November 15th, 2003 08:05 PM
Ok, for all the people who know me, SIT DOWN. Also, you may want to have someone who can revive you if you faint, mainly if your username is shrekkie. I downloaded Libranet Linux and tried it out on one of my boxes....The install was very easy, I didnt read the manual or anything, and I didnt need too.
It went very well, all of my cards were found. I was pleased with the install. It looked alot like the slackware or Free BSD. After the install and configuration were done, I booted up and saw one of the coolest looking welcome screens I have ever seen.
Now, for the part that shrekkie needs to sit down for:
I took SuSE Linux 8.2 Professional off my main *NIX box and put Libranet on there, which is what I am typing this from. Now, I'm not selling out SuSE, it's still my favorite, but if Novelle ****s it up, I'll go to Debian.
Heres the specs on my main *NIX box:
43 GB HD
384 MBs RAM
Sound Blaster Live! card.
SMC EZ card 1255TX NIC
USB in front and back
This box has seen more versions of UNIX than Bill Gates' Nightmares.
In all, I give Libranet/Debian an 8/10 score. I love it, BUT, theres a few very monir things that could be improved. Like when I have the admin menu open, I'll click on the online update, and it will give an error. But when I do an online update from command line, it works fine.
Just a little thing liek that is keeping it from getting a 9.
SuSE is the only distro to ever get a 10 from me. But, anyway, for anyone looking for a good Distro of Linux to download and use, go for Libranet.