Geekiest Linux Distro

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  1. aku

    aku Gonna make it BiG

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    The Header Tells it all.. accordin to u which is the most geekiest distro?


    P.S. is it worth downloadin solaris 10.. cuz i hrd dat 11 is on its way...???

    From whr can i find previous version of distros.. like rhl7,8... mandrake 8..
     
  2. kalpik

    kalpik In Pursuit of "Happyness"

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    Umm.. Gentoo?
     
  3. Pathik

    Pathik Google Bot

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    ummmmm.. Dunno.. I m a noob... But i hv heard abt gentoo
     
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    GeekyBoy New Member

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    How about

    FEDORA CORE 5????????????/
     
  5. gary4gar

    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    ^^^
    na, not at all
    i am using it


    ya i think u can use Linux from scratch

    [edited]fixed the typo
     
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    JGuru Well-Known Member

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    It's Gentoo beyond any doubt.
     
  7. mehulved

    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    LFS and DIY Linux. Make your own distro and maintain it. What can be more geekier?
    IMO wait for Solaris 11.
     
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    What about slackware? I've heard so much about it!
     
  9. mehulved

    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Nah it's not so geeky. But the thing about it is there are not too many tools available for system configuration so you have to learn editing the configuration files manually. That's the beauty of the distro. You can learn a lot by it. And it's system requirements is low too. Just go to it's site and see the specifications of the server it is running on.
     
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    gentoo ftw!
     
  11. mehulved

    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    If you don't want to do package management on your own then yeah it's gentoo. If you'd like to learn a lot then LFS or DIY is great but it's not maintainable in the long term unless you can gather a big team to help you out and then create a nice community around your distro.
    Another project to look at is DFS - Debian from Scratch.
     
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    Linux from scratch for sure
     
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    Sykora I see right through you.

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    Yes, i agree that LFS is the geekiest. But that's with good reason. I'm tripping over myself just to keep my LFS up and running.
     
  14. Zeeshan Quireshi

    Zeeshan Quireshi C# Be Sharp !

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    Agree With tech_your_future , Gentoo then Slackware .
     
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    Rollercoaster -The BlacKCoaT Operative-

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    i think all of linux is geeky :)
     
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    Gentoo,just tried it for few days.
     
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    If it werent for linux, then i would have voted for OpenVMS :)
    I have an openvms account and damn, i cant even get to display a list of files in my home directory. :(
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Bad Sys Admin :D
     
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    Yea I too have various shell accounts and what I remember is VMS was quite different !
     
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