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From Aaron <chewy2...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] OT - Linux
Date Mon, 27 Jan 2003 10:11:20 GMT
I think redhat 8 would be a good starter version. It
becomes more and more user friendly with every
release. I don't have any experience with debian, but
have heard a lot of good things about the
distribution.

-Aaron

--- Gary Turner <kk5st@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> J. Greenlees wrote:
> 
> >Gary Turner wrote:
> >> Ryan A wrote:
> [...]
> >>>I am already running a dual OS (win98 and win2k
> pro)
> >>>Am thinking of loading/learning and running
> linux.
> >>>
> >>>I dont have a clue about linux [...]
> >> 
> >> 
> >> The key word is "read".  Go to
> http://www.tldp.org/.  That's the Linux
> >> documentation Project.  You will find everything
> and more than you ever
> >> wanted to know :)
> >> 
> >> If your interest is driven by a desire to move
> your server to a modern
> >> OS, Linux is an excellent solution.  I suggest
> Debian Woody (stable), a
> >> rock solid distribution perfect for server
> operations.  For more on
> >> Debian, see http://www.debian.org/.
> [...]
> >Gary,
> >you know debian is aimed for people familiar with
> *nix already. ;)
> 
> I disagree.  My first experience with any *nix was
> Debian Potato.  I was
> installed, configured, and running in under 2 hours.
>  *BUT*, I did read
> the Debian installation manual plus a number of
> other books and articles
> before I dumped Windows and made a fresh install.
> 
> It isn't rocket science.
> 
> >for trying a distro for learning purposes,
> mandrake's linux for windows 
> >where it is part of the filesystem in windows may
> be better for learning 
> >how to function in linux than being hit with
> debians much more technical 
> >install.
> 
> The current Debian configuration tools seem pretty
> good, what little
> I've used them.  Others have told me that a newbie
> install is pretty
> easy now. (Of course I thought it was not all that
> difficult before.)
> 
> >(how many people installing windows and using
> windows can rattle off 
> >every device on thier comp, and be able to pick the
> drivers out for 
> >install, which debian, freebsd, irix all really
> install best when you can?
> 
> Hell, I can't do that now.  I do know where to look
> for the info,
> though.  Even a Windows admin should know that much.
>  Certainly an
> Apache admin should know how their machines work and
> how the core of
> *nices work.
> 
> -- 
> gt                               
> kk5st@sbcglobal.net
> You have a RIGHT to your opinion---even if it is
> crap.
> 
>
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