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Lets flip the coin. If you are using slackware, and you use something like swaret then it'll take care of dependancies.
If you use something like fedora and you use yum, it will take care of the dependancies.
That would be the last thing on my mind to worry about is that. No matter what distro you use, you'll run into stupid little issues that will bug you at first, but either
A) you'll figure it out by yourself if you read what error is thrown at you
B) you will come on here, ask the question, and be given the solution.
Long and short of it, yes pretty much everything you install is going to be dependant on something to function.
The only time you'll run into the issue, no matter what distro, is when you try to install something, and it rely's on something, that you dont' have install, then you get the error that you don't have the dependant package
Then you just go get it. Or like said above, just use a package management system that will take care of that stuff for you.
Ubuntu is best.
We are all opinionated elitists.
One or both of the above is correct.
Seriously, there are a huge range of distros--hundreds--but there are not that many fundamental differences. Start with any one of the free versions: Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, etc.
Distrowatch is a good place to see some comparisons.
About the dependencies---every new application you install will be dependent on one or more library functions. When you install with most package managers, that is taken care of for you automatically--except Slackware. They pride themselves in having a package manager that does NOT check the dependencies. Perhaps they are purists.
When you install with most package managers, that is taken care of for you automatically--except Slackware. They pride themselves in having a package manager that does NOT check the dependencies. Perhaps they are purists.
BUT like I did mention, if you want to use something like Swaret when using slackware, it will resolve your dependencies, most often than none. Its just like any other, it depends on your repositories if your going to get it the majority of the time.
I forget the quote that some member used once on this forum, but if someone knows, I'll give the credit, but he/she once said :
Originally Posted by unknown_member
If you want to learn Fedora, use Fedora
If you want to learn linux use Slackware
You can pretty much fill in the blank with almost any distro where I used Fedora
the easier way is to just to try all of the top 10 distributions on the distrowatch site. With the exception og Gentoo (just personal opinion, I wouldnt give a new user gentoo as there first distro, not untl they get sued to how certain things work).