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I've messed with Linux many times on and off for a couple years now. I've messed with Debian, Red Hat, Suse, Mandrake, but the only ones i became 'slightly' productive on were FreeBSD (i know not Linux), and Slackware.
I liked these 2 b/c i got to get my hands dirty and by doing so slowly learned what i was actually doing. With the other distros they just tried to do everything for me and i never knew what was actually going on, so when they couldn't do something for me i was clueless.
Now i'm in a pickle since i'm thinking of jumping back into the Linux bandwagon. I want something that gives me a basic system, and i can slowly add things as i learn how to and so on. Ya know, something that will make me learn. I liked Slackware alot b/c it was pretty simple and stuff and it did have me work.
Right now i'm looking at:
So please leave any comments you may have for me and thanks alot in advance.