Re: Recommendation needed for a distro
From: Julio Acosta-Cabronero (jac37_at_hslmc.cam.ac.uk)
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 12:37:27 +0100
Have a look at Ubuntu - Debian based (kernel 2.6.10). It seems it's what
you are after.
Mark Ashley wrote:
> Hi all
> I am by no means new to Linux, starting out with Slackware a few years ago
> then using SuSE for a while as my main OS, before finally being forced to
> move to Windows XP. I miss Linux and want to get back in to it.
> The only gripe I had with Linux was its complicated dependency tree which
> had to be navigated every time I wanted to install a piece of software. ie
> Sylpheed requires these 10 packages, they each require three other packages,
> and guess what they require... well you get the idea.
> I have been impressed with distributions like gentoo, with its emerge
> system. Unfortunately, after a week of trying, I am unable to get my
> keyboard working in gentoo. I also tried debian after discovering apt-get,
> but the supplied kernels would not boot on my laptop.
> So really, I am after a recommendation of a good, fast distro with an
> apt-get/emerge - like package management and dependency resolution system,
> which supports a wide range of hardware. I like the idea of starting with a
> basic setup (just support for my hardware and a console) and building
> everything else on top of that.
> Maybe I'm asking too much - but does such a distro exist?
> Thanks in advance for any input