• *nix

    From dream master@44:100/0 to All on Thu Nov 19 11:13:00 2015
    so what would be the best distro to learn linux?

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  • From Al@44:250/0 to dream master on Thu Nov 19 12:20:00 2015
    On 11/19/15, dream master said the following...

    so what would be the best distro to learn linux?

    I haven't used it for years but ubuntu is one of the easiest (so I hear) and has it's roots in debian. Debian is also a good choice.

    I've been using slackware for about a year now and I just can't get enough of it it but I suppose slackware is not for everyone.

    There are lots of choices with *nix and you'll just have to make one.. :)

    There is a knoppix live dvd around that has 4 or 5 desktops on it that you
    can run with command line arguments when you boot.

    http://knopper.net/knoppix

    Whatever you choose we are not far away.. :)

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From zERO rEADER@44:100/1 to dream master on Thu Nov 19 21:47:00 2015
    so what would be the best distro to learn linux?

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    I like Debian quite a bit, but if you are just starting out, maybe give
    Ubuntu a shot?

    My method nowadays -- at least for running a BBS -- is to install the base Debian, get to a command prompt and "apt-get" the rest of the stuff I need.
    And for running a BBS, you don't need much to be honest. I use the ratpoison window manager (for an authentic Desqview feeling, heheh). I've also found
    it helpful to install samba for setting up a network share.

    Dosemu is fun to play with (and needed for running BBS doors). But yeah, for starting out, one of the flavors of Ubuntu may be the way to get your
    feet wet. I generally like one of the lighter Ubuntu flavors, such as
    Xubuntu or Lubuntu (these default to window managers that don't require a
    lot of overhead, XFCE and LXDE respectively).

    It's also handy to use a VM like VirtualBox to test out various distros
    until you decide on one. In some cases, you may never leave the VM. My
    board is currently running on 32-bit Ubuntu (LXDE) under Mac OSX. Seems to
    do quite well in the VM!

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  • From Pequito@44:100/12 to dream master on Thu Nov 19 15:40:00 2015
    On 11/19/15, dream master said the following...

    so what would be the best distro to learn linux?

    I would shoot for Debian, I do not like Ubuntu since there changes from Gnome etc make it funny looking and harder for me to navigate.

    One I can say for sure would be maybe mint-debian they have a nice easy to
    use UI and much easier to upgrade when its time without any hassels.

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  • From Gryphon@44:100/4 to dream master on Fri Nov 20 08:36:00 2015
    On 11/19/15, dream master said the following...

    so what would be the best distro to learn linux?

    Debian, Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora Core, CentOS... just to name a few.

    "No matter where you go, there you are!" - Buckaroo Bonzai

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  • From Orbitman@44:100/2 to dream master on Thu Jun 22 10:23:50 2017
    Ubuntu seems to be the favorite for just starting out. I like Xubuntu but recently loaded up the latest LTS Ubuntu with Gnome Shell. I really like it,
    a nice clean desktop, easy navigation and with the right theme (I like Mist), it's very sharp.

    Fedora is not bad either :)

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    Thanks!
    Orbitman

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