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    Anyone who knows anything about linux *cough frup* I have questions.

    Post  superarmy on Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:05 pm

    How is 9.10 shaping up? I'm looking to fresh install my main ubuntu computer as it is so agonizingly slow. Also are there any other linux offsets worth looking into, mainly which act as a good server?
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    Post  master5o1 on Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:28 pm

    Server? Depends what you're going to use it for.

    9.10 is fine right. As for the server -- just install the desktop version and use mark-packages-by-task in synaptic to install server packages (or so)
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    Post  superarmy on Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:37 pm

    What about linux alternatives?
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    Post  master5o1 on Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:13 am

    *BSD is a bitch to install, apparently.
    Most others aren't nearly as well supported as to be useful Neutral

    Debian can support multiple kernels...
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    Post  superarmy on Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:58 am

    master5o1 wrote:*BSD is a bitch to install, apparently.
    Most others aren't nearly as well supported as to be useful Neutral

    Debian can support multiple kernels...

    Yes I've read all about that, but it seems godly fast, especially version 8. All I want it to do is run torrents fast and be able to run h264 mkv's well.
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    Post  superarmy on Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:28 am

    Might just go with Gentoo, FreeBSD sounds like days of work. Gentoo just sounds like hours.
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    Post  frup on Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:54 pm

    lol

    gentoo takes days to configure and update

    debian is ubuntu without the bloat, but it doesn't have all the drivers and codecs

    fedora is like debian but RPM

    mandriva or pclinuxos is almost like ubuntu is to debian to fedora

    suse is ok but it smacks of MS.

    Ubuntu 9.10 seems a bit like 8.10, I don't know whether it's worth the effort. they've changed the theme and it's even uglier (i don't mind the current one). It focuses mainly on adding cloud computing... all nonsense in my opinion.

    I fell asleep.
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    Post  superarmy on Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:02 pm

    frup wrote:lol

    gentoo takes days to configure and update

    debian is ubuntu without the bloat, but it doesn't have all the drivers and codecs

    fedora is like debian but RPM

    mandriva or pclinuxos is almost like ubuntu is to debian to fedora

    suse is ok but it smacks of MS.

    Ubuntu 9.10 seems a bit like 8.10, I don't know whether it's worth the effort. they've changed the theme and it's even uglier (i don't mind the current one). It focuses mainly on adding cloud computing... all nonsense in my opinion.

    I fell asleep.

    Gentoo is what I'm leaning towards at the moment, is it worth it for the long time to configure? it sounds super fast and relative to FreeBSD won't take as long or be as mind blowingly complex.
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    Post  master5o1 on Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:27 pm

    this is what happens when people complain about the colour scheme/theme -- it gets uglier Neutral


    go try mint Neutral lolololol
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    Post  frup on Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:57 am

    superarmy wrote:
    frup wrote:lol

    gentoo takes days to configure and update

    I fell asleep.

    Gentoo is what I'm leaning towards at the moment, is it worth it for the long time to configure? it sounds super fast and relative to FreeBSD won't take as long or be as mind blowingly complex.

    Ubuntu needs 512mb ram or 1gb ideally to be a good system
    A debian system can run on as little as 128mb ram... I think this is often what people talk about speed... conversely it could be considered lack of features by some.


    Gentoo is actually configured to your individual machine... but all the dependency hell etc requires you to know quite a bit about what you are doing. The real speed bonus comes in that you selectively choose what you want on the system taking away "bloat"


    A better option than Gentoo that seems to be really popular is Arch... or even give slackware a try, again not easy, you'll be reading documentation.

    FreeBSD isn't fast. Some benchmarks I saw placed it slower than Ubuntu.

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