Depends on what you're trying to do.. If you want to set up a server based system that has support for Cold Fusion and Oracle, go Red Hat.. If you're looking for a desktop system, Mandrake takes the cake. People used to dump a lot of shit on Red Hat in the past(including me), but the 7.1 release is really really nice. Putting the Ximian GNOME desktop on top of Red Hat(and others) is nice for a desktop; almost comparable with Mandrake. If you're looking for pure performance, go Debian. Shout if you have any more questions :) .djc. Jason Whitman wrote: > All: > > Looking to get a Linux machine set up but thought (knew) you all would have > opinions on whose flavor to use. I've read good things about Mandrake and > SuSE, and there's always Red Hat. > > Opinions?