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Old 01-03-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
TomCJeagle
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Where to go now? Next step after Ubuntu.


Hello, I've been using Ubuntu for a long time now and i think i am fairly knowledgeable about linux and i was wondering if anyone had some suggestions on what Distro i should tinker with next?
I am on a Dell inspiron 5100 and the WLAN card i have requires NDISWRAPPER so that needs to compatible with the distro other than that, What do you have for me?
 
Old 01-03-2011, 06:59 PM   #2
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A pretty reasonable next step would be Slackware or Arch.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 10:00 PM   #3
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Slackware.

Arch expects you to know what software you want to install. It installs a barebones Linux system with a few utilities.

Slackware installs a suite of programs and the KDE desktop environment by default. You get a full working system with a great opportunity for learning.

Arch gives you a great opportunity for learning that leads to a full working system.

If you do want to go Arch, their website does have excellent step-by-step instructions on how to set it up.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 10:40 PM   #4
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Debian.

That's SLAX that has KDE by default, not Slackware. The two distros can't be more different despite the fact that SLAX is based (*very* loosely) on Slackware.

Slackware is also *very* hard to install software on, as most apps have to be built from source *without* dependency resolution, which is *extremely* hard to do.
 
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That's SLAX that has KDE by default, not Slackware. The two distros can't be more different despite the fact that SLAX is based (*very* loosely) on Slackware.
I'm puzzled. The last time I installed Slackware (v. 13.0), it defaulted to KDE. Of course, it also included XFCE, Blackbox, TWM, Fluxbox (my personal favorite), and maybe one or two others.

Did I miss something?
 
Old 01-05-2011, 05:57 AM   #6
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Slackware is also *very* hard to install software on, as most apps have to be built from source *without* dependency resolution, which is *extremely* hard to do.
Have you based that misleading statement on experience, or hearsay?
 
Old 01-05-2011, 06:32 AM   #7
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I say Fedora. Rpm's and Deb's make the Linux world go round.

Slack is okay. It does default to KDE. At least the last time I used it. It's a good distro if you want to be minimalistic.
 
Old 01-05-2011, 06:38 AM   #8
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I really don't know where some of you get these crazy opinions of Slackware?!
I've only been using PC's since 2006 and Linux since 2008 and I never noticed anything "hard" or difficult with Slackware? I know 0 programming languages and am not in any way a "coder" ,etc.
I mean really it's just editing text configuration files and Slackware is more stable than any other distro.

Personally, I've had many issues with dpkg and pacman and never had one issue with slackpkg.
Maybe Slackware is just too simple for some or I dont know?

I vote Slackware!
 
Old 01-05-2011, 06:53 AM   #9
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I say Fedora.
How is it the next step from Ubuntu?


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I really don't know where some of you get these crazy opinions of Slackware?!
It reminds me of Windows users spreading crazy opinions about linux.
 
Old 01-05-2011, 07:15 AM   #10
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I vote gentoo!
 
Old 01-06-2011, 05:39 AM   #11
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How is it the next step from Ubuntu?
I would say Fedora too.
It is next steps because uses RPMs instead of APT.
 
Old 01-06-2011, 06:14 AM   #12
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I would say Fedora too.
It is next steps because uses RPMs instead of APT.
and how does THAT make Fedora the next step distro? Basically, they are very similar GUI-focused distros with different package
management systems. My understanding of the next step distro would be something more challenging, something that requires more in-depth
knowledge.
 
Old 01-06-2011, 06:22 AM   #13
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I suggest you try archlinux then go to gentoo.
 
Old 01-06-2011, 06:22 AM   #14
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I would say Fedora too.
It is next steps because uses RPMs instead of APT.
won't it be "RPMs instead of debs"??
 
Old 01-07-2011, 03:48 AM   #15
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won't it be "RPMs instead of debs"??
Yes, sorry for my typo. 8-)
 
  


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