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Old 02-16-2003, 08:03 AM   #1
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Question how annoying


Why is it that everyone always asks what distribution is better than another one? For the most part you can get any of them for free, so why not try them out for yourself??
 
Old 02-16-2003, 08:16 AM   #2
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I think that there are too many of them. It would take a month or more to install all of them, play with them, learn them etc. When someone wants a well-configured system, it's not an option to try a new distro every week. That's why people ask....
Just my opinion.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 01:56 PM   #3
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It is like the search for the Holy Grail, no?
 
Old 02-16-2003, 02:41 PM   #4
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Yes, it is. And there's no answer in longer time period.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 02:57 PM   #5
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I'm fairly new to linux and when I decided to give it a try I wanted to know which was the kewlest distro; which looks the best; is the fastest etc. The huge amount of choices overwhelmed me a bit cuz with so many there's gonna be nasty ones too eh.

But this is a typical question for people new to a topic.
I study philosophy and I can still remember the urge I had to find out which one of these philosophers was right

People like to be on the winning team I guess.


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Old 02-16-2003, 03:07 PM   #6
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I have a 386 with 8MB RAM, 512MB hard disk, TNT video card.

Wich philosopher would be best for a system like this?????
 
Old 02-16-2003, 03:16 PM   #7
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Quote:
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I have a 386 with 8MB RAM, 512MB hard disk, TNT video card.

Wich philosopher would be best for a system like this?????
Plato. duh!

I'm surprised you have a tnt card. *oooh!*

One of my Debians is a P60, 24 MB RAM, 300MB HD.
 
Old 02-17-2003, 03:26 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by 2damncommon
I have a 386 with 8MB RAM, 512MB hard disk, TNT video card.

Wich philosopher would be best for a system like this?????
hahahaha!
well....386....so it has to be an ancient philosopher...
8MB ram and a 512MB hd...so he has memory issues...must be korsakoff then eh

ok...so and old, drunken philsopher....

Hmmm....Bruces Philosphers song, Monty Python:

Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
who could think you under the table.

David Hume could out-consume Schopenhauer and Hegel.
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.

There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teacha
'bout the raising of the wrist.
Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed.

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
On a half a pint of schandy was particularly ill.
Plato, they say, could stick it away,
Half a crate of whiskey every day.

Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle.
And Hobbes was fond of his dram.
And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart,
``I drink, therefore I am.''

Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed,
A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed.


Take yer pick!

HC
 
Old 01-05-2007, 07:37 AM   #9
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I just have some "want" to get attention of people so I reply to this because there's Nietzsche mentioned (I think that if you want to live right in a different way that's in my point of view is more creative, you should read Nietzsche philosophy about the chaos within YOU)
Be more creative or just follow the fashion around us (in my city there's a "hip hop" fashion, every body do break dance), you should read about the philosophy of the Chaos That "sink" every "deep value or real value", then you decide whether you want to live like you are living OR live like Buddha, overman
 
Old 01-05-2007, 09:42 PM   #10
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Yeah I have to say that I agree with Mara,

There are just so many! it is overwhelming, the amount of time it takes to D/L install and learn your way around a distribution is time consuming.

I tried over 40 distros before I found one I liked. it is about just about being persistant, Asking "which distro is right" just gives people a starting point

Jake
 
  


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