[svlug] VDQ :distros other than Fedora?
raffi at linwin.com
Sat Aug 21 18:46:29 PDT 2004
On Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 04:31:05PM -0400, Beartooth wrote:
> All I had ever run, till EOL hit me, was RedHat : 7.2, 8.0, and 9. (I had
> bought both 6.0 and 6.2, without ever managing to install either.)
> Now I'm beginning to doubt my ability -- and willingness -- to keep up
> with the Fedora cycle, even one release behind. If FC2 is going to be
> harder, even after FC3 comes out, to install or upgrade or maintain (as I
> am assured on at least one Fedora list), then I belong elsewhere.
> I don't want to bear the expense for RHEL if I can help it; what there is
> of my pension has other uses -- like GPS/topo map emulation for my sunk
> investment in Garmin, De Lorme, etc. -- nor do I want to devote the time
> when The Seasons are about to open. (Much as I appreciate y'all's
> expertise, I have other interests -- and less time left at my disposal
> than most ....)
> I know of Whitebox, Tao, and CentOS -- and am little more
> enthused than Garfield the cat about calisthenics, afaict from a few days
> watching their lists and web sites ...
> Am I SOL? Or just missing a good bet? Or ....??
> Beartooth Autodidact, curmudgeonly codger learning linux
> Hunting is life, life hunting -- all I know on Earth ...
Is it that bad? It's not 1994 you know where my only option was
installation from 49 floppy disks supplied from Linux Systems Labs.
Try http://www.cheapbytes.com. There should be something working for
Not sure what's wrong with Fedora. It's a cutting edge like most of
distributions if you play withe the latest one. If you keep doing the
same things then use a distribution based on Debian. Xandros is one of
them. That way you won't need to do much more than 'apt-get
update;apt-get upgrade' or 'apt-get install someapplication' every once
in a while. It handles RPMs too. I upgraded recently to the lates one
and am happy with it. Some annoyances, but which distro doesn't have
If your /home is a separate partition, as it should be, you could try
different distributions before you settle on the one you really like.
C:\ the root of digital evil.
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