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Old 01-10-2007, 06:33 PM   #1
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Which Linux OS should I use?

I barely know how to use Linux. I have Mandrake Free 2006 installed on my other computer. I just want to get a copy of linux that would be good for hosting a ventrilo server and maybe HLDS. I was thinking of maybe a command line type OS? So I could get used to it. I would like to learn more, but yeah.
Old 01-10-2007, 06:50 PM   #2
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All Linux distros can be setup to do that. The main difference between them is the apps and special config files they install during the setup. All can be set to start in runlevel 3 which is normally multiuser,non-x server, with networking. Runlevel 5 is multiuser, x server, networking. Some distro differ a bit some use runlevel 4 to do the same as runlevel 5. This can be set in /etc/inittab file.

Old 01-10-2007, 08:26 PM   #3
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stick with mandriva
Old 01-11-2007, 04:06 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by harsszeg
stick with mandriva
Could you give more agruments, why he/she should stick with Mandriva?

Coz, many distros can provide a ventrillo server and such...
Old 01-12-2007, 09:12 PM   #5
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I'm looking at the file, but how do I change it? I'm a little confused...
Old 01-12-2007, 09:33 PM   #6
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Never mind Ifigured out how to with the GUI menus.
Old 01-12-2007, 10:36 PM   #7
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you might also want to check out PCLinuxOS .92, if your into mandriva

PCLinuxOS .92

This is the distro I use and recommend, Why because it works right out of the box. No need to configure Everything, everything just works. It also comes as a 1 CD install that is a live CD that you can install later if you wish.

Kubuntu also does quite well:

also try Mepis:

hope this Helps,

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Gentoo is good for a server. At first it uses minimal amount of software to get it going. Other distributions will take a lot of space and resources. Usually with other distributions, you have to start disable services to get the system to server usage.
Old 01-13-2007, 12:53 AM   #9
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If you can get your hands on a copy of it, I've been messing around with HP-UX servers for years, and half of them haven't been shut off in almost 20 years! If you can't get a copy of HP-UX, try another Unix (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris), or if you would rather stick with a Linux distro, Gentoo is probably your best bet for server use.


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