Le 11/07/2008 à 07:29:35-0400, Ian Lord a écrit > Hi, > > > I tried debian ubuntu and fedora and didn't like them. > > I want: > > - A basic install (not 900 packages installed by default > > - No gui, I like my flashing cursor > > - an equivalent of ports. I want to easily compile my ports I don't like > prebuilt package. Want to retrieve them by cvs. > > - an equivalent to portupgrade. > > I gotta admit mabe the three I tried was able to do that, but I'm so > negative about linux thay maybe I didn't see the good point of it. > > Could you tell me which distribution you are using when you have no choice > and need to go to linux ?
I'm in the same situation : My experience : Fedora -->If you like the lastest features (including bugs) of software it's good distro Debian --> Good distro but IMHO the update is to slow and after some year on a server you run very out-of-date software CentOS --> Good if the software you need is RedHat Compliant only, because CentOS is a RedHat without the support. About software (packages) : Fedora/CentOS : Using yum and rpm. Work well but they are not many packages in the official repository. You need to find with rpmfind many package. Debian : Lots of packages, but as I said it's out-of-date. You can run unstable (like 7-Stable) or Testing (like 7-current) but it's on your own risk. Regards. -- Albert SHIH SIO batiment 15 Observatoire de Paris Meudon 5 Place Jules Janssen 92195 Meudon Cedex Heure local/Local time: Ven 11 jul 2008 15:16:53 CEST _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"