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Old 08-18-2003, 07:54 PM   #1
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Slackware 9.0 or Red Hat 9.0?


ok guys i bought red hat 9 and its easy, as a matter of fact too easy for my liking.

tell me, what are the differences?

anyone with screen shots of slackware?
 
Old 08-18-2003, 08:31 PM   #2
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Re: Slackware 9.0 or Red Hat 9.0?

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ok guys i bought red hat 9 and its easy, as a matter of fact too easy for my liking.

tell me, what are the differences?

anyone with screen shots of slackware?
it's not really about the screenshots -- you could make each distro look identical. the difference is more in things like the inner workings and file structures. the one thing i prefer about RH is the debian apt-get file management, though slack has pkgtool, which is okay. if RH is too easy, i would say definitely try out slack, or even gentoo. for more detailed info, check out the LQ review section (upper right hand button).
 
Old 08-18-2003, 08:39 PM   #3
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You can check out all the major Linux distributions and more at Distrowatch - There's links to around 140 Linux dsitros :

Click here to go to Distrowatch
 
Old 08-19-2003, 12:57 AM   #4
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at this moment I think I would pick slack.

It keeps the file structures better and at the moment you can configure one (standard that is) in 45 mins

Gentoo has a nice idea behind it put consider if you have a 2GHz you are already 12 hours underway just to emerge everything. Advantage of that is offcourse that you will have a system customized linux that runs very smoothly.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 02:15 AM   #5
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Re: Re: Slackware 9.0 or Red Hat 9.0?

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it's not really about the screenshots -- you could make each distro look identical. the difference is more in things like the inner workings and file structures...
Agree with that 100%. I've never used RH so I can't compare directly, but Slack has BSD init scripts instead of the SysV structure and is pkgtool- and source-based rather than rpm-based, though it can handle rpms with 'rpm2tgz'. It boots into text mode by default which not only makes sense but sends a message right away. It's a much lighter faster system than RH, so I hear and - by comparison with Mandrake and others - it is lighter and faster. But it's fully stocked with basic development tools and everything's where it belongs. Compiling's nice. And most things are done with standard packages or what amounts to a bunch of scripts like 'xwmconfig' or 'pkgtool' itself. So you don't get used to doing things with swissarmyknifedrake and then get lost when that tool isn't on some other distro. It stays out of your way a lot. Most of the defaults make sense but not everything's turned on and ready to go out of the box. You have to do some poking about and learning. One thing about Slack I question is that KDE is the default IDE but that's very easily changed. But it's only changeable to XFCE or WindowMaker or whatever, at first. You need to go to the /extras directory to get flux or download blackbox elsewhere or what have you. It's not a spartan roughing it in the wilds distro, but it's not a cushy hand-holding distro either. My head nearly exploded with Core and, on the other hand, stuff like Mandrake was kind of annoying and intrusive and boring - not that I dislike Mandrake, really - just comparatively. Slack is the golden mean for me. So far. I am going to try Gentoo and Arch someday. Slack's defeated all other competition in my book, though. I could probably do better but that's some of what Slack means to me at least.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 03:21 AM   #6
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Re: Re: Re: Slackware 9.0 or Red Hat 9.0?

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. . . but Slack has BSD init scripts instead of the SysV structure and is pkgtool- and source-based rather than rpm-based, though it can handle rpms with 'rpm2tgz'. It boots into text mode by default which not only makes sense but sends a message right away. It's a much lighter faster system than RH, so I hear and - by comparison with Mandrake and others - it is lighter and faster. But it's fully stocked with basic development tools and everything's where it belongs. Compiling's nice. And most things are done with standard packages or what amounts to a bunch of scripts like 'xwmconfig' or 'pkgtool' itself . . . It stays out of your way a lot. Most of the defaults make sense but not everything's turned on and ready to go out of the box. You have to do some poking about and learning.
I agree with that 95%. All except for the part about rpm2tgz. Let's face it, it can only handle *some* rpms.

But then again, I agree with this 100%:

SCO Must Be Destroyed.

And I agree with this 100%:

RIAA Must Be Destroyed.

So overall, I agree with you . . . let's see, carry the 5 . . . 295%

:-)

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 08-19-2003, 04:20 AM   #7
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Yeah, I suppose that's true. I've tried very few rpms when I couldn't find anything else and they've all worked but that's not to say that every one would.

So we're in 300% agreement after all.
 
  


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