Home > Linux > Get In Sync with JAMD, ROCK and Aurox Linux Get In Sync with JAMD, ROCK and Aurox Linux Eugenia Loli 2003-06-16 Linux 19 Comments Here is a review with screenshots of the i686-optimized Red Hat-based JAMD Linux 0.0.6, and a review of the mainland European language-focused Aurox Linux 9 while Rock Linux released version 2.0.0-b4. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 19 Comments 2003-06-16 12:12 am so it has english in it as well? 2003-06-16 12:57 am I’d love to know if this JAMD distro is measurably faster than Rehat and if it will work w/ Redhat apt repositories. 2003-06-16 1:13 am yes it will work with redhat 9.0 apt repositories jamd is a slightly modified version of redhat 9.0. XD2 will install on it. 2003-06-16 1:49 am As long as it will recognize everything Redhat 9 does I’ll try it. Does up2date work on it? 2003-06-16 1:53 am i didn’t try up2date on it, but it has apt4rpm already installed. 2003-06-16 2:46 am What is its optimisations, will it run better on the latest hardware? 2003-06-16 8:25 am ROCK Linux 2.0.0-beta5 will be out shortly (today?) 2003-06-16 2:40 pm I discovered JAMD about a month ago, and I have to say that it’s won me over! You get all the perks of Redhat 9, along with 686 optimizations, pre-setup apt-get, and a CORRECT setup of KDE 3.1.1 (Yes… They’ve gone back and fixed all of redhats problems with KDE!). On top of that, they’ve defined a default desktop environment that’s miles ahead of anyone else default setups, included only the best software neccesary for the average desktop use, and have included synaptec as their software mgt. program, allowing Joe User to easily add to and define his/her environment as needed. Suffice it to say that JAMD is one of the best kept secrets in the Linux world. Like Yoper? You’ll love JAMD. Like Vector? You’ll love JAMD. Like Redhat? Then you’ll really love JAMD! BTW… On a related note, has anyone figured out how to install ANY Linux distro’s on a SATA Raid0 setup? I just upgraded my box, and while JAMD’s running fine on my old box, I haven’t found a way to get it to recognize my newer SATA-based box. Ideas?? 2003-06-16 3:01 pm “and have included synaptec as their software mgt. program, ” did they fix it to work with proxy’s? can’t trust my mother with a software mgt prog that wont work because she has to use a proxy (provider blocks port 80 here). if they didn’t their mgm tool is nothing more than using synaptic to browse through the packages and then resorting to CLI for installing them (luckily the command line apt works fine, even with proxy’s) 2003-06-16 3:12 pm This is one of the best distro’s out there. I know as I have tried many. It is rock solid! It is faster then the workstation install of RH9. I have installed it on a junk box (my computer)400 clairion & 64 meg mem, my wifes HP xp2100 & 1 gig mem, and a old Compac 400 intel with 128 meg mem. It is easier to set up then most distros. Fully RH 9 complient so loading GCC3 is not a problem. It has become my distribution of choice. Just my $.02! Paul 2003-06-16 4:39 pm For those who do not know: ROCK Linux is a distribution build kit. Aside from the included generic, desktop, minimal, router (in some days realtime and live) target, you can create you own, too. This ranges from custom package selection to modifiying every package in whatever way you want! We support most architectures Linux runs on (x86, Alpha, SPARC, PPC, MIPS, .x86_64, ia64) and of course you can optimize for every processor GCC has support for. 2003-06-16 5:00 pm I’ve been running ROCK Linux here for some years now, and all i can tell is the ROCK rulez, it simply gives you full control on the things you want to do, once you try it you will just never go away from it. 2003-06-16 5:23 pm As far as i have seen, rocklinux is the only kit which allows you to build a really tuned linux from another box (even cross platform), just how you like it, burn it on a cd and then install this personal flavor of linux easily in as many machines as you need. Then, thanks to targets, you can build that personal flavor of linux to a totally different architecture almost without effort. with ROCK you have the control, you are in charge. currently it includes more than 800 great packages you can include in your linux. really… ROCK is amazing. ROCK rocks!! if you like to know your machines… if you like to keep them really updated… you have to use ROCKlinux. 2003-06-16 5:35 pm Troll much? 2003-06-16 5:38 pm Basically JAMD IS Redhat as far as hardware detection and the basics, right? I am tryig to justify wiping a working installation of Redha 9…. 2003-06-16 6:11 pm What is the problem – that you like the 667th Red Hat variant more? 2003-06-16 11:36 pm my friend’s 10 year old would LOVE that desktop/look. i’d probably have to change it for myself (grin). 2003-06-17 10:24 am If you are happy with your install then don’t wipe it. JAMD offers more speed and user friendliness. That’s all! paul 2003-06-24 12:58 pm I was planning on installing Redhat 9 but decided to give JAMD a try After reading a review: http://www.angelfire.com/biz/vanderjagtcomputers/jamdreview.html I was able to add software from the Redhat 9 CDs by simply booting from the Redhat ISO and going through the upgrade option. So adding any RH software is that simple.