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Old 10-28-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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Best linux distro for my needs.

I'm new to this forums, so first, Hello !
Second, I'm an Argentinian teen, so my English may be a bit bad, so excuse me.

Well, one of these days; I'm going to buy a new Laptop.
A powerfull laptop, with an I5, 4Gb of RAM, a Nvidia card, etc.

I need a Linux Distro with the following requirements:

- Out-Of-The Box
- Fast
- Good comunity
- Freedom (Not like Ubuntu, where you remove Chromium and it installs Firefox)
- Good for a Power User

I use Arch Linux in this PC, this PC will remain for Arch Linux, Gentoo, Slackware, and all that distributions.

But I need a stable and ready to use Linux Distro.

I have bad experiences with Debian, I can try... but simply... I hate it, the installer is so much complicated (Even more than Arch one) so I need a ready to install Distro.

I also need easy access to Nvidia Drivers, Wi-Fi Drivers and so... as I said... this will be a Stable Linux Box, I don't want to spend two weeks making the PC usable.

I don't have a preference for DE, I like anything except GNOME3 and LXDE.

I also want to get easy access to some WM like Ratpoison and so.

It doesn't need to be a Linux Distro, It can be a *BSD one too !

Bye ! and thanks for reading.
Old 10-28-2011, 03:56 PM   #2
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Good for a Power User
I have bad experiences with Debian, I can try... but simply... I hate it, the installer is so much complicated
That's a little contradiction, isn't it? When you like a distribution for a power user, so there'll be always a little hassle with this and with that - but nevertheless you'll be in control.

Nvidia - that sounds like you're using state-of-the-art gpu's, do you?

Still I would suggest you Debian, perhaps take a look at Gentoo - not so much Out-of-the-Box but a neat solution

Beside all this discussions about what distribution to choose it's just a question DEB, RPM or your own.
You can modify all distributions to your needs, you don't need distro-X, build on-top of distro-Y, which was build around distro-Z... X, Y is often just one of the big distributions with some package selection and almost any further integration of different components. I think here about these so called distributions with Multimedia in focus.

Nevermind, just decide if you want DEB or RPM to handle your packages. That's it...
Old 10-28-2011, 04:57 PM   #3
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Why don't you use Arch, Gentoo, or Slackware on your laptop? You're already familiar with them and you can copy configuration files from your desktop to minimize the "tweaking" time.



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