[K12OSN] RE: [Ltsp-discuss] What distribution should I use?
timothy.hart at gmail.com
Thu Jun 1 19:39:34 UTC 2006
It is Debian based for one thing. Certain people like RPM based distros
better. I happen to like Debian. Kind of geeky, but that is why there are
more user friendly distros built on top of the stable debian base. I like
Ubuntu but prefer KDE so I have used Kubuntu. Although my favorite distro as
of late has been Mepis. Basically the latest version is based on Ubuntu but
with a bunch of things you would want anyways, like mp3 playback by default.
It has a fantastic live disc/install disc as well. Just pop it in, try it
out, click install. Very easy. Highly recommended.
On 6/1/06, rmcdaniel at indata.us <rmcdaniel at indata.us> wrote:
> What makes Ubuntu a better OS than something like Fedora? I am getting
> ready to roll out 8 new Linux based servers and am trying to decide on
> the OS. We do and will be using thinclients at each school. The labs
> that I have setup so far have all been using K12LTSP with Fedora.
> Ronald R. McDaniel
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> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: [K12OSN] RE: [Ltsp-discuss] What distribution should I use?
> > From: "Paul VanGundy" <vangundypw at sau14.k12.nh.us>
> > Date: Thu, June 01, 2006 11:44 am
> > To: "'Support list for opensource software in schools.'"
> > <k12osn at redhat.com>
> > All,
> > Ubuntu all the way. :)
> > -Paul
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ltsp-discuss-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
> > [mailto:ltsp-discuss-admin at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Eric Holt
> > Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 12:36 PM
> > To: ltsp-discuss at lists.sourceforge.net
> > Subject: Re: [Ltsp-discuss] What distribution should I use?
> > Damien: I havnt posted on here in a while, but I saw yours and thought
> > respond and give you an answer you probably wont here from anyone else
> > the list... Go with Slackware! Slackware is an extremely stable
> > distribution which makes it a great server operating system. It may be
> > slightly trickier to setup LTSP on, but when you do, you'll be thrilled.
> > I've never used CentOS, so I cant comment on it. My father uses SuSE on
> > desktop and loves it, but he's said many times that he'd never think of
> > using SuSE on a server.
> > Check it out. Dont dismiss Slackware just because its a lesser-used
> > distribution or that its a little more difficult to setup. Its one of
> > oldest if not THE oldest distribution still around, and does have a very
> > loyal user-base. I've used it in conjunction with LTSP now for nearly
> > years and the stability of it is just amazing. I'd be glad to give you
> > hand getting it setup if need-be. Just ask!!! :)
> > HTH,
> > --Eric
> > Damien Hull wrote:
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> > > I'm a big CentOS fan. Works well as a server and a workstation. It's a
> > > good all around distribution.
> > >
> > > For the past two months or so I've been playing around with OpenSuse.
> > > While I wouldn't use it as a server it does make a good workstation.
> > >
> > > Should I stick with CentOS or make the switch to Suse? If there's
> > > another distribution I should be looking at let me know.
> > >
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