[TAG] which distribution?
Dean A. Gransar
Gransar at ucla.edu
Tue Mar 9 07:30:44 MSK 2004
I am greatly interested in installing Linux. I have set a aside a partition for months
but it wasn't untill I attended a workshop that I realized it is much easier to use
linux (with the graphic interface) than I had thought. So I did a research and found
two softwares that have great support, services, and information online: Red Hat
and Debian. Yet I could not make up my mind which one to choose. I am a philosophy
major and computer writing is not my strenghth so I didn't know which one to choose.
I thought if i give you my concerns you would tell me which one is right for me so
my dream of bieng in charge of my computer comes throught. I am not a great fan
of graphic interface and i hope that by reading into linux, taking classes, and asking
questions i can learn to work with the kernal and program myself.
My concerns are:
I want the distribution to have a lot of packages (debian seems to have the most)
I want the distribuiton to have to most support (red hat has the most support online)
I want the program to access the part of my computer that is monopolized by windows (fat 34 capabilities; windows have xp)
because there are files in that territory that i could use.
I want the program to give the most freedom (it seems red hat does alot of control and takes the absolute freedom)
and at the end be a good operating system for a graphic designer.
I know becuase of lack of my computer knowledge it seems that Im asking for
something impossbile. However I hope you'd kindly respond to it.
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