Linux Distro

This is a discussion on Linux Distro within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; Im finaly switching to linux for the summer and i was just wondering whcih distribution is: - Easy To Operate ...

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    Linux Distro

    Im finaly switching to linux for the summer and i was just wondering whcih distribution is:
    - Easy To Operate
    - Fast
    - Comes with a C++ compiler and IDE
    - Instant Messangers
    - FREE


    It also should be able to handle fast internet speeds.
    It Doesn't have to be good for Gaming, bcause i am not much of a gammer.
    I've been thinking about Red Hat, but maybe you guys have better suggestions

    I've Tried Mandriva (AKA Mandrake), and SuSe in the past, and i would like to try something different.

    Thanks

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    your criteria are pretty much taken care of by all popular linux distros. The only question would be "easy". Fedora's not a bad bet for that purpose (fedora is the free redhat offshoot)
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    I would start with Ubuntu or Debian, and then move on to Gentoo if you feel you need more flexibility with your package management.

    Fedora may be easy to install, but it's a pita to upgrade.

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    Ubuntu is pretty easy.
    Slackware, though, is my personal favorite. Had a few problems with it, but once you know where to find the answers it is pretty easy to get fixed
    To code is divine

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    >>Fedora may be easy to install, but it's a pita to upgrade.

    not if you use yum.

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    Anyone willing to show me how to install software on a Linux?

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    which distro are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrafcho001
    Anyone willing to show me how to install software on a Linux?
    If you use fedora I'll show you how to set up some good yum repos. Then installing software is a matter of typing yum install <package-name> and updating is just as easy, yum update <package-name>

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    in general:

    download the source for the program, usually in a tar.gz

    untar it
    in console->

    ./configure-> if error(missing dependancy) use a package manager of your choice to get dependancy (ubuntu has a great one for this)

    make

    make install

    and youre all set
    Hmm

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    Hmmm. Looks like you already get your Linux distro.!
    I wanna say CentOS distro.! It like RedHat and without testing like Fedora.!

    CentOS works much better that Fedora. That was in my case. Dont know for oethers.!
    Sorry for spelling errors, not English!
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    > not if you use yum.

    Show me an easy way to upgrade from Fedora Core 3 to Core 4 using yum.
    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq

    Compare this to emerge -uDav world in Gentoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ^xor
    > not if you use yum.

    Show me an easy way to upgrade from Fedora Core 3 to Core 4 using yum.
    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq

    Compare this to emerge -uDav world in Gentoo.
    Ah, a fellow Gentoo-er.

    Sometimes -uDav cause the odd problem, but yeah, you have to like the portage system.

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    Ok,

    I got Linux installed!

    Can anyone IM me at:
    StupidTerorrists

    i need some help, like changing the resolution and how to get around linux looks a lot different than Windows.

    Thanks

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    >>Show me an easy way to upgrade from Fedora Core 3 to Core 4 using yum.


    install the distro rpm then type yum update, done. That wiki is for problems people may encounter, are you trying to tell me no one ever encounters problems upgrading Gentoo?

    >>Compare this to emerge -uDav world in Gentoo.

    emerge -uDav.... what the hell is that cryptic paramater supposed to mean. I find yum update to be much more intuitive

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