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Is there any distro with the ease-of-use of ubuntu (and it's derivatives) where I can just install what I want, but still has good and easy package management and already ...
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- 11-27-2010 #1
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Best distro to use as base?
Is there any distro with the ease-of-use of ubuntu (and it's derivatives) where I can just install what I want, but still has good and easy package management and already has the needed dependencies?
- 11-27-2010 #2
You may wish to try antiX-M8.5-base-i686 as a good example of a Debian-based minimal distro.
There are others, of course, including Debian net install. For ease of use and support, antiX is a good place to start looking.
As you probably know, ubuntu is derived from Debian, which is renowned for its repositories and its dependency-resolution capabilities. Get to know apt-get, it's easy and efficient. You'll be glad you did in the long run!
- 11-27-2010 #3
Look at Linux Mint Debian Edition, or if you don't like Debian, Linux Mint, which is a tweaked version of Ubuntu. I like LMDE, which combines working 'out of the box' with the largest repositories extant. It may have more packages installed by default than you want, in which case the Debian net install mentioned would be a good place to start.
- 11-29-2010 #4