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

 
  • 24% (49)
    less then a month
  • 22% (45)
    less then six months
  • 14% (29)
    less then a year
  • 24% (48)
    less then three years
  • 13% (26)
    three years+
197 Total Votes  
post #1551 of 4032
Personally I don't see the point of distro hopping if the distros all share the same common base. It's little better than switching between all the different Ubuntu variants.

If you want to see what's out there, then try Debian, OpenSuse, CentOS/Fedora, Arch/ArchBang, Slackware and Gentoo.

Maybe also try FreeBSD/PC BSD, DragonflyBSD and OpenIndiana if you fancy playing with none Linux Unix-like OSs as well.
Edited by Plan9 - 9/8/13 at 1:57am
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post #1553 of 4032
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Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

Personally I don't see the point of distro hopping if the distros all share the same common base. It's little better than switching between all the different Ubuntu variants.

If you want to see what's out there, then try Debian, OpenSuse, CentOS/Fedora, Arch/ArchBang, Slackware and Gentoo.

Maybe also try FreeBSD/PC BSD, DragonflyBSD and OpenIndiana if you fancy playing with none Linux Unix-like OSs as well.

Agree.
post #1554 of 4032
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Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

Maybe also try FreeBSD/PC BSD, DragonflyBSD and OpenIndiana if you fancy playing with none Linux Unix-like OSs as well.
I've been thinking about trying out BSD, but I haven't really decided which to try out. Is there really any advantage to using DragonFlyBSD other than Hammer over FreeBSD?
post #1555 of 4032
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Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

Personally I don't see the point of distro hopping if the distros all share the same common base. It's little better than switching between all the different Ubuntu variants.

If you want to see what's out there, then try Debian, OpenSuse, CentOS/Fedora, Arch/ArchBang, Slackware and Gentoo.

Maybe also try FreeBSD/PC BSD, DragonflyBSD and OpenIndiana if you fancy playing with none Linux Unix-like OSs as well.

I'll probably try them all in a VM. I've been using deb based (Excepting OpenSUSE which had a nice ~10 hour run I might have to try it again) so i can keep what i know from prior experience. That might not be very exciting though.
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post #1556 of 4032
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I was rolling with XFCE at first. So far #! is very very nice i have to say. Also what would y'all reccomend for a netbook with 1GB of RAM? I'm think of also going #! on it.

I'm not sure anybody answered this for you. I'm actually speaking from limited experience but I'll answer anyway:

crunch bang seems branded for low spec machines, if you want to get even tinier there's DSL and PuppyLinux (they're both using busybox though). In a brief bout of insanity I was considering purchase of a chromebook and ended up looking for downloads of ChromeOS and it also is branded as low spec/netbook friendly (found a ChromeOS distro(?) called vanilla that has a virtualbox image for download).

You could always start with a minimal "net install" of debian/ubuntu/centos and build up piece by piece. That would be time consuming (at least for me it would be) but keep lots of notes and there would be a lot to be learned that way (installing X, picking the WM/DE, figuring out the drivers, etc.)

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post #1557 of 4032
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I've been thinking about trying out BSD, but I haven't really decided which to try out. Is there really any advantage to using DragonFlyBSD other than Hammer over FreeBSD?

DragonflyBSD has forked quite a bit from FreeBSD - they're essentially different OSs. In fact most of the BSDs are more like separate OSs to one and other than "distros" in the Linux sense. But to answer your question, I've not ran Dragonfly myself so I couldn't tell you how it performs from a user perspective. It's been on my TODO list for a few years though and from what I gather, it is largely aimed for desktops while still offering some interesting features that you don't typically expect on desktop OS's (which is why I included it on the list).
post #1558 of 4032
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DragonflyBSD has forked quite a bit from FreeBSD - they're essentially different OSs. In fact most of the BSDs are more like separate OSs to one and other than "distros" in the Linux sense. But to answer your question, I've not ran Dragonfly myself so I couldn't tell you how it performs from a user perspective. It's been on my TODO list for a few years though and from what I gather, it is largely aimed for desktops while still offering some interesting features that you don't typically expect on desktop OS's (which is why I included it on the list).

The Comp Sci department is getting rid of some older computers. I was planning on this opportunity to try both FreeBSD and DragonflyBSD this semester, but my programming professor thinks that "void" in Java (as in public static void main(String[] args) ) means that the main main method takes no inputs. I don't know how the return type has anything to do with inputs. Even if he could magically tie it to the inputs, I'd argue that the parameter args is an input. Maybe if something changes I'll see about grabbing a machine and throwing at least FreeBSD.
Edited by FateousMaximous - 9/8/13 at 6:54pm
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Just ordered a #! case badge for my netbook and a Deb one for my desktop. Never thought i'd be excited over stickers.
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Just ordered a #! case badge for my netbook and a Deb one for my desktop. Never thought i'd be excited over stickers.

Stickers are the best! biggrin.gif
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