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    Question Linux?

    Me, Being a newbie, have a simple question for you all. I was going to get a version of linux for my computer, but I went to http://www.linux.org to look for a copy for me to use, but I don't know which kind i'll need.

    I feel like an idiot asking a question like this....

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    Well, when I was a newbie like you, I chose Mandrake Linux, because of its ease of use and its ability to help you learn more about linux while using it. Regardless of what others say, it is a very good distro and I run my website off of it.
    Wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
    --Ecclesiastes 10:19

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    If you're truly a newbie to Linux, take a look at Mandrake.

    http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/

    Not an easy decision, though.

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    If you are new to linux the i highly recommend linux mandrake, simpla and easy installation. Buy it to make it even easier, it is like 20-25 dollars at wal mart.
    \"Drastic times call for drastic measures.\"

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    ALong with Mandrake, I'd recommend RedHat. Very user friendly as well, and well supported.
    Just remember: Abraham Lincoln didn\'t die in vain. He died in Washington D.C.

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    Mandrake is probably one of the best for newbies. After that you might wanna move on to RedHat or Slackware.
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    Mandrake is a great distro for n00bs and old hands. Use KDE with it though if you're new. It's very similar to windows and will help you to adjust.
    You need to download three disks in ISO and burn them to CD. You can get them here:
    ftp://ftp.umr.edu/pub/linux/mandrake/Mandrake/iso/
    or
    ftp://ftp.tux.org/pub/distributions/mandrake/iso/
    or you can go here for a list of the ftp mirrors
    http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp...e231b3.php#iso
    The COOKIE TUX lives!!!!
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    yeah, mandrake or redhat

    Better yet, search these forums, because this has been discussed many many many times before.
    \"Ignorance is bliss....
    but only for your enemy\"
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    Definitely Mandrake. Then move right to RedHat. Good user friendly OS.

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    Mandrake. It lets you learn linux while being able to interface with like widnows. A great way to transfer from windows to linux. Just buy it, ISOs seem to be bad luck.
    What do you mean you don\'t have a backup disk?

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