On Wednesday 07 January 2004 10:24, Brendan Halpin wrote:
> I have a brand-new box (Dell, no OS) standing on my desk waiting
> installation as my main workhorse for the next few years.
>> What do I install? I've been running redhat for a few years, and am
> reasonably comfortable with how it organises itself, so Fedora
Fedora-1 is exactly what RH-10 would have been,
so you'd almost certainly be better advised to go to Fedora.
> But so does the ethical purity of Debian, and the praise
> lavished in this forum and others on apt-get et alia.
Running Debian is the computer equivalent of chaining yourself to a tree.
> I'm a perpetual newbie as a sys-admin, and am really only looking
> for a good platform to run emacs on: where should I go?
If you really just want to run emacs and things like that,
I would have thought Fedora would suit you perfectly.
Debian basically is for geeks,
as the "simple" commands you are advised to give
to install a new kernel might suggest.
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