[linux] A linux distro for my Athlon64
dougmc at u.washington.edu
Mon Oct 25 17:04:38 PDT 2004
Well, I will have to try that, Gentoo, and FreeBSD5.3 in the near future.
CSS Systems Administrator
University of Washington, Bothell
Meanwhile, in Gotham, Michael Frank wrote:
> Doug McLean wrote:
>> It's funny you mention that, I was looking at it earlier today. I had
>> dismissed it as just another no-name distro, but maybe I'll look into it.
>> (Not that I am trying to disrepect smaller distros anyway...I just don't
>> have time to play with them)
> I felt the same way initially, but once ubuntu got so much press from
> slashdot and LWN I decided to give it a go. from what i understand, some of
> the major players in the debian, gnome and freedesktop communities have been
> hired to work on the distro. its basically just debian with a more refined
> and up-to-date package set. Coming from slackware I was personally pretty
> impressed with how well everything just worked (tm) out of the box (ugh
> probably the most overused statement when reviewing linux distros but its
> true). Anyhoo, my point is, i think ubuntu is going to become much more than
> "just another no-name distro"; it might emerge as a major player in the linux
> desktop arena.
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