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View Poll Results: wich do you perfer yo use, mainstream or minimal distro to start with
mainstream (red hat, mandrake, arch, debian, slackware, etc)
wich is better, main stream or minimal? perosnaly i use minimal for 2 reasons , windows IE couldent dl any iso over 400-500 mb, (debian was curpt when i installed it on a laptop so i wiped it out in fear more tehn jsut x was bad)
2) i use a i586 laptop, so bigger isint realy better
dude you didnt even vote on your own poll. to shame.
i have debian and fedora on computers here. fedora wassnt my choice cos its not my computer that said i like it. i use debian because the computer i put it on is a 486 with a really small HD and debian im informed (havent tried it on anything less) can work on pretty much any setup. which is strangly simular to why you dont use it :P
ps: what does "in fear more tehn jsut x was bad" mean?
eh i thought i 4got somthing, thx for reminding me
and it mean that xf86 was bad, somting about a corupt file during install and i thought other fiels could have been installed that were bad so i zero'ed by HD and tryed LFS, wich didint install cuse i was a root user, so i used core linux sence then (the same distro i used first, and failed to boot, cuse i was a coplete newb)
man i talk to much when it gets to be morning, must be all teh tea i drink, well good morning, and im going to bed cuse i like to sleep in teh day
It's not a matter of which is better but rather which is right for the person. Personally, I use RedHat 9.0 and I'll probably upgrade to Fedora eventually. I use my Linux desktop to surf the net, read emails, and write papers. With the power and speed of current desktops, it's impractical for me to spend time installing a system like Gentoo or LFS.
Location: a tiny place caled hendrik ido ambacht in the netherlands
Distribution: SuSE, debian, slackware, lfs
Hmmm, mainstream vs minimal. But an non-main stream disto need not to be minimal! I have an non-mainstream distro (LFS). For now it's very minimal (since I just finshed installing it yesterday) but it won't be in a few weeks time. So I can't vote on your poll.
Sorry, your poll does not make sense.
i tryed lfs, aparently i could be root so it dident build right and erred out when i recompiled, and im not gonna make another user just to compile things , but by minimal i do mean what was the distro you started with? (mainstream distros tend to have usless apps that will enver get used at all while minimal has just want you wnat/need and not realy much else)
don't forget that a main stream distro can also be minimal. all you have to do is install and downsize. that is what i did with debian. i didn't install all 7 cd's i just installed the first one and then removed what i didn't want and installed what i did want. there for i will say mine is minimal even thought it goes with your mainstream.
I believe RH9 and FC1 had a specific setting for "minimal". I'm not sure what that is since I have never installed it that way.
Well, I am tempted to use minimal, but then I think. Well... I guess I need at least vi and bash and apache... then what fun would apache be without php? Then.... after a few hours, I end up selecting most standard packages anyways. Oh well.
Since I knew I was gonna have to get a CD version, I had to go partly mainstream. and I had to choose one that will run with just 64 Megs RAM. But I can adapt to any OS, even doz
Can't yet say which I prefer til I have tried minimal.