Originally posted by Mychael101
So is RedHat 7.3 is the way to go then?
i believe the erratas/patches for 7.3 will end shortly as well as 9. if you're a newbie it may not matter to you for your purpose of learning linux. they're pretty much all the same if you're a newbie. it won't really matter to you if you're using linux, system v, bsd, etc...get one, install the cd, learn commands, piping, grep, metacharacters, wild cards, scripting, run levels, user, groups, init, inittab, file permissions, suid, sudo, sym/hard links, libraries, gnu freeware, etc.. the list goes on and on. most of the things you will first learn will be independent of whatever "unix" you are using. an sh script on one linux box will work the same on another linux box. the concepts/locations of run levels will be different between bsd and solaris but the overall gist will be the same. learn some of the basics first, then you'll have a better idea of what o/s will suit your needs. don't get hung up on which distro you should use. i'm particular to solaris, though. hardware built for the o/s and o/s built for the hardware = not too shabby.