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RE: [SLUG] Debian or Redhat
- To: "Slug (E-mail)" <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Debian or Redhat
- From: "ramon buckland" <ramon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu May 2 13:21:02 2002
I have used both extensively in the past, Im no expert, my comments
(but i know you'll read them.. )
At work we use Debian 2.2r3. I started out on Redhat at 4.2
and switched to debian for 8 months around the 2.1(i think) mark after
by a respected friend.
My experiences are good for both.
Redhat i still find easier for installs and the like. (but that's
probably just me as
I got into Debian late in the game)
<comment value="2c" type="Clay Money" worth="nadda">
<take with a grain of salt and a lemon>
Basis: I don't use XWindows. this is just for Development stuff,
command line, web development, databases
Positive <emphasise>I</emphasise> like because of it's installs and
network card installs
and detectection .. and it's pretty colors
Negative <emphasise>I</emphasise> didn't like RedHat because
init.d was under /etc/rc.d/
and not /etc/init.d (maybe this is a good thing. im just
fussy on minor points)
and they 'change default installs of the original programs'
I guess, I like because I know where config stuff etc is,
ie not hidden behind tools and the like, but there is always
for tools :-)It is 'close to GNU' and I like
It just 'Feels' more original .. and has that nostalgic smell.
Negative: Im not much of an apt man .. ah well I tried.
.. ? and now (not that anyone should care)
I run RedHat 7.2 as my Dev Server, Debian is still installed on our
and I will be checking out Debian-woody shortly but am not in any
hurry to go chanign my dev environment
as that takes too long to setup.
Smoothwall (hacked to pieces for my satellite connection with iHug)
toms for that quick fix on a box I destroy
No home debian :-(
I love it when stuff works!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: slug-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:slug-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
> Tony Green
> Sent: Thursday, 2 May 2002 12:16 PM
> To: Slug (E-mail)
> Subject: Re: [SLUG] Debian or Redhat
> On Thu, 2002-05-02 at 11:21, Alex Samad wrote:
> > With out starting a distro war.
> > I am currently running redhat 7.2 and SuSe 7.3 Sparc.
> > I have just started attending the slug meetings and I
> have been hearing a
> > lot Debian.
> > Can people comment on the differences between the two.
> Both the lay out of
> > the file system and the its package manager. Are there
> things that I can
> > get for Debian that I can't for Redhat or vis versa.
> Please note I usually
> > try to download source packages and compile and install
> and use the rpm for
> > convenience
> > Can take this off line and mail directly to me.
> If we do keep this on list, can we PLEASE all try to be
> rational and not
> flame people for thinking differently.......
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