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Old 12-30-2004, 04:56 AM   #1
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Distro Choice?


I'm currently using SuSE 9.2 Professional (yes, I finally got it up and running). I just finished installation and configuration today. Naturally, I get my Jan issue of Linux Format in the mail and the DVD has FC3 and Ubuntu on it. So now I'm wondering, are these distrobutions worth the hassle of reinstalling and reconfiguring?

I tried FC1 and I thought it was horrible but from what I've heard they've improved it quite a bit, and I haven't heard of Ubuntu untill today. So help me out, what do you people think?
 
Old 12-30-2004, 05:09 AM   #2
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You can check out Ubuntu here And Fedora Core here. I used FC2 and enjoyed it for awhile but it's boring IMHO.

I haven't tried Ubuntu, but if you want you can download a Live version to try. It's only 1 CD, and although it's convient for downloading, usually 1 CD distros only come with a small collection sftware. However, it is based on Debian which is supposed to use one of the best package managers, apt. If your interested get the Live CD.

Unless you want to learn the inner-workings of Linux, want something more interesting, or your just frickin bored, don't screw up a working system.

Of course I'm a hypacrit and have screwed up Linux on my lappy, when I neither wanted to know more or wanted something more interesting, and was so busy that I shouldn't have been on it anyway.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 05:27 AM   #3
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Naw, man. I like to THINK that I know my way around a nix system . 9.2 is really buggy at the moment, so I'm thinking about bailing. I just like to shake things up and switch now and then and now these distros are burning a hole in my table. Thanx for the info however.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 06:09 AM   #4
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I'd stick with Slackware if I was you, as your profile says. If you are up for something different and yet great, FreeBSD is the answer. Also, if you want to find your way around nix as you said, Fedora is not the answer. Slackware and FreeBSD is the most Unix like you can get. We all know that Fedora/Redhat is bloated, buggy and slow and that apt-get(e.g: I got my python-pygame broken after installing a package which upgraded python itself...) is great at the beginning until you install a lot of things, a hole bunch of things is automatically updated together with it as well and it brakes really bad...

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Old 12-30-2004, 10:46 AM   #5
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Moved: Questions asking what distro to use are more suitable in our Distributions forum.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 01:28 AM   #6
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Re: Distro Choice?

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Originally posted by Sabicas
I'm currently using SuSE 9.2 Professional (yes, I finally got it up and running). I just finished installation and configuration today. Naturally, I get my Jan issue of Linux Format in the mail and the DVD has FC3 and Ubuntu on it. So now I'm wondering, are these distrobutions worth the hassle of reinstalling and reconfiguring?

I tried FC1 and I thought it was horrible but from what I've heard they've improved it quite a bit, and I haven't heard of Ubuntu untill today. So help me out, what do you people think?
 
Old 01-02-2005, 01:35 AM   #7
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Re: Distro Choice?

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I'm currently using SuSE 9.2 Professional (yes, I finally got it up and running). I just finished installation and configuration today. Naturally, I get my Jan issue of Linux Format in the mail and the DVD has FC3 and Ubuntu on it. So now I'm wondering, are these distrobutions worth the hassle of reinstalling and reconfiguring?

I tried FC1 and I thought it was horrible but from what I've heard they've improved it quite a bit, and I haven't heard of Ubuntu untill today. So help me out, what do you people think?
I dont Know aboutUbuntu either, i am downloading now but I do have a way of not messing up a good install to find out. Hard drives are cheap, i have a lot of them. Computer Geeks. com has some cheap removeable Hard drive enclosures. I just un plug one and plug one in for testing. If no good just reformat for the next one you test. Hope thiswill make your testing simpler.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 04:08 AM   #8
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ubuntu is great , and as its based on debian so installing and upgrading ur system is very easy using apt or synaptic
 
Old 01-03-2005, 08:21 PM   #9
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ubuntu is great , and as its based on debian so installing and upgrading ur system is very easy using apt or synaptic
Actually, they recommand you use aptitude instead of apt-get although apt-get still works well...

y2k
 
Old 01-04-2005, 09:21 PM   #10
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I tried ubuntu and it is pretty nice with an active network of developers.
 
  


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