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View Poll Results: what linux distro do you use and/or like?
Redhat / Centos 23 17.16%
Suse 4 2.99%
Debian 28 20.90%
Slackware 25 18.66%
Gentoo 12 8.96%
Ubuntu 22 16.42%
Others 20 14.93%
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Old 30th July 2014
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I intended 'canonical' as in the normal usage of the word, I wasn't referring to the company. I edited my previous post to remove any confusion.
No need, I can clearly see that the misinterpretation was mine.

Some people don't like systemd due to the attitude of the main developer and some of the arrogant comments and assumptions he has made about other software projects. This is a guy who considers *BSD as irrelevant and "legacy". And that's before you even start to consider the software/project itself.
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Old 30th July 2014
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After AT&T, FreeBSD is the next in line to the title of 'Grandaddy of unix' & is certainly not irrelevent, as most of the internet runs on it, far more than use Linux, or Microsoft.
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Installed GNU guix this week on a spare partition. I'm a little lost, though I can install packages. Very different from what I've gotten used to with OpenBSD. I'm just going to play with it off and on unless they move over to make a GNU Hurd version (uh, and then I'll play with that off and on?). Some of the weirdness here is just Linux I think. Like why is a dmesg 1000 lines long? What are all these processes?
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I'm good guy Greg.

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Old 3rd August 2014
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Well, I get the Slackware bit, but that pic?!
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Goodguy Greg is an Internet meme. There's pictures of that person, telling the nice things he does. His opposite is S**mbag Steve who does lots of mean things
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/good-guy-greg
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/scumbag-steve
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I'm late but I see that scottro covered it already.

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I've been a fan of Debian (due to its optional lightweight) and Fedora (because of yum history) before I made the step into the BSD world. After having played with both FreeBSD (as well as PC-BSD) and OpenBSD for a while now, I guess if I had to decide for a Linux some time in the future, I'd probably choose Slackware as it's probably the "BSD'est" of the Linuxes without having the Gentoo compiler hell.
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I've been doing distro-hopping for years, with a special "love" for Gentoo Linux (love ended in ~2009).

For 2 years now I've returned to Slackware and here I'll stay!

Currently using Slackware 14.1 64bit. Very stable distro which comes with all the software I need working out-of-the box (just choose "full installation" and you have everything ranging
from text editors, then browsers and IM/mail clients and ending with media players).

So try Slack! You won't be dissapointed.


PS: Just for the record: Also using FreeBSDs, but in the context of this thread, this is offtopic.
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Slackware might be the UNIXiest of the Linuces indeed.
Too bad it won't work on my VirtualBox client. The kernel fails to boot.
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Just lately I have been (re)investigating Tiny Core Linux, a modern day version of Damn Small Linux, along side of my regular AntiX Linux. SliTaz doesn't seem to want to release a modern version, otherwise I would be running that as well. I like to keep my options open.
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Of the BSD's, I am looking at OpenBSD & NetBSD again. Winter is a good time to re-evaluate, when it's cold outside.
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Void Linux, which has a FreeBSD style ports system, systemd-less, and uses LibreSSL.
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Ah, I'd never heard of it. Trying it now, thank you.
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The Void Linux people have also recommended people donate to the OpenBSD Foundation,
https://twitter.com/VoidLinux/status/573480084994158592
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Well, tried it on a VM. Their documentation is sparse, and I missed that one needed a separate boot partition or the installation would fail. I fixed it by doing chroot and grub-install --force.

It's not really moving me, but that's probably because I'm old and cranky these days. Though it does remind me how everyone enjoyed using Gentoo, then got married, had families and began using Ubuntu on their machines because they no longer had the luxury of time.

Their installation page on partitioning just says this page is outdated, use cfdisk, and I think the message on needing a /boot partition was probably in the installation dialog.

Anyway, could be interesting.

EDIT:
Well went through the install again, and though there is a section on partitioning in the installer, on the VirtualBox screen I could see 82 percent and any effort to scroll down just took me to cfdisk. Well, hopefully, they'll fix their docs. Of course, one finds errors all the time--even something with the manpower of Fedora for example, has some completely outdated info on their pages. At any rate, this time made a separate boot partition and it said it installed successfully but wouldn't boot.

Anyway, while I can get it working at least by the first method--one big partition which works with every other version of Linux I've put on VirtualBox, then, when it fails to install grub, doing chroot and installing with --force, I don't see it really getting my attention, which is not its fault, just that I'm older, grouchier, and have less patience with things not working.


EDIT AGAIN: Actually, I am having fun with it, I may have dismissed it too soon, but I think they should make it a bit clearer about a boot partition. However, as I get to like it, I get more forgiving.

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So, as a follow up from my January posting, I am now using OpenBSD on the majority of my machines.
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I gave Slackware another try on a different machine. Now I guess I'm not entirely sure if my next laptop shouldn't have Linux again ...
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