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Old 06-26-2002, 07:12 AM   #1
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Distribution: Redhat (7.2, 7.3, 8.0), Debian, Slackware, Gentoo, FreeBSD
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Workstation Distro


I am after the distro that will fit my needs:

I have a dual AMD Athlon MP 1800+ @ 1610Mhz and I want to get the most out of these...

Im lazy so ideally Id like to have somthing such as apt-get in debian, I understand that gentoo has a ports system for this (dunno anything about it though)

Id like to have GRUB, GNOME, KDE, and basically a whole lot of useful programming stuff

It must be stable as hell

It must be a hardcore distro, I have used:


I dont want to do a LFS because I dont have the time (or a linux system to compile from) so I was thinking:

LRs Linux

Gentoo has the advantage that it has a support base, I cannot find anything to do with LRs apart from the site (which is VERY sketchy...

Anyone got any suggestions/ideas?

Thanks muchly,

Old 06-26-2002, 10:01 AM   #2
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go for redhat,
its stable, friendly, uptodate..
Old 06-26-2002, 12:12 PM   #3
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You should just pick a distro your familiar with and highly customize it, any distro should work. If your not looking for anything somewhat bloated, then go with Slackware, Debian or Gentoo.... etc.


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