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From Stanczak Group <>
Subject Re: Best Linux distribution
Date Wed, 14 Nov 2007 21:19:39 GMT

Mark H. Wood wrote:
> Yes, before anyone can tell you which is best, you need to work out
> for yourself, and tell us, what makes a distro "best".  Do you want to
> just pour it into a machine and have everything done for you?
>   Do you
> chafe at the very notion that someone could know your needs better
> than you?
>   Do you need someone to talk to when things go wrong?
>  to sue
> when the answers don't satisfy? 
For sure, that's a yes.
>  Do you have uncommon hardware to
> support? 
Only on Saturday.
>  Will your hardware vendor return your calls if you don't use
> his preferred distro?
>  do you care?
> I've run Red Hat, Debian, Suse, and Gentoo, and I'll take Gentoo any
> day, but I'm a very hands-on, tweak-the-last-cycle-out,
> do-it-with-a-text-editor-or-don't-do-it sort of sysadmin.  There are
> good reasons to choose any of those, or others, and you have to decide
> which reasons are yours.
A Conary based distro is always best. All others a second. :)

Justin Stanczak
Stanczak Group

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
Edmund Burke

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