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stan03

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I just installed SuSE on one of my computers.... can you recommend some good sites for me to learn how you use it..... i am pretty much completely n00b. i really don't know any comd line command either so a site for that would also be great.... thanks all.
 

ElGriton

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I think I have learned more here, reading these threads and asking questions about the things I don't understand than anywhere else. I have found in my travels that Linux gurus are an aloof and cliquish group, but that doesn't seem to apply here. It seems everyone will answer all your question to the fullest of their abilities.
 

mirko_3

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I think Mandrake, Redhat, SuSe are the 3 distro's which are suitable for beginners... maybe knoppix as well...
 
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stan03

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i heard mandrake was kinda going down.... is that true? if its not true, can i have suse and mandrake on one system?
 

fiji

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stan03 said:
i heard mandrake was kinda going down.... is that true? if its not true, can i have suse and mandrake on one system?

no mandrake is fine, red hat is crashing though


you could have both of tehm on 1 system but its kinda pointless seeing as how they are so close


i would try a different distro if you want 2 onyour system, like slackware/debian/gentoo
 
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stan03

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which out of those three is the easiest, slackware? i heard gentoos install was kinda hard.
 

Titan386

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The main difference between the Gentoo install and those of Slackware or Debian is that Gentoo does not have an installer program that guides you through the process. So, you have to manually partition your drives, compile your kernel, etc. It is a more involved and time consuming installation, but Gentoo's install documentation is excellent. You should have a relatively easy time if you're an experienced Linux user who has a general idea of the steps necessary to setup Linux. If it's your first time, then Gentoo might be rather daunting.

The Debian installer, in my experience, isn't much better when to comes to user friendliness. For example, I once attempted to install on a partition that wasn't large enough. As the installer copied files, it suddenly stopped, and informed me that the installer had just exited with a return value of 1. Not very intuitive...

Generally speaking, I wouldn't recommend Debian or Gentoo for one's first Linux system. It tends to be better to use a simplier distro to get to know Linux better. Once you have that knowledge and experience, the more customizable distros like Gentoo and Debian start looking very attractive.
 
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stan03

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yea this is my first time, thats what i heard about gentoo, ill save that for later :)

so what would you recommend?