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reply Dave <Dave_member pathlink.com> writes:
I've been using RH or Fedora for years, but I'd like to hear what others have
to say about some of 
the other distros. Have been hearing a lot about Ubuntu lately. Any trustworthy
rating sites or 
articles out there?

And time for a new machine w/ Vista (because I need to keep current in that
world). I'm sick of 
dual-booting, so am also wondering which VM / linux distro. will work well w/
Vista. Free (as in 
beer) would be nice, but, being a programmer, I'd rather spend my time on that
rather than on 
setting up VM's and linux <g>

Thanks,

- Dave
Apr 25 2007
next sibling parent =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Anders_F_Bj=F6rklund?= <afb algonet.se> writes:
Dave wrote:

 I've been using RH or Fedora for years, but I'd like to hear what others 
 have to say about some of the other distros. Have been hearing a lot 
 about Ubuntu lately. Any trustworthy rating sites or articles out there?

If you're used to RedHat, then you could just stick with Fedora. Or if you like Debian or don't care, then Ubuntu is great too... It doesn't really matter, GNU is GNU. And so is GNOME, KDE, etc. For details, see http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major --anders
Apr 25 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent John Demme <me teqdruid.com> writes:
Dave wrote:

 
 I've been using RH or Fedora for years, but I'd like to hear what others
 have to say about some of the other distros. Have been hearing a lot about
 Ubuntu lately. Any trustworthy rating sites or articles out there?
 
 And time for a new machine w/ Vista (because I need to keep current in
 that world). I'm sick of dual-booting, so am also wondering which VM /
 linux distro. will work well w/ Vista. Free (as in beer) would be nice,
 but, being a programmer, I'd rather spend my time on that rather than on
 setting up VM's and linux <g>
 
 Thanks,
 
 - Dave

IMO, there are only two distributions of note these days: Ubuntu and Gentoo. Ubuntu if you want something quick, easy, and self-maintaining. Gentoo if you wanna get a lot of control and do everything yourself. -- ~John Demme me teqdruid.com http://www.teqdruid.com/
Apr 25 2007
prev sibling parent reply Jesse Phillips <Jesse.K.Phillips+Digitalmars gmail.com> writes:
On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 05:42:42 -0500, Dave wrote:

 I've been using RH or Fedora for years, but I'd like to hear what others have
to say about some of 
 the other distros. Have been hearing a lot about Ubuntu lately. Any
trustworthy rating sites or 
 articles out there?
 
 And time for a new machine w/ Vista (because I need to keep current in that
world). I'm sick of 
 dual-booting, so am also wondering which VM / linux distro. will work well w/
Vista. Free (as in 
 beer) would be nice, but, being a programmer, I'd rather spend my time on that
rather than on 
 setting up VM's and linux <g>
 
 Thanks,
 
 - Dave

I haven't tried to vm vista, but the vmware server works fine for xp. I personally use Debian testing, the only thing I have seen Ubuntu offer is a bunch of pre-installed graphical front end programs. Suse was the only one I could get Compiz working with my ati card. Other than that it really is up to you.
Apr 26 2007
parent reply =?UTF-8?B?SmFyaS1NYXR0aSBNw6RrZWzDpA==?= <jmjmak utu.fi.invalid> writes:
Jesse Phillips wrote:
 On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 05:42:42 -0500, Dave wrote:
 
 I've been using RH or Fedora for years, but I'd like to hear what others have
to say about some of 
 the other distros. Have been hearing a lot about Ubuntu lately. Any
trustworthy rating sites or 
 articles out there?

 And time for a new machine w/ Vista (because I need to keep current in that
world). I'm sick of 
 dual-booting, so am also wondering which VM / linux distro. will work well w/
Vista. Free (as in 
 beer) would be nice, but, being a programmer, I'd rather spend my time on that
rather than on 
 setting up VM's and linux <g>

 Thanks,

 - Dave

I haven't tried to vm vista, but the vmware server works fine for xp. I personally use Debian testing, the only thing I have seen Ubuntu offer is a bunch of pre-installed graphical front end programs. Suse was the only one I could get Compiz working with my ati card. Other than that it really is up to you.

IIRC, the licenses of the cheaper versions of Vista do not allow running it in a VM. This is probably done to improve the rich user experience :P
Apr 26 2007
parent Thomas Kuehne <thomas-dloop kuehne.cn> writes:
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Jari-Matti Mäkelä schrieb am 2007-04-26:
 Jesse Phillips wrote:
 On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 05:42:42 -0500, Dave wrote:
 
 I've been using RH or Fedora for years, but I'd like to hear what others have
to say about some of 
 the other distros. Have been hearing a lot about Ubuntu lately. Any
trustworthy rating sites or 
 articles out there?

 And time for a new machine w/ Vista (because I need to keep current in that
world). I'm sick of 
 dual-booting, so am also wondering which VM / linux distro. will work well w/
Vista. Free (as in 
 beer) would be nice, but, being a programmer, I'd rather spend my time on that
rather than on 
 setting up VM's and linux <g>

 Thanks,

 - Dave

I haven't tried to vm vista, but the vmware server works fine for xp. I personally use Debian testing, the only thing I have seen Ubuntu offer is a bunch of pre-installed graphical front end programs. Suse was the only one I could get Compiz working with my ati card. Other than that it really is up to you.

IIRC, the licenses of the cheaper versions of Vista do not allow running it in a VM. This is probably done to improve the rich user experience :P

Yeah, I've looked around a bit for a single seat Vista license with VM rights (for porting) but those are prohibitive expensive. Guess I'll have to stick to Wine and a VMed Windows95. Thomas -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iD8DBQFGMk2dLK5blCcjpWoRAkudAJ4p7kbQhNVbgsmVeN+NUB1J1FbKLgCgng7y 8d7WOCCsHQXk/9PjGHKsOpU= =aRjw -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
Apr 27 2007