which linux distro do you prefer?

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  1. stillspiraling

    stillspiraling Would you like some making fuck, BERSERKER

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    1) On my primary box: Gentoo 1.4

    2) On my server: Suse 8.2 (I would do gentoo, but don't want to "emerge sync" daily for security purposes)
     
  2. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    RedHat or FreeBSD.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Yes. FreeBSD is linux.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    My mistake. Sorry, distracted while being on the phone owned me.
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    I prefer RedHat, mainly because it's the only "big name" one i can get running on my laptop.
     
  6. MP

    MP New Member

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    I started out with freebsd 4.5 then went to redhat 6 and now i'm running redhat 8 on my web server and my two home servers.

    I'de like to try out the latest version of Freebsd though. I think it's 5?


    and freeBSD is very similar to *nix in that most every command is the same.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Duke Skywalker OT Supporter

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    I like RedHat, never used FreeBSD.
     
  9. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    GENTOO 1.4rc4

    lc. :) but u guys should know that.

    emerge > *. i sweare to god about that one! :o
     
  10. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I'm on SuSE 8.2 at the moment. I really like it, way better than Mandrake.
     
  11. tailgate

    tailgate Whats with today, today?

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    I have mandrake running on my laptop, but when I get the time, I would like to download and install debian on it and try to get everything working
     
  12. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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    Hmm, what do you mean when you say *nix? Does that mean all flavors of linux or UNIX?

    There are essentially two forms of UNIX, AT&T and BSD. Linux is a rip of both and then some.

    So what do you mean that *bsd isn't*nix.

    -crontab -l
     
  13. Rob

    Rob OT Supporter

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    RedHat on the desktop and Debian on the server.
     
  14. VBGOD

    VBGOD Guest

    Red hat :o
     
  15. Scream_Phoenix

    Scream_Phoenix Handsome Boy Model

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    ive only tried redhat 7.3 and slackware 9.0, but i liked slackware more. it configured onto my laptop very easily.
     
  16. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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    Yes, everyone knows that. But what do you mean that *bsd isn't *nix?
     
  17. drewski_amk

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    don't even being to say that Linux is a rip of both, as it was written from the ground up, with ideas used (see SCO story).

    Anyway...RedHat9 for server and Slackware for desktop (also use CollegeLinux onece in a while...not bad)
     
  18. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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    True it's written from the ground up, but based on what? Not out of air ofcourse. Linus didn't feel like paying for an expensive OS, so he wrote one himself. Did he base it on anything? You betcha. Can Linux be the third grand-daddy. I don't see why not.

    Hmm, why did you take the terminology "rip of both" in a negative manner. It seems as if it offended you. As if a "rip" of two awesome base OS' and then turning it up a notch is necessarily bad???

    -crontab -e
     
  19. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    i'm using RH9 on my server, and SuSE 8.2 on my tinker box. i had Gen 1.4 on it, but i was still messing around with some things and wanted something up quick to crunch some SETI for our team. :big grin: As soon as i get my new parts in for the next rig, my tbird 1.4 is getting Gentoo.
     

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