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    The name should tell you about it. It's an evaluation version. Since you can't download ISOs for the real SuSE 9.0 anymore, they offer a free download of this LiveEval.
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    LiveEval is probably a live distro, judging from it's name. Just get one the distros designed for newbies or newcomers or whatever you wanna call it.
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    SuSE is not offering their ISO's anymore either?

    That's why you use FreeBSD. No worries of that happening . Gentoo doesn't seem like it would do it either.

    Is it because these major distros are losing all their bandwidth to people download their ISOs?

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    I don't know why, but the most recent SuSE distros are no longer available as ISOs. Maybe it's too valuable

    I use Gentoo personally.
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    Alright guys, I'll give Linux another chance. Which distro should I download? Any toolkits?

    I'll use Apache for my server. I want to be able to install it, make a simple PHP page, then make a simple GUI program. Then play a game and surf the web. Lets see if Linux can do this easily.

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    linuxiso.org

    It has SUSE 9.0 I think. Pretty sure I burned them not too long ago. Anyways, BSD is probably the best out there. I just still don't know enough to do an install by myself.
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    If you are going to use Linux I would suggest Gentoo. Gentoo blows away the rest of the Linuxes. If you want to use any *nix OS, I would suggest FreeBSD.

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    Be aware that FreeBSD and NetBSD are not Linux, if very similar.
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    *nix != Linux, dude

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    actually,

    Linux == *nix;
    *nix != Linux;

    it's the square/rectangle type thing
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    quit asking and either download it or try another distro, jesus man
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    'nix = Linux && unix
    linux != unix
    unix != linux

    That is the correct way of that. 'Nix has the apostrophy for a reason. To describe all of them. Unix and Linux are really different. Different shells and the sort. Last Unix I tried didn't even have the Bourne shell. Just Korn and some other funky one. Couldn't stand not having me bash.
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    There's still more than one unix without counting linux, and those still are quite different.


    And I wasn't referring to bludstayne in my post, it was a reminder to the OP. Stuff compiled for Linux won't work in the BSD clones.
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    Sorry for asking again.

    What is i386 and i686?

    I found that at Linuxiso.org architecture menu.

    I need to decide whether I should try Gentoo or SuSe or Mandrake or etc.. because I don't have highspeed internet. So I take time to choose which one gonna be right for me. I need to spend about 24 hours to download one iso with my slow 45kbps internet connection.

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    i386 and i686 refer to the processor architecture. Intel 386 is a 808386 (actually I'm not sure fo the complete name) processor (aka 386). The i686 refers to a PII (or K6) and upwards (I think), since there hasn't really been any difference in the chips except for the speed since the MMX instructions back in the days of PII.
    It doesn't really matter which one you choose, as long as it isn't PowerPC, ia64 or x86_64.
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