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#31 TheSmokingMan


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Posted 10 July 2005 - 01:56 PM

I figured out early on into the test that what I currently use is what I'm going to end up with

w00t for SuSE

and in defense of BSDs I've actually found them to be as easy to install for the first timer as any linux distro. if you're gonna hose your partitions it doesn't matter what OS you're trying to install. :unsure:

#32 cduke250



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Posted 22 July 2005 - 12:27 AM

Arch linux is blowing up... I also prefer BSD, but nothing beats linux when your in a hurry. [packages - install] [up2date tuts for everything] [ XXL phpbb forum ]

#33 rlastinger



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Posted 18 August 2005 - 04:45 PM

I got Gentoo and Slackware which is awesome. I also use Debian and Fedora though. How is yellowdog and arch linux? I keep saying I'm going to try them, but haven't done it yet. I also like the BSD's though, and lately been playing with OpenSolaris a lot. I like it too.

#34 Wi1d


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Posted 18 August 2005 - 10:34 PM

Sweet and very accurate. I got Gentoo and Slackware. While I don't have slackware installed, I always have Gentoo on one of my main boxes.

#35 apoc_neo



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Posted 19 August 2005 - 05:19 AM

We found 4 perfect match(es):

Mandriva ( )
Mandriva Linux, formerly known as Mandrake Linux, is a friendly Linux Operating System which specializes in ease-of-use for both servers and the home/office. It is freely available in many languages throughout the world. 

MEPIS Linux is a desktop Linux system that is also easy to configure as a dedicated server. It is designed for both personal and business purposes. It includes cutting-edge features such as a live/installation/recovery CD, automatic hardware configuration, NTFS partition resizing, ACPI power management, WiFi support, anti-aliased TrueType fonts, a personal firewall, KDE, and much more. 

PCLinuxOS ( )
PCLinuxOS is an English only self-booting live cd that runs entirely from a bootable CD without installing anything on your computer. Data on the CD is uncompressed on the fly allowing up to 2 GB of programs on one CD including a complete Xserver, KDE 3.3.2 Desktop, Open Office 1.1.4, Thunderbird 1.0, Firefox 1.0, p2p filesharing and much more, all preconfigured and ready to use! In addition to the livecd mode, you can also install PCLinuxOS to your hard drive using our easy to use livecd installer, assuming you like PCLinuxOS and it runs well on your computer. 

Fedora ( )
The goal of The Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community to build a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from open source software.

This is my test results.

#36 belgther


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Posted 19 August 2005 - 11:04 AM

It succeeded Ubuntu (also Kubuntu, too ;)) and Mandriva for me, but now I am using Auditor installed at my hd, and writing this post with Auditor, also the test didn't find the matching linux distribution for me.
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#37 Vhaerun



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Posted 21 August 2005 - 02:11 PM

How about whoppix?From what i've heard,it's the ideal OS for whitehats,pen-tests etc. ;)

#38 mr-rodgers



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Posted 22 August 2005 - 12:38 AM

I currently run both Ubuntu and IPCop... However there are two other distros which have caught my interest: Debian and Gentoo. Infact I am fairly bored so I'm going to download gentoo and try it out for my self right now! I am interested to see if because it optimizes binaries for my hardware, the difference in speed is actually *noticeable*. From what i've heard it's going to be a long, long install...

A quick question:

How do Debian and Gentoo manage their packages? I luv the apt-get/dpkg facility that Ubuntu has. In my mind this is a great feature.


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Posted 22 August 2005 - 01:21 AM

@mr-rodgers : debian as ubuntu use the apt program.

@Vhaerun : Whoppix doesn't exist anymore. His name is WHAX. This is a pen-test distribution live cd based on SLAX (the live cd of Slackware). The current version is 3.0, i think. It's very usefull distributions which many many tools ;)

Download It, Burn It, Try It and enjoy :)

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 02:48 AM

@rlastinger: I've recently switched from fedora core to arch linux and I don't regret it :) I especially like it's package sistem: pacman(similar to portage). It is about 5-10 times faster than yum was(I don't know if this value is universally true but on my pc it is) and it's not hogging my resources.

#41 Dr.Network



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Posted 10 September 2005 - 01:08 PM

lol im a noob but i want Fedora 4 my perfect match is Suse :blink: :(

#42 cduke250



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Posted 22 January 2007 - 11:22 AM

Videos of Different Distros in action!
IMG- Timeline of linux distros

Seven Linux Distros Compared
How to pick a linux distro
Linux Distributions Compared | Linux Journal | (1996)

The best distro is ARCH-LINUX

#43 Guest_Dennis_*

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 11:48 AM

That article is from 1996 :blink: How can it help someone choose a distro 11 years later?

#44 Jeremy


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Posted 22 January 2007 - 01:29 PM

That article is from 1996 :blink: How can it help someone choose a distro 11 years later?

He is trying to be slick and edited his post

#45 cduke250



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Posted 22 January 2007 - 01:37 PM

He is trying to be slick and edited his post

I don't know what you are talking about! ;p

I swear I just got that (1996) linux journal article in my email from a newsletter, what r they doing sending out such old articles in their newsletter? lol. Hopefully the new links make up for it.. I especially like the timeline and osvids.

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