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Old 07-08-06, 12:37 AM   #13
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I've always recommended SuSE Linux and have been saying this for the whole duration of my Linux usage.

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Old 07-14-06, 06:22 AM   #14
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I used to always run RedHat (and later Fedora), but now that I've switched to SuSE, I'm not ever looking back. I think the package manager is much better, and just like the overall presentation.
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Old 08-04-06, 09:13 AM   #15
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GENTOO!!!!!

suse, red hat etc etc is full of crap.. its so much crap in them I cant understand how people are using it..
Its like windows ME + XP + Vista all in one x10

whenever someone mentiones Suse or red hat I chringe and hide in a corner for 10 min
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Old 08-04-06, 09:50 AM   #16
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GENTOO!!!!!

suse, red hat etc etc is full of crap.. its so much crap in them I cant understand how people are using it..
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.
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Old 08-04-06, 10:03 AM   #17
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im a slackware fanboy. everyone will probably trash it and say its stupid cause it doesnt have all the eyecandy and GUI's. but its fast and stable. i use to love runnin slack. i need another HDD for a dual boot
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Old 08-04-06, 10:29 AM   #18
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im a slackware fanboy. everyone will probably trash it and say its stupid cause it doesnt have all the eyecandy and GUI's. but its fast and stable.
No way. Not everyone puts eyecandy above funtionality/usability/stability. Debian && FVWM2 here.
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Old 08-04-06, 10:35 AM   #19
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GUI's aren't just about eyecandy. Recently installed SLED10, and I really like the user interface and the integrated search functionality (it's quite different from the UI of openSUSE).
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Old 08-04-06, 11:56 AM   #20
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what strange ideas...
for a secondary-mess-around-system choose newest ubuntu. it is fast, small, but easy extendable. all packages you most probaly ever gonna need are installable with a single command. it looks very cool, has a great community, and great gaming power.did i mention it is fast? and so damn convenient.
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Old 08-05-06, 08:45 AM   #21
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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
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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
Well, if you really want do that, then your best bet is Linux From Scratch:
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/
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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..
I beg to differ. You know, the definition of "the best distribution" depends greatly on your goals. Gentoo/LFS is hardly a choice for someone who just wants a safe and functional operating system. For those who want to spend their time tweaking the OS, sure, all sorts of do-it-yourself distros are just great.

I for one couldn't be bothered to compile my software myself without a good reason anymore. I've grown out of that stuff. ;-)

To emphasize my point: all distros have their target group. There is no "one size fits all" -distro.
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DIY operating systems are not for anybody, their illogical and you dont learn anything except that software takes a long time to compile...
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