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Old 01-05-02, 02:21 PM
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Best version of Linux for a beginner?

On a note completely unrelated to my last post, I am thinking of partitioning my hard drive and puting Linux on one of the partitions and seeing what it's like. Any suggestions on which version or anything else?
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if your new to linux.... Mandrake is the way to go

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although one suggestion I would make


if you just want to play with it.. I would suggest getting a trial copy of vmware.. installing that.. then installing linux within vmware..

that way you can play with it from within your windows session

it has been my experience.. that most people put linux on their machine to play with it.. but never actually boot up to it.. just because its a hassle to have to leave windows and do it..
if you have the resources to run it through vmware.. then it makes it much more conveinent to play with.. then at the end of the vmware trial period.. if you decide you actually are getting use out of linux and would like to keep it.. then you might consider uninstalling vmware.. then partitioning off a piece of your drive for linux to be on perm.

I use vmware so that I can have other windows operating systems as well as linux on my computer.. I use XP most of the time.. but on occasion want/need to get into another OS.. (especially while at work answering tech calls for different operating systems)

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