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Old 06-07-2006, 04:50 PM   #16
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Gentoo has excellant docs, forums and IRC too. You can almost always find help. We also know how difficult it is at first.

Still let us know what you pick.

 
Old 06-07-2006, 05:02 PM   #17
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Well, I have been thinking about which distro to go with, and I have decided to go with Gentoo. The only concern I have is with my current ram at the moment. it looks as if I will have to upgrade that to make things easier hehe.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 05:13 PM   #18
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Gentoo is a great choice, but keep in mind, again, that you do spend a lot of time compiling.

But, if you choice is to actually learn how Linux works, theres only one distro that beats it. And it's nto really a distro. LFS really teaches you pretty much everything about Linux. Other than that, gentoo is great, Slackware is great, and Arch is great.

The more Newbieish distros like Mandriva and Ubuntu tend to try to hide the "under-the-hood" good stuff with gui tools. In all hoesty, I now feel much more comfortable with a CLI and a keyboard. The mouse and GUI can get in the way sometime. But, It might take time to get to that point, which is fine. It's really a matter of what you are looking for. Learn Linux, or just use the computer?
 
Old 06-07-2006, 05:22 PM   #19
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Yeah I don't like the distros that hide what is going on. I mean I think I will benefit greatly from learning what is going on under the hood. At first I don't really plan on having many progs installed maybe just a few for basic needs....chat,browsing, and some other basic apps.I understand that there will be alot of " compile " time, and that's fine with me. I just need to make sure that the ISO I have downloaded is for the right arch hehe.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 05:52 PM   #20
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if you downloaded the universal disc, it should work on any computer.

Other than that, if you use a "standard" amd or intel computer, you should use the x86, ot if it's 64 bit, x86_64
 
  


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