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View Poll Results: What is the best open source operating system available
I used Redhat for years, but when buying my latest laptop i tried the Live CD of Ubuntu, and decided to give it a try. I have had few problems with it, Actually NO problems with the OS, just a few 'educational opportunities' for me.
I would choose Ubuntu as it has the heart of linux and you can do pretty much anything fom your terminal session ( as it should be)
I've got my shell scripting, awk, sed,cut, grep, vi, perl;
Ive got several GUI interfaces to choose
package management is easy, but still remains flexible
no major hardware issues, some yes, but relativly easily solved
I did not stop liking Red Hat, but I'll stick with Ubuntu for now
Silly reason of the week !!!!----> many newbies who want to try linux start with Ubuntu. I should be on a 'first name basis' rather than 'just knowing the family'
I run Slackware 12.1. I have a PCMCIA modem that udev detects and sets up the ttyS1 device for but does not create the /dev/modem symlink for thatb many device drivers seem to rquire. You might try checking the /sys/bus/usb folder for info on where udev may have set up your modem at. I do not have a usb modem so I can not say for sure. My PCMCIA modem shows up at ttyS1. If I then do a ln -sf /dev/ttyS1 /dev/modem it will create the necessary symlink. If you find that this is the problem you can generally create a bash script to run at but in say rc.local which will do this automatically for you.