[Cialug] Which Distro is best?
crouse at usalug.net
Mon Jul 7 09:08:59 CDT 2008
Take away package management, and configuration files, most versions
of linux are amazingly similar.
Locations of files differ between distro's, but otherwise it's hard to
tell one from another then.
For someone new to Linux, I recommend
Probably in that order. After you play with those, you could try out
any of the hundreds of others available. Those 3 however seem to
install easiest, and have the largest user bases and points of
support. Any of the three would offer you the ability to learn
There are tons of other distro's to choose from, many that I like
better than the big 3. But you should crawl before you run ;) GENTOO
is NOT a good place to start lol........ unless you want to run
screaming from Linux land.....
Just my opinion though :)
On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 8:57 AM, Colin Burnett <cmlburnett at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 8:43 AM, James Shoemaker <james at dhlake.com> wrote:
>> Colin Burnett wrote:
>>> However, the distro is 99% irrelevant to learning "linux" or programming.
>> With the configuration differences between distros I am not sure I would go
>> 99%. I personally use debian and at work we have several suse boxes and are
>> constantly frustating me as to where they keep this or that config file,
>> there are times I have had to use grep -r just to find the config option I
>> want to change. The ubuntu box is fine as it's closely related to my
>> "normal" system.
> Your frustrations are due because you're a debian user "stuck" in
> suse-land. If you were a suse user then it wouldn't bother you,
> My point was more about one distro not being advantageous over another
> distro to learn linux or programming. It's not like gentoo has python
> and suse doesn't. It's not like ubuntu has a bash shell and slackware
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