Other Distros (NOT A FLAMEWAR TOPIC!!)

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Sat Apr 8 22:30:24 UTC 2006

Alan McKinnon wrote:
>>I remember the joys of configuring the inode density of my disk
>>(who the hell needs to configure that?!).
> Anyone using ext2/ext3?

Only if you plan to have a gazillion files that are no bigger than a few 
Kb. Not the most typical scenario.

> That's the main reason I use ReiserFS. The other reason is not having 
> to suffer through fsck every x mounts

ReiserFS doesn't require fsck? I'd like to hear more.

> Ah, CDE. I remember it well. I have a Solaris 10 around here somewhere 
> with it on. Using it is ... interesting. And Motif - cute in an 
> ugly-duckling, retro kind of way. At least Sun support Gnome these 
> days.


> Linspire. Ugh. If I want a desktop to look like Windows, I'd install 
> Windows.
> SuSE is nice for power users who like a bazillion GUI controls to 
> fiddle with. The benefit to SuSE is that you get YAST, the 
> disadvantage to SUSE is also that you get YAST. I never could 
> remember to run SuseConfig after every manual change. I did 
> especially like 9.3 with Acrobat, Real and a ton of other useful but 
> non-free stuff bundled by default.


I didn't like SuSE precisely for that reason. I want a distro that won't 
go crazy just because I decided to edit a config file by hand.

      /\/`) http://opendocumentfellowship.org
    /\/_/   A life? Sounds great!
    \/_/    Do you know where I could download one?

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