[CM] what linux?

Heinrich Taube taube at uiuc.edu
Thu, 21 Feb 2008 17:40:09 -0600

i did run into ubuntu which seems to be a branch of debian with what  
looked like a liveCD iso but i dont know if anyone uses it. it has a  
package system called symantic or something that ive never heard of  
(not that that should stop me i guess...) but i need to be able to  
easily install software like svn etc. the nice thing about planetccrma  
is that i never had to install anything!

On Feb 21, 2008, at 5:21 PM, James Baker wrote:

> Rick,
> Have you considered Debian? It's certinly well supported.  The only
> thing is that there isnt a "planet ccrma" for debian yet, so you need
> to build a realtime kernel etc yourself.
> James
> On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:16 AM, Heinrich Taube <taube@uiuc.edu>  
> wrote:
>> can anyone recommend a well supported linux that i can (easily)
>> install on an older dell?
>> my first choice would be planetccrma except there is some issue  
>> with a
>> fedora X library and juce that im not sure i can solve beyond waiting
>> for the next release of fedora.
>> my next choice would be gentoo but their livecd doenst even boot.
>> these are the only linux versions that i know work well (well, at
>> least planetccrma works well but ive heard good things about gentoo)
>> anyway i dont want an installer that boots me in a shell as superuser
>> and tells me to run fdisk! (my second attempt at booting gentoo)
>> -rick
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