[Nottingham] any thoughts on distros?

Bunter Matthew matthew.bunter at renaultvi.com
Mon Jan 5 09:30:05 GMT 2004


Libranet is my distro of choice after trying RH, Suse, Mandrake and an attempt with Debian (Libranet is Debian made easier BTW). Mike Leuty on this list also uses it - he would be able to answer the more technical questions better than I can. The latest versions have to be paid for but you get a polished result. One of my favourite aspects was that IceWM is the default WM. Fast, unobtrusive and keyboard friendly. An older version of Libranet is available for free download though.

One downside (from my point of view) is the mix of stable, testing and unstable packages. I have my sources list to point to stable now after being burnt by Evolution. Maybe more experienced Debian users don't have this problem but it certainly caused me pain.

My experience with RPM left a sour taste. However I understand that up2date and other tools now give the same reliability to RPM that apt, aptitude, dselect and Synaptic have. 



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Objet : [Nottingham] any thoughts on distros?

Hi all

Am currently using SuSE 8.1 but am wanting to try something more 
community based. I am currently toying with installing Fedora and Libranet.

If anyone has any experience of these or can suggest others for me to 
look into I would be very grateful



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