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TuxFreak 12-03-2004 02:54 PM

Workstation Distro

TuxFreak 12-03-2004 04:27 PM

I see RedHat Personal Workstation or something like that forgot the name, its for $69.... Any comments on that? I also see SuSE 9.1 professional for roughly the same price... Are either better than FC3? I see Suse 9.1 has an older version of GNOME and KDE and I think kernel... which means I would have to download updates and install them and I just havent been able to find a lot of Information about Red Hat Personal Workstation....

RobertP 12-04-2004 12:23 PM

uptodate/outofdate are two ends of the swinging pendulum, unstable/stable. Newer hardware/software means newer bugs. On a production machine like you describe, I recommend using a 2.4.x kernel and 32bit Debian/stable. That will keep ticking like a Swiss watch. If your software product is not 64bit dependent, this should work well. If you need cutting edge, expect to stay close to your update button.

mlsbraves 12-05-2004 01:38 PM

Re: Workstation Distro

Originally posted by TuxFreak
Slackware - Kernel 2.4 is implemeted with 2.6 in testing (I like 2.6 over 2.4)

If your looking for the 2.6 core then just install slack with the 2.6 kernel. It says testing but it is perfectly stable, at least for me. Slack 10 comes with the 2.6.4 kernel and if you like you can always recompile to the latest kernel.
Check this link out to find out how to recompile your kernel.
Slack 10 comes with alot of programing tools and I as well write my php scripts under it.
If your gonna be programming under this box I suggest you try Bluefish.
Slackware is a great distribution and it was pretty much my first linux OS. I tried mandrake for about a day and ditched it. Tried some live cds, knoppix, knoppix-std(If your into security check it out), and slack. It really isn't as hard as it is put out to be, you just have to manually edit alot of little things to customize it. Like your mouse and wheel. Right after my first install internet, sound, video, was working perfectly. Surprised me. My windows system didnt even do that. Oh and one more thing, Its FREE. For what your using it for I see no need to pay for one of these comercial distros. But thats just my opinion.

mlsbraves 12-05-2004 01:45 PM

One thing I forgot to mention. Slackware doesn't support 64-bit yet. I will run your chip it will just run at 32-bit. Might be something to change your mind about slack. I don't see anything that would highly benifit from the change with what your using it for but FC3 does support it, if thats what you need.

TuxFreak 12-05-2004 01:54 PM

I think FC3 will suit me fine after hours of investigationg... Thanks though I may run Slackware on a different one of my comps

TuxFreak 12-10-2004 05:23 AM

Now im back into confusion.... Which distro to use as more and more professional reviews are saying its buggy and not for multimedia and is too much of a testbed... The specs on my system are:

Intel Pentium 4 LGA775
320GB SATA HARD DRIVES (they worked fine in Fedora)
Tyan server board
600W PSU
802.11g Wifi

I've never had any troubles with Fedora but they all say its too much of a testing ground and such and isnt good for multimedia. Personally ive never used any media players or anything with Fedoa so im not sure.... BTW is Linspire any good? WHat used to be Lindows.. Last time I checked it out it looked totally n00b but that was a great while ago

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