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Ares Ex Machina
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What would you say is the fastest and/or best Linux distribution for use with Aleph One? Particularly for Internet network games.
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That's really a matter of opinion. If you have a decent amount of memory (2 GB), there's probably no noticeable performance difference between the distros, so just pick what package manager / community / desktop manager you like.

I use Xubuntu.
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I have been mucking about with Ubuntu's Unity since it came out. I got to say, it's getting better and I have gotten the hang of it, but there are a lot of design decisions that are still baffling to me. For instance, the core decision of the search being the key to finding any installed application as oppose to a traditional filing system that has been loved and copied since the Macintosh. Not that I'm against a good search, but to build the OS around it? It's not really great for seeing all the various applications I have installed on one screen, and I can forget I have something already installed. Not to mention, I like to organize my things and this just doesn't let me. I've used desktop shortcuts to get around that, but it's rather ugly. Never was one for a cluttered desktop.

I haven't tried some of the other Ubuntu flavors, perhaps I will. XUbuntu actually looks pretty good. Sorta like the old Gnome environment that I liked so much. Thanks for indirectly pointing it out to me. :)

Not to say Unity is all bad, there are some nifty features I like, such as the desktop integration of various chat/email and other communication programs as well as integration with iTunes like programs such as Rhythm box (default, but not a fan) and Banshee
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I'm a NetBSD guy. I'm looking into Arch Linux, though. I want to find a minimal Linux that I can use pkgsrc with, but not one so minimal that you need to be a guru to install and set it up.
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I'd highly recommend JUICE OS, but you'd have to contact JUICEMAN to get a copy.
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I'd recommend Lubuntu as it does away with all the clutter that comes with regular Ubuntu and most of it's variants, hence ensuring a particularly speedy experience. Nice and lightweight, it runs all three Marathon games online fantastically under (what I assume is) AlephOne 1.0 on a Eee PC Netbook with a mere Intel Atom processor. [tux]
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