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Favorite linux distro

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whats every ones favorite linux distribution? and why?


for me i would say mandriva or fedora

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well,for me it´s still RedHat9 Enterprise, simply for the fact that it´s on my server... :lol:
but I´ll switch to Fedora soon because the support for RH9 has been ended.. :?

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bad_brain wrote:well,for me it´s still RedHat9 Enterprise, simply for the fact that it´s on my server... :lol:
but I´ll switch to Fedora soon because the support for RH9 has been ended.. :?
is this site on your personal server? or are you paying for one? if it is yours what kinda connection do you have?

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nope, this site is on a different server. my server is a rented one.. :wink:

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Puppy linux is the best for me. :lol:
Why?
1)Small,
2)easy to start from cd or usb or hdd or external hdd or...
3)fast - doesn't just work; it runs happily in most every computer!
Puppy Rocks!

MEPIS, Knoppix, Baltix(distro localized for my country) and Ubuntu also is good.

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I personally like Knoppix....it usually comes with a kick ass packet sniffer......

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GODhack wrote:Puppy linux is the best for me. :lol:
Why?
1)Small,
2)easy to start from cd or usb or hdd or external hdd or...
3)fast - doesn't just work; it runs happily in most every computer!
Puppy Rocks!

MEPIS, Knoppix, Baltix(distro localized for my country) and Ubuntu also is good.
think it would run good on a 700mh celeron with 128 mb or ram. normally wouldn't bother with such a slow machine but i think im going to put it in my car :)

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magiceiko wrote: think it would run good on a 700mh celeron with 128 mb or ram. normally wouldn't bother with such a slow machine but i think im going to put it in my car :)
man, it would run REALLY good on a 700mHz box....my RedHat home server is just a P2 and it works fine. and such small distros are even optimized for really slow systems by using slim window managers like Fluxbox, so even the cheapest/slowest graphics card and CPU is enough.
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bad_brain wrote:
magiceiko wrote: think it would run good on a 700mh celeron with 128 mb or ram. normally wouldn't bother with such a slow machine but i think im going to put it in my car :)
man, it would run REALLY good on a 700mHz box....my RedHat home server is just a P2 and it works fine. and such small distros are even optimized for really slow systems by using slim window managers like Fluxbox, so even the cheapest/slowest graphics card and CPU is enough.
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sweet ill have to make it a project on day and try it. so far debian has been the best but man i tryed installing the newest fedora and the newest mandriva and boy did it run slow.

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I would have to say that even though I am using Suse now, I liked ubuntu<---(spelling may be off) the best. I have tried many different distros and unbuntu is the one that has given me the least amount of trouble, and easiest set up. I like suse, but for some reason emacs won't work, but that could be a different thread all together.

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yeah, I heard it already a couple of times that Ubuntu is a real nice distro, I hope I have some time in the near future to test it... :)

well, imo emacs is obsolete anyway, vi is a lot better, and it´s shell-only which is important when administrating remotely over SSH for example.

here are the basic vi commands:
when starting all you can do is to move the cursor, to edit the file you have to press i for insert.
when done with editing you have to press esc

by pressing : you start a command
:q quits vi
:w saves the file

you can also combine commands:
:wq saves the file and quits vi then


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