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Which Linux to use?

By cwleng ·
I am a rookie in Linux.I heard a lot about Linux OS but I haven't really touch on it yet.I am planning to install Linux as one of my operating system and I went for research in the market.I find out that there is various Linux OS or utilities in themarket and I don't know which one to choose for my replacement Windows 98 operating system or a operating system that can function as a file server for me.
There is Linux Red Hat,Linux sendmail,Linux that stand on top of Windows platform,Unix version
and more....
Please advice on the version also.
Thank you.

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by jcmcintyre In reply to Which Linux to use?

If you're very new to linux, you are going to need (free) support. I think your best bet is to go with Redhat. RH probably has the largest market share, and there is a lot of help available on the 'net from sites like this, newsgroups, etc.
Don't worry about the latest version. Rlease 6.0 or new is fine.

Cheers

Jim

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by holt In reply to Which Linux to use?

Redhat 7.0 is the best solution for your needs. The custom installer from RedHat is very friendly and easy to operate. Setup is a breeze and when it's over you boot right into a nice graphical login.

RedHat also boasts the RPM or RedHat Package Manager, which allows you to easily install, uninstall and update programs and libraries without running tedious shell scripts, etc.

I downloaded Red Hat 7 CD Images from their FTP and burned it onto CDs that I have used many times over.

Hope this helps.

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by pbgerrard In reply to Which Linux to use?

Redhat Linux has probably been around in the business the longest. They are probably the most reputable as well. However, some big companies have begun to put out Linux editions. There is Caldera open Linux. I think Corel even has a Linux version now. Corel has not been in Linux too long, but it is a big company with a reputation it wants to keep, and it is clearly trying to break into the Linux market. I personally use Red Hat. Caldera has a few more frills and is about ten dollars moreexpensive. I think Red Hat is the best, but you may consider looking into Corel.

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by Joe Prochazka In reply to Which Linux to use?

I would suggest Caldera (www.caldera.com) or Best Linux. Caldera seems to be the best for new users with an install process much like windows. I have never tried it but I have heard many good things as far a best linux (sorry I dont know their web address) as far as being a very good distro for new users as well. RedHat is also a good choice but seems to require more experience than say caldera if you are looking for a workstation solution. If it is a server environment you are looking for theni would agree redhat would be the way to go.

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