OT: Re: Need Distro Recommendation

Just download the livecd. You'll have the option to download the stages
during install or, if you pick the *big* livecd (it's the one that's
several hundred megabytes as opposed to <100 MB), then the stages are
already stored on the CD (at least they were on mine last time I checked).

> Sounds interesting, but a little confused on what files to download in
> order to install it:
> /pub/Linux/distributions/gentoo/releases/1.4_rc2/x86/i586/livecd and/or
> /pub/Linux/distributions/gentoo/releases/1.4_rc2/x86/i586/stages/
> tor 2003-01-16 klockan 20.00 skrev Ryan:
>> I'd recommend Gentoo (www.gentoo.org). Although the installation can
>> take a long time (you compile your whole system from scratch
>> gcc,glibc,xfree86,etc.), you get the benefit of having a highly
>> optimized system plus the ease of upgrading software through it's
>> portage package management system. I haven't used Debian, but i'm told
>> that Gentoo's portage is like Debian's apt-get system except that it
>> downloads the source code and compiles it for you and then installs it
>> (keeping track of all the files that were installed). So you get the
>> benefits of installing from source (i.e. optimizations for your CPU,
>> setting up optional enhancements for certain packages like PHP) and a
>> package management system which keeps track of installed files. The
>> only thing is there's no hardware detection stuff yet (that I'm aware
>> of). I had to configure it to load all the modules I needed for my
>> hardware manually. I just installed it on my laptop and so far so
>> good.
>> > 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.
>> It does have the Gnome 2.0 series available for install and it doesn't
>> mess with it like Redhat does.
>> Ryan
>> ryan vbnet net
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