Favorite Linux Distro ?

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Joel980, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Joel980

    Joel980 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    My favorite Linux distro is Ubuntu, because it is very easy to use...
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  2. Dark Atheist

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    slackware :)
     
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  3. LordOfLA

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    Debian/Ububtu.

    FreeBSD is not linux.
     
  4. Dark Atheist

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    all linux flows from BSD :p
     
  5. LordOfLA

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    Linux is actually an imitation of Minix. Nothing to do with BSD at all.
     
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    I have no idea what the difference is or what not, I have really only use Ubuntu.
     
  7. Beginning

    Beginning I'm Beginning Somehow...

    I'll put a mark up for PClinuxOS 2007. It's radicly simple and it just works.. Been using it for a few years now... I've yet to find a better one. :)
     
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    Ubuntu
     
  9. fitz

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    CentOS on the server side and Ubuntu on the desktop side
     
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    Ubuntu because it just works.
     
  11. falconguard

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    OpenSuse, duh...
     
  12. LordOfLA

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    where do you get apps to install for opensuse? none of the repo's I tried worked :p
     
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    Imitation of Minix? Doubtful, as then Linux would not have gone with a monolithic kernel versus a very much so microkernel OS as Minix. Linux was written using Minix as the workstation, and contains some of the same file layout with regards to file names in the source tree, but there is only so much that one can change when it comes to certain files before it becomes too hard to use.

    Linus wrote Linux as a way to get a free Unix like operating system out to the world, because at the time AT&T had upped the cost of their Unix licensing, and no other free OS's outside of Minix were available. Andrew Tannenbaum who created the Minix operating system even says that if Linux was an imitation of minix Linus ****ed up:

    - http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ast/brown/
     
  14. falconguard

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    For 10.2
    http://linux.wordpress.com/2006/12/20/opensuse-102-the-most-complete-list-of-repositories/
    10.3 has that one click net thingy, but this is a good walk through for 10.3
    http://www.howtoforge.com/the_perfect_desktop_opensuse10.3

    Of course Packman might be in that complete list, if he's not, he also has most of Guru's stuff
    http://packman.links2linux.org/

    and of course http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/ This is pretty much the one click thing :)
     
  15. Heeter

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    OpenSuse 10.3 pour moi, on the desktop side.

    Might be setting up debian for mail/web/ftp/file server side, if I ever work up the gumption.




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    Cool, I'll have to acquire opensuse again. Rather liked how it was setup and its multiple monitor support, but never actually figured out how to get the repo's working :)

    I'll give it a try once I've got settled in at the folks place for xmas :)