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    Which version of Linux???

    I am about to take a step outside the Microsoft realm. I am planning on setting up a server with linux and apache. Which kind should I get, there are so many?

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    if you're just starting w/ Linux, I'd say SuSe ... if you feel like yanking all your hair out and setting your crotch on fire I'd say Debian or Gentoo ....
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    Keep it simple. My personal reccomendation is Mandrake, although nowdays there's not as much difference as there once was.

    The important thing is you don't get put off by the install and give up, like most people seem to do.
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    Damn small linux is the only one I have ever played around with.

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    Slackware 10 with no GUI


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blisster
    Slackware 10 with no GUI
    Real men use command line!
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    And edit files with vi

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    well, Red Hat is the "Microsoft" of Linux

    personally I've used SuSE and Mandrake, both excellent

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    Suse, the YAST control center is great its the perfect linux to get started on!

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    Cool.

    Thanks for all the help.
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    Fedora, easy to use and install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RicRogue
    I am about to take a step outside the Microsoft realm. I am planning on setting up a server with linux and apache. Which kind should I get, there are so many?

    Thanks for the help,

    RicRogue
    Depends on the computer specs really. For a newer system, all the fancy fluffy graphics with the "boxed" distros with full blown KDE or Gnome desktopsare ok. For older systems, I say use Debian with a good window manager like Fluxbos and no full blown KDE or Gnome desktop. There are tons of good install guides on the web for all versions of linux. (see sticky in Software forum here)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wee96
    Fedora, easy to use and install.

    Yup, Fedora Core.
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    I second Tony's Debian vote. It's really not that hard to install. Gentoo is good once you get it compiled and configured. Out of all the ones I've played with Deb seems to strike a sweet spot. All the RPM based distro's I've run seem bloated and sluggish in comparison.
    Now if Gentoo could eventually move allot of it's installation over to scripts than that would be awesome. Try playing with Knoppix at first that way you can get the feel for it without messing with your HD. From there you could install Kanotix or go for straight Deb. Libranet is another Deb based distro with a simple install.
    Check out this site for some info:
    http://distrowatch.com/index.php
    It's all a matter of taste so you'll need to see what works best for you. Running on a separate drive is always a good suggestion but more so during the experimental phase of finding your flavor.

    If you want a real OS I say break the trend and go with Plan9.

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    I don't use Linux.

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    I use it when I have to ... @ work mostly - not on any of my personal machines ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie_R
    I use it when I have to ... @ work mostly - not on any of my personal machines ...
    ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blisster
    Slackware 10 with no GUI
    Good man. The less stuff you install, the less a hacker has to work with. Make them bring their own tools.
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    No linux for you!

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