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Knoppix gets my vote for best distro of 2003... I'm more your average user than your average linux geek, I've been a Red Hat user for sometime now and have tried a number of other distros but Knoppix was the easiest installation of Linux I've ever experienced. No problems whatsoever.
I have read a lot of reviews on the installation of other Linux distros I wanted to try, but I don't think any of them matches Knoppix for ease and reliability.
Updates and downloading software is so easy and fast one you configure 'apt' to use repositories closer to your location.
Pretty cool seeing Slack on the top I remember a thread awhile back, someone asked why Slackware wasn't more popular. I thought it already IS quite popular judging from people heres' distro details. It is a the best I have tried, I know that!
I was a slackware man (though I had tried stormix, debian, multiple BSDs, mandrake, and redhat, listed in order of preference) until I tried gentoo. I'd be willing to bet most of those slackware advocates haven't tried gentoo yet. Granted, Slackware is an awesome distro, but gentoo gives you so much more control.. my 2 cents.
Originally posted by Blindsight I was a slackware man (though I had tried stormix, debian, multiple BSDs, mandrake, and redhat, listed in order of preference) until I tried gentoo. I'd be willing to bet most of those slackware advocates haven't tried gentoo yet. Granted, Slackware is an awesome distro, but gentoo gives you so much more control.. my 2 cents.
I have been thinking about building Gentoo on some spare drive space lately. I just might do it over my 4 day holiday weekend
I'm interested to see how it performs in relation to slack, but I honestly don't think I will change from Slack as my primary. We'll see. My machine does a complete Slack 9.1 install in 9 minutes, so compiling Gentoo shouldnt be all that bad. It won't be like what I been hearing "get such and such started, and go to bed for the night" kind of thing at least.