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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Phil, 23 Oct 2001.

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What flava of Linux do you prefer ?

  1. Linux? pah that's for fools, I use BSD

    12 vote(s)
    5.0%
  2. I use various different distros

    30 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. Debian/GNU

    23 vote(s)
    9.6%
  4. Slackware

    27 vote(s)
    11.3%
  5. Redhat

    37 vote(s)
    15.4%
  6. Suse

    29 vote(s)
    12.1%
  7. Mandrake

    37 vote(s)
    15.4%
  8. smoothwall or another linux firewall system

    9 vote(s)
    3.8%
  9. I don't use Linux atm (but I've been planning to since I was 5)

    28 vote(s)
    11.7%
  10. Ataraxia has Redhat Linux (urgh) on his machine but it crashes going into either KDE or Gnome and he

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  11. gentoo

    7 vote(s)
    2.9%
  1. Hamish

    Hamish What's a Dremel?

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    i would've voted for gentoo if it'd been there when i voted
    also you dont *have* to compile everything
    there are loads of the standard apps compiled for different cpu types
    also quite a number of apps come as bin as well as source
    like open-office, cos otherwise it takes a ridiculous amount of time to compile :p
    firefox comes in bin form too and a few others
     
  2. counterclockwise

    counterclockwise What's a Dremel?

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    Still, I don't think it's a very good premise to build an OS on, at least not for general use. I have a hardened stage1 Gentoo webserver, but that's another matter altogether. it's a nice distro for that.
     
  3. Hamish

    Hamish What's a Dremel?

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    why not?
    you get a system that is compiled entirely for your system, not generic
    you can compile your programs with support/optmisations for certain other programs
    you only get what you want on it, you install mandrake or similar and you get a huge amoutn of crap
    its entirely customiseable
    i think its an awesome idea and im quite happy to spend a day or two setting up the system :)
     
  4. counterclockwise

    counterclockwise What's a Dremel?

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    Because having tried it for stability and speed compared to my compiled for i686 debian install, I didn't notice any real world difference in any area of use, except that it was marginally faster to boot up. I dont use "Mandrake or similar" I use Debian, so If I do want to compile something from source I can do so with apt-get (which in my experience is a better, faster to download system than emerge, but meh.) The base system installed in just 5m13s, and then I put on everything else I use, with no bloat! It's been the perfect OS for me recently, I think the 2 main things against it are:

    The Woody installer (I used the new Sarge installer, which is brilliant)
    The fact that a Knoppix install is so easy, but also horribly bloated.

    But each to their own.
     
  5. Lynx

    Lynx What's a Dremel?

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    Am I the only one here using Gentoo?
     
  6. Yo-DUH_87

    Yo-DUH_87 Who you calling tiny?

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    I used it for a while, but lost it in a reformat and cba to go through the install again.

    Gentoo is very powerful, but the install is a bit of a pita.
     
  7. Lynx

    Lynx What's a Dremel?

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    1.5days installation is a PITA. I had to do it 3 times before I got it right.
     
  8. Go4t

    Go4t i

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    gentoo on 2 main comps and clusterknoppix on the rest
    with gentoo you dont have to go back and do a complete reinstall you can always boot off the livecd and fix whatever needs fixing
     
  9. Rooney

    Rooney What's a Dremel?

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    I used Mandrake for a while but the hardware detection was crappy and I could never get modems to work properly. Suse works fine for me and it's easy to update.

    Whats all the hoo hah about freeBSD? What's so brilliant about it and why is it (apparently) better than Linux?
     
  10. OneSeventeen

    OneSeventeen Oooh Shiny!

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    Well, I hate to show my newbieshness, but I use Mandrake 10 with Gnome.

    I'm having a bit of trouble setting Firefox as default browser and Thunderbird as default mail app, and only 2 of the 15 games will even start, so I'm not horribly impressed, but it sure does work more quickly and reliably than my XP box!

    Using it strictly for desktop. Working on a freeBSD server, but haven't finished modding the case yet :p
     
  11. 731|\|37

    731|\|37 ESD Engineer in Training

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    Iv got red het 9 lying arround and iv installed it on 2 boxes so far and erased the first HDD within a few weeks and the second within a day.


    first box was a celleron 450ish and it went kinda slow (never did get tux racer to work) and i didn't have the time too fool arround with 5 min boot times and no idea how to navigate the GUI.

    second box was a complete disaster. p2 333, 10 min boot time 30seconds to open a window.


    id like to fool with RH9 as soo as i get a proc update and some more memory for my celleron, then maybe il get somewhere.

    i do wana try gentoo but im on a 56k and downloading that well... :waah:

    so for now il stick with win98 until my "fastest" computer is a little faster
     
  12. tigra

    tigra What's a Dremel?

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    get,
    free bsd
     
  13. Uncle Psychosis

    Uncle Psychosis Classically Trained

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    I'm using Gentoo- if only because Portage kicks the **** out of just about everything. I used to use debian but I kept breaking things with apt- but I have had no problems with Portage at all!

    Apparently the 2005.0 (or 2005.1, I can't remember) version of Gentoo is going to be fully bootable (like Knoppix or Gnoppix) and will include a graphical installer for those that want to use it. Hurrah!

    Sam
     
  14. tigra

    tigra What's a Dremel?

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    mandrake is easy to install and user friendly i dont have any expiriance with red hat so i aint gonna say anything about it but in a verry close future i am gonna test red hat
     
  15. Tizz0r

    Tizz0r What's a Dremel?

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    I happen to like Gentoo alot, portage kicks butt.
     
  16. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    I've seen no mention of fedora - or does this just fall under the red hat banner. I'm running FC1 with little luck so far (It's just sitting there on another partition currently). Any idea if FC3 is any better or should I just trash it and istall a different linux OS?

    EDIT: Ooops :blush: maybe I should have started another thread. Sorry.
     
  17. kergareth

    kergareth What's a Dremel?

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    Well ive been planning to switch ever since i was 12, not five, and will switch as soon as i get a mobo that supports it (Gateway bios is evil)
     
  18. alter_ego

    alter_ego What's a Dremel?

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    suse 9.2 all the way!!!!!!!!
     
  19. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    Voted for SuSE cause it's easy to use (most of the time). :D
     
  20. zach1288

    zach1288 What's a Dremel?

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    I have been using PCLinuxOS Its a live boot version of mandrake :D
     

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