ForeverIT27 wrote: »
I was wondering whats a good Linux OS to start from if you're new to Linux. I am thinking of installing a Linux OS on the second HDD in my pc just to kind of play around with it.
Would appreciate all your responses.
dynamik wrote: »
It doesn't really matter. It's good to get experience with an RPM package management system as well as Debian's. CentOS/Fedora and Ubuntu/Mint/Debian would be a good combination. Don't install a GUI; suffer through the command-line. You'll learn a lot that way.
Install VirtualBox and create Linux VMs. It's much more convenient that dual-booting, and you're not going to need much resources to run those.
exampasser wrote: »
Don't install a GUI?!?! I myself first started to learn Linux though the use of a GUI. From there I have begun digging deeper into the command-line. Using the GUI first allowed me to see the shortcomings GUI's and helped me to understand the importance of the command-line. If I had to start out from the command-line at first I would have been more likely to give up to continue learning Linux, but that's just my opinion.