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RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby guy » Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:09 pm

Ubuntu. No choice about it. :)

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You should not have selected the option for "DDoS, phishing and spam server". :wink:
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RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby ladi » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:26 am

The thing actually works...got the answers backwards though!
Offered me Gentoo then Slackware.
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RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby Nobber » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:54 am

It offered me five perfect matches: Kubuntu, Mandriva, MEPIS, Gentoo and Slackware.

I've tried all of these before except MEPIS. Slackware's my current favourite, and I'll definitely try Gentoo some day.
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby Marrea » Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:25 pm

Rhakios wrote:Goodness me! For me it recommends Mandriva and SuSE.


Would you believe, that was what it recommended for me as well !

A long-time SuSE user and a dabbler with Mandriva. Dipped a toe in the water with 2005LE and have a purchased copy of 2006 waiting until such time as I get round to installing it - once I've played with SUSE10 a bit more. :wink:

It states that Yellow Dog fails on the criterion of requiring partitioning skills, which I said didn't give me any trouble, it should have failed on the fact that I am installing on a PC, not a MAC.


Exactly the same here as well !!
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Postby shifty_ben » Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:36 pm

Gentoo then Slackware as perfect matches. Funny cos I was only wondering about trying Slackware earlier and I already use Gentoo, that has to be the first online test Ive taken where it hasnt either got it wrong or told me to call such and such a numbe rfor full results :D
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Postby Cogar » Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:47 pm

I also got the Mandriva/SUSE/Yellow Dog recommendation. I like SUSE a lot, and it is what I use.
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby Rhakios » Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:36 pm

Marrea wrote:
It states that Yellow Dog fails on the criterion of requiring partitioning skills, which I said didn't give me any trouble, it should have failed on the fact that I am installing on a PC, not a MAC.


Exactly the same here as well !!


Well, I filled in their response form, so if it's a bug (I would think so) then they can try to fix it if they want to.

You should like Mandriva 2006, but look out for the two killer bugs, see the errata. They have the same xorg bug as SuSE and one of their very own linked to logrotate.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby ollie » Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:13 am

I must be answering the questions wrong - I keep getting Kubuntu, Debian and Mepis with Fedora or mandriva and then SUSE Linux 9.3. I've been using SUSE Linux from 9.0 until now 10 when I changed from Red Hat 7.3 - 9. I just have too many hardware issues with Debian during the installation (stable, testing, or unstable seems to always have an issue with must use something from stable when I'm using testing or this hardware needs unstable when using stable) and Mandrake/Mandriva has always seemed to have an issue somewhere with hardware or libraries.

Or is it because I'm upside down to the web server :lol: :lol:
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby nelz » Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:32 am

Maybe the answer is right and you are using the wrong distro :)
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby Nobber » Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:52 am

Maybe people are putting too much stock in the order in which the results appear.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby ggsinclair » Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:57 pm

Hello!

I Mandriva and SuSe.

Almost accurate - I removed Mandriva recently in a fit of rage.

Just run SuSe now.

What is Yellow Dog, and is it any good?

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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby nelz » Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:58 pm

Yellow Dog is Red Hat/Fedora Core for PPC.
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RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby jjmac » Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:17 am

It got it upside down, i think the predicates need expanding a bit. Not a bad idea though, just goes to show the fundamental problems associated with predicated systems.

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