It's a book review for Ubuntu Unleashed

Story: Examining Alternative Linux DistributionsTotal Replies: 6
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Nov 03, 2008
6:01 PM EDT
I don't know where the alternative distros comes into it.

Nov 03, 2008
6:21 PM EDT
near the bottom of the first page look for: "Page 1 of 5Next >"

The reviews are on the following pages. The alternatives are all major distros

Nov 03, 2008
6:38 PM EDT
No, there is only one major distro...KXLKDOPIASUDLJHWKLJLKDJSADLKSJDSKLHFbuntu. All the rest are pretenders.


Nov 03, 2008
9:52 PM EDT
Silly me. After reading the article title, I immediately began envisioning something akin to "Slitaz" or "Gobo". Instead my eyes were treated to a green edition of Ubuntu, a Mandriva fork that is more popular* than it's parent, and a community edition of RHEL. Wow. Cool.

*according to distrowatch (coughcough)

Nov 03, 2008
9:55 PM EDT
A Mandriva offshoot that is getting moldy...2.6.18.x??? C'mon, Mandriva 2009 is 2.6.27.x. Whattup wid dat?

Nov 04, 2008
10:36 AM EDT
Well ... if you are looking for accuracy ... CentOS does include gcc :D

And adding "divider=10" in /boot/grub/grub.conf will fix the CPU issue in virtualbox for CentOS.

As to the older kernel in CentOS ... DUH, it is an enterprise distribution. It has an older kernel by design. Red Hat uses backporting to fix its kernel while maintaining ABI/API compatibility.

Nov 04, 2008
10:48 AM EDT
What? No mention of PanikOS?

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