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Originally posted by linux_man_2004 Of course Fedora is the best. It has always commed to us with the newest things available (and stable). Fedora 3 (the newest) uses kernel 2.6.9 (by default), whereas Slackware uses a very old 2.4.* kernel and ofcourse the software within is very, very old.
Stable as in '22:31:51 up 510 days, 16:08, 400 users' on a business machine and the like. I'm making stuff up, but the point's there. I use 2.6 myself and it's fine for me, but that doesn't mean it is for everybody.
But, yeah, the original point about Slackware coming with old packages is frankly ridiculous.
Gentoo.....hands down. Fedora (although a great distro)use to be my fav. Then i was introduced to portage and speed!!. I have since never looked back. Debian/Ubuntu run a very close second for me....awesome distros.
For me the Gentoo documentation is absolutely the best. I use the Gentoo documentation for just about any general linux setup