Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Slackware or Debian or *BSD

  1. #1
    Mentor cga's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Posts
    1,433

    Slackware or Debian or *BSD

    I want a UNIX. I want a simple, mostly CLI system to use for writing stuff with LaTeX, surfing the web, doing e-mail and usenet, and playing with Python.

    And, if at all possible, with a Fortran dev ability.

    No bloat. No BS.

    What should I do?


  2. #2

    Re:Slackware or Debian or *BSD

    Try OpenBSD!

  3. #3

    Re:Slackware or Debian or *BSD

    debian!

  4. #4
    Mentor
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    1,666

    Re:Slackware or Debian or *BSD

    SLACK. Honestly they will all do what you want. You can install as much or as little as you want in both Slack and Debian, never used *BSD but I'd assume its the same. And as far as I know Slack has got Fortran support if you want it.
    CP

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    419

    Re:Slackware or Debian or *BSD

    Slack or Debian!

  6. #6

    Re:Slackware or Debian or *BSD

    I would say slack or openbsd

  7. #7
    Guest

    Re:Slackware or Debian or *BSD

    [me=Lovechild]sounds like a scratched record[/me]

    GENTOO !!!

    Also FreeBSD 5.0 looks nice - I couldn't get GNOME2.2.1 installed on it but that's the danger of running -current I think.

  8. #8
    Mentor cga's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Posts
    1,433

    Re:Slackware or Debian or *BSD

    [quote author=Ashcrow link=board=7;threadid=6856;start=0#64008 date=1050713378]
    Try OpenBSD!
    [/quote]

    Just spent some time looking over the website, and my, does OpenBSD look good. Maybe just the thing I am looking for. I'll have to spend some more time reading the man pages and other docs in the site.

    So, Ashcrow, what specifically do you like about OpenBSD?


  9. #9

    Re:Slackware or Debian or *BSD

    On my tower system, I have Slackware 8.0, Debian 3.0 and Freebsd 4.7 installed and they all are great distros.

  10. #10
    Guest

    Re:Slackware or Debian or *BSD

    [quote author=GhostDawg link=board=7;threadid=6856;start=0#64319 date=1051407343]
    ... Freebsd 4.7 ... all are great distros.
    [/quote]

    FreeBSD is not a GNU/Linux distribution. Also BSD is probably as close as you will get to UN*X, without plunking down some major dough.

    [edit]
    Ghost D. your sentence included two GNU/Linux distros, which lead me to believe that you were lumping in FreeBSD as one too. While most of the users here might know the difference, I pointed that out for the unintiated. It was not meant as a flame I appologize if you took it as such.
    [/edit]

Similar Threads

  1. Slackware 10 is out
    By in forum Linux - General Topics
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 07-20-2004, 07:46 PM
  2. Slackware 8
    By in forum Linux - General Topics
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-27-2002, 05:18 PM
  3. Slackware 8.1
    By jbstew32 in forum Linux - General Topics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-03-2002, 02:11 PM
  4. Slackware and KDM
    By johnmann in forum Linux - General Topics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-22-2002, 09:17 PM
  5. Good news for Debian, Slackware and Redhat users!!
    By in forum Linux - General Topics
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-28-2001, 06:01 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •