Thread: which linux?
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Old 10-30-05, 10:55 AM   #3
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Default Re: which linux?

Mandriva, used to be Mandrake (, is my first recommendation for a new linux user. Most say it is a pretty easy install.

I would recommend downloading the distros that the folks here recommend, and loading them one at a time, play with it a few days, and blow it away with the next distro. Each distro has something that appeals to a group of people. There really isn't the "best" distro IMHO, it is just what you like.

I have loaded a good twenty or so different distros over the years. I probably should do a comparison again to see how they all stand.

If you get fairly good with Linux and want to jump in head first, go with Gentoo ( I find it an excellent all around distro, but it is not for a new user. Start with a stage 2 install.

Kenton A. Groombridge
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