Which Linux is Better and Why?
Posted 17 May 2003 - 11:00 PM
Posted 18 May 2003 - 02:17 PM
Great source based distribution, pain in the ass to install but the performance increase is considerable when compared to a canned distribution like redhat or suse.
Posted 19 May 2003 - 09:33 PM
Because as things stand gentoo would be in the lead with 2 votes.
It is all the rage now especially amongst gamers!
Why I had been using Mandrake 9.0 fancied something new because
Mandrake 9.1 in my humble opinion was a step backwards not forwards. (pure marketing)
Gentoo is harder to configure, and takes forever to install. but more rewarding. Outstanding support in many languages at www.gentoo.org
Posted 22 May 2003 - 06:11 AM
Needless to say, Gentoo has it's place. But all I can say is dependencies SUCK in everything EXCEPT Debian. People don;t understand Debian and therefore bad mouth it.
If you really WANT to know more. Ask.
Posted 22 May 2003 - 12:45 PM
It feels faster than both RedHat & Mandrake and I really like the packagesystem. There are LOTS of packages too.
I have also used Gentoo and like it, but I just don't have the time to wait for the compiles. A disaster recovery on Gentoo seems like a nightmare building up the OS from scratch.
Posted 28 May 2003 - 12:20 AM
Slackware is the second Linux distribution to be available to the masses. (the first being Software Landing Systems - SLS, which Slackware derived from.)
There are no segmented distributions (i.e.: "Professional", "Server", etc.) as everything is included for just about any install scenerio, whether workstation, server, firewall, etc.
You do have to be intimate with your hardware and you should know a little something about *nix in general. This is not a glitzy "Look at the fancy GUI while I throw everything on your system and configure it the way we think you should run your computer" installation.
(My two cents, your milage may vary. )
Posted 18 September 2003 - 07:49 AM
lately my computer has seemed a bit... off while SuSe has great support (its usb support rules)
it lacks in other areas like good solid porformance (as least in my experiance)
in my opinion SuSe is a great distribution but there are better ones out there (gentoo)
Posted 18 September 2003 - 08:54 AM
Still have RedHat and Mandrake.. But I am just looking for something different.
Gentoo was the one I ended up choosing. I like the idea of custumizing the OS for my needs. (Still kina thinking about Linux From Scratch.. but I think that might be a more then I want to chew.)
I am hungry.. But not starving for knowledge )
Posted 11 December 2003 - 05:25 AM
Posted 11 December 2003 - 10:32 AM
i have not found a dual opteron linux distro to date
Posted 11 December 2003 - 10:29 PM
Suse linux server 8 at www.suse.com will support I think up to 4-64bit amd opteron processors at the wonderful (not!) price of 1,400.00.
Posted 12 December 2003 - 01:08 PM
Now though I'm back in the fold with Suse 9. Everything works - pcmcia, usb, ATI graphics, sound, winmodem etc.. etc.. Loving it!
Still a newbie and learning.. That's why I joined here!
Posted 12 December 2003 - 07:34 PM