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RE: Which Linux after CyGwin?
- From: "DePriest, Jason R." <jrdepriest at firsthorizon dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 10:58:16 -0500
- Subject: RE: Which Linux after CyGwin?
On Tuesday, October 05, 2004 10:52 AM, zzapper wrote
> In fact I want to keep Win32/Cygwin on my primary PC, but would like
> to install a dual boot Linux on my old PC. Mandrake & Fedora seem to
> be the most popular according to http://distrowatch.com/
> Any opinions
> zzapper (vim, cygwin, wiki & zsh)
> vim -c ":%s%s*%CyrnfrTfcbafbeROenzSZbbyranne%|:%s)[R-T]) )Ig|:norm
> http://www.vim.org/tips/tip.php?tip_id=305 Best of Vim Tips
And your asking about Linux? I am guessing it was a rhetorical
I use Debian GNU/Linux as my distro of choice. I chose it mainly
because of its wonderful package management tools. If you do use
Debian, please don't use the 'stable' release. It is very ancient (but
stable!). Use the 'testing' release. For the most part, you won't have
any problems and if you do have a problem, expect it to be fixed
I actually used their recommended application, jigdo, to build a
'testing' ISO image. Then I made a CD and installed off of that.
Afterwards, I have some packages that I use the 'unstable' release for
and even one that I use the 'experimental' release for. Everything else
I keep at 'testing'.
I tried Mandrake and Gentoo, but they don't update very well from behind
a proxy server that requires authentication.
I haven't used RedHat since 7.3.
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