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Old 04-08-2007, 12:15 PM   #1
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bleeding edge distros


I am wanting to try out a new distribution that is bleeding edge. will allow me to get down and dirty with linux and is not Gentoo or Ubuntu. Can anyone recommend such a distro?
 
Old 04-08-2007, 12:18 PM   #2
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Fedora is pretty bleeding edge. They release early and often.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 12:20 PM   #3
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thanks

I'll play around with it in vmware just to get used to it.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 12:21 PM   #4
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keep replies coming

Keep the replies coming I am bored and like learning new things and new distros.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 12:41 PM   #5
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You could try Sidux, or even the straight Debian Sid ... Might not be what you want tho, because Debian in any flavor is pretty boring. Everything just works and there's nothing to really do.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 12:58 PM   #6
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Sidux

I'll try Sidux for my dual boot to leave it there and update it one day when i want some edgeness.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 02:27 PM   #7
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Bleeding edge, I understand that in three directions:
1) like distros with packages compiled for 686-32 like crux, frugalware or arch (there are others, surely).
2) distros for 686-64 (Centos, Mepis, Mandriva, etc.).
3) distros under a working model that compiles every software package to your specific processor/s platform: gentoo, sourcemage, lunar, ututo etc.

But, yet, you have another hardware platforms like 64-bit PowerPC (Yellowdog 64). Gentoo ppc64 is very bleeding edge under that perspective. You don't want it to be named, but there have been a lot of bleeding people there in gentoo ppc64. :P

EDIT to add: And yet I forgot Debian Hurd. Which cannot be called a "linux" distro. Too much bleeding edge.

Last edited by runnerfrog; 04-09-2007 at 06:58 AM.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 07:01 PM   #8
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Why don't you want Gentoo? Is it because of the timeconsume during package compiling?

Sabayon is Gentoo based, but it is really bleeding edge of what linux can offer to you as a user. I would suggest trying the CD version (mini) of Sabayon.
 
  


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