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Author Topic: What variant of Linux do you use? And which ones have you tried?  (Read 7985 times)
shyuechou
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« on: June 02, 2006, 10:27:52 PM »

Well? Red Hat was convenient and available then.  Grin

I think, there are better distros out there.

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2006, 10:52:29 PM »

Currently: Kubuntu (KDE)

Previously: MEPIS.

Tried: SUSE, Knoppix, Ubuntu (Gnome)

Discarded: Quantian

Thinking of trying: Scientific, Gentoo or RR64, IPCop (if I have an extra desktop lying around next time and want to use it as a firewall plus router)
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2006, 10:54:00 PM »

May I know how the hardware requirements are for the variant you are using?
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shyuechou
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2006, 10:54:31 PM »

On a tangent, is GIMP the only image manipulation programme available on Linux?
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2006, 11:01:07 PM »

On a tangent, is GIMP the only image manipulation programme available on Linux?
googling around throws up Inkscape, SodiPodi, gpaint, KolourPaint as possible alternatives. Perhaps Google's Picasa as well, but that runs using Wine emulation, so it's not a native Linux port.
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2006, 11:02:27 PM »

May I know how the hardware requirements are for the variant you are using?
I am quite sure (K)Ubuntu for i386 will run on a Pentium-class machine with 128MB of RAM.
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shyuechou
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2006, 11:04:47 PM »

With the KDE interface?
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2006, 11:10:46 PM »

from: http://kubuntu.org/announcements/6.06-lts-release.php

Recommended Minimum Requirements:
Install Type  Memory Hard      Drive Space
Desktop     256 megabytes   3 gigabytes
Server          64 megabytes   500 megabytes
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shyuechou
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2006, 11:23:34 PM »

I'll consider a dual boot sometime mid-2007. Linux on the other partition.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2006, 11:24:20 PM »

Which ones have you used?  Huh?
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2006, 11:28:45 PM »

Which ones have you used?  Huh?
you mean imaging editing software for Linux? None. I rarely take photographs, and the graphics I have had to create are statistical plots, which I render as PostScript and convert to PDF.
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2006, 11:33:11 PM »

Well, you do know your tools very well. Oh well.  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2006, 12:58:47 AM »

I have used Redhat and Slackware distros when Linux kernal was 1.2.13 (That kernal version was a non-modular version and lasted prolly the longest).

I use mutt for emails and emacs for pretty much everything else outside X.

When Mac OS X was released I have turned to apple and never looked back.
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2006, 01:07:12 AM »

Do you guys refer to any books when you started off with these things or you just relied on the Internet to seek solutions and information on Linux?

Perhaps you can recommend me one. I need something to put my mind on instead of getting all mad and fed up with the recent spate of events happening to me recently.
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2006, 02:23:09 AM »

Yeah, I would also like to learn more about administering linux. Any noob guide to linux information is most welcome.

There is one distro called CentOS, Community Enterprise Operating System. http://www.centos.org/

Heard from a friend that it is quite good. Currently downloading the ISO file now, so I have yet to try it. The documentation there seems quite good also.
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