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Old 01-22-2005, 08:22 AM   #46
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yes, CNR i think is like $20 ? ... its easy to fix, it breaks if the system gets messed up (say someone installing something behind its back ? .... and yes i knew it would break

and yes, i would push that red button (I'm very very curious)
 
Old 02-13-2005, 12:51 AM   #47
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i happen to like gentoo better than debian, but debian is my second favorite, they are the only distros I use anymore. I like gentoo because I like portage and gcc optimization.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 05:59 AM   #48
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Most Gentoo/Debian users come to quickly love Debian much more after the first time they accidentally screw their system up and have to completely reinstall.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 10:29 PM   #49
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Quote:
Originally posted by dalek
"Good things come to those who wait."


Then Debian Sarge hitting stable will be absolutely amazing! Better be, I'm still waiting..*grumble*
 
Old 02-14-2005, 10:42 PM   #50
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Well my Gentoo rig is ginning right along.

Code:
root@smoker / # uptime
 22:38:01 up 96 days, 16:14,  3 users,  load average: 0.05, 0.19, 0.10
root@smoker / #
And I'm not waiting for anything, except the next stable releases so I can upgrade again. I like compiling the new stuff. I can't read the code but it is cool to watch it all go by.

Later

 
Old 02-15-2005, 12:14 AM   #51
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Debian Sarge may be classified as unstable, but it's pretty rock solid for me so far.

With Fedora, I kept getting KDE crashes pretty often. Now with Debian, I hardly get any crashes except with Firefox, which is basically a Firefox problem.

Also I'm so glad I can update many programs at once with a few clicks (synaptic) or a few commands (apt-get).
 
Old 02-15-2005, 01:55 AM   #52
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Gento and updating everything on the system.

Code:
emerge sync && emerge -uv world
Sort of two commands into one. Broadband helps too. Dial-up sucks. Takes me longer to download the stuff than to compile it.

Oh, KDE and everything else is stable. I did have Scribus to crash once. They had to fix a bug. It happens to the best sometimes.

I used to have Mandrake and it seemed everything was buggy. Not sure if it is the way it was compiled, since it was precompiled. Then came the updates and dependancy he**. That did it for me.

Will Slackware fit on a 2.5GB drive? I could put it on my other rig, just to see it. I'm not switching though. Gentoo is just to easy.

Later

 
Old 02-15-2005, 02:21 AM   #53
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Debian command to update everything on your system
Code:
apt-get dist-upgrade
 
Old 02-15-2005, 07:56 AM   #54
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Code:
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade -y

emerge sync && emerge -uv world
Sort of like two commands in one.

(BTW: In my area, we only have dialup access.)
 
Old 02-15-2005, 09:19 AM   #55
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sepero

(BTW: In my area, we only have dialup access.)
Here too. 26K most of the time.

We are supposed to be getting DSL. I just wish I knew when that would be happening. One phone guy said pretty soon. The rest know nothing of it. That box is giving them headaches though, us too for that matter. Phone just goes dead sometimes.

I WANT DSL!!!!!!!

Later

 
Old 02-15-2005, 09:37 AM   #56
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Quote:
Originally posted by dalek
Here too. 26K most of the time.
GEEZ! Why are you torchering yourself with Gentoo then? I tried Gentoo out, but QUICKLY ran back to Debian. The download of those source packages are like 2-3 Times the size of binary.

I recommend Ubuntu(gnome) or Mepis(kde) for first time Debian users, though. They just rock! (I'm actually thinking about converting from Debian to Mepis myself. ) Check my signature for links.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 09:47 AM   #57
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Originally posted by Sepero
GEEZ! Why are you torchering yourself with Gentoo then? I tried Gentoo out, but QUICKLY ran back to Debian. The download of those source packages are like 2-3 Times the size of binary.
Because Gentoo is that good. I like this part.

Code:
root@smoker / # uptime
 09:44:29 up 97 days,  3:20,  3 users,  load average: 0.09, 0.07, 0.07
root@smoker / #
It just keeps going, going, going, going, going, going, going, going, going, going, going, going, going, going, going, going, going, going, going, going, and going. I have never had a windoze rig that I have seen run that long. I have seen those that need several reboots to make it through the day though.

Love my Gentoo Linux.

 
Old 02-15-2005, 10:28 AM   #58
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And I thought here in India we were basic. I thought the whole of the USA was running on broadband. Obviously not.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 11:06 AM   #59
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dalek, it's obvious from an earlier post that you've never even tried Debian before. I think now, you're making it even more obvious. Please don't try to bash Debian with uptime. If you do, I think you'll be sadly disappointed.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 04:08 PM   #60
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sepero
dalek, it's obvious from an earlier post that you've never even tried Debian before. I think now, you're making it even more obvious. Please don't try to bash Debian with uptime. If you do, I think you'll be sadly disappointed.
I think I have mentioned that I have only used Mandrake and Gentoo, obvious enough. Somebody mentioned stability so I posted my uptime, which I am very proud of since it is my personal record. I am quite sure there is a Debian user out there that can beat my uptime. I can't truthfully post a uptime for Debian since I don''t have one running. mipia was one of the ones who mentioned that Debian was not stable. Someone may have mentioned it before that. I think Redhat would likely have the most uptime since it is used commercially. I don't try to "bash", parden the pun, any Linux. I will try to "bash" windoze though. It certainly deserves it. It pretty well sucks in my opinion anyway. Any Linux beats windoze anyway. Heck, a Mac beats windoze, in my opinion. To make it real plain, I hate windoze. I love ALL Linux.

As for DSL, it depends on where you live. Most who live in the city have some type of broadband, DSL or cable, but most of us in the country are still in the stone age data wise. What is so bad, I live just a little piece from the phone box and still get sucky dial-up. Of course the people that live further down than me get it even worse.

Later



oh,

Code:
root@smoker / # uptime
 16:05:09 up 97 days,  9:41,  3 users,  load average: 1.70, 0.56, 0.22
root@smoker / #
Still ginning.
 
  


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