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View Poll Results: Distribution of the Year
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 23 0.99%
Fedora 350 15.09%
Mandrakelinux 235 10.13%
Slackware 449 19.36%
Suse 235 10.13%
Debian 250 10.78%
Knoppix 43 1.85%
Gentoo 314 13.54%
DamnSmallLinux 7 0.30%
MEPIS 96 4.14%
LFS 13 0.56%
Ubuntu 176 7.59%
Yoper 32 1.38%
Xandros 27 1.16%
Linspire 17 0.73%
Arch 26 1.12%
Conectiva 7 0.30%
Amigo 2 0.09%
CentOS 3 0.13%
PClinuxOS 14 0.60%
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Old 02-20-2005, 10:10 AM   #616
db391
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Gentoo!!!!

I moved over to gentoo from slackware mainly because gentoo had the optimisations available for my PIII laptop and not just 486 precompiled packages. Gentoo can be customised exactly the way you want it (except the --very very-- complicated init scripts and the big learning curve up from Slackware )

Although the big downside to Gentoo is that each package you emerge takes about an hour to compile and the complex installation procedure (i did a stage3), its well worth it because I do get better performance on Gentoo than Slackware or Mandrake.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 10:39 AM   #617
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Gentoo is very customizable for sure. I switched from Mandrake 9.1, hated 9.2 by the way. It took me while to get it like I wanted but I got it. I'm secure from all the windoze bugs and very proud of it. I also got it stable and all the hardware working. Prrof I'm stable.

Code:
root@smoker / # uptime
 10:36:28 up 102 days,  4:12,  3 users,  load average: 0.34, 0.19, 0.10
root@smoker / #
That is my personal record and I break it as every minute goes by. I have never personnaly seen a windoze rig run that long.

You can tweak that make.conf to make that puppy walk like a big dog. It takes a while to sompile the stuff but it pays off with the program running faster when you are done.

I like it.

Later. Got to go check on my fish. Waiting on the water to turn a very light brown. Long story.

 
Old 02-20-2005, 11:18 AM   #618
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Alright. My curiosity has been awoken. What kind of fish? What size of tank and why do you want your water brown? Are they sick and you medicated the tank or something? I used to be a complete fish tank freak until my wife just wouldnt put up with it anymore. I had like 13 tanks at one time. It was awesome. Lot of work though.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 11:43 AM   #619
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lol. You asked for it. 55 gallon tank. Lots of gravel but no under gravel filter, hate the mess. I have a Penguin 170 Bio-Wheel filter on it with a Emperor 400 that should be here tomorrow. I have 3 rainbow sharks, 3 chinese algea eaters, 1 clown loach ( funny looking thing), 3 black tetras, 2 guppies, 2 zebra danios, 1 angel fish, 1 black molly and 2 orange platties. I have one fake stump in it and the sharks and algea eaters fight over it. I also have some dieing plants in it. I put a chemical in and forgot to remove the plants first. < slaps forehead >

As for the water. I put some oak leaves in it so they can release some tanin which will soften the water and get the Ph to stabilize a bit. That is mostly for the angelfish though. They are picky and they keep dieing on me. So before I buy any more, I'm getting the water right. I get my angelfish for $2.00. Wal-Mart wants $6.50 and they die real quick, like most Wal-Mart fish seem to do.

It is a bit of work but the larger tank helps with that a lot. I think it is easier to keep the 55 going than my old 10 gallon tank.

I'm single, looking, but single. Being disabled sort of sucks on the dating scene. Then add in that I have a rare skin disorder that is . . . well, not pretty. Still got my brain though. I'm not showing them that though. Could scare them off.

Now you know.

 
Old 02-20-2005, 11:47 AM   #620
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.....this was Rex Hunt from Sidney.....

egag
 
Old 02-20-2005, 12:06 PM   #621
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Quote:
Originally posted by egag
.....this was Rex Hunt from Sidney.....

egag
OK.

Guess you were just checking in. LOL

Later

 
Old 02-20-2005, 01:10 PM   #622
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Being single is good. I would do what I have done over again, but if it didn't work out for whatever reason, I would stay single. Much easier to pursue your interests when you are not hindered by a companion. I'm kind of a freak in that regard (extreme). Anyway, the Angle (I'm getting off topic but oh well) likes a ph of 6.8. They are also very picky about what they eat. Try to pick up some baby guppies once in a while. They will find that to be a wonderful treat, as will even your mollies and your pladdies. But, if your ph is in check, try changing the diet. Throw in some blood worms, or brine shrimpt...etc. Stuff other than plain old tropical flakes (unless your already doing that). The Bio wheels work wonders. I had several and you'll find a big improvement in water clarity. Your water will get too low in your tank before it will get cloudy.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 01:27 PM   #623
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Thanks for the info. I try to maintain my Ph at 7.2 to 7.4 because of the other fish. You are right about the ideal Ph though.

I too love those Bio-Wheels. Much better than the under gravel filter. I'll check on that food. He eats pretty good for such a small fish. My oldest tetra looks like a blimp he eats so much.

Later

 
Old 02-24-2005, 06:23 PM   #624
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Slackware
 
Old 02-26-2005, 07:55 PM   #625
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Once you Slack you wont Go Back

Definitly Slackware, I thought i knew linux well enuff but then I found this distro and began to learn the inner workings of this Incredibly versitle OS. Gentoo also is worth mentioning but emerging large packages can take time but again another distro with which i learned alot from.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 12:00 PM   #626
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Gentoo is da best, but slackware is purty good too.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 01:21 PM   #627
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deb, deb, deb, deb, debalodion....
 
Old 03-02-2005, 06:54 PM   #628
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Quote:
Originally posted by Pcghost
deb, deb, deb, deb, debalodion....
I thought the official immitation slogan was, "Debian, just do it!". Or maybe it was, "Got Debian?". I can't remember.

(Perhaps, it was "The incredible eatible Debian".)
 
Old 03-03-2005, 07:17 AM   #629
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sepero
I thought the official immitation slogan was, "Debian, just do it!". Or maybe it was, "Got Debian?". I can't remember.

(Perhaps, it was "The incredible eatible Debian".)
i like his better :P
 
Old 03-03-2005, 02:06 PM   #630
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Hey about your fish tank, you will get better results using peat to "stain" the water. Your best bet is to get some peat filter media and use that. That should soften and lower the ph of the water. I have a 220 community tank, a 135 gal with bluegill and bass(one blue cat as well), 55 cichlid tank, and 3 10 gallons for breeding. To get the best color from your tetras make sure you feed a variety of quality food.
 
  


 


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