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I prefer Gentoo. I'm less interested in getting anything done on the computer than I am just learning about computers; gentoo is great because you can just learn learn learn all day if you want to.

I think Gentoo has a very technically proficient community. Look at all of the best HOWTOs - they mostly originate from Gentoo - HOWTO XGL, HOWTO Compiz, HOWTO this, HOWTO that. Am I the only one that notices Gentoo is the best at everything linux? Sure, it's not easy to learn, but I think it's fun!

It took about a full 9 months from the first time I'd heard about gentoo to the first time I had gotten it booting correctly. Now I know grub commands (which would've gotten me past 70% of the boot problems), I know how to compile a kernel by heart, I know how to get nvidia working without anything graphical...Gentoo has seriously helped me become linux-proficient. And you _CANNOT_ beat emerge. Apt-get doesn't stand a chance. It's great for what it does (provide superfast installation of binaries), but I much rather compile a lot of things from source. That's what programmers do...

I like ubuntu - it works for the most part, with little human intervention. My brother has ubuntu and Beryl up running _very_ smoothly on his laptop. I'm impressed with it! However, I _KNOW_ that I always come back to gentoo. It's emerge, it's the gentoo forums, it's the USE flags, it's the gained proficiency that I can carry to any distro.

Choose the linux distro that is right for you. How do you determine that? Buy a spindle of CD-R's, burn 10 distros and use each for a week to see how you can settle in.
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Originally Posted by ouroboros1827
I prefer Gentoo. I'm less interested in getting anything done on the computer than I am just learning about computers; gentoo is great because you can just learn learn learn all day if you want to.

I think Gentoo has a very technically proficient community. Look at all of the best HOWTOs - they mostly originate from Gentoo - HOWTO XGL, HOWTO Compiz, HOWTO this, HOWTO that. Am I the only one that notices Gentoo is the best at everything linux? Sure, it's not easy to learn, but I think it's fun!

It took about a full 9 months from the first time I'd heard about gentoo to the first time I had gotten it booting correctly. Now I know grub commands (which would've gotten me past 70% of the boot problems), I know how to compile a kernel by heart, I know how to get nvidia working without anything graphical...Gentoo has seriously helped me become linux-proficient. And you _CANNOT_ beat emerge. Apt-get doesn't stand a chance. It's great for what it does (provide superfast installation of binaries), but I much rather compile a lot of things from source. That's what programmers do...

I like ubuntu - it works for the most part, with little human intervention. My brother has ubuntu and Beryl up running _very_ smoothly on his laptop. I'm impressed with it! However, I _KNOW_ that I always come back to gentoo. It's emerge, it's the gentoo forums, it's the USE flags, it's the gained proficiency that I can carry to any distro.

Choose the linux distro that is right for you. How do you determine that? Buy a spindle of CD-R's, burn 10 distros and use each for a week to see how you can settle in.


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Here is the question I would really like to get answered: Why are you all saying Ubuntu is great, but you should move up to a better OS like Fedora Core, SUSE or Gentoo? What can you do with them that you can do with Ubuntu? So far there has been nothing I have read about that Ubuntu has not let me do.
You cannot compare Gentoo to FC or SuSE, it pwns them. You can compare Fedora and SuSE to Ubuntu though. You will just be forced to use the terminal a bit more in Fedora and SuSE. I used SuSE for 5 months this spring and summer. Its very easy to use, very "noob" friendly, why do I recommend it to new users over anything else? Its because thats I used a lot lately and I loved it. I found it easier to use than even Fedora( which I had used for awhile)(FC4 November 2005 - February 2006 ||then FC5 Feb. 2006 -May 2006). There were just small things that I liked better.(default things)
You learn a ton with Gentoo like ouroborous said. I just put Gentoo on my second rig last month, its very nice IMO. I started trying FreeBSD this summer and now its the only thing with xp on my main rig. I love the ports system (kinda like portage) and I'd rather compile the apps from source via the ports collection. Its easy to update the ports and update already installed ports. Apt-get and Yast cannot touch it. I can always do a pkg_add in FBSD but like I said I'd rather compile from source. FBSD is just what I love. Its alright if you like Ubuntu, many gurus like it and use it too. If you ever get a Linux magazine then look at the pictures in the articles, 9 times out or 10 guess what their using, Ubuntu!
Gentoo forms do rock too. And their Howtos on wiki are the best, plus theirs tons of them.
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