I want a duel os, what should I use?

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Juice Daddy

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I use windows xp on my primary hard drive, but I have a secondary hard drive just for extra space, I want to try Linux but I donÂ’t know what I should dl... I want to know whats the best and Opinions count as facts on this thread, (no intention of creating a flame war) I simply want something good, and please back up "facts" with info on what it has better that others

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Try Fedora Core 4 or Solaris 10. Fedora Core 4 is in my opinion the best Linux and Solaris 10 is the best UNIX by far not too many will argue that Solaris 10 is not good.
 

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And so diversity and flame wars are about to begin.... j/k


Honesty everyone here has their own personal Linux favorite, I recommend Redhat/Fedora others say Slackware while some say Mandrake. It's just personal opinion if it's hard for you draw out of a hat..... But I seriously doubt anyone can say Sun10/Solaris 10 is not good I say you try that it's the most advanced OS on the world so they claim but they have good reasons to make such a comment.
 

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I have narrowed my search to slackware or sun10...

can someone post a link to a good site to dl either one...

some screen shots would be nice to...

by the way I have tried fedora core and I didn't like it to much mainly cause I need to use a higher resolution...(only 800x600)

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Sun10 is very advanced and it's a ***** to install I'll tell you that upfront. But it's very rewarding once you get it up and running. It's the most commonly used Server in the world and also has a great desktop version. I've used Sun9 once and I thought it was great.

Slackware is what some consider a "pure" Linux that has been unmodified and is the origanal Linux. In my opinion Linux is modified for many reasons Just like I don't use Windows 3.1 I use Windows Longhorn a modified version of 3.1. Slackware is pure some like it I don't things are changed for reasons.
 

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If security is your top priority then you must go for Red Hat Linux. Red Hat Linux 9 download are very popular.

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RED HAT 9 works like a charm. I have a webserver running on it for 4 weeks and going!

Mandrake or Mandriva with KDE is a good linux for starters....
 

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Redhat 9? Solaris?

RH9 is...slightly outdated, it's been replaced. By something he's already tried, no less.

I would definitely not recommend Solaris to a new Linux user. First thing, most servers do not use Sun10. And I WOULD argue about it not being the most advanced OS right now, but that's for another time ;).


My recommendation? Ubuntu Linux
Debian based, easy to install, excellent community, etc. Read the new Distro Recommendation sticky for more. Speaking of that thread, a lot of you seem to have strong opinions about various distros...post your distro of choice there! :D
 
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