Re: Need Distro Recommendation



Jlawrence tacenergy com wrote on Mon, 13 Jan 2003 11:18:29 -0600:

> 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.
> 
> So, any suggestions?
> 
> Josh Lawrence

I don't know about your experience in Linux but I think that Gentoo-Linux
is the right for you. It is a little bit tricky but it isn't really
difficult to install. Why should you use it?
-You will find a FreeBSD-like ports system 
-All the Software you merge, will be compiled with the instructions you
gave. So you can build your individual System
-The Software ist very actual (Gnome 2.0.3, GCC 3.2.1, KDE 3.1_rc6, Mozilla
1.2, etc.) because of the ports system, no binaries must be build
-There are Packages to install Software directly from the CVS (f.e. Galeon,
Gaim)

If you have any other questions, ask!! For more Information see
www.gentoo.org


Greetings...
   ...Lars Strojny
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