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    Suggest a distro for me - I'm stuck

    I started out with Mandrake 8.2, and it was pretty looking, but I just couldnt do enough stuff how I wanted to, too much hell with nvidia drivers and all, so I tried RH7.3 and then RH8...Red Hat *was* great, but for some reason, in RH8, things just got screwed(the whole KDE thing) I'm looking for a distro with the latest qt/kde, comes with some games, easy to use as a webserver, and easy to get the nvidia drivers running on. I've heard good things about Debian, and I've tried Knoppix(debian based) and Corel(that scarred me for life) Any suggestions?

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    8) Slackware 8)

    although it is a bit out of date now, i belive it's only kde 3.0.1 and it is a bit lacking in the games department, but it does have the kde /gnome games. And great for a webserver.

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    Gentoo stable is 8)

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    Re:Suggest a distro for me - I'm stuck

    Compared to the distros I have used, how difficult is the installation? Can I get an ISO, if so, how many is there?

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    There is one Slackware ISO that can be download from many places. Installation isn't perticularly difficult, except for partitioning, it doesn't have a nice GUI partitioning app on the cd, so I would suggest using something like Partition Magic before hand, of if you had linux installed previously you can probably just use the same partitions and the installer will wipe them for you.

    After the install there isn't really any configuring to do for the main system, but if you want apache etc. running you should configure them.

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    [quote author=C++freak link=board=7;threadid=5662;start=0#54369 date=1038173787]
    Compared to the distros I have used, how difficult is the installation? Can I get an ISO, if so, how many is there?
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    one ISO for gentoo, read their exellent install guide on www.gentoo.org (documentation link)

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    Sweet - 0nly one ISO (no more taking 3 weeks off to switch distros cu of dialup) I will probably end up trying both

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    SUSE, damnit

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    i am thinking libranet may be nice.

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    arch linux

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