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    New to Linux.


    I'm new to Linux, and want to know what everyone thinks is the best version to start with.

    I'm not looking for the most powerful, just what will be easiest to play around with, and learn the basics of Linux.

    I have the Mandrake ISO's all ready to go, but after reading some things, I'm considering Red Hat, or Suse. Which of these would be best for a Linux newbie... or is there a better option?

    Thanks,
    Draxus

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    If you just want to fool around, I'd recommend RedHat. We get all kinds of complaints about yast here all the time. I think RedHat has the least configuration tool complaints in this forum, at least.

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    I would suggest slackware. Because i believe its the most like unix. Its a litle harder todo stuff but you will learn alot more about linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raidenji
    I would suggest slackware. Because i believe its the most like unix. Its a litle harder todo stuff but you will learn alot more about linux.
    This is true. I use slackware and I started with it.
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    Erm, why are we restarting this thread after two and a half years?
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