which of these linux os is best?

I usually use Windows XP. now i swiched to Ubuntu & wanted to know is this the best linux can do or anyone of these are better?

Red Hat
Santa Fe Linux
Yellow Dog

ok all my life i have been a windows guy, all the way up from windows 95 that is… but i have recently been getting into linux with my boss who knows a lot about it but is just too confusing for me, and i dont think nodding to him helps because i know nothing about it… i recently built my first computer and am wanting to partition the hdd so i can put another os like linux or something on it… i just need help understanding the differences of each os, he has gotten me into ubuntu because that is what he uses and said is based on debian, and i am looking at fedora, which i guess is based on red hat…. please tell me the differences between them all and which is the better way to go for someone who wants to just use it to experiement with software and internet and school work… please help!

Best Linux Version to use?

Alright I tried Mandrake,It had a nice user interface..etc but didnt run well with my hardware and some software..etc like my verizion Dsl..etc.. What would you reccomend to use..red hat..?
Would like something that has nice interface,feats. and can run win xp software and my hardware,also what type of dual boot software would be best but not alot of Mulah?
‘ Im running win xp,256mb,and roughly 667mhz
Figured that would help.’ I dunno what type of motherboard I got..srry,-Chris



– Ubuntu
– Red Hat
– Debian
– Mandrake

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For me, it’s a tie between Macintosh and Linux – Red Hat.


I am sorry i am new to the game… i just setup my linux box. now i want it to be a DNS SERVER. I’ve been trying to setup everything on my own. but i am now stuck to installing and configuring bind-9.5.0-P2 on my redhat linux. I’ve been trying to search for an answer but there are a lot of conflicts especially with the distro and versions of bind. My box is Linux version 2.4.20-8 (newbie@testingmahbox.com) (gcc version 3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)) #1 Thu Mar 13 17:54:28 EST 2003

under uname is

Linux stmserver 2.4.20-8 #1 Thu Mar 13 17:54:28 EST 2003 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

I believe the right version of BIND for my box is bind-9.5.0-P2
I just dont know how to install and configure it.

Same as all other tutorial i found.. it says download it and extract and
./configure and make

i did the all the line above. now im stuck on what to do next.

I’m on a Linux compter in one of my college’s computer labs, it’s 64-bit and running Red Hat distribution. From http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ I tried both .tar.gz and .rpm.

When I unzipped the tar file I got a file called libflashplayer.so, and when I tried to open it I got an error that said "couldn’t display [path]/libflashplayer.so".

When I extracted the the .rpm, I got a folder with 2 folders inside, lib and share, and a bunch of files and folders within those. I found another file called libflashplayer.so, and it gave the same error.

Anyone know how to get it to work?

I’m on a Linux compter in one of my college’s computer labs, and it’s saying it doesn’t have Flash Player. The computer is 64-bit and running Red Hat distribution. What version of Flash should I get from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ ? (if you can’t see the Linux options, they are):

YUM for Linux
.tar.gz for Linux
.rpm for Linux
.deb for Ubuntu 8.04+
APT for Ubuntu 9.04+
btw, I’ve had to "zip" a few tarballs for my programming class, so I know how to extract .tar.gz files. would that be the best option?

Help needed about RedHat Linux..?




What do you think whether AMD (Athlon, Duron, Sempron, etc) or Intel Pentium etc, which one is the best in computer ?

What do you think whether Window, Linux, Apple or other operating system which one do you like ? which one is the best one ?

In Linux which one is the best ( whether Red Hat, Mandrake, Debian, Knopix or etc) ?

Which "Flavor" of Linux is the best?

I really don’t know very much about Linux but I am very anxious to learn about it. In your opinion, which version would be the best for someone who is looking to learn the "in’s & out’s" of Linux (Red Hat, Linspire, Mandrake, etc.)? Which is the most user friendly? I have heard a lot of good things about Linspire. What is your take on this? Thanks in advance for your advice.


was kinda intrested in getting certified with red hat. is learning fedora in and out a good way of going about this, or is it better to go with centos. I haven’t used fedora yet…I’m mainly a sabayon linux user and read that linus use this distro. also do you know of any good places to learn fedora from the inside out?

What are the operational differences between Linux and UNIX? Why would a programmer choose one over the other? What about software selection and ease of programming (with already basic knowledge of programming, and wanting to dive in to open source)?

In terms of Linux, what makes things like Red Hat cost money and things like Ubuntu not? Is pay-for OS based on Linux better quality than freely distributed OS? What is the best choice for Linux-or-Unix OS for a budding programmer?

Whenever I download any software for Linux, I find different binaries for different distros like Debian, Mandrake, Solaris, etc.

However, very often I have found that the same binary is present for both Red Hat and Fedora Core?

Is there any similarity between Red Hat and Fedora Core?

I have heard here that Ubuntu is probably the best for beginners; however, Fedora Core is also easy to learn. But unfortunately I can only choose from the below as its a setup on lycos dedicated servers

Debian 3.0 (Woody)
Debian 3.1 (Sarge)
RedHat Fedora Core 2
RedHat Fedora Core 3
Mandriva LE 2005 (Mandrake)
RedHat 9.0

If Debian what one sarge or woody or maybe red hat Keep in mind while not stupid I have been on a coldfusion setup untill I crossed over to the dark side.

ha ha ha

regards luke

How to share Printer in Redhat Linux?

I am using Redhat Linux 4 and 5 Version. I connected TVS Dot matric printer to Redhat Linux 5. But I cant share the Printer with the system having Red hat 4. ( to systems Pinging each other). So network is ok. Pls help me?
Am New in Linux.
Or pls let me know how to share the printer in linux?

Linux question.?

I have a Atheros wifi adapter in my laptop. i just installed kubuntu. i was told that i had to install a madwifi thing to get the atheros adapter to work in linux. it reconizes networks. but just cannot connect to them. the madwifi thing is a red hat package manager file. how do i get rpm’s to install on kubuntu?


HI friend i m very new to LInux red hat 5 version and i m unable to use Video player on it.But i am using real player by using rpm files.
So please help how to download Xine,mplayer etc. STEP WISE PLEASE.
because some tz.bar files and bin ..type files i dont know.

I have tried Red Hat, Mandrake, and Fedora and I just cant find the "user friendliness" of these OS’s. I guess I cant complain though…. theyre free. Any suggestions on the best linux to use making the transition from windows?

Whats the best Linux OS i can ?

Looking to use Linux, but i don’t know what OS of linux to use, i’ve heard of ubuntu, red hat, and many more.

Microsoft Windows or Linux(Ubuntu ,Red Hat etc..) or Apple Mac or OS/2 or Solaris ?? Which one is best.??

as we all know Fedora linux is opensource as a big player to the open source community. and according to that it should be freely available for everyone. just like any distribution available i.e Ubuntu / mint/ Puppy linux/ Debian .. and so on. BUT i found this in teh small print on FEDORa’s download site as well as RED HAT’s

Fedora software and technical information is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other U.S. and foreign law, and may not be exported or re-exported to certain countries (currently Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) or to persons or entities prohibited from receiving U.S. exports (including those (a) on the Bureau of Industry and Security Denied Parties List or Entity List, (b) on the Office of Foreign Assets Control list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, and (c) involved with missile technology or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons). You may not download Fedora software or technical information if you are located in one of these countries, or otherwise affected by these restrictions. You may not provide Fedora software or technical information to individuals or entities located in one of these countries or otherwise affected by these restrictions. You are also responsible for compliance with foreign law requirements applicable to the import and use of Fedora software and technical information.

HOW teh hell is that free software now? isnt this violation of teh FREE software movement? you can see this at teh download page when you click on teh EXPORTING REGULATIONS…

opinions? Is that justified? I have friends who live in Iran and Syria. how is this acceptable?

How do I network a Suse installed machine with other computers, specifically Red hat Linux?
This is for a school project, and I can’t find any pages that tell how to network a Suse to other computers except how to use a printer.

Can I install Yahoo! Messenger on Mandrake?

I see only Red Hat version for Linux. I have Mandrake 10. Can I install a Yahoo Mess on Mandrake?

What linux os are based off windows xp?

I can’t stand windows, it just irritates me. I heard linux mint is alot like it but some others would be greatly appreciated and where to download them would help to, thank you
I like the way its setup but it seems to mess up to much and I used ubuntu and red hat and they were nice just confusing. Im running a dual core intel d 2.8 ghz with 3 gb of ram so I should be able to run it no prob. thanks

My friend changed my red hat linux password and i am unable to log in. Can u tell me a method please?? I am new user of red hat linux OS..