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You can download any distro for cheap if that's what you're looking for. I found Mandrake for $6.50 in about 30 seconds...I'm sure you can find it cheaper elsewhere. http://cheapiso.com/product_info.php...382a0be56f6183 ...
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    You can download any distro for cheap if that's what you're looking for. I found Mandrake for $6.50 in about 30 seconds...I'm sure you can find it cheaper elsewhere.

    http://cheapiso.com/product_info.php...382a0be56f6183
    http://www.maxtux.co.uk/d_mandrake.shtml


    Where are you planning on buying FC2 for $5 that you can't buy Mandrake for the same?

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    You've actually got a point there...

    So, you've reduced the amount of reasons I have for getting Fedora Core to one.

    "It's got a more 'community' feeling to it."

    One thing - I'd be installing it on a laptop... Would that be alright?

    It's an IBM Thinkpad 770x... From the stone age.




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    Whoah... You can get Mandrake 10.0 for $3.49, and Slackware 10 for $1.95...

    Probably high Shipping & Handling costs, though :/

    http://www.osheaven.net/

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    In no particular order my list for newbie friendly distros to install:

    Assuming latest distro versions for all

    * Fedora Core 1, probably 2 as well but I havent installed it
    * Slackware (believe it or not it used to be difficult)
    * Redhat 9.0
    * Mandrake
    * SuSE (commercial)
    * Xandros (commercial)
    * Knoppix
    * Gentoo (just kidding)

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    I did some more research, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to get Slackware. It looks simple... Which is good.


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    Unless you are running dial-up, i would recommend just setting up the iso dl's overnight, and letting them run..its free...whitch is inherently cheaper than 1.65 or w/e personal recommendation for someone new is Mandrake, ive run FC1 and found it to be sluggish, were mandrake was surprisingly zippy, it might be that mandrake ships w/ the 2.6 kernal and FC1 (Version i had at least) didn't. question tho, does FC2 have kernal 2.6?

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    Best distro for new users

    For me, the best distro for new user it's Fedora Core in any version, easy to use, easy to configure and very cool to eyes. Also Mandrake and Suse it's a better distros for new users.

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    FC, eh? Isn't it buggy though? I've got DSL, so downloading the files is no big deal.

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    Mandrake, nothing gives you the same combination of speed and ease and its has a built in RPM manager (urpmi)
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    Short experience

    My experience (short experience) Fedora Core, Mandrake and Suse it's a excelent choice for a Linux new users, say this for the easy configuration tools and various advantages for new users, it's only my opinion, don't worry.

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