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I just tried out ubuntu 11.04 and absolutely hate it. Its a down grade from Ubuntu 10.04 which was simple, easy to use.

But now I want to get an OS that is much more "smoother" to use when it comes to minor gaming, emails, internet.

What are the difference between fedora and arch?
    
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Gaming? I'd say Fedora's kinda got that one. Arch is great, but does not have the stability you'd want for gaming. Fedora even has a gaming "spin" as they call it.

Yes. U-11.04 feels like U-571. If you're not a fan of Fedora or Arch so much after using them, and you want your old familiar Ubuntu back, then you can always go back to Ubuntu's LTS (long term support) version, which I believe is 10.10. Its in the dropdown menu on the download screen of Ubuntu's site.

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What are the difference between fedora and arch?
Thats a massive answer... but the short of the stick is;
Arch is ultra new bleeding edge stuff that has absolutely nothing you don't want and only has what you tell it to have. This means it may not be stable, can and most likely will crash, but its cool in the meantime.
Fedora is supported by a massive company (Red Hat Enterprise) and has a huge backend, much like Ubuntu, but does things their own way. This means its ultra stable, and may never crash or even give 1 strange glance.
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Gaming? I'd say Fedora's kinda got that one. Arch is great, but does not have the stability you'd want for gaming. Fedora even has a gaming "spin" as they call it.

Yes. U-11.04 feels like U-571. If you're not a fan of Fedora or Arch so much after using them, and you want your old familiar Ubuntu back, then you can always go back to Ubuntu's LTS (long term support) version, which I believe is 10.10. Its in the dropdown menu on the download screen of Ubuntu's site.
Alright I'm gonna go give Fedora a try today and see how I like it.

Ubuntu 11.04 just feels so freaking dumbed down its not funny.
    
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Alright I'm gonna go give Fedora a try today and see how I like it.

Ubuntu 11.04 just feels so freaking dumbed down its not funny.
Cool, and yeah it feels like they are catering towards mild retardation... or MacOS. Same thing I guess.
    
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Arch, unlike major distributions, is "smooth" only if you make it smooth. It's your barebones distro, and you install whatever you want over it (GNOME, KDE, openbox, etc).
You have to congifure everything yourself, but once you have it configured, it runs great. However, it's nothing really flashy, but it is bleeding edge to the point that you'll have the fastest, up-to-date software over Fedora.

But at the begining, you'll need to know how to use terminal a little.
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Arch it is more work but well worth the effort it is the easiest of the super minimal distros.
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I suggest you try KDE.
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Try em both
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Arch has an amazing wiki which will provide great help no matter what problem you come across. If anything atleast get Arch for the learning experience.
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