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vee_ess 07-19-2002 03:50 AM

What brand/version of Linux?
I am looking to download Linux again. I have had a rather unpleasant experience with RedHat 7.2 because of a rather common problem with the introduced version of GRUB.

This time, I want to know what brand/version everyone likes and what their experiences have been. Thanx.

Grinnin Reaper 07-19-2002 09:54 AM

Re: What brand/version of Linux?
I've had some unpleasand trouble with Mandrake, after the install it won't boot to GUI cause the X-Drake (I think) interface keeps crashing. SPAMI've got it working a few times but then I still have trouble with it crashing on shut down and other bugs. SPAMI'm about to try Red Hat but hate to here it didn't work for you. SPAMDid it give you the choice of using Lilo as the boot loader? SPAMWorks great on my computer haven't used Grub. SPAMI am really pleased with SPAMOnly install program I've seen that lets you play Solitare while it's installing. SPAMHaven't used it much yet but seems like a good product all in all.

vee_ess 07-19-2002 12:22 PM

Re: What brand/version of Linux?
Actually, I did opt for LILO as I do know a little bit about that, but it still installed GRUB instead, and when I tried to change it, it accepted the settings every time but never changed. Plus, it crashed on me once, which hasn't happened to me with 2000 or XP on this motherboard. These are all known glitches in that version.

RedHat 7.3 is supposed to fix all that and I have heard many good reviews of 7.3. I would still rather stay away from RH for the time being: only have time to download one on a 56k connection and not too many cd-r's right now.

Caldera allows you to play Pacman while it installs!!!

wizbones 07-19-2002 03:29 PM

Re: What brand/version of Linux?
I would go with Red Hat or FreeBSD, I use both currently.

There are more ports availabe for RH than BSD but I still like them both.

I broke my cherry in BSD and Only use RH becuase of the need to use Chili!ASP

Both are free to download if you have patience. Am download 7.3 RH currently. Just about done with ISO 1 Should be done by Sat or Sun hopefully.

Keefe 07-19-2002 06:35 PM

Re: What brand/version of Linux?
I have used Redhat, storm, mandrake, and debian. SPAMBy far my favorite is mandrake. SPAMIt is the easiest to configure and install. SPAMIf you are a beginner, I would definetly start out with mandrake. SPAMOnce you learn to use it a little better you can then customize it however you want.


Aleckz 07-22-2002 11:47 PM

Re: What brand/version of Linux?
linux ppl are all hackors! u guys should be burned for ur pirating and hachkoring!!!@# i use mandrkae cause its like mac
so basically, i'm contradicting myself

my compuatr sp3czzz
some case i bought from chinese man down the street
400 wats powar suplie
abit mothar board
athelonn cpu
some ram i think ddr 2.300
giforce ti4000
some soundcard inside mother board
a few hard drivers for pornography
i dont know what raid is so i use ide
9x dvd
32x cdrw rewritable cdrom records/reads/burns/records again
15" monitar with buttons and digital screen

Smoked1 07-28-2002 05:07 PM

HA HA HA! He is one of two things.

Jazzman 07-28-2002 08:18 PM

I too, use mandrake. I had escapades with Redhat 7.2 and mandrake is Much easier to configure, and much easier for us linux n00bs to understand. (from my point of view)

in that, I mean I have actually managed to make it do what I WANT it to on some occassions.


Smoked1 07-28-2002 09:52 PM

I would have to agree. i just installed RH7.3 and I can't get samba working but on Mandrake it was easy

vee_ess 07-29-2002 02:51 AM

So I'll download Mandrake 8.0 then. But I have begun wondering if it is even worth downloading it because Linux doesn't support my modem or sound card. Please advise if you think it would be worthwhile anyways. I'll start on downloading it in the meanwhile.

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