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What Linux distribution do you use?...  

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  1. 1. What Linux distribution do you use?...

    • Gentoo
      4
    • Mandrake
      4
    • Fedora
      3
    • Red Hat
      3
    • Slackware
      3
    • SUSE
      1
    • Debian
      4
    • FreeBSD
      1
    • Connectiva
      0
    • Other
      6


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Since there seem to be soooooo many Linux users in the game, it would be cool to know whats the most popular dist.

 

So just choose, damnit!

(And no windoze users should vote :ph34r:)

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I've been desperate to try gentoo, cos mandrake is a little too 'friendly' for my liking, i wanna go hardcore :P

 

However i couldnt install it on my amd64 laptop (couldnt fdisk my partitions, and i could set up my network card...believe me, i tried).

 

Perhaps i'll give it a go sometime...

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Ebuild? WTH sick word. Like Microsoft one...RaWr!

Slackware forever. Old UNIX tradition without any sick things like rpm and depencies.

And the one system who almost in 100% comply with FHS so I don't have to bloody search

to find something like on some evil things such like red hat or mdk and neverending mess in there.

And nice to know that FreeBSD is Linux distribution! I am making a screenie and posting on pl.comp.os.freebsd right now! ROTFL!

 

Regards.

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Missing option: "Do it yourself".

 

./configure

make

make install

 

(ok, so I didn't install everything that way (yet), but important stuff like kernel, libc, gcc, grub - yes).

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That option looks like that:

./configure --prefix=/usr

make

make install DESTDIR=/tmp/bla

cd /tmp

makepkg bla-1.2-i686.tgz

installpkg bla-1.2-i686.tgz

mv bla-1.2-i686.tgz /chloe/install/tgz

rm -rf bla

 

Regards.

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Slackware forever. Old UNIX tradition without any sick things like rpm and depencies.

Old = Good? I only think that'll go when speaking about liquor and some music :-)

 

Leeloo - LFS would be for you then :)

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Old = Good? I only think that'll go when speaking about liquor and some music :-)

Yeah, some things are good to save for a special occasion. Wine, for example. I've recently discovered that sandwich meat is not, in fact, a good thing to save for a special occasion. Unless that special occasion is stinking up your room. Month-old poorly-refrigerated roast beef is good for that

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Slackware was one of first Linux distributions. And yes, on UNIX, tradition is good.

When I see that new "modern" distributions I am kinda sick.

 

Regards.

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*BSD is NOT a Linux flavour.

This is what I've tried to tell him. ;-)

 

Regards.

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Slackware Live Forever...I love Slackware :P

 

Missing option: "Do it yourself".

 

./configure

make

make install

 

Acutallly...I go...

 

./configure

make

checkinstall

y

enter

type description

enter

yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

LOL.....

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Leeloo - LFS would be for you then :o

Not quite, because I didn't start from scratch.

 

I started with SuSE, and replaced one thing at a time, as newer versions of the software was available.

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Missing option: "Do it yourself".

 

./configure

make

make install

 

(ok, so I didn't install everything that way (yet), but important stuff like kernel, libc, gcc, grub - yes).

90% of the time i compile software, its tailored for the system and its up-to-date....

 

rpm's are for n00bs :o

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Slackware was one of first Linux distributions.

Yes, and he deserves respect for providing a distribution for the last 12 years. Still I prefer other distributions over Slackware, as they are better for my usage.

 

I hate it when even distributions become religion.

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*BSD is NOT a Linux flavour.

I know, i dont know why i put it as an option....

Coz u r da n00b.

 

R3g4rdZ.

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I use Libranet.

Here

Nice and light with IceWM, but debian based so with apt packagement system. Its commercial, but there is no current commercial release so it is free. Also pretty user friendly, which means most linux users wont like it ;) .

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