Hey, I have recently been quite interested in getting the penguin on my computer. Right now, I have used Knoppix for about a month - 2 months, and I really liked it ( minus the slowness of a cd, and some programs didn't run... no idea why ). A few days ago, I put FC 3 on my computer, wanting a permanent linux OS on my hard drive. It's... ok. To tell you the truth, there were some things I like more about Knoppix ( mainly just the feel of it ).
My question to you linux junkies out there is: What are the main advantages and disadvantages of FC 3 / Ubuntu / Gentoo. I don't want to ask "Which is the best distro!", b/c that just cannot be answered. I would like to figure out which distro is best for me through the facts ( although I'll take opinions into account
). The main usage(s) of linux for me will be writing code (I'm a computer science major), playing the video games that linux supports ( or through WINE ), and generally figuring out linux. Thanks a ton for the input!
p.s. If you think any other distros would be a good idea, feel free to suggest them... but please tell why