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1 • Slackware Package Browser (by Anonymous on 2004-09-20 10:02:46 GMT) |
Still looks rather broken: "Sorry; the A software series does not exist in version 10.0 of Slackware Linux for Intel. " - and A is the base linux system.
2 • Distribution icons (by Offer Kaye at 2004-09-20 10:55:37 GMT)
Just wanted to say how much I liked the distribution icons you placed at the beginning of each paragraph in the first section - very helpful and nice looking!
Good job :-)
3 • ubuntu linux (by arctic on 2004-09-20 11:30:10 GMT)
no wonder, ubuntu stormed to the top of the new distros. it features gnome 2.8 on top of a debian based system, thus being very stable (didn't have any problems so far except mounting other linux partitions... i am sure i will be able to fix that one.. but hey!, it's a pre-release version. ; ) ) and very very fast. if you want a rock-stable distro, debian-based distros are always a great choice. and you need only one cd in order to set up a wonderful-looking system with usable minor customizations made to gnome. if you want kde and the rest... simply set up the mirrors with a mouse-click and start downloading.
yes, this distro is definitely worth a watch. i was quite surprised of ubuntu and it will surely stay on my box for a longer time. keep it up! : )
4 • RE: ubuntu linux (by DarkLord on 2004-09-20 11:47:48 GMT)
Ubuntu sounds really solid. That's the ebst word I can come up with... their whole concept seems to be well thought out. Having packages from Debian checked and then after a certain period moved to their own archives and so on.. nice.
There are only two things making me not use it. First is GNOME and the "KDE is in universe" (not supported) thing and second is the FAQ entry that says you shouldn't mix and match packages from Debian in an Ubuntu system - meaning that basically Debian and Ubuntu are two distinct systems.
So I'll keep on waiting for Debian Desktop Distribution (DDD) and see what else is happening a bit closer to debian.
Though Ubuntu's AMD64 support (don't own one yet though) is pretty tempting and ther "announcement concerning KDE coming soon" could change my mind... so we'll see.
But afaik Ubuntu == GNOME, no matter what kind of announcement there will be. Maybe it's a sub-project doing more KDE-related work for ubuntu and having KDE-related releases .... that would be cool.
5 • distro icons+GIS (by cah on 2004-09-20 12:39:28 GMT)
Yes, I liked the distro icons too - maybe they could be clickable to lead to the distro's homepage too?
GIS sounds really good and will certainly remove most of gentoo's intractibility for new users- a bit like vidalinux in a way, but at least handbook compliant.
However, is that what we really want, more gentoo users who never bother to RTM?
6 • Ubuntu (by Ben on 2004-09-20 12:52:45 GMT)
I've been using Ubuntu for a couple of days and I'm very impressed. The installation just worked fine from one CD, very little user-intervention required. It's what I've wanted for ever - Debian with up to date packages, nicely configured for a desktop machine.
I have had a few minor problems, but pretty good for a preview release.
7 • Ubuntu & Userlinux (by SynatxError at 2004-09-20 13:01:15 GMT)
Have Ubuntu installed over the week-end. Very nice, though I am not familiar with GNOME desktop settings yet. Still finding my way around them. Ubuntu disables the root account and 'sudo' is used in its place.
Being new to Linux, what are the differences between 'root' and 'sudo' and why would one prefer one over the other?
Userlinux, on the other hand, would just hung indefinitely during the installation process on 2 of the PCs I tried. Changing the download source did not help. I may try again later this week.
8 • I18N (by Udo at 2004-09-20 13:09:25 GMT)
Could you please tell me if Lycoris supports other languages?
9 • RE: I18N (by ladislav at 2004-09-20 13:23:13 GMT)
Could you please tell me if Lycoris supports other languages?
Not as far as I can tell. They don't even supply Asian fonts, so if you open a web page in an East Asian language, you'll see gibberish. So much for their claim to be "a worldwide desktop leader".
10 • Updating slack (by Schumaher on 2004-09-20 13:38:53 GMT)
I'm kind of newbie and would like to update Slackware 10 with newer packages - Xorg, gimp, gnome come to mind.
Is there a way to do it like in debian - apt get or MDK urpmi?
I really like slack but am not too sawy to sompile myself.
11 • RE: Updating slack (by Greyweather on 2004-09-20 14:16:39 GMT)
Works very much like apt.
12 • Ubuntu & Fedora (by Abel S. at 2004-09-20 14:31:28 GMT)
There are a few things that are kinda keeping me from using Ubuntu.... 1) the fact everything is sudo.... i don't like using sudo, i like using root.
2) you can't mix and match debian apt sources. Maybe they will fix that in a final release.
It seems promising... over the weekend, i installed sarge on a test system and got gnome 2.8 from a debian experimental mirror.... very nice.... and i've heard so many good things about ubuntu.... i'm just going to wait till next release or so.
And fedora... are they GOING TO RELEASE TODAY... or are they going to put it off another week *sarcasm* Fedora is a great distro... but since a few problems I've had with FC2... makes me really wanna make my main system transition to a debian.... and not just have my servers on debian.
13 • RE: Updating slack (by sclebo05 on 2004-09-20 14:54:33 GMT)
Slapt-get is another slackware package tool, somewhat similar to apt-get
14 • RE: Ubuntu and Gnome 2.8 (by JoeLinux on 2004-09-20 15:28:22 GMT)
A most promising looking new kid on the block this Ubuntu. I'm sure the devels will do more on the compatability front vis-a-vis the main Debian pool. They sure boast an impressive list of devels who are the creme-de-la-creme in not just Debian (Jordi Mallach) but Gnome (e.g. Jeff Waugh) and even KDE (e.g. Jono Bacon) and Gentoo itself (e.g. Brandon Hale aka tseng). :) Most of these guys are in #ubuntu on irc.freenode.net almost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Quite an eye opener to see stuff being suggested and worked on and DCC over in realtime. Nice bunch, helpful lot and a very user-friendly distro. Btw just grabbed Gnome 2.8 from Debian Experimental last Friday, although it may be sometime before it gets migrated to Sid, it is already pretty stable on this partition.
Must admit that I had to recompile/rebuild nautilus to get it to run for although it installed without any difficulty it just would not draw the icons or fire up the file browser but no worries, APT comes to the rescue i.e. 'apt-get -t experimental build-dep nautilus' and then 'apt-get -t experimental --build source nautilus' and there goes the 'problem' ;).
15 • GIS (by GWoSBahamut at 2004-09-20 16:28:01 GMT)
I think its less a concept of NRTM, and more a concept of people that want a grade solid system, but dont have the time to sit down and run through a gentoo build.
16 • Re: I18N (by Tim at 2004-09-20 18:55:10 GMT)
Language packs are available for Desktop/LX.
Visit www.lycoris.org for more information
17 • Vcom Part.Com. 8 (by ChiJoan at 2004-09-20 22:46:31 GMT)
This software let's you make a boot floppy that allows you to fix the MBR after a bad OS install. I'm not sure if the CD has the MBR fixer on it. But I had the bad experience of Mandrake 9 not booting after I had run Norton SystemWorks 2003 on the hard disk, if that was the reason I don't know. So I upgraded to Vcom's SystemSuite 5, but also rely on hard disk drawers more for new distro installs now.
18 • KDE + Debian (by Jose at 2004-09-21 00:02:03 GMT)
Glad to see Ubuntu is gnome based. I know a lot of folks don't really care for Gnome (I prefer Xfce and KDE), but I like knowing that there is a different stroke for different folks.
For those of us that like KDE, we have Mepis and Knoppix, For those that prefer Gnome, now there is Ubuntu as well as Gnoppix.
For those that prefer Xfce, there is Xfld.
With Debian, we all win!
19 • whats the best linux top capture dvd video and to burn it onto a 4.7GB dvd (by Robert at 2004-09-21 02:47:09 GMT)
whats the best linux top capture dvd video and to burn it onto a 4.7GB dvd?
which is the best one for doing this?
also when I say capture I mean directly to mpeg 2 dvd format not avi format
I know a lot of thrm can capture avi format but I don't want to do that
I can capture directly to mpeg in windows, so I think i should be able to do this in linux too
20 • Well done, GIS project! (by mr_pizza at 2004-09-21 08:25:01 GMT)
Great to see the folks at the GIS project doing a very promising installer for Gentoo!
There are some good Gentoo-oriented projects coming along now with ease-of-installation in mind - GIS and Vidalinux being a couple of them. Anyway, good on you, GIS team! :-)
21 • New Distrowatch Logo (by mr bg on 2004-09-21 23:51:22 GMT)
I like the new logo for distrowatch at the top...
"Put the fun back in computing. Use Linux, BSD or Windows."
22 • Yoper Linux (by Kanwar at 2004-09-22 00:09:57 GMT)
Yoper is one distro worth looking at by everyone. It boots lightening fast ... response of the entire system is quick - very quick and looks great.
I also have Lycoris, Xandors, SuSE and PCLinuxOS installed on the same machine (and all the latest versions) so I guess I can vouch for Yoper's agility and a well composed desktop.
Hardware support is good too ... for instance, my Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000 and USB Camera are detected automatically .... in all the other distros listed above, Gnomemeeting does not open the video device successully and I have to install the pwcx driver additionally.
This one is definitely worth taking a look ...
23 • RE: Yoper Linux (by ladislav at 2004-09-22 00:36:03 GMT)
I am unable to install Yoper 2.1. I keep getting the dreaded "no partitions found error", despite the fact that I have some 14 pre-formatted Linux partitions on the drive. Last time I checked the Yoper forums, the developers were stumped by the problem that seems to affect quite a few people.
24 • RE: New Distrowatch Logo (by Anonymous on 2004-09-22 01:31:09 GMT)
I don't see the words "or Windows" anywhere.
25 • RE: Yoper Linux (by Kanwar at 2004-09-22 01:36:17 GMT)
When I started the installation, I did not have any free partition on my hdd. I used the built-on qtparted to "clear" an old SuSE partition and assign it to yoper during installation.
However, I did not get the error you have mentioned so ymmv.
26 • RE: Yoper Linux (by Michael_Valentine on 2004-09-22 02:00:43 GMT)
Same problem here, and tried with several different HD's ranging from 10Gb to 160GB, same message every time.
27 • Re: Yoper Linux (install problem) (by Kanwar at 2004-09-22 03:21:59 GMT)
Take a look here:
28 • Whoppix (by Paul at 2004-09-22 12:48:47 GMT)
Anyone able to download Whoppix? The FTP seems to be down.....
29 • Linare Linux 2.0 installation problem (by NORMAN LAURENT at 2004-10-03 17:54:07 GMT)
I am having a problem installing Linare on my comp. I get the error message 'error occurred transferring install image to hard drive probably out of disk space'. I get have found 2 possible solutions which are:
1) type, linux ide=nodma
which is all good but i boot my Linare from CD so would i have to make a boot disk and if so how?
If not what are the other choices?
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