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    What Linux

    What Linux are you running - I am New to Linux and I would link to see What everyone is useing

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    I'm newer than new to Linux..in my latop here, I keep a CD of Ubuntu.
    http://www.ubuntulinux.org/

    Based on Debian I guess...comes rather "plug and play" filled with other apps built into it like Firefox, GAIM instant messenger, OpenOffice, etc.

    They did a promotion on their site a while ago, you could order a CD for free. CD comes as 2. First CD is the actual installer. Second CD is a bootable one that you, well, boot from....takes a few minutes to load the OS (as it's booting from a slow CD rather than a hard drive)...but a fully functional OS that you can sandbox with before actually going through the process of installation.
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    Red Hat ...was struggling with it but it's getting better daily

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    Damn Small Linux
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    SuSe 9.2, need to reinstall it, need a system for it! lol

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    Debian 3.1 (Sarge)
    Fedora Core 3
    Mandrake 10

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    i have used knoppix and i used to dual boot mandriva/mandrake.
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    Debian 3.1 (Sarge)
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    If it is not true for you, it isn't true.

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    Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)
    By far the easiest installer too.
    No one has any right to force data on you
    and command you to believe it or else.
    If it is not true for you, it isn't true.

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    Amen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyT
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)
    By far the easiest installer too.

    I would argue that Suse is easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF
    I would argue that Suse is easier
    It could be, I don't have much experience w/ suse. I have installed debian about 50 times so far on different rigs, experimenting, wiping the partitions and reinstalling, etc. I now just use a basic boot cd from an iso, the netinstall from here:
    http://people.debian.org/~dwhedon/boot-floppies/.
    Believe it or not, the install is much faster using the net than a 52x cdrom!
    (this is NOT the new debian installer, the new one which imho is crappy.)

    What I dig most about debian is that I can rapidly install the basic linux system and add only the packages that I want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF
    I would argue that Suse is easier
    SuSe uses yast - at least they used to.

    Redhat uses diskdruid - ar used to - I think that was pretty clean. It had options for base install only - you could then use rpm to add any packages you wanted.

    Debian uses a similar system to the BSDs (apt-get)
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    Gentoo.

    If you can read (and pay attention), it is extremely easy to install.

    Plus, it has the best (IMHO) package manager there is. Portage.

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    Slackware
    Knoppix (bootable CD operating system)
    Cygwin on the windows boxes (mostly for ssh file transfers, and md5sum utils)

    Knoppix now has a bootable 3.5GB DVD with more software than you could imagine. Runs slower than a OS installed on the hard drive, but a good way to try out everything Linux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iaus10
    Slackware
    Knoppix (bootable CD operating system)
    Cygwin on the windows boxes (mostly for ssh file transfers, and md5sum utils)

    Knoppix now has a bootable 3.5GB DVD with more software than you could imagine. Runs slower than a OS installed on the hard drive, but a good way to try out everything Linux.
    A bootable DVD is a great idea. You could have an emergency OS with a fully functioning setup mirroring what was on the HDDs.

    Man, thinking of dual layer and blue ray discs theres a lot that could be done! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF
    A bootable DVD is a great idea. You could have an emergency OS with a fully functioning setup mirroring what was on the HDDs.

    Man, thinking of dual layer and blue ray discs theres a lot that could be done! lol
    Yep, your right on the money.. I had a hard drive that was messed up on one xp computer... loaded Knoppix live cd on in and was able to transfer all the files I needed from that computers hard drive thru ssh server running off of the Knoppix live cd, to another windows computer's hard drive using a windows ssh client. Very handy thing to have.

    I use Mandrake 6.0 and Mandriva 2005 LE, Knoppix Live Cd (7.x?)
    and I am starting to use Ubuntu Live and full install distro(I'm on the Ubuntu at the moment).. Not bad, a little bit less in packages, but really easy to install on a hard drive, the Ubuntu is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinobi
    Yep, your right on the money.. I had a hard drive that was messed up on one xp computer... loaded Knoppix live cd on in and was able to transfer all the files I needed from that computers hard drive thru ssh server running off of the Knoppix live cd, to another windows computer's hard drive using a windows ssh client. Very handy thing to have.

    I use Mandrake 6.0 and Mandriva 2005 LE, Knoppix Live Cd (7.x?)
    and I am starting to use Ubuntu Live and full install distro(I'm on the Ubuntu at the moment).. Not bad, a little bit less in packages, but really easy to install on a hard drive, the Ubuntu is.

    Shinobi
    I've used Knoppix and Slackware (rescue disk #2) to recover countless files on corrupt Windows filesystems... even some that UBCD4Win and BartsPE tools wouldn't read. Transferring via ssh in that scenario is a good idea, I'll have to try it. I usually hotplug a usb drive to move files.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iaus10
    I've used Knoppix and Slackware (rescue disk #2) to recover countless files on corrupt Windows filesystems... even some that UBCD4Win and BartsPE tools wouldn't read. Transferring via ssh in that scenario is a good idea, I'll have to try it. I usually hotplug a usb drive to move files.
    Here is a good graphical client that you can use on your
    Windows machine to transfer filese from the ssh server om the Knoppix Live cd.

    http://winscp.net/eng/docs/introduction

    Download Here -> http://winscp.net/eng/download.php

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