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tinman (2063)

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tinman spent a few years mucking around industry before going back to school for a Masters. Currently not enjoying the weather in North England..

He wrote Perl that looked suspiciously like C code in 1998, while working as an intern, and has been trying to cure that bad habit ever since.

Journal of tinman (2063)

Friday November 14, 2003
09:54 AM

distro war!

[ #15771 ]

University runs Slack 9 by default. My supervisor wants me to install the newly released Mandrake 9.2. I know the RedHat series quite well, but unfortunately, dont see much point moving to it now that the Fedora madness has taken over. There is also the everpopular Debian and I am quite frankly curious to try out Gentoo (never been in a place that had the bandwidth to handle it before).

Sometimes, too much choice is a bad thing too. *grin*.. Mandrake will probably win out though.

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  • Mmmm gentoo (Score:2, Insightful)

    I was never a serious linux user till gentoo got hold of me. I used to play with redhat and mandrake, but some friends on IRC were touting gentoo as the best thing since sliced bread. I installed it a few months ago, and since then I've gone all linux at home and keep my XP machine booted to gentoo running as my mythtv server. :) So here's one vote for gentoo! But, I do also hear good things about debian, I wouldn't mind giving it a try someday. Being able to update your system with one command line co