Originally Posted by wnd
Not everyone likes to spend half of his time compiling the software he uses. ;-) I know it has some benefits, but most people don't want or need that.
Personally I used to configure and compile my own kernel individually for each of my computers, but nowadays I'm using stock-kernel for all but one. After a couple of years it's not so "c00l" anymore. The same goes for tweaking services and such.
And no, this is not supposed to be a flame.
but still the best distro for beginner which almost no one agrees with is gentoo and distros like it..
U learn so much about linux and how it functions just by installing gentoo..
instead of clicking next next next all the time