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Re: [vox] [dozakdai@hotmail.com: I am a new Linux user]


i think redhat, mandrake or suse would be good for you.  be prepared to
do some reading.  switching to linux comes at a price -- you need to
know about your computer.

your best bet is to go to fry's and pick up a redhat, mandrake or suse
boxed set.

they all come with books.  i've seen the book for suse recently.  it is
quite excellent.  i've heard people say that the book for redhat is
excellent too.  i'd be surprised if mandrake were any different.

between the book that comes with the distro and perhaps one other book
(one of those big books like "redhat secrets" or "the linux bible") you
should have enough in your library to learn the basics.

but do yourself a favor -- buy the distro from frys.  the documentation
it comes with will be invaluable.


begin Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org> 
> ----- Forwarded message from Zachariah Dove <dozakdai@hotmail.com> -----
> From: "Zachariah Dove" <dozakdai@hotmail.com>
> To: <root@lugod.org>
> Subject: I am a new Linux user
> Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 11:44:47 -0700
> X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.50.4133.2400
> Dear Bill,
> Hello my name is Zach Dove and I have just moved to West Sacramento
> from Anchorage, Alaska.  I got your email off of Linux.com's user
> group list.  I would like to replace my operating system (Windows ME)
> with Linux.  My reason for doing this is that windows ME keeps
> freezing up on me and I keep getting all these error messages... I am
> sure you have heard this before.  Anyway,  I am totally new to Linux,
> my only experience has been with a friend who has Linux, but he is up
> in Alaska, so it is kinda hard for him to help me.  I would just like
> some advice on what would be the best distribution version of Linux
> for me to get and whether it would be best to download it off of the
> internet and install it on my own or buy a book at the book store that
> comes with the Linux operating system on cd.  I am going to be using
> my computer mostly for video editing and for a mp3 and dvd player.  If
> you could email me back, with any advice you have, at your convenience
> I would greatly appreciate it.  I will be leaving tomorrow for a week
> and a half, so I will try to contact you when I get back.  Thank you
> very much for your time.
> Sincerely, Zach

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