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I hate windows, it crashes my computer every 15-30mins like clockwork, so I was thinking about upgrading to Linux..  I have ME, it helps a bit, but which version of Linux?  I was looking at: SuSe, RedHat, and Mandrake.. Or if there are any other version better than these..
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I use Linux and have used it for a while.  If you want the easiest version to install, and has the most bang for the buck, (this is if you are willing to pay for it), you should get the Mandrake 8.1 Deluxe package.  

The Mandrake is based on the Red Hat version with Mandrake addtions to it. It can install RPM's just like Red Hat.

If you buy the www.cheapbytes.com CD, you will get it as cheap as you can, without downloading it from the Internet for free.

The newest Mandrake, may still be 8.1, but 8.2 is on the way out soon, if not already. The Deluxe version comes with 8 CD's, and one DVD. The one DVD has the entire 8 other CD's on it for the system that can use the DVD, otherwise use the CD's.

Mandrake is very user friendly and as powerful as any other release of Linux. The 8.1 set comes with many installable applications. WHen you are done installing from the automated install, you will have a running web server, but only as long as you selected it from the install menu.

There is so much good that I can say about Mandrake, and Red Hat, that the typing could go on and on.  Get Mandrake any way you want, but start with Mandrak if you want to have a good first impression of a wonderful OS.
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Also, if you by the retail version, you get support with it, just like Red Hat and a few others.  Mandrak has a Mandrake Linux Update site, that works similar to the Windowsupdate site, only there is much more to it, so I won't say it's as easy to us as far as what to get, and what to forget.  I any case, you will try to install it a few times until you get the system just the way you want it, and feel comfortable with. Nobody ever went out Windows into the Linux world and didn't install Linux less than a few times.  

The automated installation of Mandrake will impress you, and make you say, "Microsoft, watch out."

The Mandrake set has every kind of application you can think of in triplicate, if not twice that. You will not be hungry for more for a very long time.
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Thanks..  I will look at it..  =)
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