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> Best Flavour of Linux Suited to Qtopia?
gizard
post Apr 20 2004, 11:21 PM
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Subject says it all really - whats the best form of Linux to go with the Cacko 1.2.1 ROM ? if indeed any - and where is the best place to download the ISO images of this version.

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post Apr 20 2004, 11:54 PM
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http://www.zaurususergroup.com/index.php?n...2258&highlight=

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Everyone uses different distributions for a variety of reasons, in short, you will get as many answers as there are distributions.

If you are VERY new to it and want no technical worries try Lindows, it's commercial and supported and very easy to use, a bit like Windows, a bit MacOS X, but it's a powerful Debian underneath if you want to go crazy and hack it. You can get it free but to get more software you need to subscribe to a download service. If you want to use the command line and customise it, you can rip the subscription stuff out and use the Debian apt-get command to get all the software you could ever want. Every newbie that I've demo'd it to has been very impressed how easy and friendly it is.

If you are proficient, I'd recommend SuSE - it simply works. I have recently converted to Debian, using Knoppix to install it.

Easiest first to most difficult

Lindows
SuSE
Mandrake
Redhat
Fedora
Slackware
Knoppix (is Debian)
Debian

There are MANY more, but these are the major ones and that's how I would rank them for a newbie.

If you have peripherals, they have to be Linux compatible.
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post Apr 21 2004, 12:12 AM
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Thanks very much that is very useful. - When you say the peripherals have to Linux compatible - is there a list like there is for Windows knocking about somewhere?
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post Apr 21 2004, 12:48 AM
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php

Should be the place to start, also the distributor of whatever Linux you choose will have a more comprehensive list.

Rule of thumb is check before you buy hardware
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