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Originally posted by Clark Bent I used to think that too. And as a fellow poster pointed out, that is not true. And in all honesty, I find that the 64 bit version of Debian
runs faster for me than Gentoo did. So just a FYI, you have several choices.
Right, Debian might be an alternative, but Suse, Fedora isn't, at least not for me.
Yet I go with Gentoo, I like the way it works, and gives me more things to do, and as a result more to learn
Originally posted by ShakyJake I think I read somewhere that the 2005.1 Gentoo release will have a much more friendly installer. I'd also like to see a graphical front end for Portange/Emerge (maybe one exists now?)
Porthole is the only frontend I've found so far. It is masked by default however.
This all depends on the use of the distro..
But if i had to choose one it would be Mepis all the way
The way i see mepis is suse without the bloat which is exactly what i had been looking for!
One (good) program for each need, stable, uses apt/synaptic, installs from the live cd that doubles as a recovery cd.
Originally posted by deviant03 For a newbie like myself, definitely Suse. Power management for laptop worked out of the box which is the only thing Ive seen missing from other distros.
I haven't tried a distro yet in which power management for any of my laptops has not worked right out of the box. I'm currently running FC3 on a Chembook variant and ubuntu on a Vaio and both utilized power management without any intervention opr tweaking on my part.