Which Unix?

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Which Unix?

Post by d3volution on Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:49 am
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I have some 'free time' today so I have decided to head out and pick up some new components and utilise the parts I have lying around to set up my first Unix machine. What flavours do the HTS community use/prefer? Any words of wisdom or cautions?
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Re: Which Unix?

Post by mShred on Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:37 am
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It depends on what you wanna do with it.. Just for starters? A nice well-rounded bloated distro? Ubuntu.
Something bare? That you'd rather build from scratch? Arch Linux.
Wanna be a little different and daring? *BSD.
Wanna be cool like mShred? Slackware.
All of the above? Test out in VMware's on a box you already have.
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Re: Which Unix?

Post by centip3de on Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:20 pm
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mShred wrote:It depends on what you wanna do with it.. Just for starters? A nice well-rounded bloated distro? Ubuntu.
Something bare? That you'd rather build from scratch? Arch Linux.
Wanna be a little different and daring? *BSD.
Wanna be cool like mShred Centip3de? Slackware OPENSuse.
All of the above? Test out in VMware's on a box you already have.
Profit.


@OP: It really depends on what you want to do with it... Granted that all Linux distro's are more or less the same, each is a bit different. For instance; Ubuntu is the general starting point, but like mShred said is rather bloated. If you want a smaller faster distro try damnsmalllinux (DSL). If you want to make it your own, go with Arch. If you want to be like the coolest kid on the block (-ahem- Centip3de -ahem-) go with OPENSuse. These lists could go on forever, but it's really up to opinion and personal choice. I'd suggest you go do some more research and pick the one YOU like best.
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Re: Which Unix?

Post by tgoe on Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:14 am
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lol noobs :)

Top 3 in order:

- OSX
- Ubuntu
- PC-BSD
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Re: Which Unix?

Post by DegreesKelvin on Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:03 am
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Re: Which Unix?

Post by Mars7411 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:33 am
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I would recommend mac os x. It's great for everything.
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Re: Which Unix?

Post by LoGiCaL__ on Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:20 am
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Debian
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Re: Which Unix?

Post by Mars7411 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:10 am
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LoGiCaL__ wrote:Debian

Nah Debian isn't that great. An operating system with more of a Unix foundation is better.
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Re: Which Unix?

Post by centip3de on Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:47 pm
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Mars7411 wrote:I would recommend mac os x. It's great for everything.


Die now. Please.
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Re: Which Unix?

Post by limdis on Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:15 pm
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centip3de wrote:
Mars7411 wrote:I would recommend mac os x. It's great for everything.
Die now. Please.


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