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1 • thanks (by Sepper on 2003-12-22 14:48:50 GMT) |
"Once again, a big thank you for visiting DistroWatch.com and Happy Holidays, wherever you are!"
2 • Trying 2.6: Mandrake cooker (by Leo on 2003-12-22 16:15:12 GMT)
Besides Conectiva, there is a (Mandrake) cooker snapshot that lets people try linux 2.6:
3 • Merry Christmas (by Henrique Maia on 2003-12-22 16:25:58 GMT)
Just to thank everyone in Distrowatch.com for this wonderful site and to wish a very happy Christmas to all readers worldwide.
4 • Happy Holidays (by Leo on 2003-12-22 17:15:20 GMT)
Happy Holidays to those who celebrate them, cheers to everyone. What we all have in common is the sharing spirit of solidarity that makes the free software community unstoppable :-)
5 • 2.6 and Slackware (by Benjamin Vander Jagt at 2003-12-22 18:07:01 GMT)
I've been using the 2.5.44 kernel on to the 2.6 kernel on Slackware and haven't had a lick of trouble or instability. The only problem I've found is that the GNOME panel system monitor doesn't give memory and swap space info. It really just drops right into Slackware 9.1.
The nVidia patch ain't so hard, but unless you have a newer nVidia card that won't run in the 4191 driver, I would recommend it. The newest driver seems to fail on everything (on any kernel) for me. The 4363 driver works with just about everything, but I think you have to make your own adjustments to the code. The 5328 driver just came out today. Anyone tried it on the 2.6?
Catch y'all later.
6 • Slackware 9.1 with Linux 2.6.0-stable (by DaMouse at 2003-12-22 18:15:36 GMT)
I installed 2.6.0 on my nice Pentium 180MHz server and its working perfectly, as if I never touched a thing. so fsck your idea that Slackware is stupid like the other distros listed :P.
root@zBuffer:~# uname -r
7 • Linux 2.6.0 (by Luk van den Borne at 2003-12-22 18:21:59 GMT)
I have not had a single problem with 2.6 kernel. It is very stable and very fast. Not that I would trust it on my server yet, but my general experience with 2.6 is definitely positive.
The biggest flaw I encountered was that most mixers are not alsa-ready yet and sound-skipping, which could be avoided by setting the nice value of X to 0.
8 • I have tried the latest 2.6 kernel offerings by mandrake e conectiva (by Dewd at 2003-12-22 18:42:52 GMT)
And both failed to detect and configure my USB mouse and keyboard. I don't know if they are using the new kernel during the installation process, as I hoped this new kernel would be able the work with my USB setup.
The only distro that has worked with my USB setup has been Knoppix, so it is possible.
If anyone is interested I have an Asus A7V8X-X and a couple of generic USB mouses and keyboards. If you need further informations I would be glad to supply them trhu email.
Thanks and Merry X-Mas :P
9 • 2.6.0 vs. 2.4.0 (by butters at 2003-12-22 20:43:48 GMT)
Compare the state of 2.6.0 today with that of 2.4.0 back almost three years ago. A lot has changed since then, but 2.6.0 is definately more polished and mature than 2.4.0 was. I didn't run it until 2.4.9.
I might even trust 2.6.0 over 2.4.23 on an SMP server. I think Red Hat will find that its conservative RHEL 2.6 rollout will be another nail in their coffin. In the end, though, it is each user's individual choice whether to run 2.4 or 2.6. Distributions that fail to offer 2.6 as at least an option well into 2004 will likely be unpopular with both enterprise and end-user clients.
10 • Xandros 2 Groundswell (by Devilotx at 2003-12-23 03:30:00 GMT)
While I won't link to it at the Xandros forums there is a huge groundswell of distrust because Xandros 2 Deluxe and Standard are missing the Ability to Join a Windows domain, even though that feature was in Xandros 1 and 1.1 and advertized for 2.0
Xandros states it will be released within Xandros 2.0 Business edition.
11 • 2.6.0 vs. 2.4.0 vs. 2.2.0 and RHEL vs. Debian (by Benjamin Vander Jagt at 2003-12-23 07:02:38 GMT)
the 2.6 kernel is quite good, to be sure, but look at how Debian's still pretty popular despite being downright ancient. I think the 2.6 will appeal most immediately to desktop users who want a trouble-free sound system and top-of-the-line kernel-level hardware support and then the developers who want to try out the 2.6, so I wouldn't think the big servers have too much to worry about until the 2.6 becomes more requested. those customers who are techy enough to know how to exploit the 2.6 kernel probably build their own or wouldn't be afraid to hack their own 2.6 kernel into whatever they use...
12 • No subject (by Anonymous on 2003-12-23 08:36:26 GMT)
"While I won't link to it at the Xandros forums there is a huge groundswell of distrust because Xandros 2 Deluxe and Standard are missing the Ability to Join a Windows domain, even though that feature was in Xandros 1 and 1.1 and advertized for 2.0
Xandros states it will be released within Xandros 2.0 Business edition.
You don't understand. Xandros made a mistake, but tehy were not trying to screw anyone over. This is why they have offered a full refund anf FREE update to users of Xandros Desktop 2.0.
here is what Ming Poon said:
To make up for our miscommunication and oversight, I will offer anyone who bought the V2 Deluxe product and need Domain and AD authentication support free upgrade to the Business product. All you will need to pay is the S&H charges - US $9.95 to US and Canada.
However, I must emphasize that we had alsolutely zero intention of deceiving anyone. It was a mere oversight that our sales and marketing team did not complete the product comparison matrix with the Business Edition as a third column at this time. They were planning on doing that when the Business Edition is launched.
Contact email@example.com after the Business Edition becomes available. Once again, I apologize for our miscommunication.
13 • oops (by Devilotx at 2003-12-23 13:55:28 GMT)
I read that at work, thats why I didn't link to it, I didn;t have the link, and I did not see Ming Poon's post.
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