the 'which distro' question

Ric Moore wayward4now
Fri Mar 2 06:59:14 PST 2007

On Fri, 2007-03-02 at 07:20 -0500, Tim Wunder wrote:
> On Friday 02 March 2007 6:28:34 am Tony Alfrey wrote:
> > So I'm getting a new box like everyone tells me to do and now I'm trying
> > to figure out what to put on it.  I'm an rpm kinda guy in that in the
> > past I've used rpm from a terminal to install most stuff because I don't
> > trust a lot of these installer things like YAST.  And most of my older
> > apps that I want to run on my new box are rpm things.  So it occurs to
> > me that things like kubuntu that are based on debian require debian
> > packages, not rpms?  And there seems to be a lot of grief of one sort or
> > another with SuSE 10.2, so am I left with something like Fedora?
> The only issue I have with Fedora is the pace of change. It seems that no 
> sooner do I go to update to "the latest" when lo and behold, 
> there's /another/ release. That said, it's easy to find software for Fedora, 
> and when you can't find pre-packaged RPMs, compiling from someone else's SRPM 
> is usually pretty easy.
> So if you don't mind the update roller coaster that staying current on Fedora 
> brings you, I'd recommend it. But, if you want something that doesn't change 
> as much, perhaps something like CentOS (or one of the other RHEL clones) 
> would suit you.

Jeeeez Tony, you're a pretty adventurous guy... Fedora is balls out,
like a B-52 flying low scattering chickens in the barnyard. Vrooooom! 

FC7 is supposed to be the *ultimate* show stopper ...much more sedate,
fixed and orderly. It's just "not out yet" (tm). 

So, wrap that rubber hose real tight, and job that CD home full of FC6.
Just make sure that your tray table and seat is in the upright and
locked position before the rush hits. I think it was Country Joe and the
Fish that sang "If you want to be a bird, fly high up in the sky, but
when you land, land on your feeeeet." You get the picture! 

<cackles through a FC6 induced rictus of a grin, ala Renfro> 

Make sure you install the app "smart". It's the best rpm manager thingie
you'll ever use. It'll even handle apt-get as well. As an added bonus
feature, you'll get the FC users list which is kinda like here, only
100X. The Llama will attest, it gets wild and woolly in that pit. It
pays to have a sense of humor and a modicum of intelligence. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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