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    Lesser-Known Distros?

    Okay, so I'm starting to get this Linux stuff...And I've decided that I'm going to install Dettu[Xx] on an old piece of crap computer for some experience. But from what I've read, Dettu[Xx] sounds lika bitch even to hardcore Linuxers. So I've been looking for a distro besides the mainstream ones (Redhat, Suse, Debian, Gentoo etc.) that will work good on a laptop, and that's not incredibly deadly to use. Something that can do everything the mainstream distros can, and more.

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    Try Linux From Scratch or tiny sofa classic or slackware.

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    I've heard of Slackware, therefore classifying it as mainstream. I believe it's listed under Mainstream/General Public on the Linux.org website. I looked at Tiny Sofa and from what I read it sounded like a network OS. I also don't want a distro based on a mainstream distro. Isn't Linux From Scratch just like...A kernel and a book? :P Ooh, ooh...I also want a distro with a shiny name so I can be like "I've got Schpiggywiggix." and even hardcore Lin-heads will be like "What?"

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    What about UTUTO, the only Richard Stallman recommended distro.
    Not rated in first 100 distrowatch ranking, so no to be considered mainstream

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