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Old 04-09-2009, 03:23 PM   #1
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I feel Great!


I just installed Debian 5 (Lenny) off downloaded DVDs and all is working.
In the past, I tried installing off CDs and the servers were too slow
for any updates I needed. I looked at the live CDs of Fedora 11,
Suse 11, Open Solaris, Mandriva 1 2009, and Mint 6. Debian blew them all away;
although I'm doing things more manually,
I finally feel I have an OS that will keep me intrigued for a while.........

 
Old 04-09-2009, 03:27 PM   #2
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debian rocks
 
Old 04-09-2009, 04:27 PM   #3
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congrats
 
Old 04-09-2009, 04:29 PM   #4
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:48 PM   #5
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I felt the same way when I discovered Debian (back when Potato was still Stable, but about to be superseded by Sarge), so I know just how you feel
 
Old 04-09-2009, 05:59 PM   #6
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debian rocks
I agree.

I was lucky enough to start out on Debian. I have tried Arch, Slackware, LFS, Knoppix and a couple of the buntus but none of them have lasted very long.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 06:11 PM   #7
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I agree.

I was lucky enough to start out on Debian. I have tried Arch, Slackware, LFS, Knoppix and a couple of the buntus but none of them have lasted very long.
Does LFS have some sort of automatic dependency resolution? I can't imaging anyone installing a desktop like KDE or Gnome completely by hand...
Just a question to someone who has tried hard stuff
 
Old 04-09-2009, 06:40 PM   #8
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Does LFS have some sort of automatic dependency resolution?
I don't know. As I remember LFS just got you to the command line. I think that the GUIs might hve been part of BLFS (Beyond). After I got it running, I deleted it and came right back to Debian.

Like I said, I started out on Debian and thought that building LFS would teach me more about Linux. I learned a lot but it was very time consuming and at times frustrating. Turned into a challenge: me vs. LFS.

My cpu was a 1.2 GHz Duron so compilation took a long time.

By now there is probably Way Beyond LFS.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 06:54 PM   #9
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ok thanks norobro
whenever I should be really interested in LFS (or similar), I'll just do research by myself; right now i'm not into spending more time with setting up Linux than I do with Gentoo Linux. What you are telling sounds like an automation script, I think I read something like that on the homepage. I have a 3.4 Ghz dual core and an up-and-running Gentoo Linux system, so I can guess what you mean by "compilation took a long time" still, LFS will be tempting for me when I'll have the time and disk space for it
 
  


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