the 'which distro' question

Collins Richey crichey
Sun Mar 4 08:53:08 PST 2007

On 3/4/07, Tony Alfrey <tonyalfrey at> wrote:

> At this point I think I'll most likely install a debian thing and an rpm
> thing and see if I can get the apps for which I use linux to run
> dependably.

As always in Linux land, you try it, you like it. You don't like it
you move on to something else.

I've tried dozens over the years. My needs are free and easy. If it
costs money, fugeddaboutit. If it ain't easy to get my loved ones
going (Firefox with complete mplayer support - yes that includes the
evil codecs -, Apache, PHP, MySQL and Postgres, build from source
support and associated libraries, and just now wireless support),

At this point, every time I try something other than Ubuntu, I find
that something isn't easy, so laziness wins out.

Unfortunately I have one additional requirement at this point - to get
sound working on my Thinkpad R51, and thus far none of the usual
suspects seem to be up to the task.

Collins Richey
     If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries
     of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.

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