> I'm quite familiar with unix (shell scripts, etc.) and some X-Windows. Now
> would now like to get my home computer up and running with linux.
> Got an Intel MBD, Cyrix 686 with lots of disk space on IDE drives, a 1MB Jaz
> drive and 32MB ram - currently configured for Win95 only, but Partition Magic
> and Drive Image are there for convenient disk reallocation.
> I'd be curious about opinions out there on the advantages and disadvantages of
> the four major linux distributions Slackware, Red Hat, Debian, S.u.S.E.
> Is it worth forking out $30-50 for CD and book? I'm not averse to fiddling
> around with various web-downloaded files, but am always appreciative of a
> well-written book with an overview and the convenience of all-in-CD packaging.
put together a good, modern distribution. They're committed to a
putting out an easy to use and maintain distribution.
I find that the $30-50 for their official product (which includes
install support -- please let's avoid the flamewar) or their
Powertools product is well worth it. Yes, you can download it from
their website or order a CD from some third part for only a few
dollars, but by doing this you are supporting their work.
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