[Wolves] Hello

Peter Cannon peter at cannon-linux.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Aug 19 16:27:54 BST 2004

On Thursday 19 Aug 2004 15:53, The wise and knowledgeable kev adams 

> Hi Peter
> I don't have any experience with Suse (apart from playing around with the
> ocassional live CD) but have noticed a few people here seem happy with it.
> Fedora Core 1 seemed great at first - I was impressed with the amount of
> recent software included.  I had to re-install my network card several
> times though as it seemed to almost randomly forget the settings (?)  There
> were also issues with FC1 update being broken - I'd presumed the service
> was heavily oversubscribed & just running very slowly until I found out it
> was a known problem.  Then one day the whole file system started to corrupt
> & after a short time became unbootable.  I had to repartition so it seemed
> like a good time to play with debian again ;~)  I've got a couple of debian
> installs running at the moment but they're both running an agnula set up so
> are running unstable.  I've installed it three times now & each time it
> gets easier - always takes a bit of playing around to get X set up though. 
> The apt tools are the best - I'm becoming a convert!

I've gone RH9 ---> FC1 ----> FC2 all upgrades (I'm too scared to do fresh 
install) there has been some glitches the biggest was when RH withdrew 
support (Up2Date) I now use apt-get with Synaptec front end that did die when 
going from FC1 ---> 2 but I've fixed that now.

Funnily enough the degrading problem you said happened with Suse 9.0 so I 
upgraded to 9.1 and its know so so, I get errors like metacity is not 
installed or gconf configured incorrectly! well metacity is installed the 
splash screen comes up when I start and I wouldn't have the foggiest what to 
do with gconf. It is usable so I struggle on.

> Seems to me that these days the hardest part in choosing a distro is the
> sheer number of decent distros out there!

I've tried loads and loads.

> How have you found FC2?  When I was choosing between Fedora/Debian I seemed
> to be choosing between newer/more up to date software (kernel 2.6, KDE 3.2
> etc.) or a proven, stable & well established distribution.  Of course
> redhat which fedora is based on has been around for a while now ;~)

I love it but then its like that old jumper your misses wants to sling out you 
feel comfortable in it so why change?

> To find out about A2RT have a look at a2rt.org  It's basically set up to
> create a media lab/open access space by recycling donated systems.  Based
> in Brum.  They have a warehouse now too so it's looking good.

Ah! They wont like me then I sell 2nd User/Refurbished equipment.



Peter Cannon

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