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Old 11-25-2011, 02:10 AM   #1
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Angry Linux distro for programmers


Can any one please suggest a good linux distro that would help me learn the inner working of linux and study the code.

I already have ubuntu 10.04, but its buggy and im unable to connect to internet after a months R&D and asking questions on formus.

Im looking for new distro now, Please help.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-25-2011, 02:27 AM   #2
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The 3 main distros that people recommend learning the ins and outs of Linux generally are:

Arch Linux
Gentoo
Slackware

I would recommend starting off with Arch as it has dependency checks when installing software but otherwise if you're fairly confident, then I'd recommend Slackware. I find it hard to justify Gentoo due to the compile time to put it all together; especially (and this isn't from first hand experience but I hear it all the time) considering that the performance gains from it barely noticeable if at all when compared to Arch, which maintains a very similar philosophy to it.
 
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:58 AM   #3
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Thanks buddy.I think ill go with slackware.
one quick question can slackware be installed inside windows like ubuntu I dont think its possible is it?. If yes which option do you recommend? inside windows or otherwise.

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Old 11-25-2011, 03:06 AM   #4
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Thanks buddy.I think ill go with slackware.
one quick question can slackware be installed inside windows like ubuntu I dont think its possible is it?. If yes which option do you recommend? inside windows or otherwise.
I don't know of a way to have Slackware run within windows, you probably need to install it to it's own partition.
 
Old 11-25-2011, 03:16 AM   #5
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Thanks buddy.I think ill go with slackware.
one quick question can slackware be installed inside windows like ubuntu I dont think its possible is it?. If yes which option do you recommend? inside windows or otherwise.
I'm not aware of anything that allows you to run Slackware inside Windows but that's not to say that nothing exists. If you want to use it within Windows, I recommend VMware or VirtualBox, both have freeware solutions that allow you to try out various OSs in a virtualized environment and generally speaking you it "just works". You don't have to worry about making sure your hardware is supported et cetera.
 
Old 11-25-2011, 04:34 AM   #6
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one last question.Can you give me the link from where i can download slackware iso file.
Their website doesn't specify any particular link.
 
Old 11-25-2011, 04:37 AM   #7
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The torrents can be found here:

http://www.slackware.com/getslack/torrents.php

Direct links here:

http://www.slackware.com/getslack/

Have fun!
 
Old 11-25-2011, 07:22 AM   #8
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Can any one please suggest a good linux distro that would help me learn the inner working of linux and study the code.
http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html
The most open codes.
 
  


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