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Yeah my main reason for sticking with Arch is I like some of the centralized BSD style configs and pacman.

I tried using suse a few months ago when the new version came out and realized how different Arch really is when it comes to back end stuff.

When I moved from Opensuse to Arch I had initially tried Debian first but the install was more confusing at the time otherwise I may well have become a Debian fanboy isntead of Arch. I have come a long way though I think I could probably figure out now. I am getting a new netbook soon and I might give it a go this time.

Still I have so much time invested in my Arch install and learning how to use it, it's hard to switch and despite the occasional difficulty in finding an obscure package the performance really is fantastic. Especially on a SSD running noop and BFS in the -ck-core2-kernel
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Yeah my main reason for sticking with Arch is I like some of the centralized BSD style configs and pacman.

I tried using suse a few months ago when the new version came out and realized how different Arch really is when it comes to back end stuff.

When I moved from Opensuse to Arch I had initially tried Debian first but the install was more confusing at the time otherwise I may well have become a Debian fanboy isntead of Arch. I have come a long way though I think I could probably figure out now. I am getting a new netbook soon and I might give it a go this time.

Still I have so much time invested in my Arch install and learning how to use it, it's hard to switch and despite the occasional difficulty in finding an obscure package the performance really is fantastic. Especially on a SSD running noop and BFS in the -ck-core2-kernel
debian net install is a good way to go... or if your lazy like me, just do crunchbang and its already configured with programs i use and everything lol
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Who here's tried Goo? I think that's what it was called. It's another office alternative.
I think you meant Gentoo
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that being said, imo new users should stick to something like Mint until they are at least comfy, THEN they can start screwing around with more involved set ups
Absolutely this.

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just because you didnt build your system from the CLI up and you arent running bleeding edge packages doesnt make you a noob just FYI people, you dont need to run arch or slackware or gentoo just to feel pro...
...yeah I do
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just FYI people, you dont need to run arch or slackware or gentoo just to feel pro...
Tell me the sole reason for getting Gentoo up and running ISN'T the bragging rights so I can call you a liar =]

I've tried and tried, but I can never get the kernel to boot when I try gentoo. It always panics and I just give up =[
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Tell me the sole reason for getting Gentoo up and running ISN'T the bragging rights so I can call you a liar =]

I've tried and tried, but I can never get the kernel to boot when I try gentoo. It always panics and I just give up =[
thats exactly my point, people mostly only do it for bragging rights you dont need to...

there is tons of very knowledgeable users that use distros like fedora and debian that youd never call noobs
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How does Gnome 3 run on that rig? No offense, but my netbook has more power than that, and I was scared off of running Gnome 3 and went Xfce for my DE

I got my 160GB HDD today.

I tried booting Fedora 15 Gnome 3 using Live CD. It works perfectly including the effects.

It takes a min to boot to the desktop but runs pretty smooth. But the major problem that I face it that Fedora is unable to install with anything less than 640MB of RAM.

Hence no installation is possible on the current system.

I did also find a workaround but I am unable to understand & implement it.
Maybe someone can shed some light on the issue

Here's the linkFedora 15 workaround fix
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Got the installer working.

Installed in on my Download system.

Runs great.
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That's good to know, I've always been scared off of Gnome, not because of the RAM usage (I've got 1G, way more than the minimum requirement), but because of the potential CPU hog it could be. The Atom is a pretty weedy chip, and I was worried that the heavier UI of Gnome Shell would eat up cycles which would be better used by the app I'm trying to run.
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The question is what are you guys using it for?
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