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Old 05-07-2002, 10:06 PM   #1
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How to pick a distribution for youself ?


Ever wonder what distro you want to use or don't know which distro you want to use since its asked here all the time, maybe this article will help you decide. http://www.linuxjournal.com/bg/advice/distributions.php
 
Old 04-12-2003, 08:05 PM   #2
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With all these posts lately about which one is best and what not, I remembered a long time ago I posted a thread to a article that could help you out in your choosing of a distro. So I've bumped up this thread..
 
Old 04-15-2003, 08:09 PM   #3
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Picking a distro is like picking a mate. Unless you know what exactly you are looking for, play the field, and be willing to change partners.

I can think of a few times where I have actually tried several different distros to solve a problem. In one case I was trying to install a minimal X-windows system on a Thinkpad to act as an X-terminal. The catch: the computer only had 16MB of ram. Too new an installer would blow out the RAM. Too old an installer would not see my PCMCIA network card.

I Tried RedHat 7.3, Debian, Slackware, even a few of the micro distros. I finally got RedHat 6.1 working (after hacking the installer ramdisk image to trick it into using the same module for my network card as an older model.)

Try each out, but don't be afraid to push the envelope. Personally, I use my own home-rolled distro called "Seanix" that is built on top of Gentoo.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 09:07 PM   #4
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Can you make it a sticky?
 
Old 04-16-2003, 08:47 AM   #5
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Aye!

How about a Mod make a permenent sticky post something like "Chosing/Picking a Distro"

Or something...
 
Old 04-16-2003, 09:04 AM   #6
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> Picking a distro is like picking a mate. Unless you know what exactly you are looking for, play the field, and be willing to change partners.

In the past few days i have downloaded:

Redhat8, Redhat9, Mandrake 9.1, Knoppix, Debian3, Slackware9, College Linux
 
Old 04-16-2003, 09:05 AM   #7
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You know, I don't actually know what the point of Knoppix is, can you even save anything?
 
Old 04-16-2003, 09:05 AM   #8
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and what about searching the forums and finding similar threads
with usable outcomes?
 
Old 04-16-2003, 09:24 AM   #9
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=55294
 
Old 04-17-2003, 08:08 AM   #10
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Stickified as per member/admin requests...

Jamie...
 
Old 04-17-2003, 06:43 PM   #11
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Yeah! Thanks!
 
Old 04-18-2003, 10:27 AM   #12
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UnixShack

Since TrickyKid was kind enough to show us that article, I thought that I should post one too . Anyway here it is. Enjoy. I just don't agree with that bit about picking the 'popular distros' because otherwise you can't get support. I got all the support I need...

Enjoy
 
Old 04-20-2003, 12:44 AM   #13
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I have to say that I still think Redhat 7.3 is great. Good speed married with the right amount of good looks.

Windows users wanting fantastic looks will want to look at SuSE 8.2 or Redhat 9.
 
Old 04-20-2003, 02:47 AM   #14
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what a letdown.. i was hoping for some kinda humerous journal ripping the whole "my distro is better than your distro" thing =]
 
Old 04-24-2003, 11:43 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tech1
> Picking a distro is like picking a mate. Unless you know what exactly you are looking for, play the field, and be willing to change partners.

In the past few days i have downloaded:

Redhat8, Redhat9, Mandrake 9.1, Knoppix, Debian3, Slackware9, College Linux
You slut
 
  


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