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  1. #11
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    Originally posted here by Networker
    James Hill: This topic had been discussed many, many times...

    Do a quick search on site like "Linux distros", I'm sure u'll find everyth u need! Even answers to question u never thought before!

    I'm getting bored with "what linux distro do u use?", "what best firewall?", ....

    It's about 6 month I around on site, and I learn many things... but the quality of average threads is getting very poor (feel depressed).

    James Hill, I'm not saying that u r a pain in the ass; u r just a brand new newbie & I can understand ur thread.
    But the think I don't understand is every one is replying "I use this", "I like this one...".
    Can't u just say "read the FAQ newbie..."

    Men if u don't participate in getting newbies educated, will be submerged under a strom of crapy thread. (maybe it's already too late)

    Networker - This is by far one of the most arrogant post i've read in a long time. He asked a legitimate question, and if you're not going to participate with helpful or relevant information, then simply don't post. You stated "I'm getting bored with what linux distros do u use" - Well guess what! AntiOnline isn't just about you is it!

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    Originally posted here by 2pumpChump

    Networker - This is by far one of the most arrogant post i've read in a long time. He asked a legitimate question, and if you're not going to participate with helpful or relevant information, then simply don't post. You stated "I'm getting bored with what linux distros do u use" - Well guess what! AntiOnline isn't just about you is it!
    2pumpChump I don't think u really understood my point!!!

    1- There is no pb with James Hill (by the way did I neg him? NO!). As I say I understand why he published the thread. And I think we can all be indulgent since it's one of its first post!

    2- The answer to the question is within many previous threads... A search is easy if u r not to lazy.
    Therefore a valuable info for James is AOs FAQs & tuts...

    3- This kinda threats are legions now... And my point is that if AOs are still answering to this type of thread there will be more & more..

    It's an open discussion here and I think I can say honnestly what I think. So please find better arguments than just "u r arrogant".
    For instance u could propose smth on the subject: "What can we do the get AO to an upper standard?"
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    By far for someone like my, beggining to use Linux, I found RedHat, Caldera Open, and Mandrake to be the easiest to manage.
    I stopped using Mandrake just before the war. And would like to try SUse, and Gentoo. However I find they require kernel compiling, for my systems.
    RH 9 actually does not configure easily with my laptop video. There is definitly allot of support out ther for most of the distros.

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    Originally posted here by Networker
    James Hill: This topic had been discussed many, many times...

    Do a quick search on site like "Linux distros", I'm sure u'll find everyth u need! Even answers to question u never thought before!

    I'm getting bored with "what linux distro do u use?", "what best firewall?", ....

    It's about 6 month I around on site, and I learn many things... but the quality of average threads is getting very poor (feel depressed).

    James Hill, I'm not saying that u r a pain in the ass; u r just a brand new newbie & I can understand ur thread.
    But the think I don't understand is every one is replying "I use this", "I like this one...".
    Can't u just say "read the FAQ newbie..."

    Men if u don't participate in getting newbies educated, will be submerged under a strom of crapy thread. (maybe it's already too late)
    Sorry buddy, but I'm disappointed by your negative attitude. If you are sick of seeing a particular question asked, don't look at it! There is no need to look at the question, much less reply to it. And when you see a thread called 'A Basic Linux Question", I certaintly would assume that it is a very simple question, and one that is asked often... I believe my 5th grade teacher called that "using context clues".

    I do agree with you that someone should check for existing threads before they create a new one exactly like an existing one, but give the guy a break, aight?

    And I do think they way in which people have responded shows an attempt to answer his question... I apologize on behalf of the entire AO community that these people haven't used your proper format... Perhaps "The only one worth using is..."? Or "RTFM, n00b!"?

    *sigh*
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    Hey sorrry guys didnt mean to start a Techie Catfight . I did read the newbie FAQ all the way through and as i said in my last post theres so much Info on this site i didnt know where to start so i decided to post a question. Thank you all for the wonderful informatio i have taken each of youre input into consideration and now have a wonderful idea of where to start with linux, And i agree if you get tired of seeing the same thread Dont Read It!

    Hey sorrry guys didnt mean to start a Techie Catfight . I did read the newbie FAQ all the way through and as i said in my last post theres so much Info on this site i didnt know where to start so i decided to post a question. Thank you all for the wonderful informatio i have taken each of youre input into consideration and now have a wonderful idea of where to start with linux, And i agree if you get tired of seeing the same thread Dont Read It! And if someone had just said "Read the FAQ newbie!" it wouldnt have helped as like i said i read it!

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    Well, I just thought I would make mention that I am very happy with Slackware and am currently using Slackware 8.1 and would throw my 2 cents in there IMHO. Not a lot of fluff and sticks to basics. I even have an old Slackware 7 and like it on an old Pentium 100 for messing around with.

    Robert

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    ummm....

    even for a newbie.... slackware is easy enough.. once you get the **** installed... its called reading books/documentation... jeez..

    Slackware=1*10^99 better than any other linux distro. err.. Gentoo is nice too.... Mandrake = hahahahahaa

    Redhat = ugh.. no programming and wanna be windows updates ****..

    Suse = Not my favourite because they are just like redhat capitalistically...

    Debian = Decent..

    Yellow Dog = Irrelevant..

    etc etc etc

    Slack = g0d

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    Wink

    I would definitely agree that reading is the key, whether it be man pages, Linux Documentation Project guides or books etc. or going to a local bookstore and buy a book on the subject of interest (security/admin/scripting/programming/compiling/Samba etc.) Reading and doing together make a wonderful combination in learning and experience.

    Robert

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