From: Declan Moriarty (declan.moriarty at domain ntlworld.ie)
Date: Thu 02 May 2002 - 13:40:28 IST
Was it Fergal Moran who wrote on Thursday 02 May 2002 08:58:
> Morning all
> I'm sorry for breaking with the prevailing winds and actually posting on
> topic but it's going to be a big day today - I have the office to myself
> and I'm in the mood for a bit of mischief.
> I have a Dell Poweredge with an Adaptec AIC-7899 Ultra160/m SCSI card
> and a PERC 3/Di RAID controller (I believe drivers for both of these are
> available on Dells site) which I'm going to cleanse of Windows as our
> linux boxen are straining at the moment and this is only serving up the
> odd word doc here and there. So I am looking for some advice on the
> best distro for it. It's a production machine so there is no time for
> fannying about with the awkward distros. It must be completed today
> so I need something that will go on quickly and painlessly and hopefully
> in such a way that no-one will notice the difference.
> I have this anti-redhat leaning which I'm not sure is justified but 7.1
> badly broke one of our own server products and I've never really
> forgiven it. Is it time to move on and try 7.2?
Mandrake - for ease of configuring
SuSE - For specialised server products
Slackware - for the meanest machines
Debian - for purity.
Red Hat - for docs.
Tomsrtbt - for floppys
Superrescue - for saving your butt when you screw up
Linux From Scratch - for learning
I share your anti Red Hat bias. Mandrake has the same things that make Red
Hat good, but better software IMHO.
I also share your distaste for off topic posts ad infinitum. Moderator??
Where's the Moderator?
-- Regards, Declan Moriarty Applied Researches - Ireland's Foremost Electronic Hardware Genius A Slightly Serious(TM) Company Experience is like a comb, that Life gives you - AFTER all your hair has fallen out!
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