[svlug] linux flavor opinions
marc_news at vasoftware.com
Sun Jan 13 13:40:02 PST 2002
On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 08:59:15PM -0800, Nate Campi wrote:
> Slackware has always been well suited for a "server" type install due to
> it's simplicity and ability to do a small install.
Debian can do this just as well. Sorry, but appart from personal
preferences, and being used to it, I can't see any technical reasons to use
slackware for anything for that matter.
For that matter, I don't dare thinking how you do a distribution libc
upgrade on a live slackware server nowadays.
> Red Hat can do a "minimal" install, too. Of course Debian users know that
> a fresh install is around 20 megs, with networking ;)
I don't remember how small a bare minimum debian install can be, but I know
Red Hat doesn't have a minimum install. What they call minimum install is
150MB and includes X and a lot of crap last I checked.
Microsoft is to operating systems & security ....
.... what McDonalds is to gourmet cooking
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