Originally posted by iTux
Try again Debian.
Try Gentoo. It takes several ideas from the BSDs.
I have had some problems with Debian graphically (the X System) and I have heard that the installation is a little difficult (but I have also heard this of Slackware and it went well).
I think I would like a Debian-based distro that works well. I have tried Knoppix which works besides the fact that I haven't configured LILO correctly yet. I like the Debian-based interface. Are there any other good debian-based distros (besides debian, knoppix, and mandrake)?
I tried Gentoo which wouldn't load the live-evaluation and it had some strange problem on load where symbols flew down the screen and then stopped. I was too lazy to try to compile everything myself because I have heard that can take many days.
I will probably try FreeBSD soon as jailbait suggested. I may also end up trying LFS as TheOneAndOnlySM suggested because I may be able to learn about the Linux system better.
If anyone has used or heard of any [preferably lesser-known] distros that may be good for a web designer / program tester / learning programmer please let me know.