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  1. CompiledMonkey

    CompiledMonkey New Member

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    I've been out of the loop in terms of Linux since about December. At that point, all I would use was Gentoo. Has much changed? Is there a new distro everybody is flocking to? I'm curious to hear what you all use and why.
     
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    The guys here got me started on Ubuntu.

    I switched to it when my old HDD died and have actually liked using it thus far. Quite simple once you learn its ins and outs. It is my only OS as of right now though I am rebuilding a Windows box for games (and little else)

    This coming from a dyed in the wool Windows user. I've used windows since 3.0
     
  3. kingtoad

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    Ubuntu but I recommend Gentoo.
     
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    CompiledMonkey New Member

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    I am floored that you can order Ubuntu and they even pay shipping. I've heard good things about that flavor of Linux, so I'll give it a try here soon.
     
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    I <3 Gentoo. :hs:

    I would like to try something new though. I never really used Gentoo on the desktop (well, laptop), so I may have to try that soon.
     
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    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    Or you can use Mac OSX. :hs:
     
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    CompiledMonkey New Member

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    I've been really thinking about it. However, I really don't want to unload $2,000 on a new computer.
     
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    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    :werd:

    My next machine is probably going to be a G5. :hs:
     
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    I would love to own one, I just can't justify that cost. We're talking nearly $4,000 with one of their monitors. :hs:
     
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    +1

    I love gentoo but I'd have to say if you haven't tried ubuntu give it a go. You love the option of compiling for your system by not going with gentoo. It works though, and if you know gentoo at all you know it can be a bitch. Download one of their live CD's and try it out, I have to say that if I wasn't running linux on older hardware I would probaly be running ubuntu.

    *EDIT* After posting I realized that you already said that you were gonig to try it, so really everything that I said was a moot point. Oh well... :hsugh:
     
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    I've been using Ubuntu on my laptop for about 6 months now, and I love it. It just installs quick and easy, and everything works. EVERYTHING.

    :love:
    Ubuntu
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    I've used the Ubuntu live discs on my comp a couple of times, just got my laptop back and everything works just great with the Ubuntu live disc, except the monitor shows no display :o
     
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    Then it doesn't quite...

     
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    I'll probably pass on their monitor. :hs:
     
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    Ah dude, gotta get the monitor. Completes the setup. :big grin:
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    depends on what you're going to be using the box for. Server applications I typically will use gentoo or slack, but for desktop systems i like suse or unbuntu
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    Sarcasm isn't something I used. :hs:
     
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    This will be for my daily used laptop. I'm going to give Ubuntu a try first.
     
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    I'm on Ubuntu now. Very simple install and everything seems to work fine on my laptop, except wireless access. Once I get that together, I'll be happy.
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Simple. Just download the newest version of ndiswrapper and compile it. The built-in one often doesn't work.
     
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    What kind of package management do they use for this distro?? Is there an easy way to get it, like emerge for Gentoo?
     
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    apt-get


    basically:

    sudo apt-get install [packagename]
     
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    I'm learning some of this now, very cool stuff indeed. :coold:
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I'm also really loving Ubuntu.
     
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    I can't believe how nice this distro is out of the box! :eek3:
     

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