John Orford <John.Orford at Student.Uni-Magdeburg.DE> wrote:
> Let me throw back another question - what does Gentoo potentially
> give you that OpenBSD doesn't? Surely you can compile most packages
> to your heart's content on OpenBSD (I know really little about
> BSD.. :$).
I've only started using BSD recently enough and don't know too much
either but I believe you can compile most stuff on it no problem but
I'm using an old Pentium III 550 with 384MB and two 4GB HD's so it's
not that powerful for desktop but perfect as a server that won't be
loaded too much (bootp for XOK/ExOS and maybe other stuff too). It's
going into my attic soon enough as well since I have no screen for it.
Also I want to use linux to get accustomed to it and it's differences
from BSD because I'm very interested in os's.
Kevin Philp <kevin at cybercolloids.net> wrote:
>Also to keep the system up to date you really need to have broadband.
I have access to broadband at university so I will be able to get the
packages I need from there and take them home with me fortunately
enough for me.
Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie> wrote:
> This is nice - your ISP spams your correspondents. I presume you
> agree to this in Eircon's T & C but it doesn't make it much better in
> my view. I'd be really pissed off if I were a paying customer of
> eircom.net and they did this.
Unfortunately I'm not a paying customer, I'm a total freeloader but it
is pretty annoying alright. I haven't got another mail account that I
can rely on so I'll just have to accept it.
"Dale Dunlea" <daledunlea at commergy.com> wrote:
> Be careful. Check your bios. I did my first Gentoo intstall ever on
> Friday night. And I had a distinct lack of CDRs at the time. Some BIOS
> versions don't support the gentoo live CD format.
I got a copy of the Universal Live CD from a mag and already tried it
so it works but I once had a similar problem with a FreeBSD boot floppy
on a Compaq PC. Thanks for the warning though.
John Allen <john.allen at dublinux.net> wrote:
>> On Wednesday 06 October 2004 11:56, Kevin Philp wrote:
>>>> If you are new to Linux/Unix I would actually suggest starting with
>> Mandrake. Its easier than any of the above to install, a great place
>> to start.
>>>> I'd second Mandrake; use it at work, and at home, powering servers
> and desktops.
It's sound like a great dist from the website but I'm looking to learn
so GUI tools for admin wouldn't be the best cause they might not be
available on all systems.
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