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Which Linux is better?

By Jeremy Mineweaser II ·
In your opinion, which Linux is the best one?

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by okchung In reply to Which Linux is better?

I've not much experience regarding Linux, but the REDHAT is much easier to install and supplied many application software at one package.

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by foxr In reply to Which Linux is better?

It kind of depends on what your main usage of the machine comes down to. If you are new at linux and want to get some experience, then REDHAT version 6.0 (or 6.1) is a good bet because of the relativly easy install.
Others such as slackware (in myopinion) offer better support for networking applications due to the way they execute their run levels.
I'm not a fan of caldera open linux lite, I've tried to use it a couple of times only to find that some commonly used tools were not released with the distribution.
I've heard that debian is supposed to be the "caddilac" version of linux, but I've never used it so I couldn't comment on it.

Of course there is 1 last thing to consider, and that is hardware support. Linux lacks support forsome hardware,but with each new release they are getting better. This is something you should consider. Redhat 6.0 is good in that respect, as I keep seeing drivers posted for new hardware support under redhat 6.0. Like I said if you're new to linux redhat is probab

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by hallkr In reply to Which Linux is better?

Linux Mandrake is the most user friendly and best Graphical User Interface (GUI) version out. And it is compatable with Red Hat so you can use software written on the Red Hat kernal. It's LinuxWorld Editors' Choice Awards Mandrake 6.0: Product of the Year'99
Check it out for yourself!
http://www.linux-mandrake.com/

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by Ed Krayer In reply to Which Linux is better?

I am not a Linux guru, but I have found that Caldera OpenLinux is a great package distributed by a professional company (Caldera). I started with 1.3 and they were a little behind the times in that they used older versions of libraries that were notcompatible with newer applications. I now run OpenLinux 2.3. It has an extremely easy install, supported my laptop hardware without problem, and comes with commercial apps. Plus, it has Netware client support.

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by mkmcconn In reply to Which Linux is better?

Right now, RedHat might be the best choice. Most, recent, general Linux books are written with RedHat assumptions. It has excellent administrative and configuration tools, and quickly incorporates new tools when they come out.

With experience, all that really matters is the kernel, I suppose - so, choosing the "best distribution" is not a final decision. You won't be "stuck".

I chose Slackware because I wanted to see every change I made without automated processes in the way - it was alearning-path decision. But, (religion aside) Slackware does not presently have professional support comparable to RedHat and Caldera, which you will need for use in a business.

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