OT: Linux Distrobutions?

Sanjay K. Patel sanjay.patel at REXWIRE.COM
Mon Nov 3 20:07:25 GMT 2003

I have always liked Mandrake. But their future is always in doubt. 

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Of Remco Barendse
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 2:58 PM
Subject: Re: OT: Linux Distrobutions?

I have a lot of ppl telling me that gentoo is a good distro.  Not only
because you never ever need to upgrade the distro anymore, you can update
your system to the latest packages with one command but also because the
baisc install cd (only 50 megs) contains only basic packages, downloads the
latest version of everything and compiles it from scratch, specifically for
your architecture.

Installing a package should be as simple as typing "emerge package"
(provided they support your package ofcourse.

Because of the RedHat anouncement I will not only continue to try and build
my own RedHat EL version but will install Gentoo on a box tomorrow too.

But as usual, if you ask advice on a distro, each reply recommends another

On Mon, 3 Nov 2003, greyhair wrote:

> Hello.
> I just got an email about Redhat going enterprise.
>  From redhat email:
> >As previously communicated, Red Hat will discontinue maintenance and 
> >errata support for Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8.0 as of December 
> >31, 2003. Red Hat will discontinue maintenance and errata support for 
> >Red Hat Linux 9 as of April 30, 2004. Red Hat does not plan to 
> >release another product in the Red Hat Linux line.
> >
>  I run a personal + friends, Not for Profit server for email and web, 
> 100% on my own dime. If I could afford enterprise I would.  I know 
> this has nearly nothing to do with mailscanner,
> but I'm looking for recommendations for Linux Distro's.  I like redhat
> for the ease of updating
> and use.  I like not having to spend time figuring dependencies.  I
> could afford SuSE
> professional ($80 per 2 years or so).  I'm looking for something that I
> don't have to spend a
> lot of time tweaking.
> Recommendations?
> Thanks for any feedback, Thanks for your time.
> greyhair

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