View Full Version : which linux environment should I use?

09-01-2001, 07:02 PM
:confused: which linux environement would you recemend ReadHat? Mandrake? slakware? looking for the best out there and won't settle for any less! ;)

09-01-2001, 07:29 PM
If you know very little about Linux, i would suggest that you install Mandrake or SuSE. I personally prefer SuSE because it's the distribution with which i started. It also contains several config tools that make administration easier for the novice user. you'll be up and running in no time.

i would stay away from Slackware unless you really know what you're doing...

looking for the best out there and won't settle for any less!

They're ALL great. They're ALL linux. Good luck and have fun!

09-01-2001, 07:43 PM
thanks but!

i would stay away from Slackware unless you really know what you're doing...

I prefer to learn to master a experts interface than remaster for each step, I am in aspect a control freak ;) (if were not all) and like to have absolute control. this IS one of the reasones why I am planning on getting linux, you cannot control any aspect of the windows interface at all!

thnx tho!
I have looked at SuSu, the reason I included slackware in the ones to question was exactly because it was directed towards the more advance user.
any more suggestions would be useful though!

09-01-2001, 10:16 PM
Red hat, I have found is easy since alot of people use it, so the chance of running into someone with the same problem is more likely. Great thing about linux though is that they are all free. If you have the money I would recommend picking up a book, or a boxed version (SUSE is like only $15 on amazon)

09-02-2001, 12:47 AM
I like debian, www.debian.org. And also I would
take a look at freebsd www.freebsd.org which isn't exactly linux.

09-02-2001, 03:39 AM
I have found that you can do pretty much anything with SuSE. I've been able to control everything... more than on other versions because SuSE comes with SO MUCH software. Even some great IDEs, 3D animation studios, etc... I am currently configuring it to do all my routing and firewalling. Even works great on a new laptop... I went for the DVD version boxed.

09-02-2001, 04:25 AM
What about Caldera?

09-06-2001, 02:36 PM
Depends on what you want...... i like redhat and mandrake, they both have their advantages, it depends on what ya wanna do. Just dont expect to play games on your linux box!

09-06-2001, 07:24 PM
"Just dont expect to play games on your linux box!"

especially after the closing of LOKI...

09-10-2001, 01:52 PM
I have to recommend Mandrake, but Suse is also excellent... both are good for starters. I also recommend getting the boxed version... spend a little dough for a LOT of stuff... it's worth the money, trust me... I can't believe Witch King is even in this thread... is he ill?

09-11-2001, 04:06 PM
yah! probably!

09-11-2001, 04:08 PM
okay, It said I was unregistered? damn, must be my computer

(from a different workstation than usual)

09-11-2001, 04:10 PM
okay there we go! finnaly!

I was trying to use disseta instead of dissata
(long story)
anyway back now!

09-14-2001, 08:16 AM
I use Red Hat and have had no problems. I have heard good things about the improvement of Caldera but I haven't tried it out yet. I originally started with SuSE and played around with Mandrake (based off of Red Hat).
I'm satisfied with Red Hat for now.

09-15-2001, 02:39 AM
If you want a replacement for windows-Mandrake.
If you want support for Oracle, etc.-RedHat.
If you want to install packegaes from CLI over the internet-Debian.

If you want to learn UNIX you might be better served by using FreeBSD(not linux), considering all UNIX Operating Systems use BSD code.

The key is choice, there free systems tuned to just about every imaginable purpose.

09-20-2001, 03:40 AM
My first linux distribution was SuSE,
But now i use Mandrake 7.2 , and i think it is much better, because it is very user friendly!
Also creating a multiboot system is VERY easy!!!!
It automaticcaly created a linux partition, i only had to choose the installation type!!
very good indeed!!

09-27-2001, 08:57 PM
taylor guitar man, if the bottom of your messages are true....then why should i go to school!? J/K

09-29-2001, 02:54 AM

10-01-2001, 09:12 PM
slackware period.

10-02-2001, 06:45 AM
SuSe or Mandrake. PERIOD.