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Re: Distributions

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:55 pm
by terminus
Wyrmkill wrote:
Why do you need an opinion of your own, when I'm always right and you can just agree with me :D

Well Wyrmkill,

I don't agree with you. For starters Slackware does have a pkg-mgt system it just sucks and no one uses it. Slackware relies on the existence of Patrick and he's in the hospital half the time - I'm worried for his health. I love Slackware's philosophy but they won't make it as an enterprise linux distribution for several reasons including a lack of pay for support availability. Slackware as a company sucks fyi. I had a subscription with Slackware to have them mail me CDs whenever a new distro came out. I cancelled my subscription and they continued to bill me even though I never received anymore CDs. I contacted them repeatedly and they stated they had removed me from their system yet I continued to get billed. I filed a complaint with my credit card company who refunded me the several hundred dollars slackware had charged me and they went after slackware for the money. I have not been impressed with the way they respond to serious security vulnerabilities I have found with their custom built kernels. I have sent in proof of concepts a long time ago on older kernels they had custom built and never received a response of a fix to them. I had considered publishing them on full-disclosure but never really got around to it. Aside from the company the distribution is solid relative to other distros such as Snow or SuSE it is just time consuming to maintain. Anyways my ten cents on why I don't agree with you :mrgreen:

Re: Distributions

PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:09 pm
by rki
terminus wrote:
rki wrote:
Wyrmkill wrote:
As for the best distro.

Reasons Why:
1. There's no package management system.
2. Slackware demands perfection.
4. Slackware is easy to mold and shape from the ground up. Slackware is built with the idea that you want to customize things your way, and it knows that, and lets you do it.
6. Slackware is hardcore Linux with a sharp flavor of classic Unix and some BSD packages thrown in for good measure.

As for servers, obviously FreeBSD is best. But for personal use, Slackware all the way.


copy cat - don't you have an opinion of your own?

LOL. That is my opinion. And why do I need to type them out? when its already been said.

Re: Distributions

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:19 pm
by eweb100
What do you think of Ubuntu?

Re: Distributions

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:48 am
by 3nIGhost
eweb100 wrote:What do you think of Ubuntu?

Well Ubuntu i have it as a dual boot or i sometime use it on my laptop on my vmware ... its good unix os .... i would recomend it for anyone who would like to change to a unix os ... :D

Re: Distributions

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:46 pm
by terminus
Ubuntu has been a big hit - and I like it because it has done a lot to draw new people to linux and open source. I think other distributions could learn from Ubuntu on how to attract people to their distribution. However, Ubuntu does have negatives such as bloatware. Ubuntu is based off Debian originally which I really like. I don't like gnome however so I would have to use Kubuntu or install KDE on Ubuntu.

Re: Distributions

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:34 pm
by arcanum
Fav distro would have to be Gentoo

I started out with RedHat 5.1, quickly moved away from that to Slackware, then to Gentoo i've been using it since Gentoo 1.4.

Its init system and portage are the main reasons i like it.

I dislike Debian and Ubuntu, Debian has a 100% free rule, I personally dont care care about and Ubuntu is aimed at newbies, I generally feel to confined when using it.

However each to there own. I tried a _LOT_ of different distros before I found the one that was right for me.

Re: Distributions

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:18 am
by _pappy
well im new to unix so i like ubuntu. =P

Re: Distributions

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:36 am
by Bocom
Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04

Why? Well, Wubi is one of the top reasons. :)

Re: Distributions

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:21 am
by J3Z
Ubuntu 8.04 Dekstop because I suck at unix. I'm running in on a virtual machine in VMware

Re: Distributions

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 3:44 am
by masonga95
I myself, like Mac OS X.

/me is shot