Linux Red Hat Or Ubuntu?

Linux...Red Hat Or Ubuntu? I have a imac g4 that is running osx 10.4.11 and im going to use vmware so i can run two os's.I want to try out Linux and see what it is likeso which one is better Red hat or ubuntu? thanks

geek_hialea, Jan 2, 11:44 am

Fedora core, the free version of desktop redhat, is better in my opinion.

geek_seriouslycgi, Jan 2, 11:52 am

Mint is nice both ubuntu and mint are really easy to install and use. Mint is based on Ubuntu but defaults to a more windows-like desktop. haven't tried fedora so I can't really comment on it.

geek_little_egypt, Jan 2, 12:12 pm

Thanks little egypt I Think i might go with ubuntu.Now I know i can get ubuntu for free from their website but it will take 6-10 weeks to get here so i might just buy it for 6 bucks here on trademe.

geek_hialea, Jan 2, 12:45 pm

Http://ftp.citylink.co.nz/ubuntu-releases/intrepid You can download it from the NZ mirror for free, assuming your not on dialup. Even then just leave it downloading over night and you'll get it eventually.

geek_rhys.m, Jan 2, 12:48 pm

you download it [ http://ftp.citylink.co.nz/ubuntu-releases/intrepid/ ]

geek_0800xford, Jan 2, 12:49 pm

SNAP! =p

geek_0800xford, Jan 2, 12:49 pm

Personal jinx, can't talk till I say your name :P

geek_rhys.m, Jan 2, 12:50 pm

mmmmmMMMmmm ha ha ha

geek_0800xford, Jan 2, 12:51 pm

No i cant download it my internet speed is slow.so it would take like 7 hours...

geek_hialea, Jan 2, 12:56 pm

Let it go overnight or talk to a computer shop or something. Or a friend???

geek_d_family, Jan 2, 12:57 pm

Does anyone Know what Vixta is like?? it looks really cool does anyone know what it is like

geek_hialea, Jan 2, 12:58 pm

Here you go http://vixta.sourceforge.net/

geek_d_family, Jan 2, 1:01 pm

looks a bit like gOS [ http://www.thinkgos.com/ ] hideous [Xx.]

geek_0800xford, Jan 2, 1:02 pm

Vixta is a vista clone but way cooler

geek_seriouslycgi, Jan 2, 1:30 pm

Vixta is kde gos is e17.

geek_seriouslycgi, Jan 2, 1:32 pm

I wonder if they got pressure to change their name (vixta) its now simplis.org

geek_seriouslycgi, Jan 2, 1:35 pm

So now its a toss up between Vixta and Ubumtu which one now lol

geek_hialea, Jan 2, 3:37 pm

I think vixta is based on ubuntu? ill check

geek_seriouslycgi, Jan 3, 12:00 am

Lol i recommend vixta its based on fedora lol

geek_seriouslycgi, Jan 3, 12:01 am

Being a Debian fanboi I would say Ubuntu, but IMO it's probably much of a muchness, i.e. won't make much difference. I have tried fedora before and apart from taking ages to install (fedora9) it went pretty well. Also IMO you won't know until you try, so try both and let us know what you think :o)

geek_sirfer, Jan 3, 10:35 am

Fedora 10 is out and is really simple to use, there is even a live cd version, download the dvd version i recomend

geek_btoogood, Jan 3, 11:12 pm