Conor Wynne wrote:
> Hi all,
>> I have decided that I'm going back to desktop linux after a long absense.
> I am not trying to start a distro war, although its been a while since
> we had one ;-0
>> Here are my options as I see them :...
>> 1. RHEL4.5 (currently installed and fully patched up as of last night,
> apps configured etc)
> 2. RHEL5 -- currently downloading the ISO's from rhn...
> 3. OpenSUSE - I've never really been a fan of SLES/SUSE
> 4. Ubuntu, now as much as I like this distro as a desktop, it does not
> support RPM and the fs layout differs from redhat based systems.
> 5. FC7, I ran FC7 (or was it 6) on my ibook g4 this summer during our
> 3 weeks camper van holiday in France. I was initially impressed with
> the performance of it, but after three weeks it started to annoy me --
> biggest gripe was it ran the system way way hotter than OSX, and the
> battery drained much more quickly as a result. I could not even see
> the reason for it. The mouse worked perfectly, and all of a sudden it
> would start to behave erratically. FC on PPC is just not right yet.
> This would be installed on X86, so no such worries.
>> I know esx (vi3) very well, but do not get as much exposure to xen et al.
> I would like to install beryl aswell, and although I have a perfectly
> functionning rhel4.5 box, I really do not want to be modifying kernels
> etc, or moving away from rpm/up2date/yum based package managers.
>> FC7 is currently torrenting - slowly, so it looks like rhel5 will
> finish downloading before FC7 does. Which would be better? DISTRO
>I use FC7 as a server, CentOS as a Firewall and Ubuntu native on a
laptop and on several VM via XP hosts.
You can install an alien RPM thingy to install rpm'ed downloads on Ubuntu.
I have some Ubuntu with Gnome and some with KDE
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