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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:52 pm

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Hello, i am still new to Linux, but i am just curious which Distro do you prefer?
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:53 pm

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Ubuntu running gnome classic for daily use, Backtrack for security tools
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Well i am using Fedora but i am thinking of changing it .


jason wrote:Ubuntu running gnome classic for daily use, Backtrack for security tools
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:34 pm

Re: Distro

Many of the distros that are out there are forks of either redhat (fedora, cent, etc..) or of Debian (ubuntu, mint, oracle, etc...) I tend to prefer the debian route myself, largely because I've spent more time with it, however, you'll find redhat or derivatives in business use more often because you can find support more easily.
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:01 pm

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I prefer Ubuntu for normal day to day use personally (although I do also use Fedora), and Backtrack for security tools.

Yet wrote:Well i am using Fedora but i am thinking of changing it .


What's your motivation for learning Linux, and why are you thinking of changing Fedora?
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Re: Distro

Well i am planing of learning pentest but i just keep having problem with Fedora, maybe i can go with Arch Linux or Puppy .

m0wgli wrote:I prefer Ubuntu for normal day to day use personally (although I do also use Fedora), and Backtrack for security tools.

Yet wrote:Well i am using Fedora but i am thinking of changing it .


What's your motivation for learning Linux, and why are you thinking of changing Fedora?
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:10 pm

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I'm a fan of Mint.
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:14 pm

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It seem Mint also have Debian Edition also .

ajohnson wrote:I'm a fan of Mint.
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:15 pm

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I tried mint briefly. It was just different enough to irritate me into going back to ubuntu.
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:21 pm

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Hmm it seem a lot of people like Ubuntu, people don't talk much about Arch .
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:26 pm

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I had an appliance running Arch a while back. When it came down to it, I wasn't going to switch all of my boxen to it, and it was more aggravation to deal with an odd-man-out distro. Standardization is (usually) your friend.
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:36 pm

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Well people are saying Arch is for Pro, i am also looking into Puppy .

jason wrote:I had an appliance running Arch a while back. When it came down to it, I wasn't going to switch all of my boxen to it, and it was more aggravation to deal with an odd-man-out distro. Standardization is (usually) your friend.
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:39 pm

Re: Distro

Ubuntu for desktop/laptop (and derivatives like Helix, SIFT, MobiSec, Samurai-WTF, Security Onion and of course Backtrack for specialized needs)

Centos and Redhat for servers. Redhat if it's a user facing box or one where uptime is critical, but mostly just run Centos for those systems I am using for security tasks.

OpenBSD for firewalls (have been known to use IPcop (not BSD) but these days it's a m0n0wall (freebsd)or more likely pfSense (freebsd) if I need a ready built firewall)
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:49 pm

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Ahh totally spaced pfSense. I use it as well. This is, however, a specialized distro for firewalls, not a general purpose system. Definitely worth taking a look at though. I've also used IPCop and Smoothwall at one time or another, but I like pfSense better.
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:53 pm

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Yet wrote:Well i am planing of learning pentest but i just keep having problem with Fedora, maybe i can go with Arch Linux or Puppy .


Not knowing how new you are to Linux, I've heard quite a few people recommend Mint for someone coming straight from a Windows background.

An advantage of learning a Debian based distro is that Backtrack is currently Debian (Ubuntu) based.
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