Ubuntu and other distros
I find myself at a crossroads in linux.
I need to format my other computer (my laptop). Now if you asked me a week ago what distro I was gonna put on it it'd be ubuntu hands down - unless I decided to go xubuntu with the gnome desktop package.
Now I'm kinda weary, ubuntu's good 'n all. Though my friend's using Gentoo - now obviously Gentoo is much too far out of my league, but he's trying to shove Sabayon down my throat. Then I got another friend telling me I should use SUSE.
Now I used SUSE awhile ago and it was fine, my other friend has Sabayon installed and it doesn't look much diff from Ubuntu.
So which distro should I go with?
I do realize that this is an ubuntu forum therefore most people would be partial to Ubuntu. The guy that's saying to go Sabayon says Ubuntu tries to do too much **** for you then when you want to do something you have to fight it, plus he says it has a lot of issues that other distros just don't have - but it's good never-the-less.
What's the difference in overall between Sabayon and Ubuntu? I realize one's Gentoo based and the other's Debian based - but what's that mean? I mean like - I realize what it means - but what does it mean in terms of Usage? And is SUSE anything good but a fileserver?
I don't believe in bad operating systems, simply that certain operating systems are better at doing certain things.