Good linux books & distros

Paul Warren u3292467 at
Tue Dec 3 20:25:02 EST 2002

On Tue, 3 Dec 2002 12:59:45 +1100
"L u k e H a m i l t o n" <luke.hamilton at> wrote:

> Hey there all,
> I am looking into setting up my own linux server at home these holidays,
> and was just wondering what distributions ppl on the list recommended
> and why?

I would start with something hard, like Debian, or my favourite,  Slackware.  If you have the patience you can learn a lot about how to manage a system by trying all those things you want to do.  After a while, when you feel you need to know a bit more about how the system hangs together, try linux from scratch.  That's what I use now and all I can say is: Speed baby, Speed!  Not to mention recent (< 3 month) old software.

Hope this helps
Paul Warren
u3292467 at student dot anu dot edu dot au

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