the 'which distro' question

Ric Moore wayward4now
Sun Mar 4 00:47:06 PST 2007

On Sat, 2007-03-03 at 11:50 -0800, Tony Alfrey wrote:
> 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.

Blag is good, I have a copy which I intend to install on a spare machine
for the audio / visual bent of that distro. It's FC6 based and it's
maillist is relatively sparse. They mostly use a forum instead. 
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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