Which Distribution Do You Use for Your Desktop? Underground Linux

Posted by tadelste on Feb 19, 2006 10:42 AM EST
LXer.com; By charlesjillian
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I'm so glad you asked!

I use Underground linux ([HYPERLINK@www.ludos.org]), which is an Arch based linux distribution.

I use it for a few reasons:

1) pacman, the command line package manager used by Underground. Want those Windows media codecs? Type #pacman -S win32codecs -- Want xine? #pacman -S xine

2) It installs from a single CD, but manages to include enough of the libs so that one can installsome of the more obscure programs without having to go looking for obscure libraries.

3) The documentation page is comprised of these links, with short and to-the-point instructions on how to set up each feature:

1. About
2. Network
3. Wireless
4. Software installation
5. Codecs
6. Non-free fonts
7. Flash plugin

8. Java
9. Nvidia drivers
10. Skype

Using these it took me approximately 10 minutes to get wireless support on my laptop, java, windows codes, flash and skype working. I've never had that experience with a linux distro before. Maybe I'm just getting better at this.

But there it is, Underground linux in a nutshell. You should really check it out.

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