--- Alan Loughlin <loughlina(a)swalcliffepark.co.uk>
question is what Linux distro shall I go
for and what caching and
>solution will do what isa and surfcontrol do?
This was my main question, im asking for distro
opinions based on everyone's
personal experience, I don't know what distro to
choose, thats one reason
why im posting.
I've used SuSE and Debian reasonably extensively in
schools (Primary), mainly in a server role, but also
some desktop use - which is going very well.
SuSE got me into linux. I'm very fond of it. YaST is
excellent for the likes of me - just the ticket. These
days however, Debian is my distro of choice. I wanted
to delve a little deeper under the hood, and I like
the way Debian rewards a little effort. People rave
about apt-get and it's well deserved. On a broadband
connection, installing software is a breeze. Both SuSE
and Debain are well suited for the tasks you mention.
I've tried RedHat (7,8,9)/Fedora (C1,2) and I'm not so
keen. They seemed less intuitive, more buggy. Just my
I appreciate that your response didn't just include
snidey comments, but I
will not accept people speaking to me in this way.
Easy tiger. I know exactly what you're getting at,
1. This is one of the most supportive, least ranting
lists I've ever subscribed to,
2. Thomas is a (sometimes overzealous) top bloke who
has helped *many* of us out on *many* occassions and
goes well out of his way to assist - although he likes
questions to be well defined. I speak from experience.
He gives more than he takes around here.
Thank you for everyone else's replies.
Welcome. Hope it helps.
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