Re: three questions
From: Alan Connor (zzzzzz_at_xxx.yyy)
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 02:43:05 GMT
On alt.os.linux, in <email@example.com>, "Johnno"
> Andy Fraser <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Asking for a distro recommendation is actually pretty
>> pointless IMHO even though we all give them. Different people
>> will like different distros for different roles for different
>> reasons. You might have to try a few before you find one you
>> really like.
> Yeah, I've noticed that, and I should have realized it right
> from the start. It's like "which car do you like". I was even
> going to ask which distros to keep away from, but that would
> probably be worse :) I've decided to pick up a second box from
> somwewhere, and use that to try a few out. Even though I've
> heard that dual booting is OK, I'm not game enough to try
> it. Thanks, Johnno Replace .invalid with .com.au to reply
If you live on a steep, un-paved road, then you need an SUV
or the like, and a little sportscar just won't work.
Debian is the most stable of the distros, and the most
flexible. Its package manager, apt-get, is far superior
to rpm and its derivatives, which is largely responsible
for this flexibility.
Despite the ignorant ramblings you will sometimes hear on a group
like this, installing Debian is a breeze on any box from an
old 486 to the present.
You'll have to work a _little_ harder to use Debian, but the
payback is tenfold.