Linux Distribution info

Dustin Mollo dustin at
Thu Jun 24 13:45:11 PDT 1999

Hi Martin.  This is the prefect place for this.  We talk about everything
here, so don't be bashfull about asking any sort of question. has an OK intro to a bunch of distributions on their Linux at Work
site.  Check these two sites out: -- Actuall list -- Their Linux at Work site


Founder & President
The North Bay Linux Users' Group
dustin at

On Thu, Jun 24, 1999 at 01:34:09PM -0700, Martin Hillyer wrote:
> Pardon me for a newbie-type question; I hope this is a good
> forum to ask this. (Actually I'm not exactly a newbie - I've
> been using Linux since 1996.)  I'm contemplating upgrading
> my kernel from 2.0.36 to 2.2.x, and I'm a bit overwhelmed by
> the number of distributions available these days.  Does
> anyone know a source for a comparison of different distros
> such as RedHat, Slackware, Debian, Suse, Mandrake, Stampede?
> I realise this is a bit of a religious issue, but I've used
> both Slack and RH in the past (using RH5.2 at the present),
> and I do have some prejudices of my own.  I don't care for
> KDE, for one thing.  So, I'd like to see some collected info on
> distros - such things as init scripts, included packages and
> their quality, adherence to standards, etc...  (I'm not so
> concerned with installation as I've done a few.)   Something
> beyond what is posted on the distros own website, which
> while useful, is hardly disinterested.
> Does anyone know of such a compilation?  Almost surely
> there's a website somewhere.  Failing that, any opinions that
> people have would be welcome (reasoned opinions, of course,
> I can come up with unreasoned ones for myself :) ).
> I'd ask this on one of the linux newsgroups, but I'm afraid
> the S/N is pretty low there - I'm hoping it will be higher
> here.
> <donning my asbestos underwea - KDE fans flame away>  
> -- 
> Martin Hillyer
> Powered by Linux 2.0.36
> Communications by mutt-0.95.1i
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> I suggest a new strategy, Artoo: let the Wookie win.
> 		-- C3P0

More information about the talk mailing list