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Recommended *nix variant?

Discussion in 'Mac' started by Haite, Oct 27, 2001.

  1. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    Which flavor of *nix do you all prefer? I plan on adding either one of the BSD's, Red Hat, SuSE, or Solaris to my pc, so which do you all prefer? Other recommendations would be helpful. Of course OS X is the king :king: :D, but I need a Mac for myself (I personally have a PC, the family has a Mac).

    --Haite
     
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    Haite Forum Moderator

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    Aw come on? Can no one even drop a little advise from experience? My poor little thread is so neglected :cry:...

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  3. powerhouse

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    I am a big red hat fan, myself. They provide a solid distro, and have good support, as well as some special apps for configuring your system that other distros don't have (although some have similar software).
     
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    How about AIX on an IBM power workstation? That's what I used to use.

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    You're just evil. :laugh:
     
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    I use Slackware Linux on all my machines. But, if you're new and don't know what you're doing, you'd probably want to start with Mandrake Linux. They've got alot of friendly tools. Hardware detection is superb.
     
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    Yeah, Mandrake is great to get started on Linux with. The installation is straightforward, and I (well, powerhouse did most of the work) only had to configure my SCSI card.
     
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    :angel: :evil: ;)
     
  9. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    Ok, Mandrake looks like a good place to start (since I'm new :)). Now the question is which GUI? KDE or Gnome (or any other less popular versions)?

    --Haite
     
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    Try them all out and see what you like, having the choice of a bunch of window managers is part of using linux.
     
  12. Haite

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    That's what I was thinking. KDE is the most appealing to me so far, mainly for customization since I don't have any hands on experience on the feature differences yet.

    --Haite
     
  13. Grizzly

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    Btw, I wouldn't recommend getting into Solaris until you've tried out another variant of UNIX first.

    My computer director spent one entire day trying to get his server to work with Solaris. I wasn't there (I came the next week), but my other friend volunteer told me it was hilarious watching him. And the director was IT grade stuff; he knows his UNIX, NT, Mac, BSD, Linux, and cheese.
     
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    :eek: he knew cheese and he had trouble??!!! It must be difficile
     
  15. powerhouse

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    My fave is windowmaker. It is similar to the NeXTStep window manager, and very small and fast. Download it at windowmaker.org
     

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