Re: Need Distro Recommendation

On Mon, 2003-01-13 at 12:18, Jlawrence tacenergy com wrote:
> Hello List,
> Being somewhat of a Linux newbie, I have always defaulted to Red Hat since
> it was the easiest to install and get up and running.  Now that I have a
> *little* experience under my belt, I would like to try something different.
> I am somewhat miffed about RH 8.0 and how it customizes Gnome for you, so I
> would like to get some people's recommendation for a distribution that meets
> these requirements:
> 1.  Plays well with laptops.  This will be going on my Dell Inspiron 2650.
> Except for the Nvidia video chipset, everything "just works."  I can get the
> video working just fine.  Because I am inexperienced with hardware, I need a
> distro that will auto-detect these sorts of things.
> 2.  Has a current (>2.0) version and stock install of Gnome.  This is the
> main reason that I want to try something different - I want a stock install
> of Gnome that hasn't been jacked with in some way.

Try garnome!!  You can get it at  
It will build an up-to-date release of gnome2 in your home directory and
won't mess with your distro's installed Gnome.

> So, any suggestions?
> Josh Lawrence
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