View Full Version : What's your Fav. Distro
July 12, 2002, 07:39 AM
If your fav. isn't listed, then just add it to a reply. For a concise listing of Linux distros, visit http://www.linux.org/dist/list.html
July 13, 2002, 10:15 AM
I have used Mandrake in the past and didn't really have a problem with it. Mandrake is packed with alot of programs, utilities, etc but I think i would give RedHat a star over Mandrake because of its popularity and stability (server-side)
July 15, 2002, 08:00 AM
If you want stability, then you're looking at debian. Striped down to the core and always uses a less-than-latest kernel, just to make sure they're building a stable distro.
July 23, 2002, 11:27 AM
I said redhat because , I know that when configuring applications to deploy on 400 servers, what you want most is compatability .
I should state that i tend to install the latest stable kernel and install my own perl postgresql and ssh and change the filesystem to one that is more appropriate for a server (Reiserfs + LVM).
So i guess the only way you will know that it is Redhat is because i never change "issue" :-)
If i had to build an infrastructure from scratch i would use debian apt-get is far better than rpm (though the next version of rpm will have better dep checking and resolution)
July 23, 2002, 01:46 PM
What company is that, or are you not at liberty to say?
July 23, 2002, 04:19 PM
Advance Internet ( http://www.advance.net )
July 24, 2002, 07:48 AM
Oh right, your tag line.
July 24, 2002, 10:37 AM
Looks like Lycoris (the new Linux distibution) needs to be added to the options ;)
July 24, 2002, 02:40 PM
You can't fairly say that it's your favorite distro seeing as how you've never used it.
When some people have had a chance to evaluate it, we'll add it then.
October 6, 2002, 11:13 AM
Hi Im a New to your site...All these distros are cool...but has anyone tired Engarde Secure Linux.....its and exellent harden Distro Of linux...www.engardelinux.com take a look at it....also Slackware and Immunux are exellent distros.......both very stable and quite secure
October 28, 2002, 02:38 PM
Mandrake 9.0 is effectively the best GUI intensive distribution of Linux to date... Debian, unfortunately still sucks with install and administration.
November 14, 2002, 07:44 AM
My favorite is Mandrake 8.2. I have had a fewe problems wit it but I like that it has a myriad of GUI tools to tap into the power of the OS. It also comes with almost all the software you'll ever need. I can't wait to try 9. I just install Xandros and I think it will be good for the masses, but it does not give a lot of power to the power user in a GUI out of the box.
November 14, 2002, 09:03 AM
I like Redhat simply because they have a very supporg support base in the automatic package update. They have a team out checking thier packages for bugs and relaesing patches as soon as these bugs are found ;)
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