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dsparil

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  • dsparil
    RE: best complete rolling release distribution
    [b]Ale wrote:[/b] [quote]I have read equo world can't be used to upgrade Sabayon 4 to 5 when version 5 will available at august 2009. It is a waste of time to download the new iso file every 6 months (Ubuntu/Mint) or every year (Sabayon)[/quote] Here's from their blog: http://planet.sabayonlinux.org/?p=535 [quote]Branch 5 will be starting in June and will contain the KDE 4.3 series. As far as I know, the branch 4 will be able to roll on to branch 5, you will just have to edit the repo config file when the time comes. More information will come out on that when it’s ready. So branch 4 will get to KDE 4.2.4 and than things will focus on branch 5.[/quote] I was told on IRC not to long ago that it would be one simple command to do this.
    Link to this post 27 Jun 09

    Ale wrote:

    I have read equo world can't be used to upgrade Sabayon 4 to 5 when version 5 will available at august 2009.
    It is a waste of time to download the new iso file every 6 months (Ubuntu/Mint) or every year (Sabayon)

    Here's from their blog:
    http://planet.sabayonlinux.org/?p=535

    Branch 5 will be starting in June and will contain the KDE 4.3 series. As far as I know, the branch 4 will be able to roll on to branch 5, you will just have to edit the repo config file when the time comes. More information will come out on that when it’s ready. So branch 4 will get to KDE 4.2.4 and than things will focus on branch 5.

    I was told on IRC not to long ago that it would be one simple command to do this.

  • dsparil
    RE: best complete rolling release distribution
    [b]Ale wrote:[/b] [quote]Which is best rolling release distribution with - all multimedia codecs - powerful software like Openoffice Base, Skype, Picasa - for 64 bit notebook - for newbies What that means is you install once, keep upgrading, never reinstall, maintain the newest versions of every Linux kernel and package available keeping your existing confs the same without the need for a 6 month release cycle.[/quote] Sabayon is the answer to this one. It is a rolling release distribution like Arch and Gentoo. (Infact, Sabayon is based on Gentoo) It's an Installable Live DVD It comes with all the codecs, java, and flash installed The 64bit version works great Skype and Picasa can be gotten from the package manager It's perhaps the most newbie friendly rolling release distro that exists. The only problem you might run into as a newbie is that the graphical package manager Spritz has been changed to Sulfur. The other thing you need to know is that you MUST always install the latest version of entropy before upgrading any other package. If you don't do this, you leave yourself open to potential breakage. To fix this issue, open a terminal: equo update equo remove spritz equo install entropy equo install sulfur After that, you can use Sulfur to to upgrade your system or you can just type "equo world" to upgrade your system. If you feel this is too complicated, just wait until Sabayon 4.2 to come out. Here's my current setup: http://i40.tinypic.com/r0xeet.png http://i41.tinypic.com/euftds.png As you can see, the graphics has already changed to 4.2 before the iso has been released. If you prefer Gnome, here's how it would look like: http://news.softpedia.com/images/extra/LINUX/large/sabayongnome41-large_004.jpg The artwork will also change to 4.2 as soon as you type "equo world".
    Link to this post 26 Jun 09

    Ale wrote:

    Which is best rolling release distribution with
    - all multimedia codecs
    - powerful software like Openoffice Base, Skype, Picasa
    - for 64 bit notebook
    - for newbies

    What that means is you install once, keep upgrading, never reinstall, maintain the newest versions of every Linux kernel and package available keeping your existing confs the same without the need for a 6 month release cycle.

    Sabayon is the answer to this one.

    It is a rolling release distribution like Arch and Gentoo. (Infact, Sabayon is based on Gentoo)
    It's an Installable Live DVD
    It comes with all the codecs, java, and flash installed
    The 64bit version works great
    Skype and Picasa can be gotten from the package manager
    It's perhaps the most newbie friendly rolling release distro that exists.

    The only problem you might run into as a newbie is that the graphical package manager Spritz has been changed to Sulfur. The other thing you need to know is that you MUST always install the latest version of entropy before upgrading any other package. If you don't do this, you leave yourself open to potential breakage.

    To fix this issue, open a terminal:
    equo update
    equo remove spritz
    equo install entropy
    equo install sulfur

    After that, you can use Sulfur to to upgrade your system or you can just type "equo world" to upgrade your system. If you feel this is too complicated, just wait until Sabayon 4.2 to come out.

    Here's my current setup:
    http://i40.tinypic.com/r0xeet.png
    http://i41.tinypic.com/euftds.png


    As you can see, the graphics has already changed to 4.2 before the iso has been released.

    If you prefer Gnome, here's how it would look like:
    http://news.softpedia.com/images/extra/LINUX/large/sabayongnome41-large_004.jpg

    The artwork will also change to 4.2 as soon as you type "equo world".

  • dsparil
    RE: best easy and complete distro
    [b]abrenar wrote:[/b] [quote]if that so linux mint is a great distro, i never tried it before, but i will soon, for the poster why does you want to use a distro with pre-installed codecs? it is better to practice search,study and apply in linux for you to fully understand about your distro. "in my opinion" B)[/quote] It's true that for Ubuntu, he could technically go to http://www.medibuntu.org/ and follow the directions there to get all the codecs and dvd playback installed in less than 5 minutes. As for the legal issues, it's not any different than installing Mint. It's all about how lazy the OP wants to be. :lol:
    Link to this post 26 May 09

    abrenar wrote:

    if that so linux mint is a great distro, i never tried it before, but i will soon, for the poster why does you want to use a distro with pre-installed codecs? it is better to practice search,study and apply in linux for you to fully understand about your distro. "in my opinion"

    B)

    It's true that for Ubuntu, he could technically go to http://www.medibuntu.org/ and follow the directions there to get all the codecs and dvd playback installed in less than 5 minutes. As for the legal issues, it's not any different than installing Mint.

    It's all about how lazy the OP wants to be. :lol:

  • dsparil
    RE: best easy and complete distro
    [b]abrenar wrote:[/b] [quote]hmmmmm. Ubuntu is the best for me, try it Ubuntu Studio, with lots of multimedia software.[/quote] Ubuntu Studios comes with a lot of multimedia software, but it doesn't come with the restricted codecs that the original poster wants for the reason that Canonical is a legal entity that can't provide these codecs for free. Other distros like Mint that do have these codecs preinstalled are community distros with no corporate entity, and they are based in a foreign country that don't enforce these intellectual copyright protection. That's why you'll never see Canonical, Red Hat, and Novell include these codecs out of the box. (They would be sued if they did). If you feel that you have a moral obligation to be 100% legal, you could [b]buy[/b] the license to use these codecs. Codecs Here: http://shop.canonical.com/product_info.php?products_id=244&osCsid=db72404f5e1b252d657f13e2c3485895 DVD Playback Here: http://shop.canonical.com/product_info.php?products_id=243
    Link to this post 26 May 09

    abrenar wrote:

    hmmmmm.

    Ubuntu is the best for me, try it Ubuntu Studio, with lots of multimedia software.

    Ubuntu Studios comes with a lot of multimedia software, but it doesn't come with the restricted codecs that the original poster wants for the reason that Canonical is a legal entity that can't provide these codecs for free.

    Other distros like Mint that do have these codecs preinstalled are community distros with no corporate entity, and they are based in a foreign country that don't enforce these intellectual copyright protection.

    That's why you'll never see Canonical, Red Hat, and Novell include these codecs out of the box. (They would be sued if they did).

    If you feel that you have a moral obligation to be 100% legal, you could buy the license to use these codecs.

    Codecs Here:
    http://shop.canonical.com/product_info.php?products_id=244&osCsid=db72404f5e1b252d657f13e2c3485895

    DVD Playback Here:
    http://shop.canonical.com/product_info.php?products_id=243

  • dsparil
    RE: best easy and complete distro
    [b]Guzanof wrote:[/b] [quote]Holywar )) fight, fight!! p.s. Ubuntu only ) // wbr[/quote] He wanted a distro that has all the codecs preinstalled.
    Link to this post 25 May 09

    Guzanof wrote:

    Holywar )) fight, fight!!

    p.s. Ubuntu only )

    // wbr

    He wanted a distro that has all the codecs preinstalled.

  • dsparil
    RE: best easy and complete distro
    There is no best, but the easiest distro with all the codecs preinstalled would be Mint.
    Link to this post 25 May 09

    There is no best, but the easiest distro with all the codecs preinstalled would be Mint.

  • dsparil
    RE: Wanaby Baby
    For beginners, I would recommend Mint over Ubuntu since it's basically Ubuntu with an OOTB experience. It has preinstalled Java, Flash, codecs, drivers, and plugins. Moreover, the Mint Menu is much nicer than the standard Gnome one that Ubuntu comes with. It all depends on your laziness level. :laugh:
    Link to this post 22 May 09

    For beginners, I would recommend Mint over Ubuntu since it's basically Ubuntu with an OOTB experience. It has preinstalled Java, Flash, codecs, drivers, and plugins.

    Moreover, the Mint Menu is much nicer than the standard Gnome one that Ubuntu comes with.

    It all depends on your laziness level. :laugh:

  • dsparil
    RE: Is linux right for me?
    You're going to need to use virtualbox to do those things.
    Link to this post 17 May 09

    You're going to need to use virtualbox to do those things.

  • dsparil
    RE: hdd partition for dual boot
    [b]jack wrote:[/b] [quote]if you are not very understand it,maybe you want try wubi(ubuntu).[/quote] I agree, wubi is his best bet to see if he actually likes Linux before doing a full blown install. Mint4win may also be a better option for him since Mint comes with all the media codecs pre-installed. With either wubi or mint4win, he'll be able to uninstall Linux from the Add/Remove program if he ends up not liking it.
    Link to this post 15 May 09

    jack wrote:

    if you are not very understand it,maybe you want try wubi(ubuntu).

    I agree, wubi is his best bet to see if he actually likes Linux before doing a full blown install. Mint4win may also be a better option for him since Mint comes with all the media codecs pre-installed.

    With either wubi or mint4win, he'll be able to uninstall Linux from the Add/Remove program if he ends up not liking it.

  • dsparil
    RE: Do we ever question Linux?
    [b]vtel57 wrote:[/b] [quote]GNU/Linux will experience a bit of Darwin's natural selection. The strong will survive. The weak will lose community support and fall by the wayside.[/quote] I couldn't have said it better myself. Let people experiment, and natural selection will do its work.
    Link to this post 15 May 09

    vtel57 wrote:

    GNU/Linux will experience a bit of Darwin's natural selection. The strong will survive. The weak will lose community support and fall by the wayside.

    I couldn't have said it better myself. Let people experiment, and natural selection will do its work.

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