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hi... i just installed java sdk 1.4.x and it works just fine on my kubuntu box... im happy with it and im not even used to programming on linux... i ...
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    hi...

    i just installed java sdk 1.4.x and it works just fine on my kubuntu box... im happy with it and im not even used to programming on linux...

    i havent try c/c++ yet but it sholdnt be too dificult to install... it should be easier than java...

    would you please list the distros you have tried? (at least the ones you remember) so we can have a better idea of what to reccomend...

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    Besides looking at distrowatch, you could also give this a try: Linux Distro Chooser.

    It's in the news here.

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    the distros i tried are:

    Fedora
    Suse
    Vidalinux (vlos)
    Ubuntu
    Gentoo
    Yoper
    Debian
    CentOS
    Ark
    MEPIS
    Slackware
    PC-BSD
    Linspire
    Xandros
    PC-Linux
    Arch
    aLinux

    cant remember of any others... but i surely tried more but on vmware..

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    Quite a list. If none of those did it for you, how about you start from scratch, with linux from scratch (LFS)?
    Stumbling around the 'net:
    www.cloudyuseful.com

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    i thought about that, but it would take a really long time to install and configure all the things i need..

    gentoo would do it faster right?
    but i think the gentoo servers are really slow to download the packages right??? i tried it with vidalinux, im on 512 adsl and the speed was about 3-4 kb/s..

    im looking forward for an answer between lfs and gentoo..
    also, will lfs teach me more stuff than gentoo???

    thanks, fred


    edit: i tried vector today, i dont like kde in general, it's too bloated..
    im downloading frugalware right, it seems promising and not huge (which might give it a performance advantage..)

    also im planning on trying solaris (sorry if i offended anyone)
    would any of you recommend it for a desktop workstation??

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredmorcos
    edit: i tried vector today, i dont like kde in general, it's too bloated..
    So... switch to a lighter WM on Vector? I'm assuming you grabbed SOHO since you're in KDE. You can also choose IceWM when you login, which is way lighter than KDE. Personally, I run Xfce on my Vector box... (Xfce comes with VL Standard, and can be installed without much trouble on VL SOHO.)

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    of course that's not the only reason that i dont like vector..
    beside it's package manager

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    well i dont see mandrake or mandriva anywhere....

    i havent used mandrake since 9.1 but i really liked it.... i could find in its 7 cd everything.... and about package management i heard that urpmi is really good and itīs improving... they just released mandriva 2006 RC2 you should try it out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredmorcos
    of course that's not the only reason that i dont like vector..
    beside it's package manager
    Which package manager did you use? VLAPT? In the newest VL Standard, and in the next version of VL SOHO, VLAPT is more or less deprecated in favor of the much nicer Gslapt. You didn't mention which version of VL you grabbed, though, so I can only kinda guess here.

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    Suse 9.3 all the way

    it is simple to use and very compatible with much of the hardware out there. Definitely give it shot and work with it. And Suse 10 is just around the corner so keep a look out for that.

    Tom

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