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Old 07-07-2003, 08:16 PM   #1
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Linux distro recommendation to replace Mdk 9.1?

These are my requirements:

- performance, ease of use and installation on par with Mandrake 9.1
- anti-aliased fonts fully working out of the box
- preferably on 1CD
- prefer KDE 3.x only
- Include full development capabilities
- Supports ReiserXFS
- no preference between RPM and Debian based distros

Which distro would you recommend? I want something that doesn't require long install and configuration times and also something that doesn't need to be compiled to be used (i.e. no Gentoo).

I'm using Mdk 9.1 but the development environment is sorely broken in some areas.

Thanks for your help
Old 07-07-2003, 08:53 PM   #2
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Old 07-07-2003, 10:35 PM   #3
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Well, it will be hard to match all of the criteria. You could always look at or at's distribution page. I'm going to recommend Knoppix installed on a harddrive with knx-hdinstall I believe.. You might want to try Ark Linux. The thing is you are rarely going to find an installer as clean as Mandrake. Ark Linux's installer is very easy to use but I'm not sure if you can use Reiser in it though. And lastly you can check the reviews section of the page for other distributions.


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