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

  • Subject: RE: [vox-tech] Good distro for beginner?
  • From: "Deja User" <MAPSunix_admin@my-deja.com>
  • Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2001 02:38:00 -0700

Caldera is prepping a new version, I found they were the most "hassle free" and 
hardware friendly for a long while (for my purposes). I use mandrake now, however. 
Check it out.

>From: "Brad Benedict" <bradb@afes.com>
>To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
>Subject: [vox-tech] Good distro for beginner?
>Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 09:58:10 -0700
>Reply-To: vox-tech@franz.mother.com
>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 alm!
t 3 days in a row!  =)  Thanks
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