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Old 02-05-2002, 10:39 PM   #1
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Distribution: MDK 8.1 & 8.2, RH 7.2, Crux 0.92, FreeBSD 4.5, ELX rc2
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ELX (Everybody's Linux)


Greetings:

Downloaded RC2 of ELX last night and just finished getting it installed. Insalling it was to easy, the only challenege was deciding which packages to install

The only problem that I have run into was getting the NVIDIA drivers compiled. I will be heading over to ELX's forum to see if there is a soultion.

For a newbie , it appears that ELX is going to be the distro of choice. I have installed probably 10 different distro's and this one did not require to much interaction at all and it recognized all of my hardware.

Looking forward to the final release of ELX!!
 
Old 02-06-2002, 09:12 AM   #2
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How did ELX compare to Lycoris (Redmond?)

Thanks for the info on ELX. I'm looking for a Linux distro to get my wife off of Win98 and all its bugs. I want an easy transition for her. Her attitude towards the PC is that it's an appliance, not a toy or a tool. So, for her, it should be as hassle-free as possible.

I've been looking at Lycoris and ELX. I was wondering if you did a comparison of them?

If you did also look at Lycoris, can you tell me if it adheres to the standard directiry structure?

Is it more challenging than on other distro's to install software on these easy-to-use distro's? I was wondering if the heavy customizing they've done to them makes it any harder to add software beyond what the vendor gives me.

Anyway, thanks for the tip about ELX.

Regards,
Bill
 
Old 02-06-2002, 08:42 PM   #3
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Re: How did ELX compare to Lycoris (Redmond?)

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Originally posted by BillRice
I've been looking at Lycoris and ELX. I was wondering if you did a comparison of them?

If you did also look at Lycoris, can you tell me if it adheres to the standard directiry structure?
I tried to install Redmond, Lycoris, or whatever it is called this week. During the install, I got as far as

"Starting Lizard.......................................................waiting"

It hung there for about an hour before I shut down the box. I tried to install it on two other occassions with the same result.

It is funny that this occured because I have installed about a dozen different distro's and never experienced a problem

If you try to ween your wife off of M$, ELX is probably the best choice for now. It would not be a smooth transition though but it would be the easiest of all distro's available.

Good luck and glad that I was able to enlighten you.
 
  


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