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    Ok, I really want to learn linux and I've been looking at a couple of different kinds of linux but I'm not sure which one to use. I've been looking at Red Hat, Mandrake and SuSE. I want to install it on my laptop and learn it on there. I want to first learn the easiest one so if you have any suggestions they would be appreciated.

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    I suggest you try Mandrake.
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    I had a previous post... dont feel like recalling it but there is a 'distro' called pkmini and it can easily be run on win machine and its only a meg I think, let me check. 3.23 megs. Just go to google and search for pkmini2.zip and it'll be your first hit... It lets you have a small selection of commands but is nice to get the feel before you install an 'alien' OS. Hope it helps!

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    Liquid: I'm flad to hear you want to learn Linux! I've personally had excellent experiences with both RedHat and Mandrake. It's a really tough dessision when it comes to choosing what distro is best for an n00bie. Eitherway you go you'll be fine. Now, if you need any help using the OS, just give me a PM and I can send you a ton of ebooks on Linux.

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    RedHat is a great starting point (it's so good some *nix users never try anything else), Mandrake is a good 2nd choice. SuSE is great but bloated (but an easy install if you buy the disto on DVD )
    It's a great learning experience and the Web has a wealth of info if you come unstuck, have fun



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    I would say Mandrake over Red Hat, for ease of use, but initially mandrake was built from Red Hat, so you probably won't notice too much of a difference.
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    as a new red hat user and linux user i would say it is a pretty tough transition from windows to linux, a lot of reading and i have posted here a few times when i got stuck and really frustrated but the instalation wasnt too bad, and it is very stable os. good luck.
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    definitely mandrake or red hat. I would personally recommend mandrake because it's a bit easier to use and cheaper than some of the red hat distros.

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    Cheaper? How-so? Linux is free.... cheapier as in lower-quality? I'm not trying to emberass you or flame you, just wanted to clarify things...
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    ArmyOfOne:

    I'm talking about the off-the-shelf distros which come with all the gui's, progs, etc. and have 3+ cds (that's about 2 gigs at the least, so downloading all that stuff would be a pain). If you're downloading it, get Red Hat.

    sorry about not clarifying. inform me if anything was wrong, since i haven't ever downloaded an os, except for freebsd to put on the pentium 386 in the corner

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