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Old 10-01-2002, 06:09 PM   #1
CtrlAltDel
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amazing!


amazing how many redhat related problems you can find here....and ppl still use it

Beats me

i guess most people go for redhat because of the hardware support....but if you just get the right hardware (ex: get soundblaster and not the AC97 crap)...you can go with a real linux....like debian
 
Old 10-01-2002, 09:27 PM   #2
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You mean like slackware, right? Oops, it seems I am about to start another one - this is better than that, but it's not my philosophy, if you put enough effort you can make your hardware to work with any distro, it can range from getting the right drivers to writting drivers yourself, even winmodems can be turned into answering machines, well it isn't what you expect from a modem, but a winmodem is not a modem at all - it is software interface to a phone line. The only caveats can be some weird USB (Universal Son of Bitch ) devices, some weirdo firewire devices (some are not that weird - external CD-R/RW's), wireless appliences, sattelite dishes, heck you can make a device to scan your walls for wires and nails through your soundcard (it only envolves soundcard drivers getting to work) - I am not kidding, grab the latest issue of Linux Journal (Oct 2002 issue) to see for yourself. So my point is if you are really consider yourself a computer enthusiast and hacker you can make use of all of your hardware with linux, besides hammering the nails with that external USB harddrive you got for X-Mas.
 
Old 10-01-2002, 09:37 PM   #3
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dont' get me wrong.....but you could also hack windows and make it more stable....but who the hell would want to do such thing....

All i am saying...get the good hardware and you won't have problems.....and therefore you wont have to try and make distros like redhat work...that don't even follow the linux FHS standards...just to get out of the box working driver for that piece of s*** hardware
 
Old 10-02-2002, 08:50 AM   #4
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Chill on the distro wars, CtrlAltDel

As long as people are using Linux and learning, who are you to be judge on what distro they use? Either they'll get Redhat working and love it or they'll move on to another distro. Negativity on these boards doesn't HELP anybody. By the way Redhat works great for me on my laptop but I also use Debian on my dekstop.
 
Old 10-02-2002, 01:08 PM   #5
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I for one am not having any trouble with Red Hat. Only problems I have had were with the Beta, and now that is released that prob has gone away.

Only problem with Debian was it was a bit too much knowledge than i had at the time I might be able to get it installed now, but still I would be posting problems to this forum configuring all sorts of hardware, but at the moment I am content with Red Hat and will stick with it until I get tired of GUI and want something harder to learn which I imagine will be for quite a long time since I am not the most technologically understanding person
 
Old 10-02-2002, 04:36 PM   #6
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I don't know where all you guys get the idea that debian is 'hard'.Slack might be - from what I hear;never had it on my box.Gentoo is a bitch to configure and maintain but debian?
Installing programs is the easiest thing in the world.There are not a lot of gui's to configure them but if you read whatever shows up during installation you are just fine.
 
Old 10-02-2002, 06:16 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by crashmeister
I don't know where all you guys get the idea that debian is 'hard'.Slack might be - from what I hear;never had it on my box.Gentoo is a bitch to configure and maintain but debian?
Installing programs is the easiest thing in the world.There are not a lot of gui's to configure them but if you read whatever shows up during installation you are just fine.
soo agree....and plus it follows all the standards...so you know exactly where the files are...
 
Old 10-02-2002, 10:07 PM   #8
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I think most of the people who post here will agree, 2.4.19 rocks!
 
Old 10-03-2002, 06:55 PM   #9
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currently using debian right now as my primary distro. - installing software is really easy. started with redhat because it was so easy to install and there always seems to be so much info on it.

if you're going to tease someone tease the people using lindows
 
  


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