On 28/11/06, PhilipQuinlan <philip.quinlan at cs-consultants.com> wrote:
> Josh Glover wrote:
> > On 28/11/06, Thomas Meehan <thom.meehan at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Could anyone suggest a reliable distribution
>> Never ask that question, it leads to interminable threads of personal
> opinion masquerading as fact ;)
Indeed. I have heard that there are four questions that should never
be asked in polite conversion:
1. Do you believe in God?
2. What are your political leanings?
3. [X]Emacs or vi[m]?
4. What is the best Linux distribution?
I personally prefer Gentoo, but for something that works "out of the
box" with a minimum of tweaking, and is reasonably well-known, Ubuntu
seems hard to beat.
That said, I have used Ubuntu for all of 15 minutes, when I booted up
a live CD, happily noted that all of the hardware in a laptop that I
was considering purchasing worked, and opened Firefox, which caused
the laptop to run out of memory and crash... ;) 
 Please note that this is a lie; Firefox did not really crash the
computer. But it does love the RAM!
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