[TAG] which distribution?
alan at popey.com
Tue Mar 9 13:50:30 MSK 2004
> My concerns are:
> I want the distribution to have a lot of packages (debian seems to have
> the most)
Thats not necessarily so. You can download the source to just about
everything and compile it on any distribution. Debian does have a lot of
debs, and redhat has a lot of RPMs..
> I want the distribuiton to have to most support (red hat has the most
> support online)
Haha! Are you sure about that? The fact that RedHat don't support RedHat
desktop distributions any more may change that slightly. Also, it depends
where you look for your support. I tend to use IRC ( irc.blitzed org
#hants channel ) and a lot more people there run Debian than RedHat. So I
find there's more support for Debian..
> I want the program to access the part of my computer that is monopolized
> by windows (fat 34 capabilities; windows have xp)
They can both mount "windows partitions". No contest there.
> 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.
To be honest, for the beginner in Linux I used to say "use redhat", now I
say "persevere and use debian". A lot of people like Mandrake, Suse or
Fedora on the desktop.
You'll never get a straight answer to this question out of anyone. Too
many people are "religious" about the distribution they use :D Good luck
My vote: Debian. I use it on 2 desktops, 3 laptops and 2 servers. No
problem. I used to run RedHat, but find debian miles better.
> I know becuase of lack of my computer knowledge it seems that Im asking
> something impossbile. However I hope you'd kindly respond to it.
If you get any problems, feel free to drop another mail to the TAG, they
like tricky ones :D
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