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Old 04-07-2003, 01:28 AM   #1
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Question Which Distrobution is Better!???

What are the best linux distrobutions and what do you think are the best\most user friendly of them all... I have tried mandrake and redhat, i have heard of suse. Debian and Slackware are HARD to install and use... I don't know, i just want one that i like...
I might just stick w\ mandrake
i want your opinion tho
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Old 04-07-2003, 02:40 AM   #2
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First: This should really go in the distro forum.

Second: There are at least as many opinions as there are distros, perhaps as many as there are users.

Third: This topic comes up like _really_ often. Using the search function would yield huge amounts of answers (none of course being definitive)... Perhaps there simply should be a sticky topic called "the Distro War, month X". There is nothing as good for a community than a little flame war, eh?

Fourth: My opinion. Arch. Perhaps not the newbie-friendliest of the lot.. but easy enough to install with my (then) five months of linux experience. Very easy to maintain as well.

Five: Don't be scared of the "hard" distros. You can't be a newbie forever. I wish
Old 04-07-2003, 06:29 AM   #3
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What is the best Linux distribution depends on what you want. Every person has different needs and tastes, so it all depends. User-friendliness the same way. Many people find Mandrake or SuSE user-friendly, I don't. Those distros are good ones though for many people that start with Linux coming from Windows.

And I don't agree with you that Slackware is hard to install. It's pretty straight-forward. Debian is a bit more complicated to install, but a breeze to update. For me, there isn't anything better than Gentoo. It shows me what is going on and puts me in control of my computer, not a bunch of dumb wizards, where you're lost if it doesn't work (which is like half of the time in my case). It has good documentation, it handles dependencies unlike any other, it updates very easily. What more can I say? Oh yeah, it optimizes for my machine, the way I want it.
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First off, I've closed this thread cause quite frankly, we have too many of these identical threads and questions already. I'd appreciate it if we could continue to keep the existing one's ongoing.

And second, yes, it should have gone to the Distribution forum where the majority of the others just like it are already. But this one will stay here as its been closed.

If you feel this thread should not be closed, please email me or discuss this with the site owner Jeremy.


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