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    Arrow Linux Distribution Suggestion

    I'm kind of tired with Ubuntu now, everything works out of the box..
    I've got nothing to fix. :b So I'm feeling my Linux learning curve
    is stalling.

    So I was thinking and got this good idea (I think?). I'm going to
    find some lightweight Linux distribution as compact as possible
    and start installing packages, setting it up for my needs and so on.
    Just to get some experience :b .

    What do you think about this idea ?
    And do you people have any good lightweight distribution you
    could recommend? I have been looking into Arch Linux, and
    Damn Small Linux. Arch seems pretty nice. Think I'm going to go with
    it. But would love someone else's opinion .
    - Poul Wittig

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    and your input regarding Backtrack or Security Information is ?
    What does this have to do with any of the stated above ?
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    Sorry about that, was not aware that Newbie Area
    was dedicated to BackTrack only. But it is related
    to security information as the reason I am learning Linux,
    is to learn security information. They pretty much go together,
    wouldn't you agree?
    - Poul Wittig

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    So what would make your Distro stand out amongst the 100s of others? Or will it be YALD? (Yet another linux distro). There are plenty of other small distros out there (as you've already pointed out), why don't you just try to get involved with an existing and established project if that's what you're interested in.
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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    Since this has nothing at all to do with backtrack I will move it to general IT. For the future the n00b are IS for backtrack related questions.

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    I'm sorry, I don't quite understand you.
    My first post says that I am looking for a compact
    Linux distribution for the purpose of learning to get
    everything up and running manually. For the experience.
    What do you mean by
    what would make your Distro stand out amongst the 100s of others?
    I can't really get that to fit into this thread, either you or me am
    misunderstanding something. Or maybe me not
    understanding anything at all :b
    EDIT: Oh and yeah, my first thought was to place this thread there. Sorry about that :s
    - Poul Wittig

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    Sorry Deathray, I misinterpreted your original post. I thought you were asking about a starting point to create/distribute yet another Linux Distro.
    I'm going to find some lightweight Linux distribution as compact as possible and start installing packages, setting it up for my needs and so on. Just to get some experience.
    We'd be in a much better position to answer your question(s) if we knew: a) What your "needs" are, and b) What experience you're after.

    BTW you don't have to manually wrap your text the forum software will take care of making sure it fits people's browser windows.
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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    Haha, create my own distribution. That lies light-years ahead of me

    I should of used my brain a little before I started this thread :b.
    I was planning installing X distribution to HD, so better get some
    advice as to picking the right distribution before starting that long process.

    But now I just realized that a group of smart people invented something
    called Virtual Machines.

    And besides that, I also realized only myself will know which distribution
    will suit my level in Linux. So off I go play with some of the compact
    distributions (:

    But thanks anyways for the help.
    - Poul Wittig

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    Remember that VMWare is your friend, learn to love it, and good luck finding a distro that suits your needs
    "Family, Religion, Friends, those are the three demons you must face if you want to be successful in business"
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    If you want one that doesn't quite do everything for you there's always Slackware. I used it exclusively until Ubuntu came out.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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