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This is a discussion on linux within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; just wanted to know which versions of linux most people are running i want to start using linux some( mostly ...

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    just wanted to know which versions of linux most people are running

    i want to start using linux some( mostly to make programing easier for my schoolwork) and just to start getting used to it

    want to know which one people would suggest installing and that i can download for free

    also which ones are easy installs

    i will be duel boot with windows xp pro using 2 hard drives

    thanks

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    thnaks yea i have looked at bot mandrake and redhat which were in those posts but it seems that you must pay for alot of there software suits and stuff

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    Mandrake have a free d/l edition. It's not as complete as the paid-for version, but it's nice, specially if you're moving from a windows enviroment. I'm using Mdk 9.2 'till I get the LFS version working.
    go to http://www.linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=29 and download the i586 version. You usually don't need the third CD, it's just if you need a language with special characters and that stuff. Completely uncessary for English and others with the latin alphabet I would think.
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    Debian http://www.debian.org/. Once you've got everything up and working correctly, you'll probably have had to do so much configuration and troubleshooting, you'll already be halfway towards being a formidable Linux hacker.
    I am a programmer. My first duty is to God, then to nation, then to employer, then to family, then to friends, then to computer, and finally to myself. I code with dignity, honor, and integrity.

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    gentoo: http://www.gentoo.org

    You use their portage tree (emerge is the greatest command ever) to download and compile ebuilds so that everything is tailor-fit to your system - even the kernel.

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    Originally posted by UnregdRegd
    Debian http://www.debian.org/. Once you've got everything up and working correctly, you'll probably have had to do so much configuration and troubleshooting, you'll already be halfway towards being a formidable Linux hacker.
    Why does everyone that uses Linux seem to get a wrap for being a hacker? The more I get into computers the more I notice there are steriotypes in the computer world.
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    Originally posted by ZakkWylde969
    Why does everyone that uses Linux seem to get a wrap for being a hacker? The more I get into computers the more I notice there are steriotypes in the computer world.
    If you had a single braincell in your head you would know what he said. Instead, you just keep thinking that meant that in a 1337 h4xx0r way. ^themax

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    Well It isn't really his comment that I based it off of. I saw the comment and just sorta thought about it. So if you had a single brain cell in your head you would know what the hell I'm talking about. Arrest yourself.
    "When I die I want to pass peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

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    Originally posted by ZakkWylde969
    Well It isn't really his comment that I based it off of. I saw the comment and just sorta thought about it. So if you had a single brain cell in your head you would know what the hell I'm talking about. Arrest yourself.
    A Linux hacker isn't a "hacker" in the same sort of sense as a 1337 hax0r or anything.

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    May I say troll?

    Well It isn't really his comment that I based it off of. I saw the comment and just sorta thought about it. So if you had a single brain cell in your head you would know what the hell I'm talking about. Arrest yourself.
    Learn geek lingo, plz.

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    I'm a slackware junkie, but I aint no hacker.
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    I think most of use here use the term hacker in the late 70s early 80s verison, when being a hacker was a good thing and the term hadn't be warped by the media (and some bad movies [wargames excluded])

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    I used Mandrake 8.0 for a good few months, but lost interest in it.

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