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Old 09-27-2010, 01:15 PM   #1
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Smile which linux flavour is good


I am currently using ubuntu 10.04& i am planning of using some other flavors now ..I want to have an OS which can make me nearer to technical aspects of linux rather than graphical aspects
 
Old 09-27-2010, 01:21 PM   #2
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Three suggestions that seem to be in line with your request (based on what I know of them) would be Slackware, Arch, and Gentoo. Check distrowatch.com and read up on some of the most popular distros there, like those in the top 10-20 on the big list to the right side of their page.

Note that you can get as technical as you like, with probably any linux distro - but if I'm catching your meaning as you intend it, I think you'll be looking for something like the 3 I suggest above.

Have fun!
 
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:14 PM   #3
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If you really want to get the technical aspects I would recommend LFS
 
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:27 PM   #4
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Hi,

A slacker's perspective on Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, and OpenSUSE . . . by Lufbery in the Slackware forum is very informative. You may find it helpful.
 
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:08 PM   #5
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I second Slackware, it will take you to the technical side, and away from the graphical. Make sure to read up on how to install it (in slackbook or other places).
 
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:29 PM   #6
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thank you for your suggestion ..
 
Old 09-27-2010, 07:44 PM   #7
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You can do anything with Ubuntu 10.04 that you can with any other distro. There are no "advanced" distros, only advanced users. If you don't like Ubuntu's GUI convenience tools, don't use them... configure your system from the command line (Ubuntu has it too).
 
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:41 PM   #8
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Ubuntu rocks!

Out of the box, it has most of what you need. And just like all of Linux (flavours), you can customize according to your need. I think Ubuntu makes it easier since the community and support is great.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 11:34 PM   #9
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I wouldn't recommend Ubuntu because I have heard that they don't follow many of the Linux standards. For instance, I have heard there is no /etc/inittab file and that Ubuntu doesn't even use init. I'm sure there are other things, so if you want to learn the technical side of Linux, go with a Linux distro that hasn't moved in a totally opposite direction of most Linux distros
 
Old 09-27-2010, 11:46 PM   #10
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with out going to the LFS extreme there is Arch
BUT read AND REREAD the Arch wiki a few times FIRST

Slackware , i have not used it but it is somewhat? similar to LFS
and so is Gentoo

BUT it ONLY comes down to what YOU want to do and just how deep down into the "nity gritty " you want to get .

Arch is nice
Fedora takes A LOT of up keep

lfs and slack will take you into building a os from the ground up .
 
Old 09-28-2010, 12:38 AM   #11
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Debian its like Chocolate and vanilla all rolled into one delicious flavor.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 01:13 AM   #12
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One reason Slackware gets so many recommendations for this is because its configuration files (and build scripts) are written specifically to be human-edited, rather than machine-edited. As in, they include comments, have good indenting and spacing, etc. This is not necessarily true for distros where the config files are meant to be edited by software.

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Old 09-28-2010, 01:24 AM   #13
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Hi Refer this link;

Go for Slackware

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/..._ALWAYS_MATTER
 
Old 09-28-2010, 06:05 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by lewisforlife View Post
I wouldn't recommend Ubuntu because I have heard that they don't follow many of the Linux standards. For instance, I have heard there is no /etc/inittab file and that Ubuntu doesn't even use init. I'm sure there are other things, so if you want to learn the technical side of Linux, go with a Linux distro that hasn't moved in a totally opposite direction of most Linux distros
I agree, they also have questionable security practices, the way it uses sudo and other things.

It's true that you can change Ubuntu ... but it would be harder than installing Slackware and changing that. Think of distros as starting points, you want to pick a starting point as close to where you want to be as possible, that way you don't have to do as much work to get it to the way you want it. I mean in the past I used Fedora Core, and all the time I was trying to trim it, to make it lighter, to get rid of instability and make it simpler and nicer ... it took a lot of work and I never really got to where I wanted, so I looked for other distros, and I got what I wanted.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 06:10 AM   #15
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Slackware vs Gentoo, LFS

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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
...
Slackware , i have not used it but it is somewhat? similar to LFS
and so is Gentoo
...

lfs and slack will take you into building a os from the ground up .
Hi,

I don't think it's accurate to say Slack is at all like LFS - Slackware can be installed all in one shot from the CD or DVD, or can be selectively installed piece by piece (if you want a more minimal system), but it isn't compiled on the fly from sourcecode like Gentoo is, nor does it need to be compiled at all, like LFS.

It's more complete than your average binary distro, in that the full install media-set includes the source code of all the packages, and that the default package-set contain the libs and header files which are with so many other distros kept separate in -devel packages and the like; but again, it's not quite a "construct it from the ground up, from scratch" distro.

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