First off, I'm sorry about even mentioning the word distro; I'm sure you all are pretty fed up with it by now. I think I have a slightly new twist to it though...
I've been looking around for days now, trying to decide which distro to get. I've tried RH8 earlier, and I didn't like it much. It was much slower than windows on my cel 800, and that annoyed me enough to give it up (until now that is). It was good fun though, I got everything I really needed working
So anyway, what I'm looking for is:
- A distribution that is fast. I assume this means a distribution that lets you choose software that's optimized for your hardware?
- A distribution that gives you alot of control when it comes to what is installed.
- I suspect that a reason for RH being slow is the window and desktop manager? If so, I want a distribution that lets me install something faster.
I guess basically what I'm saying is that I want something that is (feels)faster than windows and is fairly configurable. I don't like the idea of having tons of stuff installed that I have no clue to what it is, or what it does. Guess I should say that I've been looking at gentoo and slackware, and kinda concluded that without having a printer, or an online computer while I'm installing, those really aren't an option...
Any ideas and input would be GREATLY appreciated. Also links to how to optimize linux etc. would be nice.