[linux-audio-user] Setting up linux computer

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Sun Aug 22 15:00:38 EDT 2004


The easiest installation known to man - Fedora Core 1 (full load) and
Planet CCRMA.

Jan

On Sun, 2004-08-22 at 13:45, John Check wrote:
> On Sunday 22 August 2004 01:59 pm, Austin wrote:
> > On 08/22/2004 01:42:56 PM, Thomas Pickett wrote:
> > > I am currently installing gentoo onto my computer and I am having
> > > difficulty
> > > because I don't have much time to install.  Should I just stick with
> > > gentoo
> > > and get the install done eventually or can you suggest a better linux
> > > dist.
> > > that is better?
> >
> > If you're a beginner and/or have limited time, gentoo is a really *bad*
> > idea.
> >
> > I'd suggest a binary-based distro, with an easy installer, and a
> > package manager with automatic dependency resolution.  Mandrakelinux 10
> > + contribs or + Thac's RPMS, or the combination of RedHat/Fedora +
> > Planet CCRMA packages would proabably be best.
> >
> > Debian has a great package manager, but crappy installer.  SuSe is vice
> 
> Debian installer isn't that bad, it's just not pretty to look at. If he got 
> Gentoo installed, he'll feel positively coddled by the Debian installer.
> 
> The other options you suggest are popular.
> 
> > versa IMHO.
> >
> > Hope  that helps.
> >
> > Austin



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