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May. 2nd, 2007 | 09:16 am

Deleted Fedora Core, installed the 7.X of Ubuntu

Compared to my previous try, this just worked. Drivers were found, network configured itself...

..,and I got the download I needed to work working, by using the "Add Software" GUI (which my only complaint was that it missed a dependency, and since it doesn't have the software list that apt-get has, so I had to resort to using apt-get1).

This was a good experience. I wouldn't move away from OS X for my main laptop, but for a GUI UNIX I need to work with, this was a good experience :)

So at the moment:
Ubuntu for when I must have a GUI laptop that is UNIX.
Fedora Core for servers (though this should probably be CentOS)
OS X for desktop.
OS X for media center.

And just as I wouldn't use OS X for a server distribution, their upgrades for custom pieces does not work, I still strongly dislike debian based distributions for server OS'es since it puts to much requirement on putting everything together correctly.

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candice

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from: candice
date: May. 2nd, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
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Seconding that, don't use OS X server for stuff. Some customers of mine bought some xserves and it's been nothing but hell. I want to throw the shiny little boxes off the balcony.

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DayGlo Tigerlily

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from: singingnettle
date: May. 2nd, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
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I shall be trying this exercise myself when I get a bigger hard drive. Mine's currently clean outta room.

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Robin

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from: zanfur
date: May. 2nd, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
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The "Add Software GUI" didn't happen to be synaptic, did it? They all use the same lists that apt does.

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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: May. 2nd, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
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They do? Hmmm when I entered mod_layout I get something under apt-get, but not in the GUI.

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Robin

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from: zanfur
date: May. 2nd, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Yup. They have different search algorithms, though.

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from: dledwards
date: May. 2nd, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
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It's encouraging to read so many people's success stories with Feisty.

"...I still strongly dislike debian based distributions for server OS'es since it puts to much requirement on putting everything together correctly."

What exactly do you mean by this?

Cheers,
Dave.
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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: May. 2nd, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
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Too many options, and I keep finding places where the dependency linking is not strong enough to support MySQL (or anything really that is compiled with heavy usage of dynamic libraries).

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rainblogger

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from: rainblogger
date: May. 4th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
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Yah, Ubuntu rules for laptops. My work StinkPad is running DapperDrake and I've been very productive as a result (after changing from years of running SuSE). Glad to hear you found a good solution!

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CentOS is nice

from: tf23
date: May. 5th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
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I recently forced myself to switch from using Fedora Core for servers to CentOS. So far no problems at all. Tho, I don't feel as l337 anymore since I'm not running the bleeding edge ;)

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