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Fedora might be only 3 CDs... but it's RedHat 10, and i REALLY hate redhat today... I had to install mandrake and configure all over again... lucky me, I had backups of all e-mails... but I lost over three hours configuring everything.... just because RH just wouldn't boot... it's RH9 with everything except the kernel updated... and it pulls something like this today!!! ARGH!!!! That's why I'm downloading Debian and getting Slack from a friend.... SuSE... it's not time for me to try it yet...
HEY, those of you who voted for vector... I have a disc of vector 3.2 right here... should I try it???
Well I am quite happy Slack won. I have tried RedHat, Mandrake, Gentoo, and Debian/Knoppix - but slack was BY FAR the best distro I have ever used. 9.1 is a dream come true - there is nothing to screw up because there's nothing that you CAN screw up! Slack comes with everything you need, nothing you don't - so you just download the apps yourself to make it most customized to your prefernce. The installation of the distro is by far the bset as well.
I would have voted Gentoo, but Gentoo just simply has some issues. While most hardcores can get Gentoo down, I had trouble configuring many things, including my ethernet card and my video card. On slack, it took me a total of one day to get my 3d accel working, and my network card was configured on first boot.
Plus, because Slackware has such a bare ammount of data on it (yet it has such plentiful apps and speed!), I am able to run 9.1 on my old POS laptop, a 366mhz IBM Pentium 2 with 196mb of RAM.
Well....... to put the 2003 awards in perspective, there wasn't a single category in which more than 2% of members voted - ie in every single category over 98% of members didn't bother to vote......... sad really - hope we have more participation next year.......
Yes.. unfortunately, even the best supported category only brought in just under 2% of member votes - very suprising really, one would have hoped that "what distribution" would have brought in more than 2% of member votes - lets hope we can make it more appealing next year.........
Probably your best bet would to be to post this in the programming forum. "Distribution of the Year" is not really relevant to your question and it's more likely to get answered efficiently in the Programming forum.
Having said that, as far as I know, the best way to get started in programming is to get a programming job. As long as you can demonstrate that you can program, you should be able to get something.
Edit: It looks like I'm talking rubbish, but there was another post here. Really. It must have been moved
Last edited by guygriffiths; 01-15-2004 at 08:09 AM.