Re: Need Distro Recommendation

On Tuesday 14 January 2003 4:33 pm, Ole Laursen wrote:
> Jlawrence tacenergy com writes:
> > 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:
> If you are adventurous, you could try Debian. Pros: easy, continuous
> updates; good packaging (usually) with a policy for doing things the
> Right Way; tonnes of easy-to-install packages (the distribution is
> centralised so you don't have to hunt for RPMs); Gnome packages are
> usually updated within a few days of their release; a well-organised
> community for getting help and requesting package improvements (there
> is a mailing list for everything).
> Cons: the installer is actually OK, but some of the questions it asks
> are hard to answer if you are new to the GNU/Linux universe (but you
> only need to install it once, and there is a very nice manual); if you
> want bleeding-edge Gnome, you need to use the so-called unstable
> branch (there is stable, testing and unstable) - with unstable,
> sometimes a package is broken and you have to wait a few days
> before updating.
> I think the plan is to have Gnome 2.0/2.2 in testing soon, but it
> doesn't seem to have happened yet.

I suggest the excellent Libranet distribution, the "User Friendly" version of 


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