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Pacman > Yum > Apt ( F a flame suit, ima start running biggrin.gifwink.gifthumb.gif )

Psh...any true Linux Guru knows it's tar -xfzv; ./configure; make; make install; > emerge > pacman > apt > zypper/yum. tongue.gif
     
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Psh...any true Linux Guru knows it's tar -xfzv; ./configure; make; make install; > emerge > pacman > apt > zypper/yum. tongue.gif

This is getting silly... but hey, this is sorta on topic. If the OP really wants a hands on experience, this would be the thing to do. Compiling from source can be really fun.
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Pacman > Yum > Apt ( F a flame suit, ima start running biggrin.gifwink.gifthumb.gif )

Psh...any true Linux Guru knows it's tar -xfzv; ./configure; make; make install; > emerge > pacman > apt > zypper/yum. tongue.gif

but only after you've patched it beyond recognition thumb.gif
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Psh...any true Linux Guru knows it's tar -xfzv; ./configure; make; make install; > emerge > pacman > apt > zypper/yum. tongue.gif

There's a fine line between too deep and too much work and just deep enough with no work and still tons of power :3

Pacman > all *runs* tongue.gif
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but only after you've patched it beyond recognition thumb.gif

So true. I honestly don't see a point in compiling from source unless it's needed ( as in no repo ) or in the case of adding compiling options OR patching.

Just too much work when it could be done much quicker and easier.
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With any install it boils down to if you're willing to really look at what you're doing. With the current install media and Srak's guide here Arch is a pretty smooth install. Doing the install via the new users guide on Arch's site is also fairly painless. Gentoo and Linux From Scratch (LFS) can be highly educational if you take the time to really learn what's going on. It's possible to install both by following the guides out there and not learn anything however. What you learn from any distro is really up to you and how much you put into learning. So far I'm pretty happy with Arch though my WoW addiction has kept me in XP64 more than I'd like to admit. Having a spare drive on my primary box has given a lot of freedom to dabble and change things up as whimsy nudges. My 2cents.gif is start with Arch or a minimal install of something Debian or RH based and go from there. Then if you want a more spartan starting point try Gentoo or do the research on LFS.
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Pacman > all *runs* tongue.gif
We don't take kindly to yer type 'round herr aarock.gif
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So true. I honestly don't see a point in compiling from source unless it's needed ( as in no repo ) or in the case of adding compiling options OR patching.
Just too much work when it could be done much quicker and easier.

No matter which package manger is used (or even how often), there should be one at least present thumb.gif
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We don't take kindly to yer type 'round herr aarock.gif

But they loves me here sad-smiley-002.gif
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We don't take kindly to yer type 'round herr aarock.gif

But they loves me here sad-smiley-002.gif

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I"m going to so either Debian or Slackware. Both are pretty easy to get going (unless you have broadcom then thats another beast). Slackware will teach you alot just from the install. Debian is good because there is a massive support base. Both are very good for hands on but I personally found that slackware was the one that forced me to actually get under the hood when installing and whatnot.
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