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I just got VMware installed and I want to start learning different OS's for my job, so where is a good place to start, i have tried out two so far Dsl, and Zenwalk one..i know NOTHING about these, they both seem a little easier than i was expecting though...what should i try next, i do not want to go to advanced right off the bat
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ubuntu is a good distro for starting out.

Checkout distrowatch.com and start working down the list

You can also download pre built VM's from the VM website

http://www.vmware.com/appliances/

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CentOS
Fedora
Debian

Those are some major ones.

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I just got VMware installed and I want to start learning different OS's for my job, so where is a good place to start, i have tried out two so far Dsl, and Zenwalk one..i know NOTHING about these, they both seem a little easier than i was expecting though...what should i try next, i do not want to go to advanced right off the bat
The latest distributions of a lot of flavors of Linux look a lot like windows so there isn't too much to figure out if you want to just want to boot it up and do some word processing. Try dual booting your machine with windows and Linux. After that, try getting the DVD player to play DVDs in Linux. Then try not to use windows anymore. Find software for your Linux build that does what your windows software does. Learn how to back up and update your Linux release. Learn how to compile the kernel. Learn about webmin and then admin your Linux box remotely. Learn what it takes to set your machine up as a LAMP server and then host a website on it.

The reason I started using Linux is that I want to be able to walk up to any PC and be able to figure out what is wrong with it and then fix it. A lot more jobs are looking for people with Linux experience and I want to have that.

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The reason I started using Linux is that I want to be able to walk up to any PC and be able to figure out what is wrong with it and then fix it. A lot more jobs are looking for people with Linux experience and I want to have that.
that is exactly why i want to also, i have a copy of a debian and ubuntu so i will go there next
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