Debian or XP

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Debian or XP

Post by VPR3 on Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:18 pm
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Looking to install a new Linux OS, I'm thinking Debian or Linux XP. I've seen comments on Debian, but has anyone used Linux XP?
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Re: Debian or XP

Post by fashizzlepop on Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:53 pm
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I've never tried it personally but it doesn't look bad. It's obviously not one of the major distributions so I'm not sure how up to date it stays compared to something like Debian.

If you're looking for a new distro to try and out and are interested in learning some stuff along the way, I alway highly suggest Arch Linux. Fast, and fun. 8-)
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Re: Debian or XP

Post by VPR3 on Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:03 pm
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I think I'll go with your suggestion really looking for something without all the fat and fluff. I've got Windows 7 Enterprise, I get it free, but it seems like windows gets bigger, more bloated and a little more useless with each version.
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Re: Debian or XP

Post by acevic on Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:31 pm
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If you're stuck to a binary choice between Debian and Linux XP, I suggest you stick to Debian. In my opinion, distros with lower popularity tend to lack proper support and proper communities. In the event that you have a problem, it would be hell to find a solution as the OS does not have much coverage.
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Re: Debian or XP

Post by fashizzlepop on Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:06 pm
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I can give you a 99% guarantee that if you go with Arch as a way to try a new Linux distro, you will NOT be disappointed.
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Re: Debian or XP

Post by jpmut on Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:26 am
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I'm going to give Arch a try as Ubuntu is becoming too "heavy" for my old computer. fashizzlepop, I just read that it's package manager doesn't have package signing, isn't this a serious security threat?
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Re: Debian or XP

Post by fashizzlepop on Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:10 am
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I wouldn't call it "major." I have never had a problem with it and I haven't heard of anyone else.

If you use an official Repo you should be fine.
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