Go Back   nV News Forums > Linux Support Forums > General Linux

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-28-07, 04:04 PM   #25
kokoko3k
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 120
Default Re: Which Distro Are You?

Quote:
Originally Posted by evilghost
...and a 700+ MB portage directory and excessive compile times.
All in good humor
Ahah cmon!
mine is only... D'oh! 1.8GB!
Luckily my executables and libraries are smaller than the others cause they lack functions i don't need
Quote:
Originally Posted by wnd
I'm trying hard not to start a distowar or a flaming thread but I can't just hold all of it inside.
What's all of it? Take it easy, i didn't say your distribution sucks, do i?
Quote:
It's nothing personal,
I'll hope!
Quote:
but somehow Gentoo users always remind me of Windows-fanatics. They use every single available knob and lever to tune performance of their box. At the end they spend significant time
And that reminds you of windows users (say... click click and relax?)
i'm a bit confused...
Quote:
to gain insignificant advantage over stock configuration.
Well, i would'nt call it insignificant, but if you're happy with your distribution and we don't want to start a flame right here, then i'll call insignificant too
Quote:
I would understand running Gentoo on a box with very little mass storage space (assuming everything would be compiled outside the box), but with modern hardware this is hardly necessary. IIRC 170 MiB harddrive used to be more than enough for Debian potato.
Good Debian to you
kokoko3k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 05:13 PM   #26
six_storm
Registered User
 
six_storm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Nashvegas
Posts: 11,575
Send a message via Skype™ to six_storm
Default Re: Which Distro Are You?

I was going to try out Gentoo but the LiveCD wouldn't even load up on my server lol. Ubuntu has worked out very well for me. I've been trying to get friends and family to try it out but of course certain Windows or Mac apps do not work with Linux (preferrably iTunes and IE6 or 7, for college projects and such). Anyone got any ideas?
six_storm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 05:19 PM   #27
kokoko3k
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 120
Default Re: Which Distro Are You?

Wine will load IE6 just fine but NOT IE7.
Itunes 6 works, 7 not.
kokoko3k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 05:28 PM   #28
wnd
Nerd, Geek, Freak
 
wnd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Finland
Posts: 703
Default Re: Which Distro Are You?

Quote:
Originally Posted by six_storm
I've been trying to get friends and family to try it out but of course certain Windows or Mac apps do not work with Linux (preferrably iTunes and IE6 or 7, for college projects and such). Anyone got any ideas?
Ideas for what exactly?-)

If you/they absolutely need IE6/IE7, try IEs4Linux.

Why iTunes? DRMed music? You lose by definition. If it's only about playing music, try Amarok (or Rhythmbox if you avoid KDE). So far Amarok has been the only music player with GUI I've actually liked.

Generally speaking Wine may help you out.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kokoko3k
(say... click click and relax?)
No. "They use every single available knob and lever" as in using gazillions of registry tweaks and such.
__________________
web | cat

Christianity, noun: The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree. [mad.frog]
wnd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 05:34 PM   #29
kokoko3k
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 120
Default Re: Which Distro Are You?

Quote:
No. "They use every single available knob and lever" as in using gazillions of registry tweaks and such.
Got it, what you call fanaticism, someone calls passion
kokoko3k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 05:52 PM   #30
grey_1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Which Distro Are You?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kokoko3k
Got it, what you call fanaticism, someone calls passion
I like that..

Gentoo was a wild ride for me, kudos to anyone who compiles from stage one and still uses it on a daily basis.

Debian all the way for me though, this n00b likes user friendly.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 06:17 PM   #31
wnd
Nerd, Geek, Freak
 
wnd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Finland
Posts: 703
Default Re: Which Distro Are You?

Quote:
Originally Posted by grey_1
Debian all the way for me though, this n00b likes user friendly.
You must be the first self-proclaimed n00b to call Debian user friendly. :-) I have always loved apt/dpkg and the installer of Debian for their user friendliness and clarity. I never understood why people say Debian is difficult.

When I was new to Linux I used to "tweak" the system to get familiar with it. I would compile my own kernel just for the fun of it -- and to save some precious 300 KiB in kernel size. I would run "apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade" once a day even for my home server to stay up-to-date. I would tweak NFS-configuration and run benchmarks to get the best performance out of it. I would run benchmarks for file systems. The list goes on. Nowadays I use stock kernel (I often need to manually fix nvidia-driver package though) even for my workstation, update&upgrade my server only when DSA suggests to do so, and do hardly any "tweaking" except for reading and re-reading system service configuration manuals for some additional security. I haven't lost my passion -- I just channel it differently.
__________________
web | cat

Christianity, noun: The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree. [mad.frog]
wnd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 08:47 PM   #32
carlos
In the fetal position
 
carlos's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 153
Default Re: Which Distro Are You?

Debian is the easiest distro to configure. Just vi /etc/apt/source.list and look at your 4 basic repos. Now do the same on Ubuntu = Universe, Multiverse, Non-free, blah blah blah...way too much in my opinion but then again, they have any and every package.

I tried Gentoo once and threw my keyboard on the floor after 2 hours. Very time consuming and painful in my opinion...
__________________
It said install Windows 98 or better so I installed Linux...
Debian Linux
carlos is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 02-28-07, 08:50 PM   #33
grey_1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Which Distro Are You?

Quote:
Originally Posted by wnd
You must be the first self-proclaimed n00b to call Debian user friendly. :-) I have always loved apt/dpkg and the installer of Debian for their user friendliness and clarity. I never understood why people say Debian is difficult.

When I was new to Linux I used to "tweak" the system to get familiar with it. I would compile my own kernel just for the fun of it -- and to save some precious 300 KiB in kernel size. I would run "apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade" once a day even for my home server to stay up-to-date. I would tweak NFS-configuration and run benchmarks to get the best performance out of it. I would run benchmarks for file systems. The list goes on. Nowadays I use stock kernel (I often need to manually fix nvidia-driver package though) even for my workstation, update&upgrade my server only when DSA suggests to do so, and do hardly any "tweaking" except for reading and re-reading system service configuration manuals for some additional security. I haven't lost my passion -- I just channel it differently.
Lol, rpm based distros used to make me absolutely crazy, when someone turned me on to debian/apt-get/dpkg it was love at first sight. Maybe "casual user" would fit me better than n00b, but I've heard people say the same about debian being difficult. To each their own I guess.

I lol'd at your 300Kib- been there, and it was a great learning experience. I just don't see the need anymore. Remember Yoper? straight out of the box that was so fast it blew me away.

Now I need to get over my addiction to burning and trying new distros, pick one and learn it love it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 08:51 PM   #34
grey_1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Which Distro Are You?

Quote:
Originally Posted by carlos
Debian is the easiest distro to configure. Just vi /etc/apt/source.list and look at your 4 basic repos. Now do the same on Ubuntu = Universe, Multiverse, Non-free, blah blah blah...way too much in my opinion but then again, they have any and every package.

I tried Gentoo once and threw my keyboard on the floor after 2 hours. Very time consuming and painful in my opinion...
Ahaha..been there too!
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 09:10 PM   #35
six_storm
Registered User
 
six_storm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Nashvegas
Posts: 11,575
Send a message via Skype™ to six_storm
Default Re: Which Distro Are You?

Quote:
Originally Posted by wnd
Ideas for what exactly?-)

If you/they absolutely need IE6/IE7, try IEs4Linux.
Stupid colleges across the nation require that you have IE6 only to access certain sites and to turn in certain types of projects. It's gay, I know, but remember that M$ is "t3h sT@nd@rD!!!111"

My girlfriend needs IE6 because she doesn't go on campus very often and needs a solution at home. Someone on the Ubuntu forums made a package of a natively running IE6, but it doesn't work with any Java of Flash plugins.

Quote:
Why iTunes? DRMed music? You lose by definition. If it's only about playing music, try Amarok (or Rhythmbox if you avoid KDE). So far Amarok has been the only music player with GUI I've actually liked.

Generally speaking Wine may help you out.
Why iTunes? Both my girlfriend and I have iPods and downloaded music from iTunes Store. Those songs don't work with Amarok or Rhythmbox. I'm going to try and do some more research on getting iTunes to work with Wine later this week/weekend.

If I can get these two "problems" fixed, my girlfriend will be running Ubuntu in a heartbeat!!
six_storm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-07, 07:57 AM   #36
evilghost
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,606
Default Re: Which Distro Are You?

I've installed IE6 using IEs4Linux, very easy.
evilghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux performance of ut2003 Please Read... Linewbie NVIDIA Linux 17 09-23-02 10:02 AM
Debian sid w/ nForce - X won't start questioncolon NVIDIA Linux 16 08-05-02 11:35 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.