Hmm ok, this is going to be locked u flammers. One is, Linux is linux, they have dif distros, like flavors of jolly rancher. Slackware is good, yet mandrake is just a different feel. It's easier to install and setup, true. I have a life, I want to not spend a shit load of time setting up. It's not for n00bs, it's good for starting, yet also has different features, it can be for adviced as well. I've used over 75% of the distros (even small) in the world. You want hardcore, use Debain, some might say. I say PICK WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT. I wouldn't think of calling me a n00b!
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