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A Neowin Guide to Linux Distributions


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#16 OP Keldyn

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 04:03

I'm glad some people found this guide useful. :)


#17 Tran

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 21:25

I was just wondering, I want to understand the full potentiel of Linux. With RedHat8.0, it's almost like another windows to me and I don't want that. Do you think Slackware will do the job? Currently I have RH but I'm planning to re-install without Xwindow and I don't need the GUI and stuff so I get rid of that too, right? Will RH still install without Xwindow, GNOME and KDE?

Do you think that'll help me learn Linux better if I did one of those (Slack or no Xwindow RH)?

#18 BxBoy

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 21:51

Yes, if you want to dig deeper in linux, other distro's like Slackware and Debian are probably the way to go..

as for Red Hat, yes, you can install it with just the console (no Xwin/KDE/Gnome/etc..), just don't choose them during the installation.

#19 mezz

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 21:54

Will RH still install without Xwindow, GNOME and KDE?

Yes, you can. You should see that option during the installtion.

Do you think that'll help me learn Linux better if I did one of those (Slack or no Xwindow RH)?

Yes, as always! I think, you should give the different Linux distro a try to see which you like the best. Go ahead to give Slackware, Gentoo Linux, Debian and etc a try. They aren't going to bite you.

#20 Tran

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 21:57

Alright thanks for those great tips! I'm going to try the bare-bones RH first as I don't have slack yet. If it works out great for me than I'll try Slackware some other time. If it doesn't than I'll try to get Slack as soon as possible but first, I'll give RedHat a shot like that.

#21 LiGhTfast

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Posted 03 February 2003 - 18:46

must say i like debian very much havent used on my pc yet but the xbox version is great... finally understanding linux better now...

started on
mandrake - i had no clue whats going on in there
redhat - could get the internet working and could install .rpms :)
debian - installed kde3.1 loads of apps and it looks damn good with kde

#22 pika515usa

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Posted 06 February 2003 - 04:45

I have Red Hat 7.3 on CD, and I was about to install it onto my system until I found out 8.0 was released. My question is, what is the difference between 7.3 and 8.0. I don't want to re-download three ISOs just for little changes.

#23 pagal

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Posted 06 February 2003 - 04:52

well,
a much nicer gui + blue curve.
and very very nice font rendering.

#24 Inertia

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Posted 09 March 2003 - 22:19

does anyone know of a distrobution that will install straight onto my hpt372 raid array without any messign about please ?

#25 ilmcuts

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Posted 18 March 2003 - 08:31

Try knoppix, you can run it off a cd; meaning it won't even touch your harddrive. Load times will be a bit long tho. ;)

#26 sengork

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Posted 18 April 2003 - 13:59

Niceli done Keldyn !

:)

#27 EnCrYpTeD

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Posted 25 May 2003 - 07:19

Well I must say, I have been using *nix for a long time, and I like Gentoo, Im on RH 8 box now cause Im lazy :p
Great article though Keldyn !

#28 Zippo

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Posted 27 May 2003 - 09:56

eh... dont forget FreeBSD :D

Http://www.freebsd.org

#29 EnCrYpTeD

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Posted 20 June 2003 - 06:56

Yeah forget the BSD's Open, Free, and Net BSD, also completely free and easy to install, tons of ports and good stability :)

#30 EnCrYpTeD

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 21:18

well,
a much nicer gui + blue curve.
and very very nice font rendering.

True that, I ain't seen better font rendering in even Windows without a little bit of tweaking... hell it even renders fonts better out of the box than Windows with Windows own fonts :laugh: