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1 20 64.52%
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Old 09-17-2004, 06:29 PM   #1
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How many distros do you run on your box?

I have noticed that many members run multiple distros.
How many different linux distros do you use and why?
Old 09-17-2004, 07:42 PM   #2
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2 versions of LFS(linux from scratch)
and 2 versions of Slackware........I have all 4 spread across
3 hard disks........
this is just one of the 3 linux boxes I use.............

the 2nd box has LFS only because I use this one for testing Linux programs
for Buffer Overflow conditions..................

the 3rd is my LInux Jukebox............10 gigs of .Ogg files, and they all sound
great with digital output from SB Live 5.1 using 5 small speakers and 2 subwoofers.............ya can't beat surround Crank it UP!
Old 09-23-2004, 05:26 PM   #3
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I currently have one Debian, but am going to install Slackware (heard it's good) this weekend, and once I get good enough LFS!!! For me multiple distros are for testing compatibilities with each one and seeing which one feels more "comfortable", plus once you're good enough you can optimize each distro for special uses like 320mb and his jukebox. (10gb of ogg wow, i only have 5 )
Old 09-23-2004, 09:39 PM   #4
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Got, Slack, Fedora and Ubuntu (debian). Gonna add FreeBSD soon.
Old 09-23-2004, 09:45 PM   #5
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I run 3 distros on my test box but on my main rig that I use every day I run Slack....I hate to say tho that on my LAN rig I run XP but dont use it for anything important just to do my lan gamming if its important It gets done on my Slack Box
Old 09-24-2004, 12:11 PM   #6
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in General and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
Old 09-24-2004, 12:22 PM   #7
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arch on my desktop workstation and on my dvd ripper/server, debian on my webserver, slack 10 on my laptop (winxp dual boot).
Old 09-24-2004, 12:42 PM   #8
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I'm running just 1 distro, this is Fedora Core 2. I like it and don't want to change it.
Don't know why to use 3 or 4 distros, one for listening music, one for chatting, one for watching movies and one for writing some papers. You can do everything with only one. Ok, if you can't decide witch is the best for you and just testing them to decide yourself for one..that's ok, but to use multiple distros for different things is IMO unneccessary.

10gb of ogg wow, i only have 5
...and I have only about 16gb and only techno


Last edited by Boby; 09-24-2004 at 01:49 PM.
Old 09-24-2004, 01:36 PM   #9
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sorry...i tried to place it in the most relevant forum.

thank you for the move


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