the 'which distro' question

Tony Alfrey tonyalfrey
Sat Mar 3 11:50:21 PST 2007

Ken Moffat wrote:
> 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.
> You might  have a look at blag linux, which is based on fedora, 
> therefore rpm based.  I tried it and was somewhat impressed, but am not 
> in to rpm's, preferring debian packages.

I looked at their website.  These people look like a bunch of wild and 
crazy guys!  I like it!  I think I will get a copy of this and load it 
up when my box arrives.  It looks like maybe it is Fedora with less 
updating hassle.  We'll see.  Maybe I'll lurk on their mailing list for 
awhile and see if they have the same collection of grumpies that the 
SuSE list has.

Tony Alfrey
tonyalfrey at
"I'd Rather Be Sailing"

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