Mark A. Bolstad
mbolstad at arl.army.mil
Mon Dec 12 13:59:02 EST 2005
I use both RHEL and Fedora Core (both v. 4) and SuSE 9. RHEL 4 is very
stable, sometimes to stable. At the initial release, RHEL is pretty
current. However, as time goes on, it get farther out of date, such that
I start building my own versions of built-in libraries to get the
features I need.
SuSE 9 run very well, although I have no direct experience since it's
primarily run on servers.
FC4's been stable as well. My biggest nit with both versions is that RH
has chosen to remove mp3 functionality from any audio related tools. So,
again, I build my own. Do the other distros suffer support MP3 in the
applications (I'm pretty sure they do, I'm just checking).
On Mon, 2005-12-12 at 13:31 -0500, John Coldrick wrote:
> On Monday 12 December 2005 12:18, Jed Schwartz wrote:
> > Yea, I think its time to consider updating to a fresh version of linux--
> > Any suggestions-?
> Well, even going with a more recent RH would be an improvement. I'm hesitant
> to point existing RH users to something other than that unless they really
> have no other systems to worry about(common setups, etc), but assuming that's
> not the case, I'm a big SUSE fan. Easiest to install that I've seen. Peter
> mentions Ubuntu - that's another very fast-growing distro that's acquired a
> lot of good word-of-mouth recently. Must check it out, sometime, although
> we're all SUSE 10 here and I'm loathe to mix unless I have to.
> RH Fedora Core(I think FC3 is most stable recent, although not sure about
> FC4) is certainly fine, but I went through years of hacking RH to get it to
> do what I wanted. Nothing much seems to have changed - much of the install
> scripts still have annoying gotchas, I still read about things that need
> manual hacking that I remember doing years ago. SUSE was an incredibly
> refreshing change. It just works. Huge software bundle.
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