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    Debian Distros...

    So, what do you think? I'm running Debian unstable, well, it was a hard drive install of Knoppix (for wifi card reasons) and now it is pretty much debian with the exception of the start up scripts of which I still need to "fix".

    But for the most part I really like Debian. I used to be a Mandrake man but rpms always got on my nerves and eventually things got all messed up.

    Anyway....what are your thoughts on Debian (both negative and/or positave)?

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    Re: Debian Distros...

    I don't have anything to say about Debian since I've never used the Distro. People always tout the apt-get system, and hopefully it's better then Gentoo's emerge system which causes me some fair problems at times.

    I'm a Slackware fan, so I perfer to stick with my pkgtool. Good luck on your choice of Distro, and welcome to the forums.
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    Re: Debian Distros...

    I've played with Debian a tiny bit (mostly through debian based distros really... Knoppix and such) and it'd decent, but I'm more of a Slackware fan myself. I also like OpenBSD (you should try it just to try something different from Linux)

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    Re: Debian Distros...

    Oh yeah, I guess I should mention that Xamindar plays Descent 3. Yipppieee someone to play with.
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    Re: Debian Distros...

    Quote Originally Posted by SkyNet
    I'm a Slackware fan, so I perfer to stick with my pkgtool. Good luck on your choice of Distro, and welcome to the forums.
    Thank you. I think I tried Slackware a long time ago (maybe 4 years ago?). Is it the one that has config files full of all kinds of possible configurations and you just un-comment the stuff you want to use? Though, it might be different these days. I really liked that, it allowed me to learn a lot about Linux. Slackware is RPM based is that correct?

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    Re: Debian Distros...

    ACK!!! NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    Slackware CAN use RPM's (there's a tool to convert RPM to Slackware packages) but generally you either stall a Slackware package with pkgtool or you install via "./configure && make && sudo make install"

    It does make you learn a lot about the system because it doesn't have a lot of the fancy "setup" tools like redhat and friends use. It also has a BSD style init script system rather than the more popular System V style.

    Good luck with your system, and remember... if you get stuck or have questions, this is a good place to start

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