Size of some Linux's

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Bman, May 31, 2006.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Windows XP, one disc, Ubuntu is one disc, plus u can have alot of live cds with linux on it. Today I went and checked out SUSE 10 and there are 5 cds. I was uh alright, and I noticed Fedora Core 5 is around that too.

    Why do these ones have so many cds?
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Supplied software.

    After all, the Linux kernel itself isn't really that big. If "Company #1" supplies only the basics (no GUI, lynx browser, mutt mail, etc) their package will span only one CD.

    If "Company #2" wishes to supply Gnome, KDE, and a plethora of other environments, along with packages and software for each, their distro will likely span a few discs.
     
  3. Bman

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    so linux can be smaller or much larger then windows, really weird lol

    so SUSE 10 will have many more options (or bullcrap) lol
     
  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    It wont ask for all the disks, just depends on what you choose to install.
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Exactly.

    A prime example is the fact that Linux runs on a Nintendo DS... it's about 4mb for the entire distro. Also there's DamnSmallLinux, 50mb, if you want a "proper" linux.

    Then there are those which span upwards of 7 CD's, or 2 DVD's!
     
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  6. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I have been using Ubuntu, but been checking out SUSE 10.1, which looks pretty good.

    Thanks for the info, didn't know the differences
     
  7. tdinc

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    Like you, I myself love using Ubuntu :) My fav so far. but I have been trying out
    "Mandriva One" Its a live CD as well as an Full OS install. It does use KDE which I don't care for verses Gnome. But an in all it seems pretty flawless and a very smooth running OS

    Give it a try
    http://www.mandriva.com/community/mandrivaone
     
  8. Bman

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    yea I might do that, but I might try SUSE first i dunno yet
     
  9. falconguard

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    OK, as long as your looking at SuSE 10, I went with the Gnome interface and am running it as a dual boot. There is also a KDE interface, but the Gnome, just looks better.

    The more I play with it the more I like it, and I find that I only boot into windows to run games, unfortunately, I like playing games.:(

    hold on and I'll post some screenies.
     
  10. Bman

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    yea from all the linuxs I have tryed, gnome looks much better
     
  11. falconguard

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    here ya go, Suse 10
     

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  12. Bman

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    very very nice,