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1 • SUSE (by Lord-Storm on 2004-06-21 11:23:40 GMT) |
I have been waiting for SUSE to be distributed like this for a long time. (along with all the dial up users) I am currently using MDK 10 and love it ... Im downloading the SUSE 9.1 iso but SQL has always performed poorly on suse.(dont know if its different now) So when I have the chance to back up onto CDR ill give suse a try(their Live CDs are secondrate in my opinion to other back bedroom distros) and SUSE will get the ICEwm fan cool test.
noautun, java, azureus with plugins, and KGet to run with the PSU fan pumping out cold air at 0.36-1%CPU. (Gee if I was still running windows 2k and Winamp 17-25%CPU my room would be a bake house)
2 • Navyn OS (by FedUp Penguin on 2004-06-21 11:43:32 GMT)
There is a huge demand for this distro: with 3 download links it is impossible to download it.
In the mean time at the Gentoo forums a post regarding Navyn OS was moved from "Gentoo Chat" to the limbo of "Off the Wall"
This while truly offtopic subjects are not removed.
What is the matter, are they afraid of the competition?
3 • Package xfree vs x.org (by Bjørn on 2004-06-21 13:03:01 GMT)
hi, you havent update the packages list can you add x.org?
4 • browser statistics (by wouter at 2004-06-21 13:37:02 GMT)
I think it would be nice to have regular counts of browsers and operating systems used to access this site. Ofcourse, those statistics might be wildly inaccurate, but I think they still show trends. That, and I'm just curious, really... especially about the numbers on this site.
We could even take it a step further: which distributions are visited more by people on windows machines, and which distributions are being checked out by people already on linux? Are people who use Opera windows users fed up with IE, or rather linux users that for some reason don't like to use the Gecko or Konqueror engines?
5 • Gnoppix.... where are you?? (by Abel at 2004-06-21 16:10:11 GMT)
I was wondering if you know anything about gnoppix... The site has been down for quite some time... did they finally die or what's the deal?
6 • mandrake 10.1 (by Anonymous on 2004-06-21 16:25:28 GMT)
well even though im a club member (signed up just before the release of 10 community so i could get the isos), im not going to bother, mandrake is the reason i switched to gentoo and im not looking back.
7 • re: browser statistics (by Peter at 2004-06-21 16:44:21 GMT)
there is no need to implement very sophisticated browser statistics, the message is the same: "people are searching for freedom" the fact that Mozilla overtook MSIE is just a proof that freedom can be found, some people found more or less of that freedom. Maybe soon more will realise that is better to open their mind instead of their pockets :)
Anyway, I'm not kept on windows by Microsoft, the one that keeps me is Adobe. The day Adobe turns to linux is the day MS will feel the full blow of the wind of change for now... 1% of mozilla over MSIE on a linux only site is just a breeze.
8 • Top 10 of 145 Total Countries (by Ariszlo at 2004-06-21 17:36:37 GMT)
Glad to see that most non-US visitors are from Hungary! 8)
9 • gnome livecds (by justin at 2004-06-21 17:40:06 GMT)
is there any LiveCDs with Gnome on them
10 • Gnome Live CDs (by MichiganMud on 2004-06-21 23:46:50 GMT)
These are the Gnome live CDs that I know of: Morphix Gnome, Debian NP ("non--profit," based on Morphix), PLD Live (defaults to KDE, but Gnome is available), Adios (check out the cool user-mode Linux functionality), and Basilisk.
11 • browser statistics (by gregger2k on 2004-06-21 23:46:58 GMT)
I wonder what the percentage is of Mozilla browsers that access Microsoft's site??
12 • Re:Gnoppix.... where are you?? (by Eduardo de Oliveira Padoan at 2004-06-22 00:49:00 GMT)
The last new in savannah is of 03-26-2004 and the freshmeat page says: "This project is currently not available for public viewing."
I'll fell sorry if it is over, i like it very much...
"Status This distribution is active.", Well, I hope so...
13 • More about Navyn OS (by FedUp Penguin on 2004-06-22 05:02:08 GMT)
Eventually I managed to complete the download: the md5sum didn't match, and yet the CD is working fine.
This distro is stunning beautiful, it is sheer perfection, which is extremely rare.
It has been written by just one young man: he must be an absolute genius and I hope he gets the recognition he deserves.
14 • Australia Number 10 (by Aussie on 2004-06-22 07:40:27 GMT)
Just like to say good on you to all the Australian's that have been hitting distrowatch.
It's impressive that we're on the top 10 since there's only 20 million of us, and we're probably 4 years behind with the speed of connections to the Internet.
Good to know that's I'm not alone here :D
15 • Mozilla Stats (by Will Senn at 2004-06-22 18:23:45 GMT)
Mozilla is fine, but once folks try Firefox, they won't be going back - blazingly fast, small, portable and good looking too. Oh, and a breeze to install in linux .
16 • Debian installed easily (by TKS at 2004-06-22 20:29:38 GMT)
There is a way to install Debian in 7 clicks...it's called MEPIS Linux. Someone should point users to that.
17 • Re Mozilla Stats (by Allan at 2004-06-23 05:25:49 GMT)
The stats refer to all Mozilla/Netscape/Gecko family browsers - including Firefox.
18 • NavynOS and the Gentoo forums (by motub on 2004-06-23 09:36:10 GMT)
The (English) thread on NavynOS on the Gentoo forums is not in "Off the Wall" *or* "Gentoo Chat", but in "Other Things Gentoo", which seems perfectly appropriate.
There are two threads on the Polish forums, which are not subdivided.
Looks like it might be OK for its purposes, but any distro that feels the need to tell me how many packages it has available to facilitate "wardriving" (driving around looking for wireless network access points) is not for me-- especially when an earlier section of the homepage says things like:
"On cd there is also sniffer dsniff ideal for capturing passwords. Next program is nessus, which can be used for searching vulnerabilities on remote systems. You can easilly compile exploits becasue thera are all library headers on cd."
I'm not passing judgement, but I really don't want to do any of those things, so I think I'll just stick with Gentoo.
19 • Re: motub (by FedUp Penguin on 2004-06-23 13:31:50 GMT)
Indeed, there is a thread in "Other Things Gentoo" and I agree that it is appropriate there.
But there is also another one, page 3 of "Off the Wall", wich was started in "Gentoo Chat"
Indeed, one might disagree with the choice of packages, but it doesn't happen very often that a young developer gets a LiveCD absolutely right first attempt.
What about encouraging him to become an official Gentoo Developer?
20 • Browser statistics (by Dick Puller at 2004-06-23 14:08:58 GMT)
I use Linux as my sole desktop but if I access Distrowatch from my work I have to do it using Windoze IE. So I guess the statistics don't tell the whole story on Linux usage. Still interesting though :)
21 • Re:Mozilla overtakes MSIE (by aiur at 2004-06-23 15:18:07 GMT)
btw,the default setting of opera is "identify as MSIE"
22 • Mandrakelinux installer (by jkeller on 2004-06-23 16:56:01 GMT)
Thanks for the link to the install Linux article!
Something nice for Mandrakelinux is currently in the cooker version. Satge 1 of the installer (the part the article is talking about, where you have to type in the ftp mirror address) now downloads the list of mirrors from the Mandrakesoft site. No more committing ftp addresses to memory!
Also, it's possible to install from ISO images stored on another hard drive partition, rather than having to first burn them to CD. The catch is that you need to know the Linux-style dev names, but it's pretty slick.
The installer is already available for download. I think - but I haven't tried it yet - it should also work for installing 10.0. That's an immediate benefit. So try this new stage 1 out and stop typing in long ftp addresses!
23 • Sam & C0bind .02 (by Moe on 2004-06-24 13:54:21 GMT)
If you have a free hard drive sitting around it might be worth your time to give Cobind .02 a shot. This distro is going to make waves on the Desktop.
You liveCD junkies will find Sam an interesting entry. Apart from the browser locking up on me everything went well and I'm quite impressed. The next release is out and I'm hoping for nirvana.
24 • NavynOS (by RAZ at 2004-06-25 14:19:02 GMT)
I tried downloading NavynOS but with no success. Those mirrors are never available.
25 • Lives with Gnome desktop by defect (by Teobromina on 2004-06-25 20:30:29 GMT)
In addition to the comment of MichiganMud, I remember that Guadalinex and Max (both in Spanish language by defect) are starting the session with Gnome.
26 • RE: RAZ (by FedUp Penguin on 2004-06-25 22:27:59 GMT)
Don't give up.
I have already downloaded it twice, because the md5sum didn't match.
Actually the second time it was pretty fast as well.
27 • Navyn OS (by godsmonster at 2004-06-27 01:43:45 GMT)
Navyn OS ... i have to say i was very disappointed with this live distro maybe it was just the hype that led to the disappointment .. i guess i expected to much
28 • Linspire (Lindows) bootloader (by brjoon1021 at 2004-07-02 01:35:15 GMT)
In the last couple of Distrowatch weeklies, a poster going by "Anonymous" mentioned that Linspire is difficult to multiboot because it has an "offending piece of excrement" that is its bootloader or at least causes it to overrun the MBR. I have experience this first hand and would like to read his fix. I can not find his post any longer. Was it too course and was therefore deleted ? I could really use his help.
29 • Floppy Dist with md5sum (by Kim Seligmann at 2004-09-15 16:48:28 GMT)
Are there a floppy distro with md5sum packaged installed?
No need for gui, need this for checking CD's
" md5sum /dev/hdc "
Can't do this from windose.
Kim Seligmann mail kas>atdot
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