Re: OT: Re: Need Distro Recommendation

Thanks for clear it out.

tor 2003-01-16 klockan 21.55 skrev Ryan:
> Just download the livecd. You'll have the option to download the stages
> during install or, if you pick the *big* livecd (it's the one that's
> several hundred megabytes as opposed to <100 MB), then the stages are
> already stored on the CD (at least they were on mine last time I checked).
> Ryan
> > Sounds interesting, but a little confused on what files to download in
> > order to install it:
> > /pub/Linux/distributions/gentoo/releases/1.4_rc2/x86/i586/livecd and/or
> > /pub/Linux/distributions/gentoo/releases/1.4_rc2/x86/i586/stages/
> >
> > tor 2003-01-16 klockan 20.00 skrev Ryan:
> >> I'd recommend Gentoo ( Although the installation can
> >> take a long time (you compile your whole system from scratch
> >> gcc,glibc,xfree86,etc.), you get the benefit of having a highly
> >> optimized system plus the ease of upgrading software through it's
> >> portage package management system. I haven't used Debian, but i'm told
> >> that Gentoo's portage is like Debian's apt-get system except that it
> >> downloads the source code and compiles it for you and then installs it
> >> (keeping track of all the files that were installed). So you get the
> >> benefits of installing from source (i.e. optimizations for your CPU,
> >> setting up optional enhancements for certain packages like PHP) and a
> >> package management system which keeps track of installed files. The
> >> only thing is there's no hardware detection stuff yet (that I'm aware
> >> of). I had to configure it to load all the modules I needed for my
> >> hardware manually. I just installed it on my laptop and so far so
> >> good.
> >> > 2.  Has a current (>2.0) version and stock install of Gnome.  This
> >> > is the main reason that I want to try something different - I want a
> >> > stock install of Gnome that hasn't been jacked with in some way.
> >>
> >> It does have the Gnome 2.0 series available for install and it doesn't
> >> mess with it like Redhat does.
> >> Ryan
> >> ryan vbnet net

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