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Old 06-13-2004, 12:40 AM   #1
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Hi, my nickname is Tod_Con (Tod is pronounced todt and is german for death). i like web design and graphix design. my music interests are Industrial, EBM, IDM, Dark Trance, Dark Ambient, Death Metal, and quite a few other genres. I prefer linux over windows but I like windows programs such as photoshop, microsoft office, word perfect, cad software, and various games. thats about it.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 01:19 AM   #2
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Old 06-13-2004, 01:48 AM   #3
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Thank you.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 02:04 AM   #4
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What flavor linux you run?
 
Old 06-27-2004, 09:59 PM   #5
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Slaxkware on my Custom comp. My older off-the-shelf comp uses Gentoo. I also have Phlak on my slackware box.
 
Old 06-28-2004, 02:08 AM   #6
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what do you think of gentoo?
 
Old 06-28-2004, 06:54 AM   #7
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I love gentoo as much as i do slackware. they both have lots of console and gui functionality. they're both really stable, and i enjoy configuring and hacking my all the defualt settings to my own. my first distro in 98' was red hat 6. My father and my friend got me into the whole linux world when i was at a very young age. Redhat isn't for me though. then in 01' i was introduced with the crappy mandrake distro, and now i'm with Slackware, Gentoo, and Phlak only. -ps no offence to anyone that like mandrake it's really only my opinion.
 
Old 06-28-2004, 12:45 PM   #8
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What would you say the tradeoffs are between Slackware, Gentoo, and Phlak? Why would you choose to run one over the others in what situations?
 
Old 06-30-2004, 02:30 AM   #9
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Well I love slackware because there are barley any bugs in the console (the creator and his team all fix them whenever found or reported), It has tools to de-compress any linux package or various other file archives, It comes with a pretty decent software suite to get you started, and It has a easy kernal setup (believe me if the time ever comes when you need to re-configure your kernal or format that partition for some reason, you'll need a quick setup in case you didn;t back anything up (I have a stratagie for certain files I want to keep, all my music, pics, docs, and various programs iv'e created go onto a zip disc or SD card). Gentoo has a really good support team, It may be more console than gui but it is good to learn and practice your unix skills as you gain them, and it updates right when the programs come out (whenever a program, library, etc. it will be updated pretty quickly). Last, Phlak (Professional Hackers Linux Assault Kit) is good for hacking (hehe), full of firewalls software (very good if you a.want to keep crackers and script kiddies OUT of your computer, personaly i have 8 firewalls setup with about 60 encrytions to bypass and b. if you want to use something in the gui w/o leaning the way IPtables works.) , good hacking tools and tutorials, and it helps you understand computers and the internet more. Oh yeah I mean hacking more in the mature way rather than the weak little media's view on hacking (hacking is to know alot about computers, a Hacker is someone who knows alot about computers and explores networks, and Cracking is basicly the evil media's definiton of hacking (going through personal computer, looking at emails, messing peoples web sites up, making shareware software un-encrypted, planting virus' into networks, etc [really imature bollocks]) Phlak really is for Security and system admidistration purposes, I dont use it for anything else.

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Old 06-30-2004, 12:19 PM   #10
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Thanks. What do you think is the best multimedia distro? For audio and video editing?
 
Old 06-30-2004, 04:25 PM   #11
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well that in my opinion dosent exsist. It's the software and hardware really. For your music you can use xmms. to make music you can use rosegarden4, javasynth, and a few other soft-synth programs (you'd probably only like soft-synths if you have an interest in the electronical genres or if you don't mind the fact the drums, guitars, and various other instruments are all recorded samples). For video well I'm not sure because I only use Gxine for DVD's. For the sound driver use the Alsa toolkit (or OSS if you prefer that). For video editing I am the wrong person to ask for that because I never had the patience for video editing (I don't even know what windows has for that). Photo editing and web design you can use The Gimp and Wine(depends what you know of compiling from source, which i havent quite mastered yet) w/ photoshop x.x. Now the hardware for that matter would probably work as long as Alsa's site says the sound card is ok, and for the video card, try http://dri.sf.com (if you need help with that I can't help because i totally forgot how to set it up. Oh yeah for all that software you can find it at http://freshmeat.net. If you want to anything more just consult this msg. Hopefully i'll have a decent answer
 
  


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