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cap13 10-21-2004 10:23 PM

Cant decide...
 
I am a C/C++,assembly, and Java programmer. I have a fairly good computer with lots of hard disk space. I am interested in which distro would be best for my programming:confused: I tries Fedora 2, but the boot was really slow :mad: Any fast booting, programming-based distros for me?

Oliv' 10-22-2004 04:22 AM

Hi,

LFS or Slackware are booting fastly and may fit your requirements even if they are not really "programming" distros

Oliv'

darthtux 10-22-2004 04:27 AM

There is no one "programming-based" distro. You can program on any distro. The tools are available to all.

Try Debian or Slack. At least, that's my opinion :D

Search LQ or look at distrowatch.com

DrAxeman 10-22-2004 05:08 AM

My personal preference is SuSE. Version 9.2 will be available in Novebmer, or you can download 9.1 now.

Really, you'll have access to the same tools reguardless of what distro you go with. For me, SuSE had more RPM's of what I wanted, and it was easier to compile the things I wanted.

cap13 10-22-2004 09:14 PM

Slack looks good. Thanks :)

vrln 10-23-2004 04:59 AM

If you want to post patches etc to the developers and get involved, Debian would be a great choice. Slackware is pretty much a 1 man project. Either way, both are great distributions.

cap13 10-23-2004 04:58 PM

Ive been doing some research, and it looks like Debian looks best. My favorite feature I've seen is upgrading the entire OS with one command.

darthtux 10-23-2004 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by cap13
Ive been doing some research, and it looks like Debian looks best. My favorite feature I've seen is upgrading the entire OS with one command.
Yes, it's easy, I use testing and do it all the time.

cap13 10-31-2004 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by DrAxeman
My personal preference is SuSE. Version 9.2 will be available in Novebmer, or you can download 9.1 now.

Really, you'll have access to the same tools reguardless of what distro you go with. For me, SuSE had more RPM's of what I wanted, and it was easier to compile the things I wanted.

10.1 is out! You've been living in the past!

DrAxeman 11-01-2004 07:52 AM

There is no SuSE 10.1 They just released 9.2... You must be living in some sort of "future world" if I'm in the past.

iotc247 11-01-2004 06:37 PM

Dude thats mandrake that just released 10.1...

DrAxeman 11-02-2004 06:16 AM

I realize that, I'm just wondering why cap13 thinks I'm living in the past. I hope that cap13 realizes that just because Mandrake calls it's current v ersion 10.1, doesn't mean that it's more advanced than SuSE 9.1. If that were true, imagine how bad of shape RedHat would be in going from version 9 to now only being at version 2... :D

iotc247 11-02-2004 07:28 AM

I was talking to cap13 sry for the confusion.

cap13 11-02-2004 05:23 PM

Sorry. I've been "distro-jumping." Within a month, I've gone between Redhat 5, Redhat 7, Fedora Core 1, Fedora Core 2, Gnoppix, Knoppix, 6 floppy distros, Debian, Mandrake, and SuSe. :rolleyes: I think I finally like SuSe. The ancient distros are because I used cds from the library. I could find a decent Windows CD burner.


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