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The best distribution, without any doubt at all, is...

The best distribution, without any doubt at all, is...

Posted Apr 15, 2004 6:32 UTC (Thu) by hedgeek (guest, #19097)
In reply to: The best distribution, without any doubt at all, is... by X-Nc
Parent article: Which is the best distribution?

Exactly! Slackware is of course the most solid Linux distro, and FreeBSD
Unix the best OS available ;-) Although the article is a bit trite, he's
obviously had experience with Mandrake and other major distro's. Though in a general sense, nailed it quite well.

Now if you've run MicroPort Unix SysVR3 (AT&T) on a 286 2.5MB memory and gotten 'DosMerge' to work. Or gotten the original SCO to send you custom boot disks to see if you could get Xenix to run on an 80286 that natively ran CP/M, then you're an 'old phart'.

--If I could spell, I'd say 'olde fart'. :-)

Be well.


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The best distribution, without any doubt at all, is...

Posted Apr 15, 2004 14:53 UTC (Thu) by X-Nc (guest, #1661) [Link]

> Exactly! Slackware is of course the most solid Linux distro,
> and FreeBSDUnix the best OS available ;-)

Heh, Slackware solid. Good one.

But seriouslly it is a little bit of a shame that the *BSDs tend to get overshadowed by Linux. They are quite technically excellent and have a few advantages over Linux (though they also have areas where they are lagging). My personal take on the whole thing is that for mission criticle servers FreeBSD & NetBSD should be concidered along with the better Linux distros. For desktop and workstations, no. And for Firewalls... OpenBSD. Period.

> Now if you've run...

Lord, a pissing contest on who's used the anchentest technology. I used to be able to read uninterpreted punch cards but that's a skill that doesn't have much use these days. Then there were the "computers" where you programmed then by changing the wires on the circuit board... That's probably where I get my dislike of HW from.

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If I actually could spell I'd have spelled it right in the first place.


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