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Tyler



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Note to mods: If you think this should be folded into "i need a OS", go ahead. I wasn't sure if I should post there or not.

I'm looking for another distro, I install anew periodically as it seems I can't keep from destroying the UI(I customize away intuitiveness). This time, I want something traditionally used for developing. I guess the question I'm asking boils down to: which package format, deb or rpm, has more development related packages, and which distro that uses that format has the best "look 'n' feel".

I've used and mod'ed Ubuntu and Debian. What distro does Fasm Board(meant as a collective "you") use or suggest I try?
Post 16 May 2010, 16:19
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freebsd? ok it's not linux, but it's better anyway.
Post 16 May 2010, 17:23
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OzzY



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Arch Linux.
Post 16 May 2010, 18:22
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Tyler



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edfed wrote:

freebsd? ok it's not linux, but it's better anyway.

I've been thinking about it for a while, had the torrent paused for about a month now Smile.

How's the installer for those(I've only mentioned FreeBSD so far, but I'masking about Arch also), I don't trust myself trying to partition fdisk style.
Post 16 May 2010, 18:49
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Fedora! I love its open feel not so confined like Ubuntu Smile

But as I was told when I asked this question, the best way to find out is to get some new CDs and and browse for new linux distros (lets hope you have non-limited Internet Wink)
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Coddy41 wrote:

[...] confined like Ubuntu

Huh? What do you mean? Confused I get that feeling with Debian's snobbishness(I cringe upon hearing "free software").

I've had the install iso for Fedora 12 on my other computer's HDD for a long time, I just never touch that computer, so I haven't FTPed it to my primary one yet(the other one is old, and doesn't have a cd drive capable of burning cds). Upon reading your post I checked to see if there's been an update since the iso I have; there's about to be. Fedora 13 is coming out in 9 days, I'm dling the beta.
Post 16 May 2010, 21:51
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Fedora! I love its open feel not so confined like Ubuntu


I suggest Ubuntu because it has one of the largest user bases and is noob friendly. Make sure you try several distro's Live CDs (But I know'll you'll choose Ubuntu anyways Razz).
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so far,imo, cruchbang linux, slax, centos, fedora

The latest ubuntu 1o.o4 quite impressive.

Idk if linux got problem with utilizing cpu, it seems that window xp perform better than them in this case, or the overall x or xorg system is just love to crunch processor power? Even doing nothing,, i mean user idle, processor up and down and always like tat, unlike windows, no job = below 3 percent..
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Did you say "customize"? Gentoo.
Post 16 May 2010, 23:18
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Tyler wrote:
Huh? What do you mean? Confused

It feels like they tried to hard to make it for the average user, fedora seems more developer friendly and actually less buggy on this machine... (For some res-eon Ubuntu has a hard time booting on it)
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OzzY wrote:
Arch Linux.


+1 for Arch
Now I'm using this on my laptop (on virtualbox, though). My desktop run Slackware anyway.

I like Arch, since it's bleeding edge and has less hassle than Gentoo
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+1 for Arch

read lot of good reviews regarding arch linux, will try it maybe in this week Smile
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Coty wrote:
It feels like they tried to hard to make it for the average user, fedora seems more developer friendly and actually less buggy on this machine...


Uhh... I'm going to guess you never went as far with Fedora as to actually use their package manager...
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Your talking about RPM package manager right? I have used it but only to install
Google chrome and adobe flash player. There is already a text editor and FASM
installs via command line. What more do I need?

I will admit I had trouble with there package mangier in the past, but no Distro is
perfect.
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Tyler



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I've since tried Fedora 13. The GUI package manager is no worse than Ubuntu's. I especially liked how they had packages that install different window managers, it's hard to get one configure as good as those packages do.
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Yum. Razz Or are they not using that anymore?
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From what I see they still use yum, but RPM is what I used to install google
chrome and flash player on it, I think it uses both, I do not think I have ever
used YUM... Maybe its there for compatibility?
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Yum is available for Ubuntu/Debian too.
DustWolf wrote:

Yum. Razz Or are they not using that anymore?

I have yet to find a reason to use it, the gui one does everything I need to do. The one exception was installing flash, there was a copy/paste command on the net for that. It used yum.
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