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Poll Results: How long have you been using your current, main installation?

 
  • 24% (50)
    less then a month
  • 23% (47)
    less then six months
  • 14% (30)
    less then a year
  • 24% (49)
    less then three years
  • 13% (27)
    three years+
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post #1141 of 4043
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post

Honestly, I how do you guys get a "rock solid" distro on hardware that's within the last year or two (assuming this isn't the same year that a new Debian is out)? That's what I want to know. I mean if you add in repos beyond the default ones then doesn't that ruin the point? I always get confused on this topic. redface.gif

If you're going rock solid distro are you going bleeding edge hardware or tried and true hardware? tongue.gif

Kind of... contradicts the whole purpose.

Just poking a bit of fun. smile.gif
post #1142 of 4043
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

If you're going rock solid distro are you going bleeding edge hardware or tried and true hardware? tongue.gif

Kind of... contradicts the whole purpose.

Just poking a bit of fun. smile.gif

LOL. That is kind of the thing though. I mean people just assume that is understood. But everyone always told me to try Debian and so I did...and my 2 year old netbook had unsupported hardware at the time. I was like.."what is so great about this?"

The same kind of happened with the GPUs I've had...had to grab them from Nvidia and do the fun make and install process and then find out...whoops the version of x or something was too old. I mean I'm not against Debian or those "rock solids" but I think it's another point where the community just assumes you already put "rock solid software needs rock solid hardware" AKA old but dependable needs old but dependable.

But for me...moving to a newer release has been nothing but for the best each time. Though it might just be ingrained in me now.
     
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If you go rock solid, you go with servers, and those things usually don't have fancy new unsupported hardware, you could probably install ages old linux on those things and not have many problems with compatibility.
    
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post #1144 of 4043
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

If you're going rock solid distro are you going bleeding edge hardware or tried and true hardware? tongue.gif

Kind of... contradicts the whole purpose.

Just poking a bit of fun. smile.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by xzarth View Post

If you go rock solid, you go with servers, and those things usually don't have fancy new unsupported hardware, you could probably install ages old linux on those things and not have many problems with compatibility.

+1 to both of these
post #1145 of 4043
Thread Starter 
finally got around it stripping down LMDE a little. almost as light service wise as arch considering the DE and use of a login manager (may disable mdm yet)



it's amazing how many services they think they need. LMDE is already better then the *buntus, but I mean, if you need NFS, just enable the services yourself, anyone who knows what that is can find it in the settings manager and can enable it if they need to. Spending a little less time in Arch of late because I'm on a MATE/Xfce roll at the moment. and I still have wifi, a login manager, virtualbox, etc. I just don't see why more distros couldn't ship like this. remastering my own distro, I'd likely enable cups but ship with pretty much how I've got it now with just xfce over debian on an iso small enough for a cd.
Edited by jrl1357 - 2/25/13 at 7:06pm
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Finally got my svn url's straightened out. Every time I would check out my code i'd shake my head in disgust. tongue.gif
For the curious ones:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1351721/solved-mod-rewrite-svn
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Have you people heard about Mir? Canonical's coming display server for Ubuntu? If so, thoughts?
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Have you people heard about Mir? Canonical's coming display server for Ubuntu? If so, thoughts?

I thought Ubuntu were switching to wayland?
post #1150 of 4043
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I thought Ubuntu were switching to wayland?

They announced Mir not long ago tongue.gif

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTMxNzI

also, removed their criticism of wayland, which I thought was funny.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTMxODY
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