need suggestion choosing Linux
Posted on 2000-02-25
Hi all. I've decided to finally get serious and buy a new machine and install Linux. I'd like to know if it really matters which one I install.
I'm tending towards Red Hat just because it seems to be the most popular and I hear installation is not so difficult. But I've also Heard that Debian is really easy to upgrade. And what about Corel's Linux which seems to be able to run a lot of apps? (which makes me ask, would corel's apps which run on it's version of Linux run on RH?)
Also since I will be buying new hardware and want to do the installation myself I have to look into hardware compatibility. How do I do this? (Do I print out a list of what my chosen Linux supports and go shopping for only those components?)