does it matter?

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does it matter?

Post by xX_DoT_Xx on Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:28 am
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hey guys :) i was wonding if it mattered which nix i used? i just requested a ubuntu cd from their website, but i was wondering if theres a difference between that and redhat, fedora, debian, etc?
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Re: does it matter?

Post by sas01 on Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:24 am
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Well of course it matters, that's like saying you've got a poodle but was wondering if it's the same as a bulldog. Sure, they're both dogs but very different.

Ubuntu is probably the most user friendly linux distro you'll get, just about everything is point and click, you get lots of help, no confusing errors and is extremely like windows.

Redhat is pretty friendly too but it uses rpm packages instead of deb packages. Confused? Debian is one of the older linux distros and created the debian package, ubuntu inherited this as it's based on Debian.

Redhat uses its own proprietary package system (rpm) and is a complete pain when you find a closed source proggy that you like and find that it's only available as an rpm.

So yeah Ubuntu will start you off and after a while you'll probably choose to move onto Debian or Gentoo or BackTrack or whatever...
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Re: does it matter?

Post by fly3rbug on Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:51 pm
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xX_DoT_Xx wrote:hey guys :) i was wonding if it mattered which nix i used? i just requested a ubuntu cd from their website, but i was wondering if theres a difference between that and redhat, fedora, debian, etc?

Its good that u requested the ubuntu cd. I myself am an Ubuntu user so welcome to the community.

However sas01 is right it matters alot. He already explained the most important, however i would like to add that ubuntu has the biggest community and that questions on the ubuntu forum are answered in minutes.

Also try visiting http://www.ubuntustory.com
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Re: does it matter?

Post by beagle on Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:01 pm
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I feel so alone! I use Fedora Core.
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