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Which Linux Distro Do You Use
Red Hat 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Fedora 11%  11%  [ 5 ]
Ubuntu (or Kubuntu) 80%  80%  [ 35 ]
Debian 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Gentoo 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
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 Post subject: Which Distro Do You Use?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:35 pm 
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Well, just wondering. If there's already a poll about this, please tell me. Also, if your distro isn't here, tell me.

Edit* I have a quick question: Which distro is easiest to set up folding@home on?


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I'm running five Ubuntu 6.10 and one Ubuntu 6.06 right now.
<edit> Added another C2D system and decided to install 7.04
on it.

Works as well as (read stable) 6.06, but they appear to have fixed
the time issue.


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I tend to dabble in distros. I've used Mandrake, Slackware, Gentoo, but my main distro is a flavor of Ubuntu.

As far as F@H, it shouldn't make a difference. All distros have easy access to the command line. The only thing that may make a difference is if the proper libraries are installed by default. I have it set up on Xubuntu and that was a breeze.


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None of the above.

I use Arch Linux, and if you know what you're doing, it's really easy.

Gentoo also has a FAH ebuild in the tree. (emerge foldingathome)


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Currently I'm using Suse 10.0, although I'm probably going to switch to OpenSuse 10.2 on Friday.(If my Edimax wireless card works in OpenSuse,that is.)


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Fedora...(ftw)


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 Post subject: Re: Which Distro Do You Use?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:21 am 
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ponchato wrote:
Which distro is easiest to set up folding@home on?


I've found Ubuntu was really easy to get folding up and running on, but
I'm sure others will say the same for their preferred distro.

Very important to follow the directions to the letter if you're new to
doing things from the command line (terminal).


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I loaded Ubuntu over the weekend and for kicks installed wine to see how it worked with games and such.

I loaded Homeworld and tried to run it, the graphics looked bad, so I added DX9c which wine picked up and installed. After loading DX9c the game ran as smooth as butter :D . I said what the hell, I'll load the windows graphical version of Folding and see what happens...it runs as smooth as glass :lol: .

Linux is fun to mess with.

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Nastyman wrote:
Linux is fun to mess with.


Lol, I have to agree with you there. :D


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I use PcLinuxOS2007. Messed around w/ Ubuntu and Kubuntu as well as a dozen others and found pclinux to be the easyiest and first to work w/ all my software. A-O-R


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Fedora core 6 X86_64 on a AMDX2 4200+, 7600GT, and 2GB's of RAM. Also running Beryl at maxed out settings.

BTW - updated to latest kernel :D

Oh and no dual boot crap any more only Linux (and i did a DBAN before installing fedora so that there would be no trace of winblows on my drive)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:22 pm 
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PCLinuxOS. I couldn't be happier.


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Ubuntu 6.10 :D


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Gentoo and Solaris.


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Ubuntu 7.04 :lol:

I'm considering swtiching to Gentoo or Arch. I'd love to see what an OS that's fully optimized for a Core 2 architecture can do. 8)

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I'm at a point where i've been trying different distros.
But I keep going back to PCLinuxOS.
Two main reasons.

The forums have been friendlier to me than some of the other linux distro's & image creation.

I can install PCLinuxOS on a fast PC & strip it down, tear out KDE & all the other apps I won't use, put the apps I will use plus a lightweight window manager so it'll run on say my old laptop decently.

Take that install & with one quick command create an install CD image I can burn to CD & use to install on the old laptop I created it for.

If there is other distro's you can do that with easily, their keeping it a secret on their forums. :)


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I've used all of them, but currently I'm running Ubuntu 6.10 as my primary linux install and Sabayon 3.3 (Gentoo variant) as my secondary. On my server, I'm running Gentoo 2006.1. On my daughter's PC, I'm running Mephis 6.0.

Gentoo/Sabayon is my favorite linux, Ubuntu/Debian comes in second.

Folding is easy to set up on any of the boxes I've used...


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I've tried several different distros, starting out with Slackware version 3.0, but I have been using SuSE since version 9 and have been pleased with it so far. (Currently using SuSE 10.2)


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Location: Motor City, folding for Mom
2 (formerly 3) full-time folding rigs, running Ubuntu Server 6.06LTS.

Wasn't too bad to get F@H running on them (from the command line!!) - the finstall script works quite nicely. Samba (so I could monitor them with FahMon) wasn't too bad... :)
The first went great. The second wasn't too bad. The third had...problems. It's been retired (hardware issues - couldn't handle the load. Got replaced by an E6400 system. :D I want more of those.)


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wow, I've tried a few
My favorite for the longest was Xandros...a offspring of Debian.
I've used Fedora, Debian, Slax, Elive, Agnula, Fox, DSL, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Mepis, and back to Ubuntu.
Ubuntu has become my grudging favorite of the batch.
I like the Automatix scripts for 6.06 and 6.10....makes installing a whole bunch of things at once a fricking snap multimedia codecs, wine, video drivers for ATI or NVidia, etc etc
Ubuntu will be the distro that leads Linux to the desktop promised land.
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