Linux distro advice

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    I hate Fedora Core 5; it runs way too slow. Same with Ubuntu. Not slow-slow, but for example, Debian runs much faster.

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    slak, debian or gentoo are most likely to be your best options.

    while I like lfs myself, it really requires that you be familiar with linux before starting the install process.
    [ building everything from sources is not fast, or simple. ]

    deb, slak and gentoo give you far more control over what goes into the system than an other distro but lfs and diy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Henager
    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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