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OSNews: Choosing a Linux Distro, Part II

Mar 13, 2003, 14:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcus Vorwaller)


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"This article is a followup to an article I wrote on 2-20-2003 about my experiences choosing a Linux distribution that would suit my needs and wants. My principal requirements for an OS are that it be powerful and up to date, easy to use and set up--I don't mind using the command line and I don't mind editing a file here and there, but I like doing this type of editing for fun, not because I have to. I also want an OS that is fast and looks nice on my PII 450 with about 350 MB of RAM.

"After choosing Red Hat as my favorite OS last time, I received many kind emails referring me to one distro or another. For the most part, I tried (or tried to try) all of them. Here are the results...

"Let me first get these out of the way. I'll preclude this by saying I have nothing against these first few distributions, I just couldn't get them to install... that's all..."

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