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Old 06-05-2003, 07:17 AM   #1
sridharinfinity
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Red face Regarding Linux Distributions


This is what I think.

RH and Mandrake were not good distributions. Probably Debian and Slackware will get the job done most of the time.

By the way, I am a programmer. I currently using RH8 for the past 2 months. It looks that RH system is slow as it runs many processess in backgroud. Mandrake is good only in look and feel. Afterall these 2 distros will be suited only for desktop users. RPMs are my first enemy. I can't install rpms from another distro's CDs. Also they have dependency problems. Even thought I have the libraries, rpm says that i don't have it. Thus I am thinking about the benefits of compiling from source. Debian is more GNUish. Slackware is a ideal distribution, since you have full controll. Yet I am using RH since I don't have debian, slackware CDs with me.

I liked to hear from all of you about your opinions among the distros.
 
Old 06-05-2003, 07:28 AM   #2
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slack rules
 
Old 06-05-2003, 09:56 AM   #3
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All well and good to criticise, but you have a programming background.

Which is no good to the rest of us who don't have IT backgrounds, but are still interested in micro$oft alternatives. Afterall, we can't just ring you up and ask "how do I.............?"

the support for deadrat and mandrake are good, the distro's are popular, and well supported.

Slackware may be good if you know what you are doing, in fact, I might try it in the very distant future, but I wanna be confident that I know what I am doing FIRST!

regards

John
 
Old 06-05-2003, 10:20 AM   #4
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no slack is good for newbs to
 
Old 06-05-2003, 10:35 AM   #5
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send in the trolls... :|
 
Old 06-05-2003, 10:37 AM   #6
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yeah
 
Old 06-05-2003, 10:50 AM   #7
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Talking and discussing the different distro's belongs in our Distribution Forum and not our Linux - General forum. Please try to place threads in their most proper forum please.

And also to add, this sort of discussion is asked and started all the time, quick search here will find many existing threads on the subject.
 
Old 06-06-2003, 03:56 AM   #8
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But new members are keep coming in and they may still want to discuss about it themself. Gotta understand that. I think that should be fine. The old members seen a lot of threads like this and getting bored on that subject, just ignore the thread.
 
Old 06-06-2003, 04:03 AM   #9
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the general opinion on each distribution will
not change overnight.. and the sooner those
newcomers learn to use search, the better
 
Old 06-06-2003, 02:01 PM   #10
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ok, first off a programming background doesnt automatically make you a linux guru, the two have very little to do with one another.

When i started linux, i began with Mandrake, which i found good for learning. After awhile i moved to redhat, found very little difference, (other then the fact that the bluecurve theme makes gnome look soooooooooooooooo good. ) after usin redhat for a few months, i realized that i wanted to learn linux, not redhat. so i decided to take the plunge, and installed slack last weekend.

some things i noticed right off the bat -

its FAST
smart selection of packages, nowhere NEAR as bloated as redhat
totally command line oriented, which i like
forces you to learn, which i love

i would recommend slack to anyone who wants to advance beyond newbie status, i have learned more in the past week then in the past month and a half on redhat. some advice tho - print out every single page of the book (click on the "book" link on the slack home page) it has been my bible, if you follow it, (and have a basic linux knowledge base) then it should be a piece of cake for you. honestly, slack just gives you a base to build your system from, while making life easier then gentoo or lfs

my advice, slack all the way!
 
Old 06-09-2003, 12:10 PM   #11
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To each his own.

I'm a programmer/analyst and I use mainly Mandrake, and I love it.

On my desktop I have Mandrake, Debian and the start of an LFS...my gateway (for now) runs Red Hat...

When it comes to distributions, I find its a very personal choice...there's no one distro that can do something they others can't...some may have different tools, or no tools at all, some have different setups...but in the end, its all linux.

You find what works for you and use it.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 12:39 PM   #12
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A Beginner's Guide to Choosing a Linux Distribution
 
Old 06-10-2003, 09:06 PM   #13
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If you are a computer professional you should use Redhat.
Redhat now becomes the sole industial standard (de facto standard) Linux. The whole computer industry is making partnership with Redhat. IBM, HP and now even Sun and everybody else choose Redhat to run on their servers. Recently, Sun and Rehat entered into partnership and Redhat will ship the Sun's Java VM in future. And every development tools, are offically supported for the redhat platform.
So if you are a computer professional, you most likely run into Redhat other than any other distribution in the industry because it is the best choice to use in the industry simply because everybody supports it.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 02:44 AM   #14
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I think there should be only one distribution. Different distributions makes GNU/Linux really UNUSABLE. Sorry to say this.

When I install a software in RH8, the same was not working in Mandrake. We have one kernel, but dispersed GNU/Linux systems. Uglier RPMs is the one I found most of the timer I search for softwares

Any opinions?
 
  


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