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Re: [linrad] Fedora, mandrake, and debian
BDale and Josh for the suggestions!
I've downloaded the 'business-card version' of 'Sarge' and plan to get out
to the remote site and play with things Friday afternoon. I will be
working till then so I can't go sooner.
Its really great having the 'experimental' hard-drive to do these tests
on, like Jeffrey recommended. The only thing lost when things don't work
is time; not the older but still working OS ;)
I will look at Ubuntu and try to take a CD with that to the remote site,
Thanks again for the tips; I will report back here sometime over the
On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 18:37:30 -0700, Bdale Garbee <bdale@xxxxxxx> wrote:
w3sz@xxxxxxxxxxx (w3sz) writes:
4. I decided to give Debian a try.
Sorry to hear you had problems. However, you mentioned that you tried
which is the latest security update of the now now-ancient last stable
The thing about Debian is that stable releases live a *long* time, and
install easily on new hardware.
I think you'd have a better experience with the pre-release of 'sarge'
is approaching release as the next stable version. You can find images
this version at:
On x86 systems you'll get a 2.4 kernel by default but it's trivial to
a 2.6 version later, or start with one if you want. One of the big
for 'sarge' is that it's based a new installer which asks many fewer
than the old one, has various degrees of automation for icky bits like
You might also want to take a look at the Debian-derived Ubuntu
which you can find at:
It installs easily on most modern systems with a default desktop
based on GNOME 2.8. Most of the benefits of Debian without most of the
They're aiming for new releases every 6 months. They've also got a live
CD that you can try out without touching your hard disk... And if you
they'll mail you a CD set consisting of the live boot CD and the
installation disk... for free. (see the quick links on the right)
Hope some of that helps you or others on this list.
73 - Bdale, KB0G