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    Looking for basic distro


    I want a distro that is a straightforward linux that has all of the features that are expected in linux. For example, all this no xorg.conf in Ubuntu, etc. I want a distro that is full featured but hasn't changed all the basic old school general LINUX features.

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    Try going to distrowatch.com and see if any of the 600+ distro's they have do what you want.
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    I'm looking for specific distros that fit my description and you tell me to go browse through 600+ distros... thanks.

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    AntiX That runs grub legacy. Runs Debian testing repositories. Has choices of Full,Base,and Core Isos. I686 and I486 versions also. If wanting a spin of AntiX (yes, we got that popular). Swift Linux is a remaster of AntiX based on Debian Stable (Squeeze).

    Nice that a full Linux distro that fits on CDs still.

    Edit: forgot to mention. I run as a rolling release in AntiX like Arch and Gentoo. Just a

    Code:
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    away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    AntiX That runs grub legacy. Runs Debian testing repositories. Has choices of Full,Base,and Core Isos. I686 and I486 versions also. If wanting a spin of AntiX (yes, we got that popular). is a remaster of AntiX based on Debian Stable (Squeeze).

    Nice that a full Linux distro that fits on CDs still.
    Very cool, thank you. Are there any mainstream distro's like this that you know of?

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    Maybe try thoough I don't run it Linux Mint Debian Edition

    Other members run it here and are quite happy with it also.

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    Another one I don't run but have heard good things about from other Members. It is a Ubuntu spinoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patio87 View Post
    I want a distro that is a straightforward linux that has all of the features that are expected in linux. For example, all this no xorg.conf in Ubuntu, etc. I want a distro that is full featured but hasn't changed all the basic old school general LINUX features.
    Sounds a bit like Slackware to me. Or Zenwalk, which is often described as Slackware tamed!
    "I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
    Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
    It'll happen to you too."

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    Quote Originally Posted by patio87 View Post
    I want a distro that is a straightforward linux that has all of the features that are expected in linux. For example, all this no xorg.conf in Ubuntu, etc. I want a distro that is full featured but hasn't changed all the basic old school general LINUX features.
    Debian is considered by most to be pretty mainstream.
    "I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
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    I second the Debian advice. You can't go wrong with Debian.

    Another option maybe is Centos.
    I use Mandriva myself, it has more eye candy, but still very straightforward and stable.

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