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I am looking for a linux distribution that doesn't assume too much for me in the way of how things are set up. I have used RedHat for years, and have recently tried Mandrake. First of all I like Gnome and version 2.2 because I want to develop for Gnome. The thing I like about Mandrake is that you can customize the menu. There are other things that are harder to customize with Mandrake however. Does anyone know of a distro that is easily customizable for a programmer, but is still moderately easy to install? Thanks for your opinions in ...

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    Default Recommend a Distro anyone?

    I am looking for a linux distribution that doesn't assume too much for me in
    the way of how things are set up. I have used RedHat for years, and have
    recently tried Mandrake. First of all I like Gnome and version 2.2 because I
    want to develop for Gnome. The thing I like about Mandrake is that you can
    customize the menu. There are other things that are harder to customize with
    Mandrake however. Does anyone know of a distro that is easily customizable
    for a programmer, but is still moderately easy to install?


    Thanks for your opinions in advance.

    Jeremy Whiting
    jpwhiting@cc.usu.edu Guest

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    [email]jpwhitingcc.usu.edu[/email] wrote:
    > I am looking for a linux distribution that doesn't assume too much for me
    > in
    ..... next time STFW for an answer, this question is asked, almost
    on a daily basis:
    ..... suse, knoppix, mandrake .... others at:
    [url]http://www.distrowatch.com[/url]
    ..
    --
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Michael J. Tobler: motorcyclist, surfer, # Black holes result
    skydiver, and author: "Inside Linux", # when God divides the
    "C++ HowTo", "C++ Unleashed" # universe by zero

    mjt Guest

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    [email]jpwhitingcc.usu.edu[/email] wrote:
    > I am looking for a linux distribution that doesn't assume too much for me
    > in the way of how things are set up.
    Well, keeping in mind that this question has 6,400,000 answers.-) You could
    look at Libranet. It's based on Debian, with updated kernel and software.
    Has a configuration tool called Adminmenu that even has a kernel section.
    Many DEs to choose from. I use Libranet - not connected otherwise.
    > Thanks for your opinions in advance.
    >
    > Jeremy Whiting
    Happy hunting. jim
    Jim Bowering Guest

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    Default Re: Recommend a Distro anyone?

    In article <sr1sgXGQB7owcc.usu.edu>,
    [email]jpwhitingcc.usu.edu[/email] writes:
    >
    > I am looking for a linux distribution that doesn't assume too much for me in
    > the way of how things are set up. I have used RedHat for years, and have
    > recently tried Mandrake. First of all I like Gnome and version 2.2 because I
    > want to develop for Gnome. The thing I like about Mandrake is that you can
    > customize the menu. There are other things that are harder to customize with
    > Mandrake however. Does anyone know of a distro that is easily customizable
    > for a programmer, but is still moderately easy to install?
    I've got a Web page with my opinions on several distributions:

    [url]http://www.rodsbooks.com/distribs/[/url]

    Of course, distribution preference is quite personal. One of the two
    points you mention specifically (easy customizability of the menu) is one
    that I look at in a very different way, since I don't use GNOME. (In fact,
    I detest Mandrake's handling of menu updates, since I've always maintained
    my IceWM menu manually, and Mandrake keeps overwriting my menu.)

    --
    Rod Smith, [email]rodsmithrodsbooks.com[/email]
    [url]http://www.rodsbooks.com[/url]
    Author of books on Linux, FreeBSD, and networking
    Rod Smith Guest

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