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View Poll Results: What Was Your First Linux Distro?
Arch 1 0.09%
Bodhi 0 0%
CentOS 18 1.57%
Damn Small 5 0.44%
Debian 58 5.07%
Fedora 55 4.81%
Gentoo 8 0.70%
LFS 0 0%
Knoppix 29 2.53%
Lindows 3 0.26%
Mageia 0 0%
Mandrake 109 9.53%
Manjaro 0 0%
MEPIS 10 0.87%
Mint 20 1.75%
Novell 3 0.26%
openSUSE 20 1.75%
Other 42 3.67%
PCLinuxOS 12 1.05%
Puppy 7 0.61%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 13 1.14%
Red Hat Linux 205 17.92%
Sabayon 0 0%
Scientific 0 0%
Slackware 221 19.32%
SLS 10 0.87%
Sorcerer 1 0.09%
SuSE 78 6.82%
Turbolinux 6 0.52%
Ubuntu 170 14.86%
Vector 1 0.09%
Yellow Dog 5 0.44%
Yggdrasil 13 1.14%
Zorin 2 0.17%
Conectiva 4 0.35%
Linspire 3 0.26%
Mandriva 12 1.05%
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:51 AM   #301
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:00 AM   #302
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I do not use Slackware, but I have tinkered with it a little (and plan to do so again in the future). I agree that the installer is a little out-dated, but then, that may be the test. If one can manually partition the hard-drive, one is ready to use the system? As for Slackware being slow . . .? I did not notice it.
 
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If one can manually partition the hard-drive, one is ready to use the system?
I have a full driving licence but I drive an automatic.

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As for Slackware being slow . . .? I did not notice it.
I was referring to the installer not the running system.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 04:06 AM   #304
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Thumbs up My First Linux Distro

My first linux distro was Red Hat Linux version 5, need a long memory for that far back I am now a happy linux mint user with version 15, I refuse to use anything to do with Microsoft.
 
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I have a full driving licence but I drive an automatic.
So you don't like to drive (or only think you do) or can't afford another car,,, relax Linux is free.
 
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So you don't like to drive (or only think you do) or can't afford another car,,, relax Linux is free.
????????????????
 
Old 11-01-2013, 04:22 AM   #307
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Really, you led us down the alley now you're gonna run into a wall?

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Old 11-01-2013, 04:26 AM   #308
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Really?
Yes, if you want me to understand what you mean you will need to explain your comment in simple English

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So you don't like to drive (or only think you do) or can't afford another car,,, relax Linux is free.
Has totally baffled me.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 04:32 AM   #309
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The only context I can think to explain it with:
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...If one can manually partition the hard-drive, one is ready to use the system?...
I have a full driving licence but I drive an automatic.
...
 
Old 11-01-2013, 04:38 AM   #310
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Any one how owns a stick-shift either can't afford another car or LOVES to drive.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 04:43 AM   #311
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Any one how owns a stick-shift either can't afford another car or LOVES to drive.
A difference in culture.

Here in the UK manual (what you call 'stick shift') is the norm.

I am not certain of the statistics but probably only 10-20% are automatics and usually only on luxury cars.

I LOVE to drive, but enjoy the comfort and convenience of Automatic. If you had ever driven in our contested towns you would understand.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 04:47 AM   #312
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I was referring to the installer not the running system.
Understood. I thought you were referring to the OS.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 04:51 AM   #313
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Understood. I thought you were referring to the OS.

Moving on, in the process of installing Solaris 11.1 in VMWare
I shall be interested to see what sort of a mess Oracle have made of Suns decent OS.
I grew up running SunOS and converted to Solaris (for SPARC) and then jumped onSolaris for Intel when it became available.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 06:37 AM   #314
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I spent most of my working life on UNIX systems and I specialised in security not Kernel manipulation.
I dont believe that.

I cant see why anyone 'specialised in security' would login as root.
 
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I dont believe that.

I cant see why anyone 'specialised in security' would login as root.
Then you have a lot to learn

Do you know how the system differentiates between effective and actual user id

Do you know the difference the system sees between a root login and a su -
 
  


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