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May 31st, 2010, 07:42 AM
Yup... time to put an OS on my freshly (Half-Finished) server...

And, quite frankly, im looking for something other than windows, seeing as its not a mac, probably means im looking at linux...

So heres my question... WHICH VERSION??? :icon_wut?:

Suggestions, ideas and advice anyone??

May 31st, 2010, 08:17 AM
youve come to the right place

depends on what your using it for

if you want a plug and play
totally supported server
ubuntu 10.04 64 server edition

if its kind of also a server
linux mint

i'm running mint right now
it is too easy, to fun and too configurable
huge ass fun

when i do run a server, i go with ubuntu
its meant to be that way whereas the mint
is more workstation oriented

if your less than reputable and are
fairly literate, backtrack 4, hot stuff
but definately not for noobs

suse, boring and unsupported

fedora, excellent, good stability, lots of support
again, not for noobs, great os, but needs tweaking

slackware, no support, not for noobs, server stuff, nil
not worth the effort

i got bored yesterday and fragged it all
tried a few out, suse, fedora 13, backtrack 4, big fun,
but i've got a cd backup of my usr file
took less than 45 minutes to have mint back up
and tweaked to my settings

i do this every couple of weeks

big fun,

whats your end app for this box??

in order
ubuntu server
fedora 13 (i do have issues with some of the available tweeks but it is stable as hell)
mint, the absolute shit for workstations

May 31st, 2010, 09:37 AM

rzm61 is a mac dude
2 in the room he's got them side up
and switches keyboards like an organist
but his only pc is running ubuntu 10.04
even on of the macs is dual booting to ubuntu
if you can get a mac user to admit its cool, its cool

i'm the die hard linux on the board
as far as i know i'm it, everybody else
is ms or mac,
and yell at sis, she needs to switch
won't listen to me

same for kiz & cheezer
they need to switch,
both of yall need to download the linuxmint iso
burn it to disk as data, burn image,
then you'll see what a pc can do

done preachin!!


microsoft by morons for money
linux by programmers for programmers

oh, and we can access more than 640k

May 31st, 2010, 09:57 AM
okey doke,
more preachin,
this is 4 of my 4 screens (edited and added)
the 4th is a dupe of mozilla just diff igoogle sets
i can run up to 16 screens (desktops)
but it gets laggy especially if you've got
over 4 tabs per
oh, and did i mention that with mint
the synaptic package manager comes with 30,000
free software packages,
screen 1 (http://lh4.ggpht.com/_v63t5wNKSos/TAN70NZIq-I/AAAAAAAAA6s/i-pR11iJd7g/s800/Screenshot1.png)
screen 2 (http://lh4.ggpht.com/_v63t5wNKSos/TAN70uouCYI/AAAAAAAAA6w/8PApMj0EtFk/s800/Screenshot2.png)
screen 3 (http://lh3.ggpht.com/_v63t5wNKSos/TAN9kYAyr6I/AAAAAAAAA68/lihGULvTFkU/s800/Screenshot5.png) (my daily driver)
screen 4 (http://lh3.ggpht.com/_v63t5wNKSos/TAOBdKOvGvI/AAAAAAAAA7E/0LjTWXhahsc/s800/Screenshot3.png) (the file browser Nautilis)

May 31st, 2010, 03:15 PM
I've got a legal copy of Godzilla... But I bet you are no hacker...

May 31st, 2010, 05:27 PM
Welcome to the world of GNU/Linux.

May 31st, 2010, 08:30 PM
nope no hacking here
we abide by all the rules
everything is legit

June 1st, 2010, 07:22 AM
Ok, so after a lil reading (mostly here :icon_rolleyes: ) and i lil scratching around in my cd collection ( a set of 3 draws stacked full, and not a one cd is in a case ) i've found and installed "Kubuntu 7.04" and installed it....

Seems quite sleek, relatively easy to use, or rather, im not having alot of trouble figuring out what is what :icon_cool:

But basically, once finished, it'll only really be running 2x IRC Clients, and occasionally for movies/music ( so the primary monitor will be a 42inch tv and sound thru my stereo ) aswell as storage via network for myself and my flatmates...
So nothing too strenuous to start with... But it will be running pretty much constantly...:icon_lol::icon_lol:

June 1st, 2010, 08:35 AM
You're running 7.04? :D
I mean whatever works, that's what's up.

June 1st, 2010, 10:18 AM
You're running 7.04? :D


Yea.... Coz i already have a burnt copy.... just to see what its like nd get a feel for things, before deciding if its gunna be a permanent thing :icon_rolleyes:

June 1st, 2010, 12:46 PM

'sudo apt-get install update'

7.04 is stable as it gets
but a tad dated
and rzm still uses
9.04 for an emergency

the only issues with pre 10.....
is the codec's
you have to get install proprietary's
for some graphics, other than that
its bullet proof (i have every release from 7.04)
just in case, ya never know what you'll need

just got bored and went through the stack under the coffee table

redhat- 6.02, 7.2, 9.0
ubuntu- 6.04- 10.04
mint- 8, 9
thizlinux (really old but a basic functional)
backtrack 4
suse- 11
caldera e business
open solaris (alpha- buggy as expected but would be cool if stable [damn thing was great, 'except' after about 2 weeks it starts to deny permissions])
windows (95-vista){i just haven't got around to making rocket fins out of them}
[other than aohell disc's windows makes the best fins for a tyvek tube rocket running a g-80, i usually get a half mile up]

June 1st, 2010, 04:44 PM

Yea.... Coz i already have a burnt copy.... just to see what its like nd get a feel for things, before deciding if its gunna be a permanent thing :icon_rolleyes:

Why didn't you just snag an iso and just burn it?

Or upgrade your distro.

June 1st, 2010, 08:33 PM
don't even need an iso
do a live install
from the web
just turn on
the bios
to boot

June 1st, 2010, 09:24 PM
I'm pretty sure...that's not how it works.

June 1st, 2010, 09:31 PM
wanna bet?

June 1st, 2010, 10:33 PM
Where is he booting from?

If the iso isn't on his network and his computer isn't pointing to a bootable image, he wont get far.

It will just hang on the ethernet adapter.

June 2nd, 2010, 12:58 AM
Main. Unix 1. H@V0K. L0ck3 Method compatible.

Sub system. Godzilla 4.1/2.

I may not know how tp program normally, but I am deviently resourceful.

June 2nd, 2010, 02:48 AM
you are
make it go

June 2nd, 2010, 03:40 AM
sudo apt-get install update
dude, step up

June 2nd, 2010, 03:41 AM

August 19th, 2010, 02:19 AM
Slightly lost right now.... but apparently im back after a slight sabbatical..
Loaded with much confusion and rage at those f-wits at microsoft :mad:

Some im sitting a laptop which has quite happily taken ubuntu 7.04, and seems to be chugging away with no issues, aside from those caused simply by my own lack of knowledge :icon_wut?:

for some reason my dvd drive refuses to work or be "Enabled" due to a "Medium" which cannot be found???

And im assuming its the same issue for my inbuilt wireless network and Bluetooth cards??

So if someone could be kind enough to let me in on the basics ( and lets go REAL basic for the noob here) that would be most epic :icon_redface:

And when downloading promgrams, which do i download?? the windows version, or the mac??

Damn i feel retarded right now... Feel free to laugh and poke sticks :icon_lol:

August 22nd, 2010, 09:56 PM
for the cd rom, you should just have to right click it
then click 'Mount'
7.04 you had to manually load alot of codecs
it would be easier to load up 10.04
and all of that would be taken care of

when downloading software you want
ubuntu or Debian linux

the best way to do it is just go to
System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager
and click (takes 2 clicks per package)
then when you've selected all you want
hit Apply at the top left of the screen
and sit back and wait

here's a coulple of links

the ubuntu site has a bunch of links too

the only other thing to remember is to download the package
for your processor, its either X86, or 64bit
that covers it for just about anything

if your deadset on windows software
you can install Wine and run it under that
pain in the butt, and really not worth the
effort because any winblows program has
a corresponding program for ubuntu thats
usually better and un buggy

big fun
and welcome to the world of Linux

August 22nd, 2010, 11:22 PM

Check that out.
I've yet to take look at it, but it looks good.

August 24th, 2010, 03:31 AM
Well i must say..... now that most my hardware seems to be working,
With the exception of stupid little things that i really have no use for ( Bluetooth etc )

I am very much impressed with this wonderful new world of linux... made even better with my fresh install of ubuntu 10.04 :icon_mrgreen:

Nice sleek design, surprisingly user friendly interface ( more so than any winblows o/s yet) and more options, plug-ins , and customizable software than i could hope to poke a stick at in my entire life:icon_lol::icon_lol::icon_lol:

Now all i have to do is get used to all these files who's name are a series of dash's and numbers and letters and ill be away laughing...

Anyone got any sugestions for useful or entertaining software / packages ??

August 29th, 2010, 11:18 PM
turn on
Cairo Dock

play with KDE
much as I love gnome
KDE lets you customize
any/all of your desktops
plus the widgets are alot of fun

August 31st, 2010, 08:33 PM
Hi Tag, rzm, everybody, long time no see :)

Cairo looks great, yet I fail to see the purpose. Making one OS look like another is like making a pretty blond dive her hair pink. I still use Karmic on workstation (uptime 180 days +) and notebook, even my htpc uses minimal Karmic + XBMC + MythTV. Ubuntu is the way to go, whichever flavor you prefer