Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 04:51 UTC
Linux Here's a topic guaranteed to start controversy. Which Linux distribution is best? It all depends on your criteria for judging. Even then the topic is highly subjective. Here are a few nominees for "best distro" in specific categories.
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RE: Comment by marcp
by lucas_maximus on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 09:39 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Why is RPM a bad format?

What does "respecting your freedoms" mean exactly? If you don't want to use Unity in Ubuntu you can always use something else.

Debian maintains put in the bug that was spotted for years that broke SSL for thousands of sites.

Pentium 4s are now over ten years old, even the newest are 7 years old ... this is ancient.

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by delta0.delta0 on Wed 24th Oct 2012 06:26 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
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2010-06-01

RPM's are not bad per say, its just that yum or apt for rpm gives to deadrat sorry I mean redhat the exact same functionality that Debian has had from the start. Red Hat and Debian both need to man up and sit down and form a new package management system which combines both of their systems into 1.

1 Debian maintainer made a mistake for seeding random data, a mistake that had actually been raised to openssl devs who didn't catch the issue and when the bug was found it was rectified pretty quickly. Why do you bring this up ?


Some believe security through obscurity is great, that hiding your security flaws magically makes them disappear, that has never been the case.

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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by Soulbender on Wed 24th Oct 2012 07:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

RPM's are not bad per say, its just that yum or apt for rpm gives to deadrat sorry I mean redhat the exact same functionality that Debian has had from the start


So...what? That has nothing to do with the RPM format itself.
Also, Debian didn't have APT from the start. First APT release was in 1998.

Red Hat and Debian both need to man up and sit down and form a new package management system which combines both of their systems into 1.


Why? Both deb and rpm gets the job done pretty much equally well.

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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by lucas_maximus on Wed 24th Oct 2012 07:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Some believe security through obscurity is great, that hiding your security flaws magically makes them disappear, that has never been the case.


It was there for over 2 years and was due to developer laziness.

It pretty much puts the "many eyes" into the category of "Myth".

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by zima on Sat 27th Oct 2012 20:01 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Pentium 4s are now over ten years old, even the newest are 7 years old ... this is ancient.

But it is true that most P4 machines (say, certainly anything-Northwood & up) don't really require any special distro - if only they have comfortable amounts of RAM.

Even if a bit low on RAM - say, with quite typical then 256-512 MiB - Lubuntu should be fine, no need for something like Puppy.

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