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    Linux Distributions

    Pretty soon my dad's going to get a new computer and I'm going to get our old one. And I'm going to install Linux on it. So my question is: which distribution should I get? I'm looking for something that would be pretty easy to install and set up because I'm not very experienced in Linux. Any feedback is appreciated.
    ~TOXIC-RAM

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    I guess you are a n00b to linux, so i would suggest getting Red Hat Linux, it's very easy to install and is great for beginners. here is the link www.redhat.com i hope you have broadband because if not, downloading will be a pain in the ass. 3 x 637MB ISO files...after you download them, search AO for the tutorials on getting ready for linux and installing linux.
    Good Luck and have fun with linux.

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    If you really look at it, any linux distro will be a pain in the butt to DL if you don't have broadband. I hated DLing any file larger than mybe 5 MB when I had 56K. It still took me about 6 hours to DL all the RH 7.3 CDs with aDSL, so if you don't want to spend the time DLing, you can pay for the CDs, or have a friend with broadband DL them for you... Or have a nice AO member mail the CDs to you...

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    I would also recommending, because it sounds like your new to Linux to reading up on some stuff.
    http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/linux/
    http://www.linuxdocs.org <-- good howto's / tutorials
    www.linuxnewbie.org <-- good forum strictly linux if nobody here @ AO can't figure out an answer to your question. LN (LinuxNewbie) also has good Newbized Help Files (NHF's)

    Read on a couple articles for 15min just to get you going.
    Search First Ask Second. www.google.com

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    Unfortunately, I don't have a broadband connection... I have a 56k modem. But my friend bought the Mandrake Linux CDs so maybe I can ask him to burn them for me. Thanks for the info everyone.
    ~TOXIC-RAM

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