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Old 03-30-2004, 09:24 PM   #1
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Help choosing a distro.


I've tried: Redhat, Mandrake, Planet CCRMA, gentoo (never even booted up)

I need something reliable, fast, and if possible geared towards music.

*note, this is not a forum for discussing which distro is best, I simply want a recommendation specific to what I will be using my computer for
 
Old 03-30-2004, 09:42 PM   #2
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well d00d for something as general as music, your going to have to make your own system geared towards music, i am doubting there is a media distro ..

what are you trying to get across by saying "geared towards music"
cause personally with a comment like that, my answer would be "go download xmms, or install from your distros cd's "

any of them distros will/can serve the same purpose ..
 
Old 03-31-2004, 03:07 AM   #3
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wasn't EvilEntity designed to be a media distro? Just throwing that out there. I've been doing too much distro research lately.

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Old 04-02-2004, 03:48 PM   #4
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Yay for Evil Entity! You are now speaking to the package maintainer of Evil Entity Linux! BWA HA HA HA...

Ok, EE is a multimedia heared distro. However, the current public release 0.2.5 is about as newbie un-friendly as you can get. HA HA HA, and you thought Debian was unforgiving!

Anyway, we are currently working on 0.3.0 for public release as I type this. Please note we are NOT a 1 off distro. We were originally "loosely" based on Slack, but are now 100% original code. We have a new init system that's booting a stock 2.6.4 kernel(lots of stuff compiled in for public use) in 5 second total.

So, if you can wait around for a month or so, definately give EE a try!
 
Old 04-02-2004, 11:00 PM   #5
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ok, I'll look at EE as well as...configuring my own system :O
 
Old 04-04-2004, 04:31 AM   #6
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EE isn't what I'm looking for...i was meaning something for a musician

notation, midi, sound recording, all of that
 
Old 04-11-2004, 07:20 PM   #7
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look at dyne:bolic . it's a media creation oriented livecd, might help with various media apps, etc. otherwise i'd use debian, if for nothing other than the excellent hardware detection.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 11:46 PM   #8
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note: as i've said before, i'm NOT looking for a media distro...but it doesn't matter anyway now because i'm going to start building lfs
 
  


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