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Old 07-30-2004, 02:08 AM   #1
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Which dist to use with broadband


I am getting DsL soon, it's 256k, downloads at around 25kbps, and i am trying to decide which distro to use with it, i want something that has a good package manager like apt or ports or portage, something like that, i don't want to take forever to do something like upgrade a whole system to get the latest software. I was thinking maybe FreeBSD but i don't like some things u have to do to get it to setup right like PPPoe, seems like crap to me really. but suggestions would be nice, reason i am asking your opinions.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 02:41 AM   #2
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hello

I lkie Redhat , in my opinion its realy a professional plateform in unix .
mandarke is also good flavour
i am using Internet via satellite with redhat is also a broadband
and DSl too

good Luck
 
Old 07-30-2004, 03:11 AM   #3
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The connection speed has nothing to do with which distro you should select. Try several distros on your own and then decide for yourself which one best fits your functional needs and personal preferences. That's really the only way to go about it. As you know, whether you've got dial-up, DSL, cable, or something else, the only difference your connection speed will make is how long it takes to transfer data to/from your PC. For any particular connection speed though, there is no benefit or disadvantage to using distro "A" or "B" or "C".

If you're looking for a good central source for many of the most popular distros, I'd suggest www.linuxiso.org Good luck with it -- J.W.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 02:58 PM   #4
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I know all that, but reason i want a good distro for broadband, b/c i want something with like apt/ports something like that

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Originally posted by J.W.
The connection speed has nothing to do with which distro you should select. Try several distros on your own and then decide for yourself which one best fits your functional needs and personal preferences. That's really the only way to go about it. As you know, whether you've got dial-up, DSL, cable, or something else, the only difference your connection speed will make is how long it takes to transfer data to/from your PC. For any particular connection speed though, there is no benefit or disadvantage to using distro "A" or "B" or "C".

If you're looking for a good central source for many of the most popular distros, I'd suggest www.linuxiso.org Good luck with it -- J.W.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 08:36 PM   #5
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I understand, but as I attempted to indicate, there really isn't any particular distro that would be "better for broadband" than any of its competitors. Perhaps your question is really "Which package manager would you recommend?", but whether a given distro is using X, Y, or Z, I don't really see how that would make the distro any better or worse for broadband than any other. Just my 2 cents -- J.W.
 
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Old 07-31-2004, 11:33 AM   #7
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get Arch, it has everything you want.
 
  


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