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Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

cat5 Re:Yggdrasil (867 comments)

Yggdrasil -> Slackware -> RedHat/Mandrake (can't remember order..) -> Gentoo -> LFS -> Slackware -> Ubuntu/Debian + CentOS @ Work

more than 2 years ago

Consumer Tech: an IT Nightmare

cat5 Re:Not many people want you to support consumer te (533 comments)

Sure, I'll help you by also enabling a controlled password lock, and you will allow me to remote wipe your device when you get laid off. I've no problem supporting you, but it the process and procedures and protocols are in place to mitigate data loss, sorry - your not getting WORK email on your iDevice unless it's company supported, and I put *IT* control on it. Fair?

more than 3 years ago

10-Petaflops Supercomputer Being Built For Open Science Community

cat5 Re:That's some impressive HW (55 comments)

OK, OK.. I'll bite: But can it run Crysis... and imagine a Beowulf clust... nevermind!

more than 3 years ago

First Billion Dollar Open Source Software Vendor

cat5 Re:Of course..... (75 comments)

And... that's the whole point of Fedora vs RHEL. This has been discussed everywhere for years.
Users want something free - thats Fedora. OEMs and Vendors want something with long term support and accountability - which costs money. Thats RHEL, which you pay for.

All the companies that switch to CentOS, fine with me - but play nice, and buy at least 1 support contract/license from Red Hat. It's a nice way of saying thanks to the main company doing all the hard work.

more than 3 years ago

First Billion Dollar Open Source Software Vendor

cat5 Re:Of course..... (75 comments)

They should go back to a freely downloadable, but unsupported version.

It's called Fedora.... Also known as the upstream source for RHEL.

more than 3 years ago

Governments Take Sides In Blackberry Patent Suit

cat5 Re:Blackberry-like product (311 comments)

Now why would Nokia do that?


See that article which tells of Nokia jumping in bed with RIM for use of RIM's technology on some cell phones.

Can't wait.. best of RIM on a small phone!

about 10 years ago


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