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Old 11-23-2012, 12:51 AM   #1
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which distro now

i have been learning ubuntu for a while and like using the command line as much as posible.
now i am looking at advancing to another distro and have flagged slackware, debian or gentoo
as my next move.

Can i get advice on the difference between these and which i should go for.
i want to also install on a server and administer through ssh setting up different apps.
thankx in advance.
Old 11-23-2012, 03:30 AM   #2
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Can i get advice on the difference between these and which i should go for.
i want to also install on a server and administer through ssh setting up different apps.
thankx in advance.
All of your prospects Slackware, Debian and Gentoo are capable and good at running as a server. Since you were from ubuntu you will feel very much at home with its mother Debian. Gentoo and Slackware will pose you newer challenges.

I use only Slackware and BSD but Gentoo is a very respectable distro as far as I can observe in their documentations and user fora. Decision is up to you.

Good luck.

May it help.
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You can compare distros at, especially here:

In my 4 years on ubuntuforums, it seems like the most popular distributions people switch to are Debian (the "parent" distro of Ubuntu with stable, well-tested software) or Arch (for users with a strong "do it yourself" philosophy and desire for the latest bleeding edge software). I'll also put in a good word for Slackware, which maybe isn't for everybody but has excellent support here on linuxquestions if you think it's the right choice for you.
Old 11-23-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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Thumbs up Plus on Debian

You may want to try Debian first and then Slackware.

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