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Re: [vox-tech] Good distro for beginner?


  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Good distro for beginner?
  • From: "Mark K. Kim" <mkkMAPSim@ucdavis.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2001 10:05:45 -0700
  • References: 002a01c0beba$c53a4a20$02000003@rhona

::shock!!!::

Mandrake is a *great* distribution (I use it :).  What hardware do you
have?

-Mark

On Fri, 6 Apr 2001, Brad Benedict wrote:

> I think it's time for me to get a new distro.  I'm not actually a
> beginner, but I'm not an expert, and I want to have an easy
> installation, and all that "I don't want to screw it up by doing it
> manually" stuff.  I've tried Redhat 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2, and didn't like
> it.  Then I tried Mandrake, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, and 8.0-Beta 1, and I have
> too many problems with those too.  One day things will be working
> perfectly, and then without changing any settings, X won't work, or I
> won't be able to log in (pressing keys, but computer doesn't
> recognize).  There's a lot more problems than I want to fix.  I've
> actually been using windows for the past few days, because there seems
> to be less problems (that's very sad).  So I need a distro that won't
> give me any shit.  Could somebody recommend some for me?  If one
> sounds particularly good, I will download it on my state-of-the-art
> 56k (No affordable broadband here) and you will feel good about
> helping a poor boy who's been using windows for almost 3 days in a
> row!  =)  Thanks

---
Mark K. Kim
http://www.cbreak.org/mark/
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