Man and I thought that the distro holy warz were long since a thing of dim past...
I've never had problems with apt, RPM OTOH back in the day I used to use RH and yellowdog(powerpc) and christ back then would end up in circular dependency loops from hell which prompted me to switch x86 to some other non-RPM based distro, probably debian, then moved onto Ubuntu. Fink(apt based IIRC) on OSX was pretty problem free as well IIRC.
Originally Posted by Vim_User
I USED to build my own kernels ALL of the time as again back-in-the-day most kernels were i386 specific for maximal compatibility, OTOH I also remember my first linux install with craploads of floppies, having to bootstrap gcc, build xf86 from scratch, figure out wtf config settings actually worked with yer gfx card & disp. I'm just glad all this crap is behind me now... ran FreeBSD on my servers(read older retired from desktop usage machines. PORTs was pretty awesome, never had problems with it.)
Tried FC20 on a Sager 7330, don't care for it much and have been thinking of replacing it. Might give one of these a shot. (Playing with optimus & linux is bringing back bad memories ATM though...)
Dox: hell, I remember when the best docs were scattered all over hell and gone, then the linux documentation project, and ubuntu's dox grew up fairly well although they're not updated very frequently, but for quick answers w/o digging there's always enough ubuntu people on IRC to get a quick answer/lead w/o wasting time digging. Can't really say that about many other distros.
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Ubuntu 8.10 x86-64 (current updates) catalyst 9.3
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