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Re: [SLE] Goodby Suse, Hello Mandrake
- From: talacko@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Paul Talacko)
- Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 18:27:26 +0100 (BST)
- Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0010271825270.2032-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, Michael Hasenstein wrote:
> Paul Talacko wrote:
> > I've actually been getting into Debian. Only on a Mac at the moment. I
> > was completely fed up with LinuxPPC which promised easy install, but too
> > much was broken. Now, *all* PPC distributions have bad reputations,
> > basically because there isn't a large enough installed base to do the
> > debugging. But at least with Debian they don't bull%$*& you. Debian is
> > for the hard core - you don't expect it to be easy to set up and it isn't.
> > I installed it some two weeks ago and still haven't got the system running
> > like I want it (can't get innd to start and wwwoffle won't start properly
> > on boot up - but I will sort this out, eventually. I also haven't figured
> > out to patch the kernel to support nfs). It even took me a whole two days
> > to find out why no one could log in via xdm (reason: Xauthority files
> > weren't set up properly).
> > Hey, but I expected it, and I still appreciate Debian's lack of bull. And
> > unlike on LinuxPPC, emacs doesn't seg fault.
> > Besides Debian has a package manager to die for. APT 4 FOREVER!!
> > I do miss rc.config, though :-)
> So why dont you try SuSE Linux for PowerPC? Runs on Apples and on IBM
> (e.g. RS6000). Weve quite a lot of Apple machines in our offices. Some
> people even have Powerbooks - running SuSE Linux, of course.
> Occasionally I misuse one of the G4s and boot into MacOS - to connect
> my digital camcorder via firewire. It just works, dont know if theres
> something for Linux. I dont want to spend any time for researching
> this, just need the videos on harddisc...
I didn't because a) I wanted to try a different distro, b) I didn't want
to pay a full fee again for stuff that I had already, but in i386 form and
c) I couldn't get any reviews of SuSE PPC, and d) Debian was a lot
After using Debian I quite like it -- and like I said...there's no bull.
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