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JasonLikesJava
05-07-2002, 10:59 AM
I was just curious as to what people prefer: Mandrake, RedHat, Slackware, Debian, SuSe, or whatever-else-is-out-there.

JasonLikesJava
05-07-2002, 11:05 AM
I see now that there is Caldera, Corel, and Phat that I seemed to have forgotten...

Deckard
05-07-2002, 11:13 AM
Slackware.

ygfperson
05-07-2002, 07:40 PM
i've tried redhat, slackware, and debian(for almost 2 days).
i downloaded zipslack first because that was only ~30 meg and could be run easily and simply. after a while i noticied that many programs were missing (and i wasn't experienced enough to get them myself) so i downloaded redhat 6.2. (with a 56k... 2 weeks overnight).
i switched to debian after redhat 7.1 because redhat seemed to cause problems. some of their altered stuff didn't agree with what i was going to install. (gcc 2.96rh doesn't agree with mplayer). i switched back to 7.2 after realizing how difficult it would be (especially since debian doesn't recognize my interenet connection...)
redhat 7.2 has been running smoothly for a couple of months.

Lynux-Penguin
05-07-2002, 08:45 PM
this is my opinion but in the best commercial distribution is RedHat. It has far too many functions but there are some things I dont like for example the way it installs things!! RPMs!! BAD!
I like to compile my whole system.
That is why I created my own home Distribution called Lynux (not for redristribution!)
It still has MANY MANY bugs but the purpose for it was because RedHat didn't compile on install and not enough Server Apps on Install so I did this. Used a TarGz of every package on the RedHat 7.0 CD then I used tar on the script (binary for i386 included on Dist CD) so I could compile everything from gcc... some errors existed so I am working on a hardware checker or something like that so it will work for more than just my systems.
People ask me for the source, there is no source. 12 Scripts and a bunch of Tar.Gzs with gcc and tar on binaries.
The rest is in the CD Image (boot Kernel)

starX
05-08-2002, 05:58 AM
You guys seem to be forgetting about BSD and Solaris, or are we pretending that the TRUE Unix systems don't count :)

RedHat is probably the best commercial distro out there, and I do have a box devoted to it, but my vote goes to FreeBSD.

starX
www.axisoftime.com

Deckard
05-08-2002, 06:12 AM
Originally posted by starX
You guys seem to be forgetting about BSD and Solaris, or are we pretending that the TRUE Unix systems don't count :)Perhaps, but only because this is a Linux forum, and not a *NIX forum :)

JasonLikesJava
05-08-2002, 10:18 AM
I am well aware of Solaris and BSD... the subject of this post was "Linux OS's"

JasonLikesJava
05-08-2002, 10:23 AM
I voted Mandrake but that is only because Mandrake 7.2 was given to me. I tried it out and was impressed and left Windows for good (well... except for my games on Windows). Now I have Mandrake 8.2 and it only gets better. I've been thinking about getting RedHat or Slackware... just to give it a test drive.

Unregistered
05-08-2002, 03:50 PM
slackware is sexy!

Lynux-Penguin
05-08-2002, 10:07 PM
Originally posted by starX
You guys seem to be forgetting about BSD and Solaris, or are we pretending that the TRUE Unix systems don't count :)

RedHat is probably the best commercial distro out there, and I do have a box devoted to it, but my vote goes to FreeBSD.

starX
www.axisoftime.com
he asked which best Linux OS.
Not unix
BSD is ok. Not as good as Linux but then again it depends.
BSD is really cool though!

JasonLikesJava
05-14-2002, 12:12 PM
Oh yea, Mandrake won :D

Lynux-Penguin
05-14-2002, 06:07 PM
ask Linus which he thinks the best is.
then you got a GOOD opinion that would probably rank out most
(he says SuSE according to the Linus Email FAQ)
well he uses RedHat for all servers at his work and he uses SuSE for his home comps (im sure he has many home comps)

zahid
05-18-2002, 01:13 AM
I do prefer Slackware
then Red Hat.

disco_stu
06-03-2002, 09:30 PM
slackware all the way. with blackbox gui if a gui at all

Lynux-Penguin
06-04-2002, 12:13 AM
well you know what, DON'T TRUST MY OPINION
I have never used slackware only RedHat and Mandrake
I am (of course) going to chose RedHat especially since I am an RHCE.

stautze
06-04-2002, 01:11 AM
>I am (of course) going to chose RedHat especially since I am an RHCE.

I don't believe you.

Shadow12345
06-04-2002, 11:14 AM
"""
Well, my answer is that your average RH7 box set costs less than $40. I don't know how much Windows costs, but I'm sure that a full version is well over $200. And that doesn't even come with a compiler, or a web server, or a good word processor, or a spread sheet, or..., or..., well, you get my point. The other nice thing is that a boxed set comes with a nice little instruction book that tells you how to install Linux. And that there's usually some kind of tech support and priority FTP download that you get if you buy the box set. """

this is from http://www.axisoftime.com/
I just got WindowsXP for a little over 100 dollars, where do they get off saying it costs twice that??? It came with everything listed except for a compiler which I had to buy seperately. What compiler does Linux come with???

Unregistered
06-04-2002, 05:33 PM
you must have purchased the XP home upgrade, right? if you did, linux upgrades are free...

it comes with the Gnu Compiler Collection or GCC for short....

Cruxus
06-08-2002, 05:46 PM
I'm giving Debian GNU/Linux version 2.2rev6 a try on an old "nonproduction machine" (as Microsoft would put it :p ) without an Internet connection, sound, printer, or any sort of network connection. After the initial misunderstandings, Linux and I are starting to get along; and, maybe, I will eventually put it on my main, currently Windows XP-based computer.

For not paying a penny for it, Debian GNU/Linux is pretty good and, after I learn fully how to use it, may even be better than Windows!

Captain Penguin
06-10-2002, 09:44 PM
I chose Slackware as it is DEFINITELY the best distribution in that list.

Recently I have discovered "Sorcerer GNU Linux", however, and I must say it is one of the best distros I have ever used. It's such a joy to use.

TrollKing
06-12-2002, 01:10 PM
I just recently installed Red Hat 7.3 and I like it. I have never tried any of the other distributions but I'm thinking of throwing on a 40 GB Hard Drive, so that I can add more OS's to the boot loader list. I'm currently running RH and Win2k.

I didn't know that Linux was this good. I can't say that I hate MS Windows however and I intend to become proficient with .net, but I now want to learn to program in Qt and GTK. I think that in the long run the Linux OS will be a better system because I won't be as limited by what I can do with it, however to totally abandon MS Windows would also be a mistake because of their dominance.

I had no problem installing Linux or even configuring my mail with KMail (KDE). I have to admit, this OS is a lot of fun. I want to discover all of the programs, there are way more choices than MS Windows, for example there are at leat 3 - 4 web browsers. I also have 2 desktops (KDE and GNOME).

I simply downloaded the .iso image files and burned them onto CD with adaptec cd creator. I had to burn them as image files which is a special option, but they worked.

Unregistered
06-12-2002, 03:50 PM
trollking give slackware 8.1 a try for a real treat :p

Skarr
07-13-2002, 01:58 PM
IMO is SuSE the best dist., but the ISO images are not available for download right away. So I use Mandrake, but I *prefer* SuSE (technically).