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    Question Where should I go?

    Hi everyone,
    I was wanting to download something like a FreeBSD or linux but i wanted to know if FreeBSD would be too difficult for a newbie like me and i know that this probally has been posted but i didn't get any results so i was wondering if there was any perticular site that i could go to, to learn exatly what redhat and a FreeBSD and learn what they do and how difficult they are to use.

    >Thanks.
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    Re: Where should I go?

    Originally posted here by kilerboots
    Hi everyone,
    I was wanting to download something like a FreeBSD or linux and saw that FreeBSD was better to use if you really want to do some stuff but i wanted to know if it would be too difficult for a newbie like me and i know that this probally has been posted but i didn't get any results so i was wondering if there was any perticular site that i could go to, to learn exatly what redhat and a FreeBSD and learn what they do and how difficult they are to use.

    >Thanks.

    This thread currently active on the main page may help you out - if nothing else, there are some good links already posted in that thread:

    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=242039

    Hope it helps...

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    The Iceman Cometh
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    Where did you find something which said that FreeBSD was better if you "wanted to do some stuff"? While BSD's are generally more secure than mainstream Linux distros, they require a great deal more configuration. Any distrobution can be secure if it's set up correctly, whether it's a BSD, Linux, or Windows. I suggest, since you are a self-proclaimed newbie, that you stick with either Mandrake or Red Hat Linux. Both are quite simple to install and use and it'll be a good introduction to the *nix environment. Once you are familiar with the command-line commands as well as the GUI, then you may want to consider moving to FreeBSD or OpenBSD, but I would hold off on that until you are confident enough and knowledgable enough to be able to troubleshoot the numerous problems you are almost guaranteed to experience.

    Edit: By the way, search the archives... this has been covered quite a few times.

    AJ

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