the 'which distro' question
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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