[COLOR=red]Hey all, im looking to get "Linux", but there are so many, versions, so which one, would you say is the best, for a full time "OS" and i want it, to run all game's lol... well most, and able, to have most programs, that are in "XP", to run on linux.. so is there a linux, that can do that...???:eek: :smokin: [/COLOR] Btw, im told, Redhat Linux, can do most of that stuff, so anyone know it's true? x-M-x
All versions of Linux share the same core kernel, which means that they should all be able to run each others programs fine. Also, with the use of CeDega, you can run 95% of Windows games on Linux. You can get CeDega here.
As for which specific distro you should go for, I recommend SuSE 10.0. It's by far the easiest to use and set up, in my opinion, and is the most stable version of SuSE yet.
[COLOR=red]kk, thx for that info, and the link's:smokin: :beer: [/COLOR] x-M-x
Well what do you want to do with Linux? Theres no Linux that fits all. You have to find one you like and thats the best for you. Now if you want a distro of Linux thats easy to install and get set-up then try Suse, Fedora core, Ubuntu, Mandriva, Yoper, and Xandros. They are the easy ones to set-up and to install. They give you what you need to have a desktop and you can configure them what ever way you want or like. They have power and every thing.
Now if you want more controll over your desktop and know what you are doing try Debian, Slackware, Freebsd(unix), Gentoo (made for the really advance), and Linux from scratch. I really like Debian, Slackware, and Suse the most. There my favorite distros.
Debian I like because it gives you a lot of power. But the problem with debian is the kernel. They give you an out dated kernel and its just blah. Then the packages it gives you are very outdated and takes for ever to update them all. But Debian is very stable and very good.
Slackware I like a lot because its just a rock soild distro. They use to be really, really, outdated with the packages but their new one, Slackware 10.2, is updated with every thing out today. Just with Slackware its hard to get your hardware working. It takes a lot of time.
Suse is what I am using now. Reason why I like Suse a lot because its not hard at all to set-up every thing and Suse finds 90% of all hardware and gives you the right drivers for them. Suse is always updated with the newest things and I like that a lot. Its very fast and very stable. Its an easy distro to work with. It only takes like 3 hours for me to set-up Suse when it use to take me like a week to set-up Debian or Slackware.
Now if your in the mood and have a spare computer you can try Linux From Scratch. Like its name says, you build your own Linux. You make your very own distro. Its hard to do but its worth it. http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/
But you have to go out and find a distro you like. Find one that fits your needs on what your going to do. Take a look at http://distrowatch.com/ and look at all the pretty distros out there lol.
[COLOR=red]lol, woah.... alot of good info there... thx:smokin: :bows: :beer: [/COLOR] x-M-x