Which Version of Linux?

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  1. nectuss

    nectuss New Member

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    Which version of linux do you suggest? And which do you use?
  2. theARTiSAN

    theARTiSAN Administrator Staff Member Super Mod

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    It depends on what you want to use it for...
    I've used RedHat and Mandrake a lot for various server setups, and they both work very nicely... RedHat seems to be the dominant choice for servers, but I personally prefer Mandrake without X for most server stuff. For desktop use, they are, again, about the same, and both are newbie-friendly.

    I've played a little with Suse and Slackware. Suse is a nice package (with tons of included software), but you have to buy it (unless you have a high-speed connection, whereas you can download and burn a small install CD that will download and install Suse from an FTP server)
    If you're looking for the most Unix-like Distro, go with Slackware (not exactly newbie-friendly).

    If you ask 20 different people, you're likely to get several different answers. It depends on personal preferences, your machine configuration and your comfort/experience level with Linux in general. I would recommend trying several out - most distro CD images (.iso) are available for download from http://linuxiso.org
  3. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    For personal workstation use I would recommend RedHat Workstation Professional.

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