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Which Distro is the one to go with If one has never dabbled in Linux. Keeping in mind that once I do get the hang of it I can always upgrade to something more advanced. but for now I want to learn which would mean something that is more straight forward and easy to grasp.

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spikeb

10 years 17 weeks 2 days 17 min ago

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I'd have to go with fedora or ubuntu.

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spikeb

10 years 17 weeks 2 days 14 min ago

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the only real gripe I have with

the only real gripe I have with recommending fedora to newbies or the like is that it is a pain in the butt to upgrade

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dehumanizer

10 years 17 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago

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Slackware, Slackware, Slackware! Did

Slackware, Slackware, Slackware!
Did I mention Slackware? :-)

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saftaplan

10 years 17 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago

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You can get more advanced with

You can get more advanced with pretty much any distro. I would advise Ubuntu, and if you think you're confident enough with it, try installing Debian, or maybe Gentoo (it's really not that hard if you don't mind reading much).

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spikeb

10 years 17 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago

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you have an excellent point. gentoo

you have an excellent point. gentoo is not hard at all if you don't mind reading the documentation - it's very very well documented.