SEARCH

Enter your search query in the box above ^, or use the forum search tool.

You are not logged in.

#1 2014-03-31 14:56:04

tamikan
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-09-20
Posts: 777

Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

So as the title says share your Advanced/Intermediate/Beginner distro. Just ONE per category ]:D
I'll start:
Advanced: Arch Linux
Intermediate: #!
Beginner: Linux Mint - XFCE edition

Last edited by tamikan (2014-04-04 11:32:05)


Top things ]:D
dwb | Firefox Nightly | sakura | emacs | moc | #! | Arch | Doing 1 thing @ the time | Music from the 90s

Offline

Help fund CrunchBang, donate to the project!

#2 2014-03-31 16:30:23

Unia
#! Octo-portal-pussy
From: The Netherlands
Registered: 2010-07-17
Posts: 4,634
Website

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Advanced: LFS
Intermediate: Arch
Beginner: #!

wink


If you can't sit by a cozy fire with your code in hand enjoying its simplicity and clarity, it needs more work. --Carlos Torres

I am a #! forum moderator. Feel free to send me a PM with any question you have!

Offline

#3 2014-03-31 16:42:11

CSCoder4ever
BL Keyboard Troll
From: /dev/zero
Registered: 2013-09-03
Posts: 2,256

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Advanced: Slackware / Gentoo
Intermediate: Arch
Beginner: #!

Just like Unia's 'cept slackware instead lol. should try to LFS myself eventually however.

Last edited by CSCoder4ever (2014-06-23 15:40:19)

Offline

#4 2014-03-31 16:54:07

iMBeCil
WAAAT?
From: Edrychwch o'ch cwmpas
Registered: 2012-03-22
Posts: 1,026
Website

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Advanced: FreeBSD
Intermediate: #!
Beginner: Win XP

tongue


Postpone all your duties; if you die, you won't have to do them ..
--> The very new BL forum! <--

Offline

#5 2014-03-31 17:09:47

intoCB
Scatweasel
Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Advanced: Debian
Intermediate: Debian/#!
Beginner: Ubuntu

Last edited by intoCB (2014-03-31 17:10:43)

Offline

#6 2014-03-31 17:11:00

snowpine
#!-a-roo
Registered: 2008-11-24
Posts: 2,984

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Advanced: Linux
Intermediate: Mac OS
Beginner: LEGO

Last edited by snowpine (2014-04-01 00:03:57)


/hugged

Offline

#7 2014-03-31 17:11:27

Alad
Software Satan
Registered: 2014-02-20
Posts: 1,512

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

I find it hard to define the line between advanced and beginner.

Beginner; after getting back to Linux my first distro was Mint/Ubuntu XFCE 13, but while it had a familiar interface, the amount of bugs wasn't exactly "friendly". How (for example) hibernate/suspend are disabled by default because they've broken it gives me the shivers.

Advanced; Arch you pretty much have to build from scratch, but the documentation is awesome. That said bleeding edge distros that can break at any moment are definitely advanced. But what about eg CentOS, that (by Linux standards) is ancient and can't even use Google Chrome without hacks? That's advanced too.

Debian is somewhat similar: testing/sid are messy and stable isn't always easy to find stuff for. Maybe Tanglu will find the golden balance one day.

Anyway. I'd like to bring up Tanglu, Fedora and Arch but truth be told I've little experience with them. So my boring list

Advanced: ?
Intermediate: Debian 7
Beginner: ?

Last edited by Alad (2014-03-31 17:19:27)

Offline

#8 2014-03-31 17:28:21

albrecht
Member
From: Germany Lower Saxony
Registered: 2013-12-24
Posts: 12

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Advanced: Debian
Intermediate: #!
Beginner: LinuxMint 13 LTS Mate

Last edited by albrecht (2014-03-31 17:29:07)


Ludwig von Mises wrote:The elite should be supreme by virtue of persuasion, not by the assistance of firing squads.

Offline

#9 2014-03-31 17:41:18

Snap
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2013-10-22
Posts: 567

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Advanced: Never been there actually. But If some day I take the step It will be FreeBSD or Arch.
Intermediate: #!
Beginner: Mint. Any flavor.

Offline

#10 2014-03-31 18:21:16

cloverskull
#! Junkie
Registered: 2013-10-26
Posts: 377

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Advanced: Gentoo (when rolled as intended!)
Intermediate: #!
Beginner: Mint

Offline

#11 2014-03-31 19:59:15

Iranon
#! Junkie
Registered: 2012-03-10
Posts: 259

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Advanced: Slackware.
Intermediate: Arch.
Beginner: Crunchbang.


LEGO won't be ready for the average user until it comes pre-assembled, in a single  unified look, and glued together so it doesn't come apart.

Offline

#12 2014-03-31 23:11:48

Anaconda
crypto-anarchist
From: Vancouver Canada
Registered: 2008-12-04
Posts: 437

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Advanced: LFS
Intermediate: Debian net install
Beginner: Linux Mint


“The university is well structured, well tooled, to turn out people with all the sharp edges worn off...." Mario Savio
"Protections for anonymous speech are vital to democratic discourse". Help enforce our right to free and anonymous speech by taking the Tor challenge.

Offline

#13 2014-04-01 04:21:01

sqlpython
#! Die Hard
From: New England
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 931

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Really Interesting Poll @tamikan
Being a Linux user now for 20 years, you have just asked me a most difficult Linux question.
As I had to decide in the parameters of Advanced/Intermediate/Beginner...
1. IMO Best of each
2. My favorites of each
3. Or what the popularity polls list as each

I decided on #2 My favorites in each catagory. Real Problem was I really have at least two or three favorites in each category.
But I am sticking to the Rules of the thread.. One Each.

Advanced =  Gentoo
Intermediate = Slackware
Beginner = Arch

I had a difficult time with Beginner. Debian or Arch.. Arch or Debian..
Finally, I had to go with Arch.. I know, I know, many perceive Arch as Advanced but that is the fault of a less then good installer.
The existence of Bridge, & FU-Arch  is evidence that you can have Arch install with Arch repositories much more easily.
The balance of my case for Arch is simply this it's crown jewel is it's most Excellent package manager pacman.
Once installed Arch is a joy for any beginner and that is due to pacman. Pacman is fast & efficient. In turn the very simple and Kool pacman from a command line makes a User feel like.. Well a real techie..

Arch IMO is as simple and fun as a bicycle. In that it starts off as Basic transportation to which you can add whatever you chose to or not. Whether the add on is just a Bell or an electric or Gas engine. One can make most Linux installs difficult if one chooses.
However, once many others Distros are installed, few are as easy to keep running smoothly and Up To date as Arch.

Last edited by sqlpython (2014-04-01 04:26:11)


OHCG #!, Jessie,, Siduction-13.1Slackware 14Bridge,, Sabayon 13.4,

Offline

#14 2014-04-01 04:51:04

twoion
Emerald Caffeine
From: 星界
Registered: 2012-05-11
Posts: 1,648

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Advanced/Current: Debian (can do what I want with it and know how to get to know more)
Intermediate: Debian (I knew what I wanted but didn't know how to)
Beginner: SuSE Linux 7.2 + Ubuntu 8.04 (first distro I ever installed + first distro I ever did serious work on)

I don't think it makes any sense to separate between beginner/advanced distros. What counts is what you [can] do with it (watching porn vs. writing haikus in Assembler and cross-compiling them). Linus doesn't care whether he gets his work done on a Mac or Slackware Linux. These are just little details you could care about but don't need to (when viewed in the context of our topic ITT).

Last edited by twoion (2014-04-01 04:56:00)


Tannhäuser ~ {www,pkg,ddl}.bunsenlabs.org/{gitlog,repoidx}

Offline

#15 2014-04-01 06:49:24

Head_on_a_Stick
CatMod
From: A world of pure imagination
Registered: 2014-01-21
Posts: 4,797

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Advanced: DragonFly BSD
Intermediate: Gentoo
Beginner: Arch

Offline

#16 2014-04-01 07:50:04

Alad
Software Satan
Registered: 2014-02-20
Posts: 1,512

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Advanced: DragonFly BSD

Interesting. Could you elaborate?

Offline

#17 2014-04-01 14:12:04

xero
#! Junkie
From: 0x000000
Registered: 2013-09-30
Posts: 382
Website

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

as i am at the intermediate stage now, advanced is only based on my assumptions and the options of others i have read:

beginner: mint
intermediate: #!
advanced: linux from scratch / arch / void / other diy distros


▬▬ι═════════-
dotfiles http://git.io/.files

Offline

#18 2014-04-01 14:21:01

twoion
Emerald Caffeine
From: 星界
Registered: 2012-05-11
Posts: 1,648

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Alad wrote:

Advanced: DragonFly BSD

Interesting. Could you elaborate?

https://www.dragonflybsd.org. I wonder if it shares the trait with the other BSDs that it ships with partially bit-rotten core FOSS development tools :

This release will not work on NetBSD 5.x, FreeBSD 7.x, 8.x or 9 series before 9.3. The reason is that the m4 command is not correctly implemented. (Workaround: Use an older GMP release, or install GNU m4 from /usr/ports and tell GMP to use it.)

    This release will not build properly on FreeBSD/amd64 before version 10 using the 32-bit ABI (once a working m4 is installed). The reason is broken limits.h. (Workaround: Use an older GMP release if using the 32-bit ABI on these FreeBSD releases is important.)

    This release will not work reliably on FreeBSD 10.0 for i386 or amd64 using the 32-bit ABI. The reason is bugs in the compiler 'clang'. Depending on CPU-dependent compiler flags, GMP may or may not be miscompiled in a particular build. (Workaround: Compiling gcc from /usr/ports should work, except that gcc circularly depends on GMP; we have not been able to test that workaround due to FreeBSD 10.0 bugs affecting its ability to run under KVM and Xen.)

    This release will not compile on FreeBSD before version 10 for i386, targeting any modern AMD processor. The reason is bugs in the old gcc bundled with FreeBSD. (Workaround: install a less obsolete gcc from /usr/ports and tell GMP to use it, or override the -march=amdfam10 GMP configure command line argument.)

But of course the BSD projects provide some awesome technologies, no question.


Tannhäuser ~ {www,pkg,ddl}.bunsenlabs.org/{gitlog,repoidx}

Offline

#19 2014-04-01 20:05:46

Head_on_a_Stick
CatMod
From: A world of pure imagination
Registered: 2014-01-21
Posts: 4,797

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Alad wrote:

Advanced: DragonFly BSD

Interesting. Could you elaborate?

Go to their website and see if you can understand anything on there --- I couldn't big_smile

Offline

#20 2014-04-01 20:16:56

joejohnston3
Member
From: Chandler, AZ
Registered: 2014-03-25
Posts: 35
Website

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Advanced: Arch
Intermediate: #!
Beginner: Ubuntu


Joe Johnston
#! Crunchbang
"All the best people in life seem to like LINUX."
Steve Wozniak

Offline

#21 2014-04-01 20:19:11

ratcheer
#! Junkie
From: central Alabama
Registered: 2013-07-23
Posts: 338

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Advanced - Gentoo

Intermediate - Siduction Linux (Debian Sid)

Beginner - openSUSE

Tim

Offline

#22 2014-05-26 05:02:20

Alad
Software Satan
Registered: 2014-02-20
Posts: 1,512

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

snowpine wrote:

Advanced: Linux
Intermediate: Mac OS
Beginner: LEGO

lol lol

Digging this up as I've finally decided.

ULTRA-VIOLENCE: Windows 7/8

Masochist: *BSD
Hobbyist: LinuxBBQ or Arch
Tux Average: CentOS

n00b: Linux Mint 17
G.I Joe: Mac OS X

Offline

#23 2014-05-26 05:09:54

jdonaghy
The Manatee Whisperer
Registered: 2014-03-12
Posts: 925

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Beginner: Fedora
Intermediate: Debian/Arch
Advanced: Any BSD

Last edited by jdonaghy (2014-05-26 05:11:36)


"If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life."
    --Bill Watterson

Offline

#24 2014-05-26 08:50:51

photonucleon
Quantum Geek
From: Hogwarts
Registered: 2013-06-10
Posts: 952

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Beginner: Ubuntu
Intermediate: #!
Advanced: Void

Though I think that #! can be applied to all three levels, to a certain extent smile


- Ai! Aníron Undómiel. -
- Some things are certain. -
- Et Eärello Endorenna utúlien. Sinome maruvan ar Hildinyar tenn' Ambar-metta. -

Offline

Help fund CrunchBang, donate to the project!

#25 2014-05-28 23:34:56

Digit
#! Die Hard
From: the internet
Registered: 2009-05-26
Posts: 1,083
Website

Re: Share your top Advanced->Intermediate->Beginner distros!

Beginner: #!
Intermediate: Exherbo
Advanced: Bedrock


wink  wink

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB

Copyright © 2012 CrunchBang Linux.
Proudly powered by Debian. Hosted by Linode.
Debian is a registered trademark of Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
Server: acrobat

Debian Logo