Should i get Redhat or Mandrake?

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    Should i get Redhat or Mandrake?

    Hi,

    I am planning to download Linux. Should i get redhat or mandrake? Any good and bad points for both of them?

    thnx

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    Guess what I'm going to say?
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    Mandrake, if you're a newbie... Red Hat if you want to dive in head first... either is ok, Mandrake is a little more nice. Neither will hold your hand so strap yourself in.

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    I am newbie, but if i choose mandrake, would i learn less about Linux? I mean, would mandrake has less commands or hide some of the difficulties and complexity that will in fact help if they aren't hidden...
    Last edited by Nutshell; 02-21-2002 at 02:29 AM.

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    Mandrake will save you headaches. It's still a true linux distro and all.
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    any OTHER distros for linux-beginners?

    i went to mandrake home page, there is this Linux for i586. What is i586, i guess i have to download that but i want to know what it is.
    Last edited by Nutshell; 02-21-2002 at 05:58 AM.

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    it means it's setup for an intel based 586 processor (not meaning Intel, the chip maker... it means the x86 design) ... 586 is equivalent to anything above ... I think the origional pentium level... but yes, that's the one you want...
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    I could be wrong on some of that, but that's what I've read/been told

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    Download ISO's so you can burn them.
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    Yes i know. ISO's are neat.

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    I hear Caldera OpenLinux is good for nix newbies.

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    Thats fine. I already installed mandrake linux, first i had difficulties setting up internet connection, but it's solved now. I guess i will play around wif it and then ask some more questions....

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