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    Slackware linux..

    i heard that slackware lniux is harder than redhat, the reason i want to get slackware is that the downloads for redhat are driving me insane and i want to try something different, so pleas if you can help, tell me which is better and why.. or should i stick with slackware and just wait for redhat? thank you

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    Personally, I'd choose redhat. If the download isn't working that just get it from a software store or get it off cd. I'd always stick to redhat. My recommendation!

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    Slackware is somewhat tougher. Just do what I did, go to your bookstore and buy a how to book with a copy of redhat that somes with it. It is easier that way. Get slackware when you think you need some more linux functionality.

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    Slackware is the single most secure server Distro I've seen.

    It is not designed to be a workstation, the way RedHat is.
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    Slackware is for the die-hard Linux user,
    but chsh I don't agree with you, OpenBSD has got to be the most secure server distro I have ever seen

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    if slackware is not designed tob a work station, then what i it designed to be (pardon my ignorance)

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    Originally posted here by Union Elite
    if slackware is not designed tob a work station, then what i it designed to be (pardon my ignorance)

    Question is, are you skilled and capable of doing so?

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    I would personally recommend sticking with Red Hat. I had issues downloading from their FTP site as well (it was slow as hell!), so I just searched Google and found some mirrors do download from. Within an hour, I had downloaded all three CDs (I just started downloading each CD from a different mirror, so as to not exceed their download limits).

    AJ

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    lol leviatan, my keyboard is wack... i spilled soda on it so its all weird... unless you meant elsewise

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    Slackware is for the die-hard Linux user,
    but chsh I don't agree with you, OpenBSD has got to be the most secure server distro I have ever seen
    Levitan, not to split hairs, but OpenBSD is not Linux. Any BSD can be a small adjustment for those not familiar with it's wiley ways.

    I will agree, however, that OpenBSD is a very secure default installation, but I believe that any distribution of Linux or BSD can be made to be very secure with the right knowhow.

    chsh, I like Slack too, but I'd have to say the most secure Linux distribution I've ever seen was SELinux released by the NSA:

    http://www.nsa.gov/selinux/index.html

    Ya gotta respect a distro without a root account!
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