[AG-TECH] Gentoo or Fedora

Steve Smith ssmith at vislab.usyd.edu.au
Sat Oct 16 00:32:27 CDT 2004

Monika Rabarison wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thinking about upgrading the "good old" Linux capture boxes to 2.3,
> what would you guys suggest Gentoo or Fedora? Any pros and cons?

Another option is Debian (AG packages available at 
http://www.vislab.usyd.edu.au/debian).  The main pros are those of 
Debian: ease of upgrade (no need to do re-installs), good security 
support, large number of supported packages.  The main con has 
traditionally been the difficulty of installation (this is much better 
with the recent beta installers).  Also, the next stable release isn't 
actually out yet, although it should be soon.

There are also packages available for Slackware, which has good support 
and a shorter release cycle if you prefer that.


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