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



Hmm... crappy hardware... try Slackware -- Slackware has been pretty
forgiving for me.

-Mark

On Fri, 6 Apr 2001, Brad Benedict wrote:

> Crappy hardware.  It's all compatible though.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark K. Kim" <mkkim@ucdavis.edu>
> To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
> Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 10:19 AM
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Good distro for beginner?
>
>
> > ::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/
> > PGP key available upon request.
> >
> >
>

---
Mark K. Kim
http://www.cbreak.org/mark/
PGP key available upon request.


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