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Old 07-28-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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Any Linux Distro Suggestion?


Fedora 17 is just abuot to hit EOL. And I try to give 19 a try... Let say I don't feel like using it again. Mostly what I look for: Is it stable. 2) And does it have good support for wacom and powerline adapter?
Linux Distro I don't want is Ubuntu(any version) and Arch Linux! I mostly stay away from Debian type of linux. Most of the time I find them to unstable to me. I don't mind if it kinda hard to used or is it easy. I just don't like it once it gose from hard to easy after a few days of used. Because of their system they force you to used.
I have a 64bit computer. tbh I was not sure were I should have posted this.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! "Suggest a distro" is probably the most frequently-asked question here, so please use the Search function.

When you ask for "a more stable version of Fedora" the first thing that comes to mind is Red Hat Enterprise Linux (and its free clones, CentOS and Scientific Linux). You will probably also get a lot of votes for Slackware. I personally gravitate toward Debian-family distros such as Debian and Mint (but sounds like that is not what you're looking for).
 
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:57 PM   #3
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I have been looking. And try google. My main concern is my powerline adapter. I had have problem with other linux distro. Like, it stop working for almost a month before it start back up again. And that with a fresh insall. About the the Debian type. It was maybe 5 or 4 years ago. But back then that how they were for me. Maybe thing have work out for the better. But I'm not saying to leave them out.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 06:59 PM   #4
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Quote:
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Welcome to the forums! "Suggest a distro" is probably the most frequently-asked question here, so please use the Search function.

When you ask for "a more stable version of Fedora" the first thing that comes to mind is Red Hat Enterprise Linux (and its free clones, CentOS and Scientific Linux). You will probably also get a lot of votes for Slackware. I personally gravitate toward Debian-family distros such as Debian and Mint (but sounds like that is not what you're looking for).
I second Snowpine's recommendation for Slackware though I am more Debian oriented as well mainly because I work with Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server every day, but as Snowpine said, doesn't look like what you're searching for.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 07:16 PM   #5
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For your requirements (stable, no Arch, no Debian based distro) I would think that openSuse would be a distro that you may like.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 08:27 PM   #6
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OpenSUSE, PC-BSD, Slackware, or CentOS are your best bet. check them out.
Good luck to you.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 08:32 PM   #7
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Not sure how well it supports the powerline adapter, but Slackware sounds like it would be right up your alley.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 08:36 PM   #8
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Powerline adapters should be a non-issue on any Linux box if they are connected to the Ethernet port, since they will be totally transparent to the OS.
 
Old 07-29-2013, 05:13 AM   #9
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Slackware
 
Old 07-29-2013, 05:34 AM   #10
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I mostly stay away from Debian type of linux. Most of the time I find them to unstable to me.
If the last time you used it was 4-5 years ago you may want to give it another try. I don't think Debian is known for being unstable...
 
Old 07-29-2013, 06:29 AM   #11
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Slackware is always my first suggestion to anyone with any Linux experience, in my opinion it is generally the most stable distribution available as well as being the one you'll learn the most about Linux using.

For newer users I usually recommend PcLinux, it has the excellent Mandriva style control center, is to me the most stable of the Mandriva derived distro's, and uses apt-get as its package manager.
 
Old 07-29-2013, 07:20 AM   #12
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Vector Linux. Vector comes with all the multi media libs already installed and if you need support there is a great forum on the Vector linux site. One of the cool things about the forum is that the dev team also hangs out there so you can get first hand info.
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/

There is also Slackware, which i prefer myself for various reasons.
 
Old 07-29-2013, 09:47 AM   #13
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If the last time you used it was 4-5 years ago you may want to give it another try. I don't think Debian is known for being unstable...
This is quite true especially if you use Debian Stable. This is the distro used by many mission-critical servers. It's about as stable as it gets. As for Debian Testing, I've been maintaining a system in my friends' internet shop. It's been going for 5 years with virtually no downtime and a constant stream of users coming in off the street -- no better torture test than that.
jdk
 
Old 07-29-2013, 10:26 AM   #14
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Try out the Choosers and see what they suggest:
Test 1

Test 2 (my favorite)

Let us now the result.

Best Regards,
 
Old 07-29-2013, 10:46 AM   #15
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Slackware and powerline adapters

I use Slackware with powerline adapters and I never had problems. As TobiSGD also pointed out, since you're using the power line as an Ethernet cable you shouldn't have issues with any OS, as long as your Ethernet interface is up and running.

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I don't mind if it kinda hard to used or is it easy. I just don't like it once it gose from hard to easy after a few days of used. Because of their system they force you to used.
There are plenty of distro suggestions here on LQ and elsewhere: of course many of them are biased, reflecting good or bad experiences people have made using them, as well as their "philosophical" points of view. Different people also expect different things from a distribution, and that's why there probably isn't an ultimate answer.

If I understand your post correctly, you are looking for a distro that doesn't "hold your hand", forcing you to use specific, user friendly tools that you don't like. I personally have used Debian for several years, and I still think that it's a terrific project. However, when I tried Slackware as a possible alternate solution for my needs I immediately felt more comfortable, because I didn't have to go through these distro-specific things every time, breaking them when I tried to follow some different path. With Slackware the learning curve might be somewhat steeper, but then you're absolutely free and "pilot in command" on your system. Of course you're also free to screw things up, but this is easily achievable with any distribution. There's also a friendly Slackware community right here on LQ.

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I have a 64bit computer.
If you decide to try it, Slackware is available as a 64bit system as well.

Kind regards,
Philip

Last edited by Philip Lacroix; 07-29-2013 at 01:05 PM. Reason: small corrections.
 
  


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