windows migrant: choosing linux distribution
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Wed Nov 2 13:40:17 UTC 2011
On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 6:17 PM, Tom Horsley <horsley1953 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > confused between: fedora, openSUSE and ubuntu LTS
> There isn't a lot of difference from the learning standpoint,
> but there are two main differences from an administration
> standpoint: fedora and openSUSE and many others use
> "rpm" packages and ubuntu and debian use "deb" packages
> to install software.
> There are various other administrative differences
> such as networking being described differently on
> fedora versus ubuntu, etc.
Well, I am looking for something in long terms, like the one with which I
start, I should remain there. And it must be highly secured (though I know
Linux is secured). But in future, I would learn the basics of
administration too, so please guide me which is a better administration -
rpm or deb?
On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 6:22 PM, D. Marshall Lemcoe Jr. <forum at lemcoe.com>wrote:
Ubuntu, I think is easier to get started from "scratch" with, but all
> three distributions that you listed will serve you just fine in
> learning the order of the penguin.
Oh I see, and in long term also, would it be good?
> Good luck
On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 6:43 PM, Joe Wulf <joe_wulf at yahoo.com> wrote:
You ask good questions.
In fact, I was confused with (anyone would be, I guess) since it is the
ocean of distros!
> More than likely whichever flavor you try---you'll learn things. Several
> - Pick one and stick with it for a while. Also, to learn more---you'll
> find a wealthy abundance of resources online to read up on.
> - Assuming your main platform is Windows... consider something like
> "VirtualBox.org" in order to leverage virtualization (free even!) and build
> your unix/linux skills.
> - Evaluate unix/linux forums (such as "nixcraft.com") where you can
> read, and ask questions. There are many other good ones, too.
> Best of luck to you in your new adventure!!!
On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 6:45 PM, n2xssvv.g02gfr12930 <
n2xssvv.g02gfr12930 at ntlworld.com> wrote:
Others have already mentioned the packaging using either deb or rpm
> files, but you should also try downloading the various demo CD spins.
> This will give you a quick feel for the various GUI options available,
> and some of the software available.
I try live CDs too then.
Meanwhile, welcome to Linux, and I'm sure the penguin community and I
> wish you well in your adoption of Linux
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