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That's ok, I completely agree with him. Backtrack is not intended as beginning level Linux distribution. That doesn't mean you can't use it to get acquainted with networking, it's just not intended to be used like that. It's a bit like installing Windows Server 2008 to get acquaint with networking. It's a little overboard and more challenging..

If you don't agree with me, read the If you are new to Back Track or Linux read this thread. on the offical BT fourm..

It's a cool distribution, but a pure headache for someone with very little experience. I can tell you from experience because I suck at Linux, but I'm trying!
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You must be trippin'.

If you actually bothered to read usernames you'd notice seekrit is not scottsee..
Saw "s-e-e" and no avy. You're right, my bad. I do read usernames, but I'm a bit dyslexic so I tend to skim things I read.

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That's ok, I completely agree with him. Backtrack is not intended as beginning level Linux distribution. That doesn't mean you can't use it to get acquainted with networking, it's just not intended to be used like that. It's a bit like installing Windows Server 2008 to get acquaint with networking. It's a little overboard and more challenging..

If you don't agree with me, read the If you are new to Back Track or Linux read this thread. on the offical BT fourm..

It's a cool distribution, but a pure headache for someone with very little experience. I can tell you from experience because I suck at Linux, but I'm trying!
    
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Saw "s-e-e" and no avy. You're right, my bad. I do read usernames, but I'm a bit dyslexic so I tend to skim things I read.
I don't blame you I made the same mistake too. Something about them both 1) not having avatar pics and 2) bringing up the same topic and 3) their user names starting with the same letter and case.

I usually differentiate people by avatar as it is quickest for me.
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I'm really interested in playing with networking on Linux, and I want to maybe play around with a web server and some other stuff on it. A lot of people on here say Ubuntu is bloated and not a good choice, I'm not totally new to Linux, but I definitely don't understand the inner working of it, so I'm not really up for compiling my own OS or anything like that. But yeah any help would be appreciated.
You can remove the "bloatware." But "bloatware" in Linux is not the same as "bloatware" in Windows. I have yet to see any slowdowns in Ubuntu because of it. It's like saying your Android phone needs a task-killer; it just doesn't. It sounds like you are looking for a low maintenance Linux OS. Most distro's these days come with "extras." You may want to look into Gentoo or Slackware. If you're relatively new to Linux, stick with Ubuntu. A lot of Linux dbags out there like spending days compiling their own OS and prefer command line operation, but if you want productivity, there's nothing wrong with Fedora, Ubuntu, OpenSuse.
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