[linux-audio-user] Setting up linux computer

Austin aacton at yorku.ca
Sun Aug 22 13:59:00 EDT 2004


On 08/22/2004 01:42:56 PM, Thomas Pickett wrote:
> I am currently installing gentoo onto my computer and I am having
> difficulty
> because I don't have much time to install.  Should I just stick with
> gentoo
> and get the install done eventually or can you suggest a better linux
> dist.
> that is better?

If you're a beginner and/or have limited time, gentoo is a really *bad*  
idea.

I'd suggest a binary-based distro, with an easy installer, and a  
package manager with automatic dependency resolution.  Mandrakelinux 10  
+ contribs or + Thac's RPMS, or the combination of RedHat/Fedora +  
Planet CCRMA packages would proabably be best.

Debian has a great package manager, but crappy installer.  SuSe is vice  
versa IMHO.

Hope  that helps.

Austin





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