What is the best linux??

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by skauch, Oct 6, 2002.

  1. skauch

    skauch Guest

    I wanted to know your opinion about the best linux, like red hat or mandrake or anything else your running. I want to install one on my machine with windows XP.
     
  2. scsa20

    scsa20 Simonsoft Network

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    I'm running Mandrake, it's pretty good... Red Hat is more for those that know Linux by heart because it's that advance... so if your new to linux, get Mandrake.
     
  3. LilBlueDawg

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  4. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    For n00bs, either get Red Hat or Mandrake, they both are pretty much the same thing, after you get good with that then try out the others.

    Linux really is a personal chioce kind of OS, some peps like this one and others like that one.

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  5. xsivforce

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    If it's your first one, I would also suggest Mandrake or Redhat.
     
  6. NetRyder

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    I really like Lycoris Desktop/LX ... behaves and looks a lot like Windows XP, but with all the features of Linux, of course.

    www.lycoris.com
    Go check out some screenshots. You'll fall in love with it at first sight :p
     
  7. xsivforce

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    I installed Lycoris a little while back to check it out. Very easy install, very XP-like. And one of the best "Matrix" style screensavers I've seen. Only drawback is that it takes more resources to run than other distros.
     
  8. NetRyder

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    I love that Matrix screensaver!!!! :p :D

    /me wants the same one for Windows too
     
  9. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    I thought the exact same thing. :D I also wanted to find a way to capture a part of it and make an avatar out of it. ;)
     
  10. Zedric

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    SWEEET! Now I must install it! :D
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Slackware is my favorite linux flavour, but Mandrake is a definate if your new to it.
     
  12. scriptasylum

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    I just installed Mandrake 9.0 last night along with win98 and winxp all on the same drive. It works well. Just have a partition or drive free and it'll install no problem!

    The only thing I could do without is the dual-dual boot thing. I turn on the PC, it goes to LILO. From there I choose Linux or windows. Then I get to the windows bootloader that lets me choose between win98 and winxp. A bit of a pain, but I set the default for LILO to go to Windows so it will eventually go into winXP by itself if left alone for about 10 seconds.

    I tried Redhat a while ago, but thought Mandrake's install was a little bit better IMO. But Linux itself is about the same. You get basically all the same packages.