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Capn_Fish
post May 24 2007, 02:33 PM
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I'm getting that itch to try a new Linux distro (I've been using (X)Ubuntu), and am debating between trying Slackware or Gentoo, or moving to Debian.

I really don't mind a lack of GUI tools or fiddling, so what distro do people recommend I try first? I wouldn't really be "trying" Debian, as I've been fiddling with it for a while.

I'm really only looking for ease of package removal (installation isn't so much of an issue)/building, and this installation would be on a 1 GHz dektop with 1 GB of RAM. I have 40 GB partitioned off for fiddling (I knew this was going to happen biggrin.gif), so disk space shouldn't be an issue.

Thanks.
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Capn_Fish   Which Distro To Try   May 24 2007, 02:33 PM
T3_slider   I'm partial to Slackware, but this really is a...   May 24 2007, 03:12 PM
Capn_Fish   I really want to use a 2.6 kernel. Is it fairly pa...   May 24 2007, 03:27 PM
T3_slider   Yes, it's basically painless. A kernel screen ...   May 25 2007, 08:28 AM
desertrat   Gentoo. When uninstalling packages you will be tol...   May 25 2007, 09:21 AM
Capn_Fish   I (almost) never read docs anyway, so they aren...   May 25 2007, 10:13 AM
tanjian2   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ May 25 2007, 06:13 PM)I (al...   May 25 2007, 02:31 PM
ZDevil   Since you are having a 3100, i would highly recomm...   May 25 2007, 03:05 PM
adf   prognosis on when we might see openbsd running fro...   May 25 2007, 05:04 PM
Capn_Fish   I'm actually looking for a Desktop/Laptop dist...   May 25 2007, 04:10 PM
T3_slider   QUOTE(Capn_Fish)I installed with the minimal CD, b...   May 25 2007, 07:36 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(T3_slider @ May 25 2007, 10:36 PM)QUOTE...   May 25 2007, 07:51 PM
desertrat   The good thing about Gentoo is that you can instal...   May 25 2007, 11:18 PM
Capn_Fish   Wow, I'm REALLY getting a bad impression of Ge...   May 26 2007, 03:49 PM
desertrat   QUOTE(grog @ May 27 2007, 04:02 PM)There...   May 27 2007, 09:28 PM
InSearchOf   Wow... I haven't ever had any problems install...   May 26 2007, 04:21 PM
Capn_Fish   I felt like I understood the install process from ...   May 26 2007, 05:43 PM
spaul   FWIW I'm trying dreamlinux today. It is a deb...   May 26 2007, 10:34 PM
grog   I've been using gentoo on my desktop for a whi...   May 27 2007, 08:02 AM
Capn_Fish   I was kind of hoping to avoid that, but OK. Should...   May 28 2007, 06:19 AM
desertrat   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ May 28 2007, 02:19 PM)I was...   May 28 2007, 06:31 AM
Capn_Fish   All right. I'll go and try to reinstall Gentoo...   May 28 2007, 09:04 AM
Capn_Fish   Indeed, I forgot to add in my Ethernet driver last...   May 28 2007, 01:43 PM
Cresho   using ubuntu here is a pick http://ubuntuforums....   May 28 2007, 03:30 PM
Capn_Fish   After deciding Gentoo wasn't the best choice (...   Jun 5 2007, 03:46 PM
desertrat   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Jun 5 2007, 11:46 PM)After ...   Jun 5 2007, 08:08 PM
T3_slider   This page ( http://www.bitbenderforums.com/vb22/sh...   Jun 5 2007, 04:20 PM
Da_Blitz   gentoo was good for me for encryption but i had a ...   Jun 7 2007, 04:04 AM
kopsis   Have you considered Arch Linux? It's sort of p...   Jun 7 2007, 05:57 AM
Capn_Fish   I'll put Arch Linux on my list.   Jun 7 2007, 06:33 AM
InSearchOf   Well Fedora 7 just came out with a new release las...   Jun 7 2007, 07:06 AM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(InSearchOf @ Jun 7 2007, 10:06 AM)Well ...   Jun 7 2007, 10:56 AM
Capn_Fish   Which release of Arch is the recent "stable...   Jun 7 2007, 11:49 AM
kopsis   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Jun 7 2007, 02:49 PM)Which ...   Jun 7 2007, 12:11 PM
Da_Blitz   actually arch sounds like somthnig worth trying, i...   Jun 7 2007, 10:47 PM
adf   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Jun 8 2007, 06:47 AM)actuall...   Jun 7 2007, 11:28 PM
vputz   Sorry to hear you had a bad Gentoo experience...   Jun 8 2007, 06:57 AM
adf   QUOTE(vputz @ Jun 8 2007, 02:57 PM)Sorry to h...   Jun 8 2007, 11:13 AM
Da_Blitz   funny i havent ever had that problem with RPMs bu...   Jun 9 2007, 02:28 AM


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