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    has any one used slax

    has any one used slax server edition? or any other software like slax

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    Re: has any one used slax

    Last time I looked at slax was when it first came out and was a live cd... Slax is just a distro of linux isn't it?

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    Re: has any one used slax

    Yes, it's based on Slackware.

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    Re: has any one used slax

    Thought so. So why would there be a server edition of a live cd which is based on another distro which was pretty much server oriented??? Or am I just missing something? (I spose, Ubuntu is a desktop distro made from debian which is pretty server oriented, and then later changed into a server distro.

    Just seems a bit pointless... :-P

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    Re: has any one used slax

    Well, I don't know to be honest. Apparently.. 'Slax Server comes with pre-configured DNS, DHCP, SAMBA, HTTP, FTP, MySQL, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, and SSH.'

    I recommend Ubuntu for anything - desktop or server, it has them both covered. And releases are roughly every 6 months, not 6 years (looking at you, Debian! :twisted

    If you're looking for a Slackware-based distro for the desktop I recommend Zenwalk - it's rather good. I used to use it but couldn't get used to linux life without the trusty apt-get with Ubuntu The repositories aren't as big as Ubuntu's and the package dependency resolving isn't as good either. But if you're not lazy like me - it's great

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    Re: has any one used slax

    Yeah. I just can't get my head around a server version of slax... *scratches head*. Stick to Ubuntu I say. Or if you want to be different, CentOS.

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    Re: has any one used slax

    Yep. Our mail server (+web) currently runs CentOS, solid as a rock

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    Re: has any one used slax

    I use ubuntu server for my linux servers but i use debian testing for my desktop OS (if not using windows).

    I love aptitude, but not so fond of ubuntu desktop anymore....dont know why :S

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    Re: has any one used slax

    I will have a look at ubuntu server see if its any good.........

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    Re: has any one used slax

    Slightly baffled by the poll and the strange question... not used slax, but used whax which was based on it - basically a wireless-hacker's variant. Think it may have joined another project now tho.

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    Re: has any one used slax

    I have to jump on the bandwagon a little here and agree that ubuntu is my choice for servers. I still have a slax CD though, it works well on my laptop which has had problems with other live CDs in the past.

    I love aptitude, but not so fond of ubuntu desktop anymore....dont know why
    You need to install Beryl and get some of those sexy, wobbly windows!!!


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    Re: has any one used slax

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bob_
    You need to install Beryl and get some of those sexy, wobbly windows!!!
    Nooooooooo...

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    Re: has any one used slax

    Beryl upsets me...

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    Re: has any one used slax

    hi chaps i heard alot about ubuntu as a great bit of opensource software does it play nice with windows 2003 servers? should i be looking to implement it on a new server i'm about to source? or is it purely for a linux environment

    as always thanks for help

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    Re: has any one used slax

    The bit that plays nice with Windows is SAMBA and Winbind, which is available for all linuxes and BSDs; providing it's configued correctly. There's an entry in my own wiki and even Ubuntu's own wiki detailing the procedure for joining an Ubuntu box to an existing domain.

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