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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-26-2007, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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I recently switched from Windows to Linux (ubuntu 6.10 distro) I Like it ok, but I've looked at some others and I'm starting to lean towards Fedora Core 6. Anyone have any experience, or can maybe suggest another distro that they prefer. It has to mostly graphical though, I can't deal with a command line OS.

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Everytime I try another I always come back to SuSe for some odd reason or another... been using it since 7.3

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Everytime I try another I always come back to SuSe for some odd reason or another... been using it since 7.3
Thanks, I'll check it out. That was another I had been considering, but didn't look into it too much.

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I like suse myself.

Centos is kind of nice as well. supposedly the same source code as redhat minus the badging, pretty quick updates as well.

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yeah, the more I look into it, the better SUSE looks. supposedly they have the best support since they are owned by novell. The only support for fedora is if you buy Red hat. I'm Going to give suse a shot.

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im running fedora on my laptop. support can be found via forums not a big deal to me
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I find myself a Redhat/Fedora fan.

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I find myself a Redhat/Fedora fan.

If you are not a $$ subscriber to RHN , Can you still get the auto updates using Fedora?

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If you are not a $$ subscriber to RHN , Can you still get the auto updates using Fedora?
Fedora is the spun-off version of the original Redhat. It comes with no official support, but an extensive network of people using it. It is essentially the free version of what used to be Redhat.

It comes with a graphical package manager and software update module made for the gnome desktop. Can't say for sure what's available for other desktop managers.

I'm mostly using it as a web server.

This is not the official Redhat release.

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I used just about evey distro that's out there. Used to be big SuSe fan, but now it turned to garbage imo. You do realize that its not the distro that makes it look a certain way, right? You can install any graphical interface that's out there on Ubuntu (which btw is my favorite at the moment). Ubuntu's download/install manager is also simple and powerfull. Try it before ya go thru whole re-install first.
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I am a fedora/redhat fan also, but as bwa mentioned you can customize any version of linux to your liking, so just pick one that you are most comfortable with.
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Fedora is the spun-off version of the original Redhat. It comes with no official support, but an extensive network of people using it. It is essentially the free version of what used to be Redhat.

It comes with a graphical package manager and software update module made for the gnome desktop. Can't say for sure what's available for other desktop managers.

I'm mostly using it as a web server.
This is not the official Redhat release.

I've used fedora awhile ago when they spit of RH into the enterprise setup.
As for support, Thats what I remembered on the updates and that is partially why I thought Centos was a better choice if you were looking at or Redhat or Fedora, (binary compatible - badging) as you can still use the autoupdating feature for patches etc.

I thought I read somewhere the time from the availability of the RH updates to the centos updates was like 72 hours.

faq here
http://centos.org/modules/smartfaq/c...p?categoryid=2


As far as making them look the same, KDE is preeeeeeeeeeeety

Jay what is it about suse that you don't like ?


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I used just about evey distro that's out there. Used to be big SuSe fan, but now it turned to garbage imo. You do realize that its not the distro that makes it look a certain way, right? You can install any graphical interface that's out there on Ubuntu (which btw is my favorite at the moment). Ubuntu's download/install manager is also simple and powerfull. Try it before ya go thru whole re-install first.
I'm extremely new to the linux thing. Is there any books or links you know of that are good for linux beginners. I only switched my laptop to linux because I basically only use it for web browsing and other simple tasks. I figured I can learn linux on there, and maybe eventually switch my desktop to linux.

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Tried openSUSE, didn't even make it through the install. I had like a hundred errors telling me a package failed to install, and said f-it. I'm trying FC6 right now. hopefully it's better.

Edit: FC6 gave me an error that it couldn't format my disk. Looks like it's back to ubuntu, well I'm gonna use kubuntu this time because I want the KDE desktop enviro.

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What about Knoppix. No need to install it - just run it live and see how you like it. Periodically reccomended for beginners. Ubuntu is a little more advanced and I think is better when you start compiling stuff for yourself.

But hey those are my . Linux is like underwear - everybody has a different pair - hopefully
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What about Knoppix. No need to install it - just run it live and see how you like it. Periodically reccomended for beginners. Ubuntu is a little more advanced and I think is better when you start compiling stuff for yourself.

But hey those are my . Linux is like underwear - everybody has a different pair - hopefully
I'll give it a look.

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Use Suse mostly when I'm in linux, trying out Ubuntu on a spare (well its Kubuntu now since I put KDE on it.) Still I find Suse more useable and has alot better support.
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I think my hard drive is shot, because now EVERY OS I try to install is telling me it can't format the drive. Hmmmmm...

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