    hell no
    ?

    anyways, i can't recommend one distro over another without knowing more about how you're going to use your computer.

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    oh, sry, i thought tr_wright1's signature or whatever is this:
    Okay, let me get this straight. You find it possible to use windows without it crashing?
    to be part of his post...
    whatevah, thx, i'll have that in mind

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    Wouldn't recommend Debian 3.0rX for a workstation. It's a very VERY good solid OS but it's really best for server materials.

    Use their testing or unstable for your workstation.

    Gentoo is another that I am keeping an eye on. Still, Debian hasn't given me a reason to leave it. The amount of software on it is another great factor in sticking with Debian.
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    White Box Linux/ or yes Fedora

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    Ubuntu, give it a try, I like it, it's gotten me to try to give up Gentoo for a week.

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    how bout for students..what distro's do u recommend them i've used knoppix, fedora, redhat, mandrake and morphix....which do think will best suit me..... some programming, typing proposals....and doing some basic stuff such as surfing and email and stuff....

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