Easy linux operating system
Posted 25 June 2008 - 07:05 AM
Now I only run XP as an emulated OS whenever needed and it runs perfectly this way.
Posted 25 June 2008 - 01:47 PM
I'm using Fedora9 on my linux workstation, and CentOS for my servers. Both are very simple to use and manage. I personally find rpm and yum much easier to use than deb and apt.
Of course - if you want the best *nix server OS, then FreeBSD is the way to go.
Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:03 PM
We got Ubuntu on a couple boxes here (dual booting), but we've used plenty of others too.
Edit: I can't say it's exactly perfect either though... I had to recompile alsa-everything to have audio working, I had to edit the x.org config file to have a non-stupid resolution on the login screen (this is getting seriously old), other users weren't sudo'ers in the first place (was pretty restrictive for some stuff, like having to change user to be able to install the flash player), it's a pain having to select your language every time you log in (if someone else used it, and picked a different language meanwhile), the selection of a beta version of firefox for which most extensions weren't working with at the time of release, having to use autocutsel for copy/paste in VNC to work at all, an update breaking a perfectly good and working OpenLDAP install, etc. All kinds of stuff Works great for a lot of things, but they're not dual booting XP for no reason.
Server wise, I prefer Debian to RHEL/CentOS precisely because of deb & apt instead of rpm But even there, there's so many options... So many distros. And some people do indeed prefer FreeBSD.
This post has been edited by crahak: 10 July 2008 - 10:26 AM
Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:30 AM
So 2 of my boxes are no longer dual booting... I just don't have the time to try another dozen distros, learn all the specific quirks those have, and all the necessary workarounds/fixes. Windows just works on these boxes, all the time, reliably. No crashes, freezes, strange problems or anything... Linux only seems to bring you different problems (and more of them from what I've seen).
This post has been edited by crahak: 30 July 2008 - 11:43 PM
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This post has been edited by Th3_uN1Qu3: 16 July 2008 - 01:50 PM