Which Distribution Do You Use for Your Desktop? Ubuntu

Posted by tadelste on Feb 19, 2006 2:29 PM EDT
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Four months ago i made my full switch to linux at the age of 17 with Ubuntu (previously i messed around with floppix, a predecessor to the now popular live-cd distros).

I enjoyed how new-user friendly it was and the community has the nicest people I've ever met. However, a month passed and I was a little tired in how "in your face" aptitude was with it's slow, old, or broken (in some cases all three) packages and I felt that I needed something a bit more complex. So to try other linux distros and enjoyed various aspects of each one. It came to a point where i could not decide what distro i want to use for my stable! I liked slackware's minimalism, debian/ubuntu's support, arch's small size, and gentoo's portage system. Thus I decided to make
my own distro I call g0st on my main box. I picked up a copy of LFS from the LFS website and got to work. On my NFS server i run ubuntu. However, when someone ask me for a good stable system I usually suggest slackware (if they're brave) or ubuntu (if they're more of a casual user). I did not really like RPM based distros because for some reason (I dont mean to offened any RPM-based-distro users) RPM builds were slow, buggy, clunky, or if stable, old and slow.

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