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Re: [ARTICLE] "...Toughest Linux Operating Systems to insta

PostPosted: 2017-09-29 16:03
by debiman
^ i always found that Crux was aptly named in that respect.
:mrgreen:

Re: [ARTICLE] "...Toughest Linux Operating Systems to insta

PostPosted: 2017-09-29 21:34
by sevendogsbsd
I can only assume the author arranged them in numerical order of INCREASING difficulty, because that is the only order that makes sense. Totally depends on skill level of course. I find Gentoo easy to install for example, it's just a PITA because it takes so long and I hate having to compile packages: the speed gains to me, do not outweigh the effort involved.

Re: [ARTICLE] "...Toughest Linux Operating Systems to insta

PostPosted: 2017-09-29 22:53
by RU55EL
sevendogsbsd wrote:I can only assume the author arranged them in numerical order of INCREASING difficulty, because that is the only order that makes sense. [...]


I think you are right.

Another interesting article by the same author: 5 Signs That Show You’re a Linux Geek

The fifth reason:
5. You’re Using LFS, Gentoo, or Arch Linux

Re: [ARTICLE] "...Toughest Linux Operating Systems to insta

PostPosted: 2017-09-30 06:33
by alan stone
Thinking... If universe = x, is 1/x = inverse universe?

EDIT: P.S. Number 1.

Re: [ARTICLE] "...Toughest Linux Operating Systems to insta

PostPosted: 2017-09-30 08:20
by debiman
sevendogsbsd wrote:I find Gentoo easy to install for example, it's just a PITA because it takes so long and I hate having to compile packages: the speed gains to me, do not outweigh the effort involved.
i didn't consider that (in one of my previous responses).
however, i tried it, and failed after a few days (a short time span for a gentoo install i guess).

RU55EL wrote:Another interesting article by the same author: 5 Signs That Show You’re a Linux Geek

i'm still failing miserably on Nr.4 (but i wouldn't have to reboot just to get out of vi)... :-(


i guess i'll never be a real nerd...

Re: [ARTICLE] "...Toughest Linux Operating Systems to insta

PostPosted: 2017-09-30 08:53
by alan stone
RU55EL wrote:Another interesting article by the same author: 5 Signs That Show You’re a Linux Geek

1. My terminal is a wooden box or an urn. :lol: Haven't decided yet.

debiman wrote:i guess i'll never be a real nerd...

Interesting... What's the difference between geeks and nerds. :wink:

Re: [ARTICLE] "...Toughest Linux Operating Systems to insta

PostPosted: 2017-09-30 08:59
by Head_on_a_Stick

Re: [ARTICLE] "...Toughest Linux Operating Systems to insta

PostPosted: 2017-09-30 12:11
by sevendogsbsd
debiman wrote:
sevendogsbsd wrote:I find Gentoo easy to install for example, it's just a PITA because it takes so long and I hate having to compile packages: the speed gains to me, do not outweigh the effort involved.
i didn't consider that (in one of my previous responses).
however, i tried it, and failed after a few days (a short time span for a gentoo install i guess).


No worries - Gentoo always breaks at some point or another during an update for me as well. I have used it on and off for 3 or 4 years and the same thing happens: a bug gets introduced upstream or by a package maintainer and the emerge fails, which doesn't allow you to update at all. It is usually fixed in a matter of hours but after using it for a few weeks and dealing with long compile times and occasional breakages, I reconsider why I am doing this and switch back to a binary package distro. It is so much faster to
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apt install xxx or pacman -S xxx
:D

Re: [ARTICLE] "...Toughest Linux Operating Systems to insta

PostPosted: 2017-10-01 05:24
by alan stone
Head_on_a_Stick wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tvy_Pbe5NA

Hmmm... upcoming: The Geek(s) and Nerd(s) United, or GNU, party? :mrgreen:

Re: [ARTICLE] "...Toughest Linux Operating Systems to insta

PostPosted: 2017-10-04 16:28
by milomak
sevendogsbsd wrote:
debiman wrote:
sevendogsbsd wrote:I find Gentoo easy to install for example, it's just a PITA because it takes so long and I hate having to compile packages: the speed gains to me, do not outweigh the effort involved.
i didn't consider that (in one of my previous responses).
however, i tried it, and failed after a few days (a short time span for a gentoo install i guess).


No worries - Gentoo always breaks at some point or another during an update for me as well. I have used it on and off for 3 or 4 years and the same thing happens: a bug gets introduced upstream or by a package maintainer and the emerge fails, which doesn't allow you to update at all. It is usually fixed in a matter of hours but after using it for a few weeks and dealing with long compile times and occasional breakages, I reconsider why I am doing this and switch back to a binary package distro. It is so much faster to
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apt install xxx or pacman -S xxx
:D


that was my feel around gentoo as well. though in the main it ran well.

Re: [ARTICLE] "...Toughest Linux Operating Systems to insta

PostPosted: 2017-10-04 21:13
by stevepusser
Comments on Gentoo bring this article back to mind: https://www.sudosatirical.com/articles/ ... o-install/

Re: [ARTICLE] "...Toughest Linux Operating Systems to insta

PostPosted: 2017-10-05 06:17
by debiman
stevepusser wrote:Comments on Gentoo bring this article back to mind: https://www.sudosatirical.com/articles/ ... o-install/


Local authorities have issued a warning that this can happen more often than you might think. “Unfortunately, we’ve seen something similar before,” said Senior Constable John Brady. “Only two months ago we were called into the home of an individual who was in distress after executing the ‘emerge -uDU –with-bdeps=y @world’ command on their Gentoo system. We would urge all users of such systems to go easy on the bigger, more complicated or bloated software, even if you have a fast system. We are very, very concerned someone might actually die one day.”


:lol:

glad to see they're still at it.
no other site makes fun of Linux clichés in a "Real World" setting...