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Old 05-04-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
tekwerx
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Which DEB based distro to use?


Hey all. Long time lurker.

Ive been looking for a Debian based distro that is as close to Debian as can be with all the codecs and stuff already in it, also wireless. I would go with Debian, but TBH, I am not wanting to toy around with setting it up. Yes, there is Ubuntu which I have used for a while now, but I am wanting something closer to the source, as it were. Also, from what I understand, Ubuntu also changes things and they arent straight DEB anymore.

Am I crazy? Is there anything like this? Or am I stuck with either Debian or Ubuntu?

Thanks for putting up with my crazy.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 10:30 PM   #2
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I would suggest the new crunchbang 'statler'. It is debian testing(squeeze) based and seems to come with all the goodies that you mentioned already installed. It is still alpha but I ran it for a couple of weeks on a netbook and on my overpowered desktop machine with no issues and it flies! I would have certainly stayed with it but I am hopelessly addicted to Arch.....
 
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:32 PM   #3
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I would suggest the new crunchbang 'statler'. It is debian testing(squeeze) based and seems to come with all the goodies that you mentioned already installed. It is still alpha but I ran it for a couple of weeks on a netbook and on my overpowered desktop machine with no issues and it flies! I would have certainly stayed with it but I am hopelessly addicted to Arch.....
#!, huh? Ill go give it a look, thanks. Any other ideas, anyone? Wanting to try out a few.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 10:42 PM   #4
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pureos
http://pureos.org/index.php?lang=english

puredyne
http://puredyne.goto10.org/

my own nFlux squeeze
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...86-56368.shtml
 
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:44 PM   #5
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Sweet! More to look at! Thanks! Keep em coming!
 
Old 05-04-2010, 11:12 PM   #6
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MEPIS:
http://www.mepis.org/

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http://antix.mepis.org/index.php/Main_Page

Debian: (it's not as hard as you think )
http://www.debian.org/
 
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:15 PM   #7
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MEPIS:
http://www.mepis.org/

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http://antix.mepis.org/index.php/Main_Page

Debian: (it's not as hard as you think )
http://www.debian.org/
LoL Thanks...no its not...Ive done it before, just get tired of messing stuff up then having to set it all up again when I reinstall.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 11:36 PM   #8
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Hey all. Long time lurker.

Ive been looking for a Debian based distro that is as close to Debian as can be with all the codecs and stuff already in it
Is it really that hard to add the following to your sources.list and then install all the codecs?
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deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable main non-free
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also wireless.
Debian provides the choice of either KDE or Gnome, and thus provides the network-manager-kde package and/or the network-manager-gnome package, just like any other distribution. Irrespective of the distribution you have, you need to know if your device is supported by an available Linux driver. If so, then, if there are any issues, surely having decent laid out instructions (IE, from the Debian wiki, at WiFi and WiFi/HowToUse) from a thorough distribution like Debian would be preferable to having some cheap Debian clone, wouldn't it?
 
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:19 AM   #9
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Install Debian Testing or sid if you want newer apps then run exoodles for all the fun multimedia apps. if you go with testing or sid the next step would be to install a liquorix kernel. Then grab smxi and you will be good to go.Five minutes of work and you will have an OS that will outlast your hardware. The great thing about Debian is once you get it set up the way you want it runs for years. My current install was installed in Feb 2004, I run sid with daily apt-get dist-upgrades.

Or try sidux, it takes all of 5 minutes to install, then follow the above. sidux has a nice manual and wiki as well. ceni is a nice wireless config app even though it uses ncurses rather than a shiny GUI.
 
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:45 AM   #10
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Try linux mint 9.
 
  


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