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    Re: What distro do you use and why?

    I've been playing with Ubuntu for most of the day and i'm actually thinking of replacing Windows with it as my primary desktop at home, oooh its nice!

    What do people here use to burn DVD's?

    And erm, i need something like dvdshrink but for linux, anything like that about?

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    Re: What distro do you use and why?

    @indie
    Good plan, I replaced my home machine long time ago, this summer I replaced my work desktop with SuSE10, never looked back - If I need windows for something I'm only an 'rdp:/' away - but mostly I don't need to, there are enough decent linux apps.

    I use k3b for burning and dd if I just want to image something.

    Code:
    dd if=/dev/dvdrecorder of=./dvdimage.iso
    http://www.k3b.org/

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    Re: What distro do you use and why?

    I've been playing with Ubuntu for most of the day and i'm actually thinking of replacing Windows with it as my primary desktop at home
    Well, I've been running Gentoo on my P3 dually for around 3 years (without a reinstall!). Considering ditching Gentoo for Ubuntu but I've decided to wait until Xubuntu to go stable and release ISOs. Given the age of my hardware, I can't run heavyweight desktops like Gnome and KDE without significant performance penalties. XFCE suits me fine anyway (I have to confess I did replace the rather lame file manager with ROX Filer though).

    What do people here use to burn DVD's
    K3B here too. I use it for iso's too. I'm lazy.

    i need something like dvdshrink but for linux
    DVDShrink does actually work under Wine (Ubuntu specifc install instructions here). However if you want a workalike I'd suggest DVD2ISO. Its a perl script so no fancy interface, but it does do exactly what it claims.

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    Re: What distro do you use and why?

    I wish dvd decrypter would come back , sucks that they stopped carrying on with it :P

    Im just waiting for my ibook

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    Re: What distro do you use and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by gecko
    I wish dvd decrypter would come back , sucks that they stopped carrying on with it :P

    Im just waiting for my ibook
    We know.

    We also want you to get your iBook.


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    Re: What distro do you use and why?

    Lightning UK got a takedown notice from Macrovision though. He could of open sourced it but he chose to sell them the rights.

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    Re: What distro do you use and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingswood
    Quote Originally Posted by gecko
    I wish dvd decrypter would come back , sucks that they stopped carrying on with it :P

    Im just waiting for my ibook
    We know.

    We also want you to get your iBook.

    When you say "we" you mean me or what do you mean lol ? Not trying to be synical or anything , just curious hehe good job im no cat lol.

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    Re: What distro do you use and why?

    I think its cus every post you make you seem to link back about wanting your ibook gecko... lol

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    Re: What distro do you use and why?

    lol my browser has this tendancy to keep wondering to the apple site on the software and developers sections and flash backs of expose with the ripples and the Function keys to make the windows move around and just little things like that lol.

    If I have to wait much longer, I think I will get this :

    http://www.httrack.com/

    and have an offline version of the apple developers section along with the software etc lolol.

    I wish there was some way to pay apple to deliver it faster cos I could really use a fast delivery !!!!

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    Re: What distro do you use and why?

    Shut. Up. Already.

    Buy a Sony Vaio!

    :-)

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    Re: What distro do you use and why?

    enough swearing lol

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    Re: What distro do you use and why?

    (Staying ON topic): I'm still enjoying Ubuntu a lot, and want to also use Fedora so that I can learn some RedHat network management skills...I'm also waiting for the next release of Ubuntu which looks like it will house a lot of new features.

    Still haven't had time to look at little Linux projects on the school network- started my HND, attending a 2003 server course soon...still married...still a dad...still training my technician and taking flak from staff...

    ;-)

    Paul

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    Re: What distro do you use and why?

    First distro I used was SuSE - and loved it - still do, its come a long way since i first started using it (v6 IIRC) - especially in the 8 & 9 vers where YaST was graphical from teh word go!

    installs a dream, never had a failed install with it

    Now RH -- tried it - couldn't get X system running on any PC and promptly gave up

    Stuck with SuSE ever since - now moving to replace as many servers at my school as i can - starting with the proxy & intranet servers

    my personal website (http://amethyst.homelinux.net) has a great uptime of about 315 days and climbing - got apache2, php, mysql and ftp enabled with about a dozen users on it

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    Re: What distro do you use and why?

    197 day uptime on my home DNS/DHCP/Web dev server, only lost it because I had to move house

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