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I must have riled you up or something. If you want to recommend Back Track as an introduction to networking distribution go for it.
You are high on paint.
Backtrack is awesome. And if anyone using linux can't use it as a first off, they probably shouldn't be playing with linux.

OP: Backtrack is not any more difficult than any other distro and comes preloaded with tons of security tools.
Redhat is a classic.
Ubuntu has a large userbase(making problem solving easier).
Suse/Opensuse is fairly user friendly.
Peppermint is my current distro of choice.
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Best option, use virtualbox and use Ubuntu, Backtrack, and Slackware. Problem solved and you don't even have to leave windows. Also, Backtrack isn't that difficult, and I personally think Ubuntu does way too much for people learning Linux, but it's still a necessity to learn how to use, just because it's the most widely used distro out there and if you ever have to do troubleshooting for friends or at work involving Ubuntu you'll know how. Good luck, and Happy New Year!
    
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post #24 of 34
If you want it to really be a learning experience, go Arch and don't look back.

If you want to splash around in the kiddy-pool, go ahead and get on the Ubuntu bandwagon.

If you're even afraid of the kiddiepool, if we follow the analogy, Mint is a bathtub full of puppies.

Also, to those of you suggesting Backtrack: It's not meant to be installed as a primary OS. It has the capability to do so since it is bolted on to Ubuntu. It's a marvelous live distro for security audits, but it is not an every day driver, so to speak.
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We appreciate the fanboyism, but unfortunately you can modify any distribution of Linux to do whatever you want. Therefore, if you are actually 'pro', it really doesn't make a difference which one you choose.

Immediately jumping into something way over their head will discourage most users.
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Also, to those of you suggesting Backtrack: It's not meant to be installed as a primary OS. It has the capability to do so since it is bolted on to Ubuntu.
Backtrack is a horrible distribution for a new Linux user that has very little experience. I should know because I'm one of those "new users" I've only been using Linux for 3-4 years and it's a complete pain in the ass when things don't work as expected. I think they added an installer into BT4, but for a long time the installation as a primary OS was a novelty, considering it's primary use is a portable CD/USB network penetration tool..

To each their own..
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Backtrack is a horrible distribution for a new Linux user that has very little experience. I should know because I'm one of those "new users" I've only been using Linux for 3-4 years and it's a complete pain in the ass when things don't work as expected. I think they added an installer into BT4, but for a long time the installation as a primary OS was a novelty, considering it's primary use is a portable CD/USB network penetration tool..

To each their own..
You're one of those people who must have the last word with the same damn opinion every freakin time. WE HEARD YOU THE FIRST 12 TIMES
    
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You're one of those people who must have the last word with the same damn opinion every freakin time. WE HEARD YOU THE FIRST 12 TIMES
Huh? You seem like you need to unplug..
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Backtrack is not a good beginners distro.
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Backtrack is not a good beginners distro.
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Backtrack is not a good beginners distro.
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Backtrack is not a good beginners distro.
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Go ahead and recommend Backtrack as a beginners distro, but its not a beginners distro
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Backtrack is not a good beginners distro.
So, just to clarify, would you guys recommend Backtrack to someone who is just trying out linux?
    
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You're one of those people who must have the last word with the same damn opinion every freakin time. WE HEARD YOU THE FIRST 12 TIMES
You must be trippin'.

If you actually bothered to read usernames you'd notice seekrit is not scottsee..
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