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    Irrelevant question?

    I have used both Red Hat, and Mandrake and I finally found SuSE and personally I found it the best - but to tell the truth, there really isn't that much difference.

    Is the fav distro down to image rather than anything else?

    I know SuSe is German, but it seems to be the favourite in Europe where as Red Hat, being the US saviour, is the top name in the US.

    Obviously there a few differences, but overall, it is all GNU/Linux - the newer the distro, the better it is.

    As a relative newbie, please correct my ignorance! :-)
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    plunge into the world of slackware... and prepare yourself for power you could not even imagine :P and yes there is a big difference between rh and slackware...

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    LOL!!!
    Slackware, funny!
    Slackware was once a security nightmare.
    I still think building your own linux is the best, for newbies RedHat because it is so simple.
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    howdy,
    i also started with mandrake and went to RH. coming from the unix world in the early 80's i find any version of Linux a real treat.
    speaking of slakeware, i hear alot about it but so far it all seems to be a lot of talk. can someone explain to me why i would take off my red hat ( that's a joke son) and become a slaker.

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    you wouldn't
    RedHat (opinion) is far better than slackware
    Slackware has a lot of comotion because the users of it are strong supporters almost like nationalism to their OS
    I am not a strong supporter of anything except RedHat Linux (GREAT SERVER!!!)
    and my own Distro Lynux

    but I have a lot of pride for Linux and I appreciate slackware for what it has contributed to the Open Source Community.
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    Red Hat is the least secure distro "out of the box". It can, of course, be secured with some quality time in /etc/inetd.conf.

    Red Hat is good for beginners and for network/system administrators who want to spend a minimal amount of time setting up and maintaining the system. Red Hat accomplishes these things by adding tools to simplify things, such as setting up a sound card with 'setsound'. Red Hat does well in the US because of marketing, and their efforts to simplify Linux. Beginners like Lynux-Penguin are advised to stick with RH.

    I like Slackware because it is a real "hands on" operating system. You can't really fake anything with Slack. You either know how to do something, or you're in for a great learning experience. There are few wimp-outs like 'setsound'; netconfig being the only exception I can think of at the moment. It is my experience that Slackware is a favorite among the technophiles and engineering types.

    I have heard a lot of good things about SuSE. In fact, I don't recall ever hearing a bad thing about SuSE. I'll have to take it for a spin someday.

    To answer your question, f0ul, favorite distro seems to be religion more than anything else :)
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    howdy,
    GUI's. config tools and all of the fluffy stuff aside, if a person wants to learn an OS especialy Linux it is very easy to find truck loads of doc on line.
    my reason for going to Linux was a total lack of stability in the last version of windoze i used (winME).
    i have found the kernel installed with this distro of RH to be SLIGHTLY more stable than ME. so for me i look for stability in a distro.

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    Again, you guys seem to be overlooking the joy and miracle that is BSD. Of course for all you slackware folks looking for a true "hands on" experience, that's all just so much hot air until you give solaris a shot :)

    Oops, but there I go again, drawing true Unix into this discussion on linuxes. Well, if you really must insist on a linux OS, I stand by RedHat... and tomsrtbt.

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    this BSD u speak of ..

    I have a geeky friend who swears by BSD and has left me confused again - the only difference i could see with this was that BSD is designed for SCSI based Intel class CPU systems - maybe a very simplistic description, but seems to cover the basics!

    The other point I noticed that the more user friendly a distro is, the less people rate it - is this the techie way of being macho?

    surely if a distro has all the software you need, and all that software works well together, then its a good package?
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    Re: this BSD u speak of ..

    Originally posted by f0ul
    The other point I noticed that the more user friendly a distro is, the less people rate it - is this the techie way of being macho?
    I think you might be right on that, although I have never thought of it that way. I have always considered it a 'quest for knowledge'.

    Originally posted by f0ul
    surely if a distro has all the software you need, and all that software works well together, then its a good package?
    I have to agree. 'Good' is a relative term, so if it is good for you then it is 'good'.
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    howdy,
    BRAVO fOul!!!!
    youve hit it right on the head.
    one of the linux users groups that i deal with is completely full of folks that "know everything" and are disgusted by fng's that ask piles of newbies questions.
    if you dont mind i will use your phrase
    is this the techie way of being macho?
    at the next meeting.


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    I am member of a LUG (geekness overwhelming )as well, but they don't seem to have elitist attutudes at all.
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    Originally posted by Deckard
    Red Hat is the least secure distro "out of the box". It can, of course, be secured with some quality time in /etc/inetd.conf.

    Red Hat is good for beginners and for network/system administrators who want to spend a minimal amount of time setting up and maintaining the system. Red Hat accomplishes these things by adding tools to simplify things, such as setting up a sound card with 'setsound'. Red Hat does well in the US because of marketing, and their efforts to simplify Linux. Beginners like Lynux-Penguin are advised to stick with RH.

    I like Slackware because it is a real "hands on" operating system. You can't really fake anything with Slack. You either know how to do something, or you're in for a great learning experience. There are few wimp-outs like 'setsound'; netconfig being the only exception I can think of at the moment. It is my experience that Slackware is a favorite among the technophiles and engineering types.

    I have heard a lot of good things about SuSE. In fact, I don't recall ever hearing a bad thing about SuSE. I'll have to take it for a spin someday.

    To answer your question, f0ul, favorite distro seems to be religion more than anything else
    thank you for your opinion. However, I need to clarify something, I am not a beginer, i am far from beginer and I didn't say I used RedHat, I use Lynux (my own distro)
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    Originally posted by Lynux-Penguin
    thank you for your opinion.
    You're welcome; be assured you will continue to get it. I find the difference between your opinion and mine, is that mine is based on knowledge and experience. Yours is merely contentious.
    Jason Deckard

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    well, putting the quarrel away, I thought your FIT program was well written and I would like to congradulate you on it.
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