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OSNews: Choosing Between the Big Linux Distros

Feb 21, 2003, 10:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcus Vorwaller)

"I'm a web designer and a recent Linux convert who has tried several of the large distros. This article is the summary of my experience over the last few months. I decided to start using Linux a few months ago around the time Mandrake went to version 9 and Red Hat to version 8. With all the hype I figured I'd give it a try.

"Mandrake 9 was my first distro--it gave me problems with user management from the first day. It didn't seem intuitive and I lasted about a week with it. At the recommendation of many linux users, I installed RedHat 8. I found it to be an easy transition from Windows (with the exception of networking and mounting drives). Not only that, it ran faster than XP and was more customizable.

"Not one to be content with status quo, I decided to try other distros, looking for something even better..."

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