[ILUG] Suggestions for best 64 bit Linux distro?
simon at koala.ie
Tue Jun 28 20:45:06 IST 2005
On Tuesday 28 June 2005 18:38, Colm Buckley wrote:
> On 28 Jun 2005, at 20:30, Simon Kenyon wrote:
> > i didn't feel i needed to justify my choice of distribution but i
> > was pointing out that he was talking rubbish
> > for what it is worth, the three "leading" distributions that i come
> > across in my travels are fedora, debian and ubuntu
> So you're going to point out the flaws in each, for the purpose of
> comparison with Gentoo. Okay, that's a good tactic.
> > ubuntu is a modern debian (which would appear to be imploding)
> An unsubstantiated assertion that Debian is "imploding" is all it
> takes to dismiss both Ubuntu and Debian?
sarge has just been released after a 100 million years
> > the number of problems that users (on the mailing lists that i
> > frequent) of fedora have (albeit new users of linux) is staggering.
> I have never argued in favour of Fedora. What mailing lists do you
ivtv, mythtv, xmltv, linux-dvb, ogle,...
> > gentoo is the only distribution that i have found which doesn't
> > subject the user to dependency hell while allowing them to remain
> > current. i've only come unstuck once and a bit of googling soon
> > fixed that.
> How many more times do I have to say "Ubuntu"?
i used debian for 2-3 years (ok, so i forget how long exactly) and gave up
because i was in dependency hell and ended up having to build lots of stuff
by hand. so maybe ubuntu does the same. good. so there are two distributions
that are usable. good to know.
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