Looking for a Linux distro

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    Looking for a Linux distro

    I already have mandrake linux 10.0 and would like to try another distro. At this time im downloading Knoppix to try it, i searched the net and found that many like Fedora. Any recommendations based on what you have used, that is good, reliable and has cool features?
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    If you don't mind a long install time then gentoo is good
    http://www.gentoo.org/

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    <Steve Ballmer>DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! DEBIAN! (Has throat surgery)</Steve Ballmer>

    Well, it would be nice, wouldn't it?

    http://www.debian.org

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    Installed Ubuntu recently with very little trouble. Took a while for it to unpack everything, but it's going really smoothly now. It's a pretty good distro.

    http://www.ubuntu.com

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    Fedora Core 4 test 1 was just released... I really like fedora, if your brave, try a full rawhide system (fedora devel).

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    I also moving to Linux and I am interesting what is Best distro.
    On what distro I can install all software from the web made for all distro of Linux.?

    I heard about SuSe, Red Hat, Fedora, Debian.
    Sorry for spelling errors, not English!
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    >>On what distro I can install all software from the web made for all distro of Linux.?

    Any *Linux* distro should be fine. If you go with Solaris or a BSD type distro you may have trouble with "made for linux" packages. Fedora gets my seal of approval.

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    A nice alternative to dual booting is Cooperative Linux. Basically, you get an image based off Gentoo or Debian and run it in Windows. I've tried it and found that it works well for my needs. I know that you already of have Mandrake installed, but for others who don't want to deal with the hassle of dual booting, you should definitely give this a shot. Also, it's nice for beginners since the install is relatively easy (just editing some command files) and you are able to ease yourself into the environment. You can even use X with it

    Sean

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    >>>>A nice alternative to dual booting is Cooperative Linux

    If I wanna Rock from Windows to Linux and up side down best thing is VM WARE!
    http://www.vmware.com

    You got little nice Windows and another window in what is your version of Linux.!
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