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Thread: Slackware, Debian, Or Gentoo?

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    I have been using red hat 9 for about 3 months now, and I think I am ready to move on to a more advanced distrobution, and I was wondering which one I should get. I am kind of leaning towards slackware right now but could go either way...

    This looks like a useful tool for slackware: http://www.swaret.org

    How much experience would someone need to be able to use debian or gentoo? Are they really even that hard?

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    Slackware's OK... if you feel like it try out Debian first then Gentoo, but I'm warning you, Gentoo was a bitch for me to build / install the first time around.

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    Not that this reply is really relevent to the thread but this should be moved to the new Linux section . Get its post count up there! Might also get better answers from more linux saavy people

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    No need... I've already reported a topic requesting the topics I listed to be moved. They were posts from three months back discussing Linux.

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    Well, I'm not too proficient with Linux, but I've tried to install a couple here and there. Live disks make my life easier.

    Now, Debian is a big competetor. Have you seen it's package list?!!?
    I know people that who've worked with Debian and they won't pick anything else, but I warn you... going through 7 disks of software may be a bit much.

    Slackware... I only hear good things.
    Not as much software dostributed with it as Debian (but what isn't ) but it's used by a lot of pros I hear.

    Gentoo I haven't heard too much about, but what could be a better learning experience than making your own distro? You can make it as light as you want, but that's gotta be hard.

    In the end it's all a matter of taste. Why not try 'em all? Hey, you could do it virtually, right? VMware

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    7 disks?&#33; , I think I will try slackware first

    thanks for the help


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