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phantom_cyph 02-28-2007 06:38 PM

Vintage Distros
 
It seems to me that linux is like wine (excuse the pun), some people like to stay up to date with non-vintage distros, whereas others like to find older distros to toy around with. Personally, i like to collect distros just to say i have them..anybody else collect linux distros?

pljvaldez 02-28-2007 07:07 PM

I don't, but did you see this today? There's a link to an ibiblio repository of older distributions.

phantom_cyph 02-28-2007 07:20 PM

wow-thats like a trip into history. lol-definitely 'vintage'

General 03-01-2007 12:43 AM

I think distributions used to have higher quality control standards. There were more distributions that said: "Let's make something that is rock solid that will get the job done," and now they say: "Let's add lots of 3D features and gimmicks to gain a larger audience." I'm not sure, but I suspect these changes occured about the same time that the distributions were bought up by State-side companies. Last good version of S*SE? Made in German. Last good version of M*ndriva? Made in France as M*ndrake and in Brazil as C*nectiva.

MS3FGX 03-01-2007 02:14 AM

I would agree that once a distro becomes too "mainstream", many times the goals for it's development become less about maintaining the overall quality, and more about getting attention.

But that is not to say that there aren't still distributions that have held the course over the years, and not swayed to the mainstream; Slackware, Debian, Gentoo, etc.

phantom_cyph 03-01-2007 05:42 AM

I think it was probably easier to make a stable, rock-solid distro when everything was command line, but (and I know I will get varied answers) what is the most stable graphic distro? I wonder if I should start a poll...

easuter 03-01-2007 08:32 AM

After that, you could try installing something from the "Historic" branch of the Linux kernel archive:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/Historic/

;)

phantom_cyph 03-01-2007 10:29 AM

so those are all downloads of older kernels?

easuter 03-01-2007 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kalabanta
so those are all downloads of older kernels?

Yup, 0.01 was the very first Linux kernel to hit the Internet.

EDIT: BTW I was just joking about installing it! You probably won't even get it to compile anymore....I know I tried for fun and wasn't able.
Version 2.0 compiles in about 30 seconds :D

Tortanick 03-01-2007 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kalabanta
I think it was probably easier to make a stable, rock-solid distro when everything was command line, but (and I know I will get varied answers) what is the most stable graphic distro? I wonder if I should start a poll...

Slackware, Debian or Arch if you ask me. I've only tried Debian so the others are by reputation, debian is rock solid though

alred 03-01-2007 01:19 PM

>> "what is the most stable graphic distro? "

i think the answer would be those live distro ... they need to be working once they are up , no excuse ...

so , for me its puppy and dsl ...


[NOTE ::] not get over-excited ... they are the only one that i tried with reasonable enthusiasm ...


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