[sf-lug] Newbie asking a dumb question...
vpolitewebsiteguy at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 25 12:34:39 PST 2006
Yeah, and I always go for the kiddie pool. Of course,
with my girth. I'd probably displace all the
--- Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting vincent polite
> (vpolitewebsiteguy at yahoo.com):
> > Mind if I keep asking you questions?
> Nah, but, at some point, you really have to just
> stop dipping your toe
> and take a dive. It's ultimately the only real way
> to find out.
> > What distro would you recommend? About how long
> > you estimate this would take?
> I've already posted my standard, generic answer to
> the "which distro"
> question: It's one of the mini-essays on the "Linux
> portion of my personal rants page:
> It recommends several _desktop_ Linux variants
> widely believed to be
> good for newcomers, plus referring you for more
> information to Karsten's
> Diestribution Guide, DistroWatch's Major
> Distributions page, and the
> Linux Distribution Chooser survey.
> Basic installation of any Linux distribution tends
> to take about 1/2
> hour to an hour. (As I mentioned yesterday, there
> area also plenty of
> "live CD" distributions you can kick around without
> installing them at
> all.) Further configuring your installed Linux
> distribution to do
> particuar thins rather than remain in a generic
> state requires anywhere
> from minutes to a lifetime, depending on how much
> you're doing and how
> complex it is. ;->
> One defensible answer to your question is "You
> should use whatever
> distribution you can get effective local help with,
> if necessary."
> But personally, I prefer "Just pick one. If you
> don't like it, pick
> Cheers, I have yet to see any
> problem, however complicated,
> Rick Moen which, when you looked at
> it in the right way, did
> rick at linuxmafia.com not become still more
> complicated. -- Poul Anderson
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