[lug] Basic Guidance Solicited \\ a few hints

ljp ljp at llornkcor.com
Mon Sep 23 20:13:31 MDT 2002

On Tuesday 24 September 2002 01:28 am, John Karns wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Sep 2002, bill ehlert said:
> >       mandrake 8.2 (available from
> >     cheapbytes.com for about $10)
> >
> >       SuSE 8.0 (dunno where to get that)

Suse 8 is free if you want to install over ftp.

I think Mandrake is nice. I use it on one of my machines. I just installed 
gentoo, and if you enjoy compiling everything, gentoo is the way to go. But 
for someone not familiar with linux, I'd recommend mandrake.


> Agreed - although it's been some years since I've looked at Red Hat other
> than a 7.x version of Mandrake at work - but I imagine that their install
> has improved along with the others.  AFAIK unless they've dropped Linux or
> changed their ways in within the last 16 months or so, CompUSA is one
> channel where you can find SuSE.
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> John Karns                                        jkarns at csd.net
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