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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 #1581 of 4043
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Originally Posted by xeekei View Post

I did, and I don't know what to think. I hope it won't hurt regular Linux distros.

I can't see it doing any more damage than Ubuntu will. Though I've not looked at the technical specs of SteamOS that closely.
post #1582 of 4043
My laptop (arguably my main installation, since I tend to use my desktop primarily on Windoze for games and the laptop is just used for classes and homework) has been running the same install of CrunchBang Waldorf since several months before Wheezy was released as stable. I've managed to not junk it up too much (which is what usually drives me to start fresh), but it does have multiple window managers and a growing number of probably unused packages. I think I'll end up doing a reinstall around the end of this year.

My desktop install of CrunchBang is about 4 months old. Just last week on my home server I hopped from Linux Mint (was silly I know, but it was for laziness and a PPA at the time) to Debian Wheezy as a headless install. It's so pristine and minimal that I'll probably allow it to remain for at least a year. rolleyes.gif

My average install length is probably about six months. Since Wheezy is fairly recent and the backports repository is keeping me plied with good package versions, I imagine CrunchBang and Wheezy will remain with me for some time.

If you want to know exactly how old your install is like I did, you can look at the creation date of a partition's filesystem:
Code:
sudo tune2fs -l /dev/sda1 | grep created
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post #1583 of 4043
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... and I get an OCD-like twitch if I run a desktop distro for long, that 'I have useless packages and services ARRRG' twitch. ...

I know this feeling all too well! You should probably try out Linux From Scratch. Very minimal.

I've considered trying to it, but that's more of a long term goal. For now I at least need a package manager, repos, regular updates, etc. But I've gone minimal in the past, and I might again. But this install will probably last at least another month or two before I kick it out.

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I've looked at steamOS, it looks impressive enough to throw on an HTPC!

That was my first thought. It's not really a desktop, but from what I've read they also want to have stuff like netflix and hulu working on it out of the box. Seems like a really quick and painless way to do an HTPC. Minimal setup, you just log into netflix and steam and are on your way.
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post #1585 of 4043
Not bad! thumb.gif

inspires me for what I might do for my next machine tongue.gif
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post #1586 of 4043
For me, my current desktop's install is 2.5 years old, buts that's because I built it then. On other systems, they all pretty much have their original distribution install. I find I don't re-install my distros, as I don't really want to switch, and I don't feel that cruft accumulates. I use Gentoo on all of my personal machines (the up keep can be murder though), so I can customize them to exactly what I want. And I regularly clean out unneeded dependencies (in fact that feature is requirement for any package manager I use). So only software I explicitly want is installed. When I used Debian, I only used aptitude as my package manager, to ensure that unneeded packages didn't stick around. I even will scan the manually installed packages to ensure nothing is creeping in.

Really, the only cruft that accumulates on my systems is kernels (+ their modules). Those get cleaned up when the grub configuration generator trips over the switch from single to double digit versions.

If anything, my home folders need cleaning. I have way to much stuff scattered over too many systems. Hardware iteration can be a pain.
post #1587 of 4043
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Not bad! thumb.gif

inspires me for what I might do for my next machine tongue.gif
Turns out Unixstuff.net is czech. That explains why the order took two weeks.

Yeah i also got a #! sticker but i'm waiting until i buy something with a bit more punch than my Atom N455 netbook. Maybe a T60 or something.
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Does anyone have any opinions on this?

http://www.docker.io/

Is it anything like the legendary FreeBSD jails?
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Does anyone have any opinions on this?

http://www.docker.io/

Is it anything like the legendary FreeBSD jails?

From what I've gathered from past topics regarding Docker, it's more of a wrapper for containers than a solution in itself. I guess a bit like ezjails is to FreeBSD Jails, only Docker is more user friendly, quicker to roll out and more powerful.

Docker does look pretty interesting. And if you want to find out more there's quite a few videos demonstrations online.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xeekei View Post

Does anyone have any opinions on this?

http://www.docker.io/

Is it anything like the legendary FreeBSD jails?

From what I've gathered from past topics regarding Docker, it's more of a wrapper for containers than a solution in itself. I guess a bit like ezjails is to FreeBSD Jails, only Docker is more user friendly, quicker to roll out and more powerful.

Docker does look pretty interesting. And if you want to find out more there's quite a few videos demonstrations online.

From what I've been told, LXC isn't as good as jails. So I thought maybe Docker supplemented those shortcomings.
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