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Old 01-13-2018, 03:44 PM   #16
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I first ran Debian back at 4.0 (Etch). I've always liked the package management system, and generally good dependency resolution. If and when things break I'm able to find a solution. I'm currently happily running Debian 9 on two laptops. Debian has always been a stable, robust distro for me.
I also run Slackware on 4 work stations. Slackware is also stable and robust. I dual boot Slackware and OpenBSD on one work station. OpenBSD has rock-like stability, security, and is very robust.
which of the three do you use the most?
 
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:45 PM   #17
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which of the three do you use the most?
Slackware.
 
Old 01-13-2018, 03:50 PM   #18
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Slackware.
 
Old 01-13-2018, 05:00 PM   #19
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I run Debian (and spinoff distros BASED upon Debian, like SPARKY LINUX) because it never lets me down. IT has EVERYTHING that I need for a server (stable) or for a desktop (testing or sid) for everything I do. (I do a LOT!)

I do not LIMIT myself to Debian, but I find myself coming back to it over and over because it will always do the job for me when others let me down.
 
Old 01-13-2018, 08:53 PM   #20
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Once installed and set up, Debian Stable gives me no problems. I like Debian's development process, installation options, package management, longevity, documentation, philosphy... I run Arch rather than running Testing or Sid, but trusty 'ol Debian Stable is the best fit for me, overall.

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Old 01-13-2018, 11:10 PM   #21
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I started out running Mandrake Linux, but was having rpm dependency issues, so I switched to Red Hat Linux, and most problems seemed resolved by sticking with that parent distro. just as I started to get comfortable with my new Red Hat Shrike install Redhat announced they were discontinuing it and switching to Fedora. Kinda irritated me so I started ditro shopping, and ended up with Debian.

After dealing with computer and software issues all day at work it's nice to come home to a system that just works.
 
Old 01-14-2018, 11:28 AM   #22
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:29 PM   #23
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I started out running Mandrake Linux, but was having rpm dependency issues, so I switched to Red Hat Linux, and most problems seemed resolved by sticking with that parent distro. just as I started to get comfortable with my new Red Hat Shrike install Redhat announced they were discontinuing it and switching to Fedora. Kinda irritated me so I started ditro shopping, and ended up with Debian.
Cool! I started my Linux adventure with Caldera OpenLinux 2.3 in 2002. I then moved to Red Hat 9, and like you was forced to move on when RH discontinued that distro. I did a lot of distro hopping and settled on Slackware as my main distro in 2004. I also have used Debian since version 4.0, and OpenBSD since 5.0.
Choice is a great thing!
 
Old 01-14-2018, 09:30 PM   #24
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Hi guys, who else use Antyx here? Is it good? Just want to try some distro that is system-d free. Thanks!
 
Old 01-14-2018, 11:15 PM   #25
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Having the same question going in several places is frowned upon here at LQ. Please use this thread.
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ok-4175621636/

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Old 01-15-2018, 03:02 AM   #26
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My first real Debian was Woody and since I have only once been disappointed, when their kernel would not compile from sources.

But returning to something SuSE 7.x had been such a bad idea that I installed a later Debian shortly after. As there is no more need to build my own kernels, I do not even know if the issue had been on their side or mine and do not even care.

I use Debian because I do not see any reason to give it up. Any other distribution that I have tried, did either the same as my Debian or asked for the kind of adaptations that I try to avoid, nowadays. Nobody demands any computer work from me, nor will I let anybody impose her/his choice of software on me. Nor will I die for ideals.

None of these are reasons to prefer Debian from other distributions and I do not give recommendations. But I can tell you that my wife does not notice any difference between her Mint and my Debian, as long as I let her have the same desktop environment.

Response to the original question: Why not ?

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Old 01-15-2018, 08:00 AM   #27
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I came to mint/ubuntu from Slackware about 8 years ago cause I needed a system that was not such a time consuming to support. On Slackware updating kernel or something huge like KDE was a challengle and often needed some config tweaking. 4 years later I moved to Debian as it was easier to upgrade (kubuntu often had issues when upgraded without a full reinstall) while having the same package management and overall system configuration as ubuntu had. Last but not least you'll find almost any desktop-oriented linux prorgam either pre-packed specifically for Debian or supporting both Debian and Ubuntu. That's not an issue for a server but definitely an advantage for a desktop. Since then most of my family servers, laptops and desktops had been run by Debian. Never had an issue with stable. Though testing breaks regularly even though not too often.

Compared to rpm-based distros there isn't too much difference nowadays IMO. It uses the same systemd, so most of low-level system configuration is pretty much the same (yes, systemd is not that bad as they say ;-) Or you always can use kde settings or the like. Package managers are a bit different, but not too much. It's just a matter of habit. You don't have to search for a repo that contains a package you need like you do in CentOS, its all in there. You don't have to reinstall Debian when a support for a version ends, you can just upgrade. On the other hand you won't find 10-years support cycles here either. Finally, if you need selinux, Debian is not the best choice for it.
 
Old 01-15-2018, 01:15 PM   #28
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I have Debian 9 dual booting with Ubuntu 16.04 (from two separate hard disks) on my main machine, which is 7 years old. The default boot sequence is to Debian. I also have a 15 year old machine running Debian 8. My experience with Ubuntu has been that they sometimes drop support for old hardware, while Debian seems to maintain support for older equipment (so far).
 
Old 01-15-2018, 02:23 PM   #29
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I started on Ubuntu but as time went on I started to distrust Mark S and wanted a distro which was more ethical, and which would also teach me/challenge me a little more about Linux in the process.

I've had Debian as my main desktop OS since April and I love it. I am very comfortable with it and can do everything I need to do on it.

On the subject of not limiting ourselves to one OS, I also run Slackware on my netbook. It's more challenging, but it's always fascinated me.

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Old 01-17-2018, 06:56 PM   #30
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You can install Debian and remove Systemd... not that I do.
 
  


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