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Old 04-09-2005, 05:28 PM   #1
JCdude2525
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What makes a distro?


What do you think makes a distro? What should and shouldn't you count when judging a Linux distro? Just another one of those opinion threads...

-Jim
 
Old 04-09-2005, 06:29 PM   #2
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Honestly? What it comes with by default and how well the installer works in detecting your hardware, configuring it... etc.
 
Old 04-10-2005, 04:19 AM   #3
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1) Hardware detection

2) Package manager

3) Installed packages
 
Old 04-10-2005, 10:19 PM   #4
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1. Stability
2. Speed
3. Actively being developed
4. Flexible install that let's me choose what I do and don't want installed.
5. The cool penguin.
 
  


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