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linuxgirlie
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:13 pm    Post subject: Linux Distro Chooser Reply with quote

Found this:

http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/index.php

I got quite scared as it put me down as Mandriva being the best distro for me!! Go on have a go Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:18 pm    Post subject: RE: Linux Distro Chooser Reply with quote

The best distro it came up with for me was... OpenVMS!?

But seriously, that's a great idea, and works quite well. The only problem is that it came up with seven results when I tried it -- I'd imagine most users only want one or two suggestions.

Perhaps they could write one to select office software:

1. Do you want to make a cup of tea each time it starts?

[ ] Yes (OpenOffice.org)
[ ] Nope (AbiWord)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:44 pm    Post subject: RE: Linux Distro Chooser Reply with quote

Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo and Slackware for me.

I don't remember answering "Must have time to have a holiday whilst installing"...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:16 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser Reply with quote

M-Saunders wrote:
The best distro it came up with for me was... OpenVMS!?


... and the problem with that is... ?
Very Happy

Xandros was top of the list for me, followed by Kubuntu, Mandriva (which I'm not keen on), Mepis and only then SuSE (which is my distro of choice). followed by Gentoo, Slackware and Yellow Dog (strange, as I don't yet have a Mac !)
Maybe I didn't answer the questions correctly...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:25 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser Reply with quote

Nigel wrote:
... and the problem with that is... ? Very Happy


Indeed! I haven't quite worked out why yet, but for some reason I want a VAX -- an old fridge-style one, humming away. Periodically I'll pop over to it and wrestle with the bizarre command line, and then install NetBSD. Then later I'll go back to VMS and do something uberfunky, like run text-mode Doom via SDL/libcaca. Ahh.....

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was quite scared


Yes! The magical pixies got it right and gave me Debian/Ubuntu!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser Reply with quote

M-Saunders wrote:

Indeed! I haven't quite worked out why yet, but for some reason I want a VAX -- an old fridge-style one, humming away. Periodically I'll pop over to it and wrestle with the bizarre command line, and then install NetBSD. Then later I'll go back to VMS and do something uberfunky, like run text-mode Doom via SDL/libcaca. Ahh.....

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Hmm... no VAXes on ebay right now, but this might be an acceptable substitute ?

or if you're really after something retro, try this Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:19 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser Reply with quote

well it got my distro right on the money Smile xandros came in last as lindows came one aboove xandors strange as i find lindows a real pain in the but i hate that distro. also supprised to see gentoo on there too.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:32 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser Reply with quote

Gentoo then Slackware for me. I like and use Gentoo but never got on with Slackware.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:53 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser Reply with quote

Came up with Ubuntu for me. I'm using Ubuntu Breezy just now. Good thing I made the right choice, then!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 7:58 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser Reply with quote

it came up with debian for me (which is quiet correct for my mac G3)

I tried the norwegian test but it resulted in windows (probably answered something wrong)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:10 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser Reply with quote

Goodness me! For me it recommends Mandriva and SuSE - have a guess which two operating systems I have installed on actual machines (as opposed to virtual)?
The only mistakes are in the near misses. It states that Yellow Dog fails on the criterion of requiring partitioning skills, which I said didn't give me any trouble, it should have failed on the fact that I am installing on a PC, not a MAC. Also desktop/LX (which is part of Mandriva now anyway) failed as only the demo was free, despite the fact that I said I don't mind paying Rolling Eyes
Oh well, it got the rest right so I shouldn't knock it too much.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:00 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser Reply with quote

Hi
I was impresed as it came up with my distro of choice,Mepis.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:04 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser Reply with quote

Apparently I should be using something called Windows XP.... Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:46 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser Reply with quote

gah! Ubuntu then Debian then kubuntu (don't ask me?) and Mepis.

Well I like Debian and I'm very happy here
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