Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Sean John, Dec 29, 2005.
What version do you use and how you like it...?
RH7.3 for my home server - love it. I can secure it damn well.
RH FC 3 for my work server - good, but I prefer 7.3.
Then i use several other distros. SuSE, Debian, Gentoo.
I like Gentoo and Ubuntu. All depends on what I'm using it for. Right now, I'm into ASM and lower levels of computer programming, so Linux is my choice of OS.
I do not use linux as a desktop anymore, but when I did, I was all Gentoo.
Linux has been my only desktop OS since 1998ish and I see no reason for that to change.
My server is Fedora Core 3, and my laptop is Ubuntu Hoary Hedgehog.
Whats a good learning distro?
It will be going on a Pentium Pro 200.
Yeah, Ubuntu is nice and simple. However, if you really want to learn about Linux, I would suggest Gentoo. It's still pretty easy to install and use (given you follow the directions), but since you have to do a lot manually, you'll learn a lot more about the OS.
im in the installing fedora
I second that. If you want to get your hands dirty and learn a little about linux during the install, run Gentoo.
I use Debian mostly.
i've found dropping people right into gentoo overwhelms them, no matter how much they want to learn it.
let them get familiar with how linux works at a GUI level, then drop them into CLI and then will see the power.
i run my production server on fedora core 4. and i keep virtual desktops and servers of FC4, 3, and servers of FC2,1, and RHL9. i used to run my desktop as linux only, but my wife likes to stream music in, and ive not had the time to sit down and figure out a way for her to do it in linux (or even to find out if it works or not).
i also like to play around with slcakware and freebsd.
There's no reason to jump right into the dirty stuff. Better to start with something easy, use the GUI tools, then discover that the commandline is faster and more powerful.
It all depends on the person. I learned Linux similar to how I learned to snowboard. Take me to the top of the mountain and make me learn as I go down. Yeah, it hurt, but bunny hills are for people without coordination.
If you are farmiliar with computers in general and have basic system knowledge, jump right into Gentoo or the like. If you can't and don't want to learn the dirty stuff, install Ubuntu and play with the console. You won't learn how to compile a kernel or manually start/restart services, etc, but you'll have a working Linux box. It depends on what people want.
I've run RH 9, Mandrake, Gentoo and Ubuntu. They all have their pros and cons.
i really like ubuntu
Thanks I'll take a look at both once I get the computer over here.
I've used Knoppix before to pull files from computers after windows has crashed, but thats about it.
Suse 10.0 on desktop home, fc 4 x86_64 on my amd turion labtop. fc 3 & obsd @ work..
Us OT'ers need to start a national consulting firm.
I am running Fedora Core 4 right now
I'm currently running FreeBSD 6. I'd recommend it to anyone trying to get into *nix. It has great documentation and the ports/package system has no peer in the linux world (No, not even Gentoo's source-only portage system).
i was thinking of using FreeBSD 6.0 for my server for my CIS 440 project, but instead i am using RH7.3
The only reason behind this was familiarity. If I had more time to get the server setup and working, i would of done that, but that isn't the goal of my project.