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Old 16th June 2012, 01:59 AM
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Re: What distro are you trying right now?

Just installed Fedora 17 after trying it live for a short while.
Haven't really been satisfied with Fedora since F14 so I have been using Arch, Debian and Ubuntu for a while.
This must have been the fastest Linux installation I have ever been through, barely had time to make a cup of tea.
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Old 18th June 2012, 09:55 AM
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Re: What distro are you trying right now?

Giving GhostBSD a try now ...
(I know it is not a distribution of Linux, but of FreeBSD, so it still fits the topic.)
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Old 21st June 2012, 04:19 AM
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Re: What distro are you trying right now?

Still using Arch Linux as usual and besides Fedora 17 I haven't really been trying anything else.

However if I'm trying anything, it's different WM's on my netbook. At the moment it's Openbox and I'm really digging it (got the inspiration from seeing Crunchbang Linux).

As is common (and in Crunchbang) I've paired and themed Tint2 panel with Openbox and set up some shortcuts etc and it's really nice.

http://i.imgur.com/Z6pAd.png


Other than that, it just gets to a point you know, where you feel like you've "seen it all" and the temptation to try all the other distros disappears for a while.
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Old 23rd June 2012, 11:23 AM
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Re: What distro are you trying right now?

my primary distro is 2clfs.
and now i looking for another distro for my second pc, i am using F17 by now,
But, i am concern , because fedora start to dance with MS.

my next distro will be debian or Mageia or any distro which are not USING MS UEFI.
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Old 23rd June 2012, 02:27 PM
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Re: What distro are you trying right now?

I'm trying F17 (was using Mac OS X). If I try something else, it will probably be Arch.
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Old 23rd June 2012, 06:08 PM
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Re: What distro are you trying right now?

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But, i am concern , because fedora start to dance with MS.

my next distro will be debian or Mageia or any distro which are not USING MS UEFI.
Sorry to see you leave. Good luck!
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Old 23rd June 2012, 08:17 PM
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Re: What distro are you trying right now?

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my primary distro is 2clfs.
and now i looking for another distro for my second pc, i am using F17 by now,
But, i am concern , because fedora start to dance with MS.

my next distro will be debian or Mageia or any distro which are not USING MS UEFI.
Mageia is very good (I use it too), but there is no reason to leave Fedora (the n. 1 Distribution!).
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Old 24th June 2012, 12:00 AM
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Re: What distro are you trying right now?

when linux is no more linux, we have to leave, and carry on.
this is not about software, it is more fundamental.
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Old 7th July 2012, 10:23 PM
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Re: What distro are you trying right now?

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when linux is no more linux, we have to leave, and carry on.
this is not about software, it is more fundamental.
The next release of FreeBSD should have some pretty significant kernel improvements for the desktop/laptop. Better Intel graphics support as well as fairly new wireless drivers. I'm waiting on that and if it works as well as hoped, it's buh-bye Linux for my primary OS.
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Old 7th July 2012, 10:33 PM
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Re: What distro are you trying right now?

Why don't you write the missing drivers then?
Actually, hardware support is a major con of FreeBSD (and the only reason why it is not my preferred dual-boot system yet). On the other hand, compared to Windows, Fedora's hardware support is mediocre too.
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Old 7th July 2012, 11:09 PM
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Why don't you write the missing drivers then?
Simple question, simple answer.... because I don't know how, and by the time I learn the next release would already be publicly available.

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Actually, hardware support is a major con of FreeBSD (and the only reason why it is not my preferred dual-boot system yet). On the other hand, compared to Windows, Fedora's hardware support is mediocre too.
For me, I always seem to be one version too recent for good hardware support in FreeBSD.

And with Fedora, it's always been easy, too damn easy. Never once have I had to chase down drivers or load additional modules. Luck of the draw I guess.


I like Linux, it does the job for me, and will for the next few years. But there have been some changes I don't particularly care for, and more are coming. BSD seems focused on innovation to fix actual problems, and sticking with things that just don't need to be eff'd with --- init systems come to mind. There's no distro wars or ideology to deal with there. It's tightly integrated and while quite a bit less "approachable" than Linux these days (due to smaller pc user-base), once you get the core concepts they are damn solid, nice & consistent.

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Old 7th July 2012, 11:26 PM
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Re: What distro are you trying right now?

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There's no distro wars or ideology to deal with there.
Actually, there is. Remember how OpenBSD evolved from its origins.
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Old 7th July 2012, 11:34 PM
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Re: What distro are you trying right now?

And to answer the topic - Fedora 17 KDE, which I will probably be sticking with until unsupported. Although I'm sure I'll have to give F18 a look once it comes out.

It's a good niche for my tastes. Stable enough, allows me to check out new things (for better or worse), and forces me to know what the hell I'm doing, and allows me sufficient control.

Although I don't subscribe to the FOSS philosophy as strictly as the distribution does, it's one example of how it forces me to learn how to exercise control over tweaks.

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Actually, there is. Remember how OpenBSD evolved from its origins.
I actually had to go and touch up on what it is. Fairly obscure in the grand scheme, at least from the perspective of a potential desktop OS....

http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?is...101122#feature
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When looking at OpenBSD and evaluating it, I think it's important to keep in mind what the project's goals are. This isn't a project trying to make a great desktop OS (though I have talked with people who happily use OpenBSD on their desktops) and it's not making the most powerful server system. The OpenBSD team is interested in producing correct, secure code and they do that.
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Old 7th July 2012, 11:38 PM
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Re: What distro are you trying right now?

I meant its roots. Wikipedia says BSDs are separated into smaller groups of people who dislike the other BSDs. Distro wars.

Not to mention the several FreeBSD distributions, from Debian GNU/kFreeBSD to PC-BSD ...

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Old 7th July 2012, 11:50 PM
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Re: What distro are you trying right now?

Yeah I really don't get the whole Debian/kFreeBSD thing. What am I missing?

The idea behind PC-BSD seems good, and there have been some decent strides recently. But the active mind-share is miniscule, and the development team appears to be primarily a two-person gig - Kris and Dru.

Install that system and run into a problem? You're pretty much on your own.
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