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Old 08-11-2005, 12:39 AM   #1
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Another which distro thread


Distros I've used:

Gentoo - Compiling takes too long
Slackware - Upgrading versions can be too hard
SuSE - Good but too slow
Ubuntu - Not stable enough
Mandrake - Too newbish
Debian - Out of date
Fedora - Too hard to compile a kernel!

I'm thinking about LFS but the idea of glibc taking 6 hours to compile is scary alone.
 
Old 08-11-2005, 12:49 AM   #2
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Not to knock LFS... but if you think Gentoo involves too much time spend compiling then LFS isn't going in the right direction....
 
Old 08-11-2005, 12:55 AM   #3
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True. I basicly ran out of distros to choose from though.
 
Old 08-11-2005, 11:16 AM   #4
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you could try out some of the BSDs. Free is pretty easy to install or there is my favorite Open, a little harder to install because its just pure text no newbie friendly ncurses menus to hold your hand lol, but its very secure and stable.
 
Old 08-11-2005, 02:58 PM   #5
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www.distrowatch.com has a lot that you have not tried yet.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 06:13 AM   #6
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You know, I do agree that its hard to find a good distro, but some things you have to live with. If you dont find anything, then pick the distro that you find the most appealing, then live with whatever flaws it has.
[Theres no such thing as the perfect diamond]
 
  


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