the 'which distro' question

Ouattara Oumar Aziz wattazoum
Fri Mar 2 09:21:14 PST 2007

Tony Alfrey a ?crit :
> Man-wai CHANG wrote:
>> 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?
>> My vote to Ubuntu and Fedora Core.
> Is it a problem for you that they use different package managing 
> systems?  Can you put rpm-based things on a Debian box?
> Thanks!

Don't worry about the mackage management system. Basically they can all 
do the same. I think you should not base your choice on that. And you'll 
find the same packages from a distro to another.

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