[linux] A linux distro for my Athlon64

Doug McLean 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.

:)


Thanks all!

Doug McLean
CSS Systems Administrator
University of Washington, Bothell
http://staff.washington.edu/dougmc/pgp.html

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.

>

> Michael

>

>

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