[Ilugc] Linux flavour
- From: karthik@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Karthik)
- Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 09:41:20 +0530
On Monday 12 January 2004 15:48, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
Sridhar R [1/12/2004 1:22 PM] :
On Sun 11, karthik wrote:
I need robust like redhat.
If you say redhat is robust, then I recommend you
ok. I've heard this often enough.
what is _not_ robust in redhat?
I have a couple of reasons against redhat. I have an old Asus p5a-b
motherboard and a latest 40G seagate drive. Any redhat or redhat based
distribution just hangs on booting the installation cd after printing the
line "Partition check:".
I have tried RH7.3 to 9, Fedora core 1, Mandrake 8, 9.1, 9.2 and winXP. All
have the same problem. If I disable DMA in bios then they function normally.
Even if I managed to install those distros, I cant play fullscreen mpg or
I now have debian sarge installed on the same machine with DMA support on. I
have 2.6 kernel configured. It's *terribly* fast. Now I can run fullscreen
mpg, 7xx resolution xvid/divx avis in my k6-2 450 / i740Graphics system.
Now if you try google on finding whether a k6-2 450 processor can run
xvid/divx avis in high resolutions (7xx), you will know that a k6-2 450
processor having a weak FPU, cant play such things smoothly. I am the only
one known to me who can play a high res compressed avi fullscreen on an k6-2
And it was made possible by Sarge where all other OSs failed.
My other reason is I HATE to type redhat-config-* for all configurations. I
have some linux admin friends who have done rhce courses. And without the
redhat-config- commands, they are nothing. I dont think redhat is trying to
make things simpler, it is rather monopolizing - by making interacting and
configuring the OS simpler, it is moving towards a more windows like
distribution. Users, who are used to the simple commands may be lost with
other linux distros. And since those commands are not industry standard like
linuxconf or Xconfigurator, redhat is on its own to change those commands as
RedHat is PERFECT for linux newbies, but not for others.
Debian is FAST. Red hat is too slow. RPM and up2date sucks. It you are a
home user/newbie then it is ok with redhat. But I strongly suggest against
redhat on corporate servers.
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