> Well, most of the long-term Irish Linux users I've met or talked to
> have tended to look down on RedHat. If I mention that RedHat runs on
> one of my servers, they ask why I'm not running $this or $that,
> "which would be much better".
This is quite common.
> Me, I tend to run RedHat most of the time, *because* it runs on my
> server. But I came to Linux through the command line, and I don't
> think it makes much of a difference at the prompt. I tried Mandrake
> recently though, and I have to admit that it seems to be much better
> when it comes to X. I tried Corel at the same time, and, well, it
> was crap. I can't see it being any better for a newbie than RedHat,
> and if I was to recommend a distro for a newbie - from my limited
> experience - it would be Mandrake.
I use RH because I need a distro I can support to my customers. It
has many deficiencies, but its installation routine is the most
end-user oriented that I have seen, and I need this because most of my
customers are not Unix techies, they're industrial users who need to
use Un*x of some form. But if someone can produce concrete and cogent
arguments why I should use Distribution X instead, I'm happy to change.
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