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Another vote for Gentoo . Although install time is probably the longest, you end up with a distribution compiled specifically for your CPU, not i386 or i686....
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    Another vote for Gentoo. Although install time is probably the longest, you end up with a distribution compiled specifically for your CPU, not i386 or i686.

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    i use a amd duron 900mhz, but i am purchasing an amd athlon xp 2600mhz soon..... and i hear that debian is the best all round linux distro.. do you agree?

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    I've never tried Debian, but I have friends who vouch for it. I think I'll try it next time I need to set up a server. But for a desktop distro, I like gentoo. I love the bleeding edge, so I use the unstable package option - although I don't remember the last time my system was "unstable" per se.

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    whats the bleeding edge?

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    Bleeding Edge = Beta / untested software.

    For example, while KDE 3.1 was in beta, gentoo was using KDE 3.0 which was stable, but with the unstable option switched on, I was using 3.1.

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    is this option automatically switched on or do you have to set it?, because i dont think i want it on, beta software normally has loads of stuff wrong with it

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