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Old 09-14-2003, 08:58 PM   #1
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Stable distro


Could someone tell me what the most stable and fast distros are? I've been using RedHat 8 for a while, but I don't find that it is too stable, and my computer is not that fast, so i was wondering if there was one "no frills" distro which was fast and stable.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 09:01 PM   #2
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Slackware
 
Old 09-14-2003, 09:15 PM   #3
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# Linux Distribution links:
A Beginner's Guide to Choosing a Linux Distribution
Reasons to Choose or Not Choose Linux
LWN distro list
elinux Linux Distributions
 
Old 09-14-2003, 09:22 PM   #4
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They are all stable and fast, just depends on the admin and how you configure, setup and administer the machine. Redhat is an excellent choice as which Slackware is an excellent choice, but there is no direct answer to question, except what I first said in my first sentence.

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Old 09-14-2003, 11:11 PM   #5
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Slackware and Debian always top the list of stable distros with good performance. In fact Debian Stable (Woody) is often considered a little too stable.

Vector Linux, which is based on Slackware, also looks good in this area.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 12:59 PM   #6
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IMO, Slackware is the most stable. Debian stable probably comes close, but it's so old it can be almost unusable.
 
  


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