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I've used a few linuxes before (openSuSE 10.2, 10.3, Ubuntu 6, 7, Fedora 7,8) but I'm interested in what other good one's there are. It won't be my main OS, I'm just curious. It would be nice if it works well with Compiz/Beryl.

Any suggestions?

I don't mind if it isn't as user friendly as the most popular ones..I just need to be able to partition easily
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Linux Mint is a very good distro. I would recommend it to anyone. It's very user friendly, and you should be able to do all the things you're wanting to do. And, as a plus, most of your questions can be answered in the Ubuntu forums if you cant figure it out with the smaller Linux Mint community.
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Sabayon has the best integration with Compiz-Fusion that I've ever seen. It's #1 on my "best-looking distros" list, followed by Mint.

Sabayon is based on Gentoo. It's pretty good, but its package manager is different from Debian/Ubuntu's Synaptic and Suse's Yast, making it a bit harder to use. Also, it comes with a bunch of pre-installed stuff, including many open source games (Warsow, Nexuiz, Saurbraten to name a few). The default install takes about 12GB.

You might like to check it out.

http://www.sabayonlinux.org/
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Backtrack 3.0

Linux Mint and SUSE 10.3 are good ones as well.
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You may want to also wait for Ubuntu 8.05 to be released. There's quite a few big improvements. My favorite being is being able to install Ubuntu right into a Windows partition. No need for partitioning.
 
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You may want to also wait for Ubuntu 8.05 to be released. There's quite a few big improvements. My favorite being is being able to install Ubuntu right into a Windows partition. No need for partitioning.
That sounds amazing. Does that mean that once i decide I want to get rid of it, I don't have to go through all the pains with the boot loader? Basically what I'm asking is, can I still use the windows boot loader to go into Ubuntu now instead of Grub?
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Arch or Slackware.
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You may want to also wait for Ubuntu 8.05 to be released. There's quite a few big improvements. My favorite being is being able to install Ubuntu right into a Windows partition. No need for partitioning.
That sounds neato. Does it make its own folder you can delete if you don't want it anymore?
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i believe it uses "wubi" not sure how it works, but you can uninstall it like a regular program

its also very easy just download the new ubuntu burn the iso to disk, then it will bring up wubi enter a few things and your set, i have tried hardy heron alpha 5 and 6 on multiple systems it is soo good im reccomending to everybody

but if you have used distros like it before i would try arch or gentoo or slackware or free bsd
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That sounds neato. Does it make its own folder you can delete if you don't want it anymore?
I'm not sure. You can read about it here: http://wubi-installer.org/
 
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