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Old 03-03-2003, 03:58 PM   #1
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Which distro does Linus use??


Which distro does Linus T. use?? I understand that he was the "inventor" of the linux kernel or something but what does he prefer to use now-a-days? Possibly his own version of linux?
 
Old 03-03-2003, 04:08 PM   #2
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his own version of linux? you mean the kernel, right?
You would think that if he decides what's in the kernel...he would atleast run his own.

as for the distro, "his own" is misleading...I doubt he writes his own programs, so maybe he likes GNU released proggies....

ok, so that takes care of the kernel and programs.
now, package management? this is where the "distro" actually comes in...i would bet that he has his own setup of how to manage his packages (ie. kinda like someone who installs LFS: do what you want, how you want it). Unless he's lazy and does not feel like worrying about his packaging system - then he'd use Debian.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 04:18 PM   #3
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I believe we've covered this here once, at home he tends to use Suse the majority of the time and Redhat at work and business purposes. Though I do believe he dogged Redhat for their latest release 8.0.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 04:25 PM   #4
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He said he was a big fan of SuSE Linux. I think that's what he uses.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 04:46 PM   #5
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I see where Suse comes in, and I guess I can see RH for "business".

sounds good...
 
Old 03-04-2003, 01:27 PM   #6
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http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/linus/index.html
 
Old 03-04-2003, 05:42 PM   #7
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I've heared on his home machine he has working kernels dating back to 2.0.x, he just never cleans then out. I also remember reading on the kernel mailing list that when he compiles from source his sytem is so old that it is linked to a 2.2.x kernel.
 
Old 03-05-2003, 11:02 PM   #8
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He said he was a big fan of SuSE Linux. I think that's what he uses.
Smart guy.
 
Old 03-10-2003, 11:45 PM   #9
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I've heared on his home machine he has working kernels dating back to 2.0.x, he just never cleans then out. I also remember reading on the kernel mailing list that when he compiles from source his sytem is so old that it is linked to a 2.2.x kernel.
In a recent post to lkml he mentioned that his "desktop" is a quad cpu box.
I want one now :-(
 
Old 03-11-2003, 12:54 AM   #10
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Quad, huh?

Geez, I didn't even know that existed. I thought dual was the highest.
 
  


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