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Old 05-04-2006, 09:41 PM   #101
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I am sure that bsd or linux will be noticeably faster. Not sure about if the network will be faster but the sever should be. Freebsd is nice becouse it uses portage so it should be preaty versitile. Gentoo uses the portage thing too and it what makes it universial.
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Old 05-05-2006, 04:10 AM   #102
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I am sure that bsd or linux will be noticeably faster. Not sure about if the network will be faster but the sever should be. Freebsd is nice becouse it uses portage so it should be preaty versitile. Gentoo uses the portage thing too and it what makes it universial.
yeah gentoo is great [;

P.S. yesterday tried ubuntu. Was very excited [; so far very imprested [;
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Old 05-05-2006, 09:13 AM   #103
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yeah gentoo is great [;

P.S. yesterday tried ubuntu. Was very excited [; so far very imprested [;
I just got mepis beta2 (released yesterday). I'm going to give it a try because it mixes two of my favorite linux things: .deb and KDE

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Just tried MEPIS 6.0 beta2. Really great distro, everything worked while live (even audio and wireless which with all other distros I've had to download the drivers) and installation is done from the live KDE interface. Simple and functional.

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Old 05-05-2006, 10:53 AM   #104
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I just got mepis beta2 (released yesterday). I'm going to give it a try because it mixes two of my favorite linux things: .deb and KDE

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Just tried MEPIS 6.0 beta2. Really great distro, everything worked while live (even audio and wireless which with all other distros I've had to download the drivers) and installation is done from the live KDE interface. Simple and functional.
Why not try Kubuntu? I've been Using Ubuntu becuase I like apt and gnome.

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Old 05-05-2006, 12:50 PM   #105
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Why not try Kubuntu? I've been Using Ubuntu becuase I like apt and gnome.
It was on my "to try" list. But AFAIK is an "easy" distro in the way that it installs predefined packages (and lots of 'useless' stuff) by default.
That's why I've been stuck to Slackware for years, utter and complete customization from the go

I'll download it and give it a try, why not.
The one I really want to try is nUbuntu , I need a replacement for PHLAK
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Old 05-05-2006, 03:30 PM   #106
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It was on my "to try" list. But AFAIK is an "easy" distro in the way that it installs predefined packages (and lots of 'useless' stuff) by default.
That's why I've been stuck to Slackware for years, utter and complete customization from the go

I'll download it and give it a try, why not.
The one I really want to try is nUbuntu , I need a replacement for PHLAK
not that many predefined. It's only 1 CD, some "easy" distro's like Mandriva or Fedora are bloated like that so I know what you mean.
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Old 05-08-2006, 08:29 AM   #107
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well I just dl'd Gentoo.

Do you guys use a utility to set-up dual boot?

Or would you strongly recommend against setting up Gentoo dual boot on a server already setup with a web site?

I really don't want to crash it, maybe I'll find a gigantic hard drive and create an "image" back-up first.
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:04 PM   #108
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need linux for an old box p3, what would be the best to use.. also need to be able to access it thorugh network
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:36 PM   #109
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Ubuntu is agreat just throw it on distro to use.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:26 AM   #110
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Well, I recently made the switch from XP to Ubuntu Fiesty (7.04). Burning the ISO file to the disk was a breeze, and booting it from it was even easier. It immediately read the CD and prompted me with a list of options.

Having the CD is one big reason why I will cherish Linux. If I do something wrong in the terminal, and it completely ruins my system, and I had things I wanted backed up already, just delete that partition and reinstall!

There were two gripes I had with Ubuntu Linux though. First, my integrated graphics card was not configured properly with the right driver (or lack there of?) and I was stuck with 1024X768. It should have been 1280X800.

I tried different methods, and I finally found a simple one after a few days. I entered the command into the terminal and selected the right resolution out of the x-driver (I think that was the name) and rebooted. Worked perfect, and stayed that way.

Getting my wireless internet card to work was another beast all in itself. I tried every guide and 'how-to' I came across and nothing seemed to work. I actually do not recall with one made mine work; all I know is that I angrily shut off my computer and turned it on the next morning with my blue indicator light illuminated!

It immediately began searching for the best wireless connection with out a WEP/WAP key.

I have loved Linux so far but I will not make it my only OS (for now). Having a dual-boot with XP gives me the best of both worlds, and that makes me happy.

Well, those are my impressions ha-ha.


E: Also, Aero Glass is nothing compared to Compizfusion/Beryl.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:55 PM   #111
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