Re: Holy War

2001-01-21 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, you wrote: Mandrake 7.2. All I'll say about mandrake is that we have a mandrake box at work and when you run printtool the cdrom ejects. I've been running Mandrake for a while (2 years?) now .. and it seems fine, its Dedrat really with the KDE desktop and a things

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Neil Ford
When I got home last night there were two big boxes from Dell waiting in the middle of the lounge. This is my new 1400 Mhz Pentium IV, 256 Mb Turbo Bastard Nutter machine. One of the (many) advantages of having a new box is that I'll be able to do a completely fresh Linux install for the first

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Cross
At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 15:33:57 +, Roger Burton West [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On or about Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 10:29:18AM -0500, Dave Cross typed: So I'm looking for advice on the best distro to use. What are you planning to do on the box? It'll be purely for home use, so: * Hacking

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Hodgkinson
Dave Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Go for it. Give it your best shot. Mandrake 7.2. -- Dave Hodgkinson, http://www.hodgkinson.org Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star http://www.deep-purple.com Apache, mod_perl, MySQL, Sybase hired gun for, well,

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Roger Burton West
On or about Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 10:39:47AM -0500, Dave Cross typed: It'll be purely for home use, so: I'd use Debian 'cos I like it. Downside: latest versions of stuff aren't usually available as packages. Upside: doesn't mess you about the way the Windowsy distributions (RH, SuSE) do. R

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Michael Stevens
On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 10:29:18AM -0500, Dave Cross wrote: So I'm looking for advice on the best distro to use. Bear in mind that the existing box will currently become a firewall/proxy box so I'll do all the paranoid security stuff on there. Go for it. Give it your best shot. Let battle

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Richard Clamp
On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 03:44:42PM +, Roger Burton West wrote: I'd use Debian 'cos I like it. Downside: latest versions of stuff aren't usually available as packages. Untrue, if you're following the testing/unstable branch and have sufficient bandwidth that is. -- Richard Clamp [EMAIL

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Michael Stevens
On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 04:02:01PM +, Roger Burton West wrote: On or about Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 03:58:41PM +, Richard Clamp typed: On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 03:44:42PM +, Roger Burton West wrote: I'd use Debian 'cos I like it. Downside: latest versions of stuff aren't usually

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Redvers Davies
What I do: For a workstation, Mandrake. For a server, Slackware. Once you've done the install forget that rpm existed and do everything from source. Red

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Redvers Davies
All I'll say about mandrake is that we have a mandrake box at work and when you run printtool the cdrom ejects. You couldn't do an strace on that so we see what causes that could you? I would have thought a hardware conflict would be the most likely cause there... Red

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Struan Donald
* at 19/01 16:12 + Redvers Davies said: All I'll say about mandrake is that we have a mandrake box at work and when you run printtool the cdrom ejects. You couldn't do an strace on that so we see what causes that could you? I would have thought a hardware conflict would be the most

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Hodgkinson
Struan Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: * at 19/01 14:44 + Dave Hodgkinson said: Dave Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Go for it. Give it your best shot. Mandrake 7.2. All I'll say about mandrake is that we have a mandrake box at work and when you run printtool the cdrom

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Dave Cross [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *So I'm looking for advice on the best distro to use. Bear in mind that *the existing box will currently become a firewall/proxy box so I'll *do all the paranoid security stuff on there. * *Go for it. Give it your best shot. * *Let battle commence.

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Jonathan Stowe
On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Robert Shiels wrote: Apart from the games perhaps, I'm just wondering what a PIV1400Mhz will do that a PII350 wouldn't :-) What was your inner justification for getting such a monster machine Dave? Some people buy Ferraris. /J\ -- Jonathan Stowe |

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Cross
At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 16:33:40 -, "Robert Shiels" [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What are you planning to do on the box? It'll be purely for home use, so: * Hacking perl * Prototyping web sites * Playing with new toys like AxKit and Camelot * Write * Surf the web * Read mail

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Struan Donald
* at 19/01 16:33 - Robert Shiels said: What are you planning to do on the box? It'll be purely for home use, so: * Hacking perl * Prototyping web sites * Playing with new toys like AxKit and Camelot * Write * Surf the web * Read mail * Play the occasional game *

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Robert Shiels
At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 16:33:40 -, "Robert Shiels" [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What are you planning to do on the box? It'll be purely for home use, so: * Hacking perl * Prototyping web sites * Playing with new toys like AxKit and Camelot * Write * Surf the web *

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Redvers Davies
Seriously, my current machine is a PentiumPro 200 Mhz and that's getting so frustrating that I knew I needed a new machine and I always buy the fastest I can so it will last as long as possible. Was it a self-congratulations pressie for the publication of your book.

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Paul Makepeace
From: "Michael Stevens" [EMAIL PROTECTED] And, of course, there's the obvious downside of following the unstable branch of anything... Except with Debian in my four years of using unstable I haven't had a single (serious) problem. The times when they've occasionally messed up dependencies I've