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Which distro do you find works the best ?

Link to this post 11 May 11

@Ravenclaw,
Like others have said, I like more control and less "user-friendliness" too, whatever the distro may be. I currently mainly use the Fedora/RH/CentOS family (I find them very amenable to software development), but I like to keep my options open. I use a lot of Debian-based distros for the embedded stuff that I work on and I really like aspects of that, too - mainly the stability and simplicity.

I've heard a lot of good stuff about CrunchBang - always meant to try that one out.

Never heard of Sorcerer-based distros, now that sounds sexy - googling now...

Link to this post 11 May 11

The distro that I used most is Linux Mint, I like the out of the box experience, after install you don't have to do anything, "everything" just works. So It's the lazy choice.

I now have Linux Mint 10 installed and start to see some things I don't like now. There is a few bugs and things like the MSE that can't be uninstalled, if you don't hack, and some of the default appearance that I don't like. I will test 11 and if some of the stuff is not fixed I will probably switch if I find something I like more. (OMG there is 7 plugins to Firefox as default, luck Firefox has safe mode so you can disable stuff)

*everything = Browsing, Music, Movies, Flash, Office, IM etc

Link to this post 12 May 11

atreyu wrote:


Never heard of Sorcerer-based distros, now that sounds sexy - googling now...

Never actually tried them. If I ever wanted to go to source based distros I would've gone FreeBSD or Gentoo...

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What Sorcerer based distros exist?

Sorcerer: http://sorcerer.silverice.org/
Linux-Lunar: http://www.lunar-linux.org/
SourceMage: http://www.sourcemage.org/


I found these three from: http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=package-management

Sorcerer, which existed even before Gentoo Linux was conceived, uses Bash scripts to "cast spells" or download, install and compile packages. Sorcerer was later forked into Lunar Linux and Source Mage GNU/Linux, both of which are included in the table below. Unfortunately, Sorcerer doesn't offer much in terms of online documentation so it has been omitted for now.

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asedt wrote:

What Sorcerer based distros exist?

Sorcerer: http://sorcerer.silverice.org/
Linux-Lunar: http://www.lunar-linux.org/
SourceMage: http://www.sourcemage.org/


I found these three from: http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=package-management

[quote]Sorcerer, which existed even before Gentoo Linux was conceived, uses Bash scripts to "cast spells" or download, install and compile packages. Sorcerer was later forked into Lunar Linux and Source Mage GNU/Linux, both of which are included in the table below. Unfortunately, Sorcerer doesn't offer much in terms of online documentation so it has been omitted for now.
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Yeah, just check out the Wiki entry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorcerer_%28operating_system%29
...pretty out there. You "cast spells" on your system, instead of "rpm -ivh package.rpm" or "apt-get install packagename". I must say it LOOKS cool, though. I'd rather go w/Gentoo, too, though, or maybe Linux From Scratch - which I've done before and was a great lesson in learning the ins and outs of Linux.

Link to this post 28 May 11

As of today I tried Pardus 2011 (took me a while to get the usb install working) and I can say that it is an amazing distro, though I cannot seem to make wireless work . It was a very eye-catching and solid distro . If I had more generic hardware it would be my distro of choice .

I will keep the .iso for later use should I figure out a way to fix this issue, but for now I am going back to Mint . Even Mint 11 is getting "unkept" like Ubuntu now, in my opinion . Mint 11 has problems with my hardware which Mint 10 did not .

Am considering Slackware . Seems easier than Arch for some reason . (I once tried to install Arch linux and I could not even set up LAN networking ..)

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