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Which distro would you use, if there wasn't Gentoo
RedHat
9%
 9%  [ 17 ]
Mandrake
7%
 7%  [ 14 ]
SuSE
8%
 8%  [ 15 ]
Slackware
15%
 15%  [ 29 ]
ArchLinux
3%
 3%  [ 6 ]
Debian
35%
 35%  [ 65 ]
Yellow Dog
1%
 1%  [ 2 ]
Other (if so, write down below ;) )
19%
 19%  [ 36 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FreeBSD or probably Linux From Scratch ... Maybe AnguxYounx (heheh, just kidding).
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there was no Gentoo.... I would use FreeBSD.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to be able to use current apps and install and upgrade them in a simple and clean way. I know that there are other source based linux distros but I haven't used any of them yet. I would probably try one of them. Other alternatives: Debian unstable or FreeBSD with the ports system. FreeBSD supports less hardware than linux, so my decision to use FreeBSD as a desktop OS would depend on whether all of my hardware was supported*. FreeBSD would be my choice for a server OS. OpenBSD would be my choice for a router/firewall OS because of pf.


* I have read that my usb scanner finally works with FreeBSD 5.1, though I haven't tried it yet. It seems that I could replace Linux with FreeBSD at the moment 8)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have Debian on all my machines but my laptop that is running Gentoo, I would most likely go back to FreeBSD just for something different.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd still be using Windows.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it wasn't for Gentoo, I'd probably still be stuck with Red Hat or Linux From Scratch. Thank the heavens for Gentoo!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there was no Gentoo I would invent it, therefore become the coolest guy around, write emerge/portage in either perl or pure bash and also use a non-lilac theme for the web-page.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nephros wrote:
If there was no Gentoo I would invent it, therefore become the coolest guy around, write emerge/portage in either perl or pure bash and also use a non-lilac theme for the web-page.


...and you have my keyboard...(lending support, fellowship style... I'm watching FOTR :-D)

That lilac theme is nice and easy on the eyes. I like it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

puggy wrote:
nephros wrote:
If there was no Gentoo I would invent it, therefore become the coolest guy around, write emerge/portage in either perl or pure bash and also use a non-lilac theme for the web-page.


...and you have my keyboard...(lending support, fellowship style... I'm watching FOTR :-D)

That lilac theme is nice and easy on the eyes. I like it.


Would that be the start of The Fellowship Of the Cow (FOTC) instead of GLUE? Bound to collaborate in throwing the XP-CDRING into the BitBucket of Doom? (Not that wearing a XP CDROM around your neck wouldn't make you invisible to me mind you.)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would probably have used FreeBSD or Debian, or both :)
I dual booted with FreeBSD a couple of months back, and liked it, but I like Gentoo better :D
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how this thread compares with What OS did you use before migrating to Gentoo? I know that before Gentoo I used RH but now if Gentoo disappeared I would use BSD.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd most assuredly use FreeBSD or OpenBSD on my desktop, and possibly Debian on my laptop (FreeBSD doesn't have great laptop support).
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*BSD most likely. RedHat scares me 8O
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably Slackware... My favorite RPM distro would be Conectiva as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gsfgf wrote:
If it wasn't for gentoo, i'd still be using FreeBSD.


But I still use FreeBSD.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to run Debian and Redhat before I switched to Gentoo. Both are pretty slow though..
So I guess I'd give SuSE or Yoper a try.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LFS for sure.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Gentoo didn't exist, I would never have left Debian

Or maybe I would have given a *BSD flavor a try (again ;))
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Almost certainly one of the BSDs - most likely FreeBSD, but NetBSD a close second having used it successfully on an old Apple LC475.

Then again, I might have gone for Apple's OS X.


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i'd use freeBSD if gentoo wasnt there
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there was no Gentoo, I'd go back to using LFS.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Gentoo didn't exist, i probably would use FreeBSD. Maybe i'd try Debian or Slackware.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before Gentoo, I used Slack. I'd go back, but portage has spoiled me. I may try FreeBSD
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2003 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

either suse, debian, archlinux or freebsd, id try em all until i found something i like :)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2003 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FreeBSD
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2003 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before using Gentoo, i worked with SuSE some years, but since Suse 8.0 it was to big/obscure for me, also i got to much problems with USB. I tried RedHat and Debian, but i didn't like them, RedHat is to america-centric (ISDN and such things) in my opinion (and not delivering mp3-en/decoders, sorry, but IMHO this is to stupid) and Debian is to finnicky with their handling of free/unfree Software. So i would choose Mandrake, which is still running on my File/Multimedia-Server (Mandrake 9.0)
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