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    Hard to decide and chose the right linux distribution for my needs


    Hello dear Linux users!
    i was first guided to linux in 2010, and i jumped of Windows.
    I got tierd of paying alot of money for a dicent computer and the windows os plus internet security, firewall, and registrey repair software that costed me alot of money that i dident have to spend.
    For quite some time now i have been on and off from diffrent Linux Distributions and i cant find anyone that i am satisfied with!
    I was reading and self educated my self alot in C++ and PIC, AVR from atmel, befor i got depressed and i gave it all up. i told my self that everything was only a dream.
    got alot of servers at home that collecting dust, that i want to turn in to something in future soon i hope!
    Need help by the expert linux user's to guide me to the right Distribution of linux that fits my needs.
    This Linux Distribution that i am looking for should be very secure and stable, that begins with text mode, like arch linux.
    I would like to use this to make my own linux distibution in future.
    also opencv, cmu, image prossesing,voice recognition to develop smarthome devices and program them.
    development and scientific purpose is what i want to achive that has no limits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by professor-wannabe View Post
    got alot of servers at home that collecting dust, that i want to turn in to something in future soon i hope!
    Need help by the expert linux user's to guide me to the right Distribution of linux that fits my needs.
    This Linux Distribution that i am looking for should be very secure and stable, that begins with text mode, like arch linux.
    I would like to use this to make my own linux distibution in future.
    Very stable and starts in text mode? You are looking at either a Debian Stable net install or Slackware.
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    Welcome to LinuxForums!
    I agree with hazel. Debian Stable and Slackware would do well for you.
    Debian might be the better choice for now, but that depends on your experience level.
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    thank you very much!
    Well i cant say that i am very good, nither can i say that i am very bad!
    i been useing ubuntu on and off befor, less Debian! but slackware i have tried once and i found it very hard to understand, i belive that was cuz lack of experine!
    Just installed it on virtual box, and it did went fine thanks to lilbit linux experince! i also download that slackbook to understand it better.
    btw doas all the tools for making LFS come with the Slackware like autoconf, automake, bison, coreutils etc etc? or do i need to install them manualy?
    So Far i like Slackware, but the desktop environments is a hard choise, i always like gnome and compiz effect, i am very compicated when its about the outlook (GUI) specialy the icons.
    any tips of what would be epic? never tried XFCE!
    Do you guys recommend Suse studio in my case, i know that you can customize your own operating system based on SLES and SLED!
    Sorry for spelling, i am poor on english!
    btw you guys are Awsome

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    Slackware and LFS are very different. LFS is meant to let you build your own custom distribution.
    Slackware can be installed with a very small selection of software, and you can add to it as you go.
    But Slackware does include coreutils, make, etc.

    If you're a little confused about Slackware, make sure to look at SlackBuilds.org. It's a great place to ind most of the packages you might need, including build scripts.

    Xfce is a very nice GUI. Good looking, simple to use ad easy to get used to. Give it a try.
    If you don't like it, there are many other options. You may enjoy Mate, KDE, Lxde or Enlightenment.
    I personally like the lighter window managers. IceWM and OpenBox are quite nice.

    Concerning Suse, I've never used it. So I can't be of any help there.
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    Thank you for everything Jay and Hazel!

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