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ubuntu the one before natty narwal
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So far, my favourite is Arch Linux. I briefly experimented with Mint and Kubuntu before settling on Arch. Installing it has been a great learning experience for me in how to use Linux. It doesn't make me an amazing Linux user, but at least now I know how to do most of the things that I had no clue before. Mint introduced me to packages and now Arch has taught me how to use the command line and edit the central files. I've not really messed with the kernel much yet, but I think I've done nearly everything else.
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Kubuntu is what I use the most, so I guess that would make it my favorite.
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Listen to everyone who said Arch Linux. I use it on my other desktop(non gaming) and laptop. I was like you and after i tried Arch, man was i in love. Also, if you want install KDE and Gnome side by side, but in the end i chose KDE over gnome. as what Ryleh said, pacman is prob one of the best package managers i have ever tried, the wiki is outstandingly useful and well documented, um the AUR is awesome and probably the only distro the incorporates something like it, its felxible, highly customizable other than Gentoo which would be number 2 on my list Arch teaches you a lot about the workings of a GNU/Linux OS.
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Dunno what to say, the latest distro I used was Ubunto and it didn't even like my virtual hardware so it bunked.
RedHat was the distro I used the most back when EXT3 was something new.
But I can't say any Windows ones though because RockBox on iPod 30GB is the Linux kernel I used the most.
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To me KDE and LXDE are the most Windows like. I'm not sure there's anything though that I relate to Enlightenment.

PS: You won't be chuckling as much as going on about how you pacman -syu (whatever) or set your own flags in Gentoo compiling or built your own from scratch and how "noob" distros don't belong or are second class Linux users. Seems to be how a lot of people get when they reach that level. Not all of them but a lot do. Either way we still love them.
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I agree. I can't stand when people get like that. It's great you compiled your own OS, wasted a lot of time while it did it and a lot of juice from the power grid, meanwhile I downloaded an iso stripped what I didn't like from the OS, recompiled a kernel I like, and copied my junk off my NAS and there I go I am set up and good to go.

I have compiled Gentoo, and Ran Arch for a while and in no means is it a reason to be an elitist. You just read information off a install manual and copy it into a CLI It can be fun though you do get to learn a lot about the OS.
yes it is amazing how "elitist" some can get. i don't see it much on this forum (well in this section) as i see in other linux geared forums. where people will suggestion gentoo or arch (mainly it is arch), and the "noob" uses it, but when the noob has a problem, those folks are no where to be found or can't offer up any help, and it is a ubuntu user or a debian user that pops in with the right answer.


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ubuntu the one before natty narwal
that would be the glorious maverick meerkat or 10.10 for the laymen .

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Listen to everyone who said Arch Linux. I use it on my other desktop(non gaming) and laptop. I was like you and after i tried Arch, man was i in love. Also, if you want install KDE and Gnome side by side, but in the end i chose KDE over gnome. as what Ryleh said, pacman is prob one of the best package managers i have ever tried, the wiki is outstandingly useful and well documented, um the AUR is awesome and probably the only distro the incorporates something like it, its felxible, highly customizable other than Gentoo which would be number 2 on my list Arch teaches you a lot about the workings of a GNU/Linux OS.
arch does not teach you about the inner workings of linux, arch teaches you the nuts and bolts of how arch works, that goes for any distro honestly, it is something arch users say, to make their distro seem a little less "noobish".

as for aur, this feature is all distro's, the only different is, since arch repo's are incredible tiny, its more apparent than in fedora or debian/ubuntu.

as for pacman being the best...that is highly debatable i don't like the fact it doesn't use signed packages.

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ah yes, the "childish" ubuntu distro.
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I could delve into some lengthy prose here, but I'll save you the time; this review pretty much hits the same notes:


"In a review of Lubuntu 11.10 on PC Mech, writer Rich Menga described it as "simple, rock-solid, reliable, trustworthy". He added "Ubuntu at this point is suffering from major bloat on the interface side of things, and you can even say that about Xubuntu at this point – but not Lubuntu, as it gets back to what a great Linux distro should be."

Haven't messed around with Linux in years, but I'm certainly glad I took the "challenge" and found Lubuntu; a great experience, so far!
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