Looking for a new distro (Linux) to use, any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mix0matt
    if i'm going to run a linux distro on my workstation, i'm running gentoo. no doubt about it, but gentoo is still a relatively new distrobution and unstable in a lot of ways. it's only going to get better, but be prepared for some bumps in the road. you're going to fall in love with portage. Coming from a debian background, which i still love, i was very impressed with portage and the flexibility it offers the administrator.

    On the other hand portage is LARGELY based on the ports system from FreeBSD. If you want the flexibility of portage, but want a stable and secure operating environment. FreeBSD is where you find it.
    My only fears about Gentoo is have a hard time to configure XOrg (or be unable to do it) and have my network not auto-recognized (so I can't emeger anything).

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    you probably won't have to worry about either. Most mainstream graphics and network cards are supported during the install.

    the other great thing about gentoo is the excellent documentation. anybody can install it if they take the time to follow the instructions. you shouldn't have any major problems.
    THIS IS NOT JUST A CHRONICLING OF THINGS WE HAVE DONE IN THE PAST BUT OUR RISE TO POWER.

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    i agree, the documentation is exellent, Gentoo people did a great job making it. Step by step and easy.
    :wq

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