I am currently installing a fairly old version of Red Hat Linux that has been lying around for ages and recently I plucked up the courage to actually try it out and see whether I liked it or not and if so then continue to install the latest version of the GNU basic Linux built for 64 bit processors (I have also been thinking about buying a AMD Athlon 64 4800 with Dual Core though they probably cost more than my computer does ATM) but I was wondering what is the difference between the different major re-distributors (i.e Red Hat Mandrake) are and how easy is it to find software (and maybe games) that are both 64 bit and built for linux (and where to get them from?).
I have also found an old distribution of Redhat sitting in a drare. I did install it, simple as a dream) at work a few years ago and that server is used som CVS and Bugzilla. Much to my surpise I have almost forgotten about it because it just sits there and does just what it is supposed to do without causing any worries! Now I thought I would get into Linux again and found something called Fedora, which is a project close to RedHat but not part of RedHat. Does anyone have any experience of Fedora?
Hi, I wasnt quite sure where to post this question - but a post on Linux seem approriate! Apologies if its already been ansewered, I'm sure you'll re-direct me...
Anyway, yes - Hopefully I'll be getting a laptop sometime next week and for various reasons have decided I want to run the Linux platform on it. I love open-source software and customising things untill they actually look like me, so thought it would be a good choice... But the quesiton is, how do I acheive this??
It'll be a top of the range Toshiba laptop, with Windows XP pre-installed I imainge. Do I have to completly wipe the hardisks etc? Or can I run the Linux alongside the Windows XP? Is Linux a single operating a system, or am I right in thinking that maybe its simply a platform upon which many different open-source Operating Systems may run?
I use SuSE, and I would call it the 2nd best overall and the all-time easiest to install and modify.
Redhat is, probobly the best, expecialy if you want to install additional software. However, SuSE can usualy use Redhat RPM's.
Personaly, I would classify all other distros as being slightly lesser than these two.
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O ,I use debian. I think debian is beter than others. Easily to install form net, and can install software which you really need form net, fast!