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  • Redhat

    6 40.00%
  • SUSE

    1 6.67%
  • Debian

    1 6.67%
  • Mandrake

    4 26.67%
  • Slackware

    0 0%
  • Gentoo

    0 0%
  • *BSD

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  • Other

    3 20.00%
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Which is the best linux distro for a new user to start with, and why?...
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    Best Beginner Linux Distro


    Which is the best linux distro for a new user to start with, and why?

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    Redhat LOL

    Get started with linux without the need to learn loads of CLI.

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    Hardrake is the best for a beginner seeing as it does not need installing and runs straight from a CD, it's like letting them taste it without having to cook it

    Hardrake - Virtual Linux is well worth a try for the beginner.


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    I voted for Mandrake,is the only linux that I have tried.I think is pretty easy,has a good documentation.It's pretty stable.I am able to do a 95% of my tasks with it.(the 5% left is for games that I play in windows.).Maybe I voted for Mandrake because it is the only one that I have tested,but I'm really happy with it.If I need more than what I have now,the first one that I will try would be CORE.

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    Mandrake is the best I have found for linux newbies.

    It is as powerful as you need it to be and not overly complex.

    You can then change to something a bit more powerful as and when you need to.

    Red Hat is also pretty easy to pick up but is a bit more powerful out of the box.

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    I voted RH only because it is (in the U.S.) the most widely known/used, easier to get support for, and user friendly for newbied like me.

    Yes it's becoming bloated (compared to earlier version) and may not be as configurable as some others but for a newbie like myself it's the best way to start.


    Just my opinion
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    Depends on what you mean by new user - which I assume is new to linux and not new to computer use in general. I used Mandrake and Redhat when I first started, however I find them a little annoying when trying to install and update programs due to the constant dependency errors. This happening all the time convinced me to turn back to windows for a while!

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    Knoppix 3.2 for complete newbies that don't want the hassle of installing a Linux system. Knoppix 3.2 runs from your cd rom and the ram in your computer. www.knoppix.net

    For those wanting to install a system, I'd have to say Mandrake 9.1 It's about the easiest install of any OS I've ever done.

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