Linux (was: RE: [Dshield] OT - to Antti - Is this normal?)
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Tue Jun 25 09:51:48 GMT 2002
At 23:26 24.6.2002 -0400, you wrote:
>Most distributions come in .ISO images. If you double click on it, it
>should automatically launch your recording software if your computer
>already supports it. Most CD-RW drives come with software that
>supports burning a CD from an ISO image. (plain XP with no 3rd party
>software might be an exception). If that doesn't work, there is
>probably a freeware one. E-mail me off the list if you can't find
>one, along with what software (if any) you have for your CD-RW drive.
>(PS: Don't just drag the file.ISO onto the CD like you would other
>files to save them...)
>As to which distribution is the best... Not sure I would say it's
>Redhat. However, Redhat is the one distribution most often supported
>by 3rd parties. That can be important if you want to install some non
>open-source software you bought that is written for linux, and you
>don't know linux well... Most open-source software will compile and
>build on any linux distribution without anything special.
I agree and depends on ones mileage too.
One subjective view:
easiest to use for a newbie: Mandrake
most supported: Red Hat
best package management system and best for internet servers : Debian
and SuSe which goes somewhere between Red Hat and Mandrake with easiness
having it's own package and control system. Depends on taste likes more
SuSe than other two.
I use myself Debian, and it isn't geared for newbie. It is however an
advantage too, since one has to know basics well .
What I like about Debian also is that I don't need to go to endless
upgrading of libraries linux uses.
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