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Hello, I was wondering which linux distro was the best for my type of user. I'm fairly new but what seems to be the best to install programs from rpm using a program like YaST, but is good for a beginning programmer like me, but ease of use to mod KDE to look more like windows.
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I think you'll find most people tend to consider Mandrake to be a good Beginner version of linux.  Personally, though the install is more difficult, I like debian - it's package management tools are, in my opinion, MUCH better than those on Red Hat/Fedora, Mandrake, Suse, etc.  But you'll probably be better off going with Mandrake to start.
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i like how easy suse was to configure but i hated trying to download all of the gnu programs via ftp install, but fedora core seemed to be my favorite. i had a very bad experience with mandrake and i didn't like lindows because it felt to much like windows. I couldn't get my DamnSmall Linux to boot off of my usb stick for some reason but i like to be able to be able to mod my gui to look thin like DSM
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Is there a distro inbetween of Fedora and Suse? How about Linare Linux.
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I'm not familiar with Linair - I'd suggest looking over the distributions at www.linuxiso.org
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thanks. The last 2 times i looked at that site it was shut down
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