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Hey everyone,

I'm fairly new to Linux and the more advanced topics in computing in general. I have a GUI based OS (Trisquel) which is great and all but I'm looking to try something different and expand my horizons with a terminal/command line based OS. I've been told that some good places to start would be
1) Slackware
2.) ArchLinux
3.) Debian
4.) Gentoo

I was thinking Debian b/c it still has access to a ton of packages. What do you guys think of this? Does anyone here run Debian and like it?

Second question I have is that I've been reading into personal servers lately and think it would be cool to build a cheap one running Debian just for kicks. I've read about some of the reasons to do this but was wondering why some of you may be doing this.

Thanks!
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i would try slack or debian.

slackware runs my personal server, i use it mainly for backup purposes, right now it is currently crunching away a minecraft server for about a half dozen people.

it gets repurposed for whatever job i need it to do, i find slackware very versatile in that nature for use in just about anything.
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This is where I differ from those of the source based distro ideas. I personally believe you should go with a solid distro that runs the latest security patches. I would personally choose Debian, maybe CentOS/Fedora or something based around security and server work.
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Most people would not recommend Arch linux for a server. I think the reason behind this is because arch allows unsigned packages from what I heard. Correct me if I am wrong.
    
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Most people would not recommend Arch linux for a server. I think the reason behind this is because arch allows unsigned packages from what I heard. Correct me if I am wrong.
Unsigned packages is indeed a disadvantage of arch (it's being worked on, but very slow progress,) but the main reason most people don't use arch for servers is the fact that arch is rolling release. Changes happen all the time and things occasionally break. If you're willing to live with this, arch can work on a server (I have a personal server running arch, but I don't use it for our infrastructure at work)
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Unsigned packages probably won't ever come soon, and by soon I mean in the next couple years or so (or more). From what I've gathered the developers don't care. It has to do with philosophy or something, which isn't a problem for a desktop but a huge one for server work.
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i second debian or slack for a server i would go for debian myself just for ease of use setting up and maintaining the server as slack adds a couple things that can potentially cause problems on a server unless you are pro with it

arch makes an alright desktop system, but it is highly unstable comparatively and even in desktop uses you may get some pretty ridiculous problems

and as far as gentoo is concerned... its awesome and all... but just takes too much time and work to maintain a system :/
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