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  • Just wondering if there are any Linux nuts out there, that wouldn't mind the odd question every now and again? :)

  • Yeah sure, depends what the questions are mind... you might be better off looking at the Ubuntu forums. But go for it.

  • Ubuntu forums are great, I spent just as much time there as I do here ;)

  • This server runs Ubuntu ;)

  • I am a nut and use linux but get stuck alot myself.

    Gentoo wiki and linuxquestion is good too.

  • Just learning, no help to anyone, yet.....

  • http://www.google.co.uk/linux isn't bad as a first stop either

  • kubuntu?

  • theres a designer version too for all you creative types,

    ubuntustudio

  • its been a long time since ive built linux machinery, but i might be able to answer the odd question...

  • i use and sort of like debian, though sometimes i don't know..

    carlitos its been a long time since ive built linux machinery, but i might be able to answer the odd question...


    computer porn?

  • I am pretty up on Debian. I built up all our servers on it so I may be of some use.

  • I'm prone to Linux and open source zealotry in general-- see this thread

    I agree: ubuntu forums is a pretty good source of advice. My main advice if people ever ask for it is "don't be afraid of the command line". There are lots of gui tools now which make some tasks easier but if you really want to make it sing a command line is great: try changing the permissions on all the files in a directory with names matching a certain pattern with a file manager gui.

  • Yep. Command line all the way.

    In fact, the first thing you need to do when installing ubuntu is to remove the network manager otherwise you may end up in al sorts of hell

  • Q: What version distro (edited) of Linux has the easiest setup for laptop wireless networking? Are they all good now?
    Last time I tried to get my laptop running Linux (2006) I was plagued by driver issues and gave up..

    ...just want a heads-up as to what people are using? I will go dual-boot if y'all geeks think things are robust now. :-)

  • Ubuntu Gutsy for me.

    I run Ubuntu 6.6 LTS on the servers at work.

    All the joy of Debian stability, with Ubuntu user friendliness.

  • geez, look at all the computer nerds come out of closet!!

  • Gutsy here as well for my home media centre. painless

  • dogsballs geez, look at all the computer nerds come out of closet!!
    shoo! ...look dogs, cheap frame&forks on ebay! quick! ;)

  • Cheers for the info vb, hamster - I'll look into Ubuntu Gutsy.
    Dale - I am not a nerd..

  • I have used

    SUSE, did not like too many do it for you things that you never could figure out what they where doing. It stopped me really learning how to do stuff, however that was a few years ago and a friend now uses it. He recommends it for wireless support. Not very good documentation / comunity

    REDHAT, similar impression to SUSE did not get on with it.

    Slackware, good but did not like the package management system, plus it can be (at least it was for me when I tried it) a little old school. Still runs 2.4 kernel and some installation instructions require a boot 3.5" disk to be made, but I think that was just the old box I was using at the time. Good documentation / community.

    Gentoo. Great package management but can take some time to install. It can give you a nice fast system though and is very customizable. Excellent documentation / community.

    Installed debian but never really used it good package management again. Good documentation never used the community but have been told you just get told to read the fing man page. May be hearsay

    Never used ubuntu but only hear good things. Stable easy to use for beginners but still not something you feel like you will grow out of from what I herd from friends. Documentation / community seems good too from what I can tell where I have stumbled on it looking for stuff. Seems to have good hardware compatibility.

    provenrad some times if you have new hardwear the support is not too good so coming back in 6 months can make a big difference even on the same distro.

    Real men / geeks use Linux from scratch and ask all questions on Usenet.

    Linux is like anything else. once you get to a critical mass of knowledge solving problems becomes alot quicker and easier.

  • Gentoo is the "fixed gear" distribution ;) everything else sucks.

    (okay, Gentoo might not be the first choice for a new linux-user)

  • haj Gentoo is the "fixed gear" distribution ;) everything else sucks.

    (okay, Gentoo might not be the first choice for a new linux-user)

    akin to going brakeless with 50x14 gearing on a london-to-brighton run as your first fixed ride...

  • hael [quote]dogsballs geez, look at all the computer nerds come out of closet!!
    shoo! ...look dogs, cheap frame&forks on ebay! quick! ;)[/quote]
    bit big!

    prav, thats phunny!

  • hi all:

    nice to see some linux interest here. yeah man, *nix is the way to go.

    in addition to linux(gentoo/debian), things like dwm, emacs are kewl too:)

    so, for the geeks out there, let's try this again.

    i have just created a #fixie channel on irc.goto10.org, its for IRC chat (wikipedia it if you don't know what it is). maybe we can get it going this time:)

    cheers

    chun

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