which linux? (not flame bait, thank you)
odyseus00 at whatistruth.net
Tue Nov 4 00:20:54 PST 2003
First I would like to say that FreeBSD rocks, and have been using it for
more than a few years. I like the ports system, I like compiling from
source so I can get the compile time features I want. Portupgrade
really helps with maintaining ports.
My question is this, I would like to have a little exposure to linux and
am wondering which distro to run, I used redhat back at the same time I
started with FreeBSD3~ , not sure if I should check them out.
I had in my list of potentials, slackware, debian, and I was wondering
what was thought of gentoo(I read that this was started by a former?
freebsd developer)[I hope there is no bad blood there].
I didn't want to go thru a list, installing and playing with several
different ones, don't have time for that, I still have to upgrade the
webserver/mailserver/database box and the desktop box to 4.9 [not much
to that] or wondering if I should just jump into RELENG_5_1 (I like to
keep my server and desktop running with the same versions, so I can swap
the desktop in place of the server should the server box fail, call it
So is there any particular distro that stands out to freebsd types, so I
can check one out, so in a pinch, if I need to setup a linux box for
some strange reason I could do so.
Not here to start a religious war, I hope people have calmed down on
that, but just one simple, perhaps, stupid question.
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