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Old 10-21-2004, 11:23 PM   #1
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Unhappy 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 I tries Fedora 2, but the boot was really slow Any fast booting, programming-based distros for me?
 
Old 10-22-2004, 05:22 AM   #2
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Hi,

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

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Old 10-22-2004, 05:27 AM   #3
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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

Search LQ or look at distrowatch.com
 
Old 10-22-2004, 06:08 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 10:14 PM   #5
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Slack looks good. Thanks
 
Old 10-23-2004, 05:59 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 05:58 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 08:39 PM   #8
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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.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 06:05 PM   #9
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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!
 
Old 11-01-2004, 08:52 AM   #10
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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.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:37 PM   #11
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Dude thats mandrake that just released 10.1...
 
Old 11-02-2004, 07:16 AM   #12
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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...
 
Old 11-02-2004, 08:28 AM   #13
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I was talking to cap13 sry for the confusion.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 06:23 PM   #14
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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. 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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