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Arch? For someone that knows nothing about Linux. Ballsy if you ask me. Hope you don't get discouraged.
Ya I know. I have a bad habit of making my life harder than it has to be, but I've never been a fan of easing into things through the easy method. Arch seems like a good way for me to jump in, make a ton of errors and learn a lot and hopefully eventually get an OS configured in a way that I can enjoy.

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Linux Mint i find is more friendly to new members and has less setup work whilst being compatible with Ubuntu (except for Mint Debian)
I know Mint is easy to get up and run. I've had ubuntu running a virtual machine for a while now. It was really simple to get setup and ran very easily, and for that reason I never learned much or even used it much. If I have to work harder like I will with arch I'll learn more.
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Ya I know. I have a bad habit of making my life harder than it has to be, but I've never been a fan of easing into things through the easy method. Arch seems like a good way for me to jump in, make a ton of errors and learn a lot and hopefully eventually get an OS configured in a way that I can enjoy.
Well have fun. I learned a lot from Ubuntu. Granted when I started in Ubuntu, it wasn't as easy as it is now.
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If you want to learn how generic Linux works without relying on distro-specific tools build an LFS and follow along in the docs.
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If you go with Arch, don't install any updates lol
    
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If you go with Arch, don't install any updates lol
Why? Does it break everything that you did?
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Fedora (Red-Hat sponsored community distro) is excellent in my opinion for coding. It comes with the latest versions of Eclipse and Python out-of-the-box (if you get the full DVD image).

IMO it's not any harder to use than, say, Ubuntu. Check it out
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Fedora (Red-Hat sponsored community distro) is excellent in my opinion for coding. It comes with the latest versions of Eclipse and Python out-of-the-box (if you get the full DVD image).

IMO it's not any harder to use than, say, Ubuntu. Check it out
It can, that's how rolling release works though as it's bleeding edge. It probably wont, but in TFB's case it did. lol

I like my Debian, if I need new versions of the software I can just compile my own packages.
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If you go with Arch, don't install any updates lol
It is always a bit of a worry for me but I have been running arch for quite some time on 3 different computers and I've never had a major update issue. The only issue I've had was a hunspell update that broke spell check in openoffice but 2 minutes of forum searching found the fix.

One thing to keep in mind is if you compile drivers yourself or from package builds in the AUR you will need to recompile them with a kernel upgrade.
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post #29 of 44
I vote for centos... Sorta like fedora but is the same as red hat enterprise linux, which can help in the future in a corporate job. I feel like it's more stable and organized than ubuntu.
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post #30 of 44
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Why? Does it break everything that you did?
I think that's where my problems came in with my freezes. I ran an upgrade and then it started freezing. I couldn't figure out what package was doing it.

Debian had a few problems. Their graphical installer is bad. I had that freeze up a few times when I tried to go back a page. Also, I didn't see ext4 as an option.
    
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