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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:21 am    Post subject: Learning Linux Reply with quote
From my initial research it would seem that if I really wanted to learn Linux then Debian is the way to go.

Any disagreement out there?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Slackware's been the traditional "do it from scratch" distribution for a long time. They all let you under the hood so it doesn't matter which you use, really.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:54 am    Post subject: Re: Learning Linux Reply with quote
William wrote:
From my initial research it would seem that if I really wanted to learn Linux then Debian is the way to go.

Any disagreement out there?


If you want to learn linux go for Slackware.
If you want to learn a real OS use FreeBSD
If you want to learn a clean secure OS use OpenBSD

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Decisions, decisions
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Try them all!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Daniel wrote:
Try them all!


It's all right for you to say that - some of us have to work for a living
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
ill add a vote for FreeBSD - im using 6.1 as a desktop at present.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: Learning Linux Reply with quote
Understudy wrote:

If you want to learn linux go for Slackware.

If you want to get so depressed you want to slit your wrists go slack. (IMHO)
(K)Ubuntu is a nice easy start.

I run FreeBSD, Kubuntu, DSL, and XP (this is used more to see the difference between guest and host) on a PC just for learning.
Best of all its all run ontop of an instilation of XP (which i use for a print server) using VMWare so i can have all 4 guests booted at once so i can experiment and I or others can still print.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i agree..ubuntu is goood....
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Fedora 4 at home. Uni ran Red Hat many years back, then changed to White Box and now they are running CentOS. I spent several days running Knoppix, I would have opted for Gnoppix - but SSHFS wasn't supported at the time (/now?) - which reminds me, I *still* need to install Linux on my laptop.

(Sorry, for bringing up an old topic.... lonely_minotaur, started it ;-)
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