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Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Dear Ubuntu, for the last couple years life has been good. Every time I've shown you to a friend or family member, they've compared you to what they're familiar with--Windows XP or Vista, mostly--and by comparison you've looked brilliant. Yeah, your ugly brown color scheme was a bit off-putting at first, but once people saw how secure, simple, and reliable you were, the response was almost universally positive. But recently, things have changed ..."
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Ah, good old Slackware. I cut my teeth on that distro. Sadly though, it's too much of a pain in the ass to get GNOME going on Slackware since Volkerding dropped it. His reasons were valid at the time, Dropline-GNOME was doing it way better. For a while Dropline was probably the most stable GNOME desktop I've ever run. Unfortunately they've fallen very far behind and none of the other GNOME builds are really very good. If you want GNOME don't go with Slack unless you want to compile it yourself.
Still, if you like Slackware and your hardware supports it, you'll probably like FreeBSD a lot. If FreeBSD doesn't work, NetBSD almost certainly will.

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