[clug-talk] Distro choice, besides *buntu?
john_e_jardine at spamcop.net
Sun Jul 19 15:39:39 PDT 2009
I use Slackware/SLAMD64 when I want to create an appliance. If the box
is never gonna be maintained then it's a candidate.
My Desktop & laptop don't fall into this category because OpenOffice
upgrades, Firefox upgrades etc.
What does fall into this category are print/webserver/samba servers etc.
On Sun, 2009-07-19 at 13:10 -0600, Joe Shuttleworth wrote:
> On July 19, 2009 06:40:05 am John Jardine wrote:
> > Slackware - Don't use it as a laptop/desktop anymore - used to have it
> > on everything
> On July 19, 2009 05:03:44 am Shawn wrote:
> > I can get my hands dirty with Gentoo, LFS, etc. But I moved away from
> > Gentoo because I decided I'd rather spend my time earning a living,
> > rather than maintaining a desktop. So, the same would apply in the
> > Slackware case. (this is not to say that Gentoo or Slack require a lot
> > of maintenance, only that in my experience and how *I* use my computer
> > maintenance was an issue)
> What were the problems as far as using Slackware: maintenance, etc. Can
> you elaborate.
> I'm curious because I have been using Slackware for a couple of years
> (Maybe because I wanted to learn Linux, and curious because I heard about
> Slackware). I like Slackware, but I wish it would have a way to
> resolve dependencies. Some say that a Package manager that resolves
> dependencies can be a problem (any comments?) I would also like to try out
> some other distros. What other distros would you recommend. What are the
> similarities and differences to Slackware?
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