So, I've been using Fedora 9 for a few weeks, I used it as an intro to Linux... to get somewhat familiar with the OS. But now I want to go on to something else. I think I want to try out Gentoo as I have read that it is "faster" because it compiles all the relevant hardware information in the beginning. There are just a few things I want to know before I start though.
Does Gentoo have a GUI package installer like fedora? Or do you have to manually compile all your programs? I think that's really the only major concern. I'm still not anywhere near being even an intermediate level linux user, so I can't really have something that requires a LOT of intense coding. But I do want to get to that level some day, so I don't want the OS to be TOO user friendly, or I at least want to be able to have the option to get "down and dirty".
: At the moment, I am considering Slackware. I was going to download it just so I had the ISO handy, but I couldn't figure out which file to download.
Not sure which folder I wanted to go into.
So, assuming it's slackware-current/ >> This is as far as I go: http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/sla...t/slackware/a/
And yes, I am aware of this site: http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major
All suggestions are appreciated