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Re: best non-mint distro

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Up until a week ago I couldn't have answered that question because I've used Mint and Mint Debian since I switched to Linux. I still use LMDE, but I've recently added the Alpha of Kubuntu 11.04 64bit to my laptop. I am quickly falling in love with KDE 4.6.0.
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Nexus wrote:Best Non-Mint... For me that would be Ubuntu Studio... ...
I'm with nexus. I was really impressed by Ubuntu Studio.
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Net Runner is a pretty nice one as well.
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dante19992 wrote:after a little research im thinking i might try opensuse. i wont bother with debian cuz i might as well just use LMDE.
anyone here tried it before? any good? i have read reviews saying its wonderful and reviews saying its crap so i just wanna get in a few opinions. also keep ur favs coming im gonna spend a while distro-hopping
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antiX ... but I'm as biased as Kendall.
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There are so many good distros around these days, it would be very hard to choose just one. Here are some I like and why.

Peppermint - Its built well, light on resources, looks good and best of all there are updated packages built specifically for Peppermint.

PCLinuxOS E17 Edition (QT based) - One of the first distros to build a genuinely stable E17 release. Out of the box graphics drivers and being a rolling release with point releases as well make it an excellent choice.

Oz Unity - These guys used the 10.04 based netbook remix and made it awesome. Oz Unity comes with everything you could want pre-configured. Being built from the first point release sure solves a lot of issues for many people.

Debian - What can I say, it's so light on resources, stable and the net install gives you a fully updated base system hassle free.

antiX - Very very light, full featured and Debian based. antiX will run on most any hardware.

There are so many more great distros, these are just a few that come to mind. :D
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how does LMDE stack up with debian
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how does LMDE stack up with debian
It stacks up very well, it has all of the things that make Debian so nice and it has codecs and tools right out of the box. Mint Debian just gets better all the time. :D
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i wondered about it cuz i never used debian but i didnt kno if LMDE actually had what made debian great. if it wasnt for the bugs it currently has id be using it. im really just waiting for the updated iso
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Best non-Mint distro . . . #!Crunchbang

#!Crunchbang comes in both Openbox or Xfce and is Debian-based. And they have a great little Forum, too.

#!Crunchbang/Linux OS > http://crunchbanglinux.org/
#!Crunchbang Forums > http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/
#!Crunchbang Wiki > http://crunchbanglinux.org/wiki/
Planet Crunchbang > http://crunchbanglinux.org/planet/

#!Crunchbang prides itself on being simple, minimal and working 'outta da box'

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i been to the dark side. they lied about the cookies >:D
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dante19992 wrote:i been to the dark side. they lied about the cookies >:D
Check your 'browser' ... make sure 'cookies' are enabled. :lol:
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tried it :P i never got my darn cookies. grrrrrrrrr.
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Crunchbang looks like a lot of fun, like the community, and I'm getting one of those shirts.
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vrkalak wrote:prides itself on being simple, minimal:
Yup. Sound like me.

Hey, V. :D

But really, download the ISO and decide for yourself...
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tht is the best solutions for all questions distro related
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Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.10 worked perfectly for me until Mint 10 came out.

I'm about to try MoonOS 4 on my sister's PC. Never used it, but it looks awesome.

I also liked what I saw in Peppermint.

Well, that's part of fun in Linux: try to find your favorite distro :D
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hmmmm well moon os looks cool but it looks.....young. i wanna try it but i wanna give it some time first. and which ubuntu is it based off of? i also wanna try arch linux but im not to sure about that one. i hear its great but when someone actually describes it all i hear is "work work work"
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Vector if you want light and fast.
It's Slackware but tweaked Slack. Not at all unlike LMDE is to Debian.The guys that build it fixed all the config BS, like Clem did with LMDE.
It flat out works but takes a bit of knowledge to install certain programs. I really like it and when 7.0 gets a final release, may go back to it as my main O.S. The beauty of Slack is you can use pretty much any app from any source, with a bit of tinkering.
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Tried CrunchBang on an ageing Toshiba and it's very slick. Will stick with it if I can get my USB wireless to work (so far without success).
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