I've had several people ask me what I think the best, top, most user friendly, ultimate, and so on distribution is--so now I'm publishing my Top 10 Linux Distributions in reverse order of preference. Ease of installation, commercial support, community support, updates, administrative tools, stability, performance, and to a lesser extent--their ranking on [URL="http://www.distrowatch.com"]DistroWatch.com[/URL]. 10. [URL="http://www.novell.com"]SuSE[/URL] (SLED, [URL="http://www.opensuse.org"]OpenSuSE[/URL], etc.) - This bottom spot belongs to Novell's Linux offerings mostly due to the commercial version's lackluster performance and overall updatedness (if that's a word). SuSE Linux seems to be a bit behind the curve for updated hardware drivers. Though it's community-supported …

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I have a slackware 13.1 tower computer and an Ubuntu 10.04 netbook. The netbook has an Atheros AR9285 wireless adapter, and I just recently got a Netgear WG111v3 USB wireless for the tower. I got the ndiswrapper driver working for the Netgear, and I have been previously been using the Ubuntu wifi without problem. My goal is to get an ad-hoc lan set up between the two computers, and it seems that I have almost succeed. The laptop says it is connected, but neither computer can ping the other. Here is what I did. On the tower: [CODE]# ifconfig wlan0 …

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Hi all, I have a Pentium 4 with hyper-threading on my Slackware machine. Currently I am running the non-SMP 2.6.24.5 kernel, but I want the option to be able to boot with the 2.6.33.4 SMP kernel as well. I already have Lilo installed on my computer and have a large variety of kernels installed. What I want to know is how I should edit my /etc/lilo.conf file and what kernel I should use: huge/generic? currently my lilo.conf file looks like this: [CODE]# LILO configuration file # generated by 'liloconfig' # # Start LILO global section boot = /dev/hda #compact # …

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I was urged to do this write up in the form of a new thread... so here we go! --- Installing from source on Linux is indeed about as easy as it gets (Much easier than installing a wYNd0z3 app). There are excellent tools to accomplish this in Slackware Linux - fresh out of the gate from a new install. Slackware includes an army of libraries, development tools, and languages (none of this hunting down the *-devel.rpm's) straight out of the box. It has a wealth of applications available to install at the flip of your wrist too. I covered …

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I am adding a secondary hard drive to my dell tower. I am wanting to duel boot Windows XP and Slackware Linux. I currently have only Windows XP on my computer, but I am not sure what formating it has on it. My question is: what format should I use on the secondary drive for Linux? Does it need to be the same as the format on the primary drive? Thanks in advance :)

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Hi everyone, I find myself having to administer a linux web proxy server, and I have hardly any knowledge of linux whatsoever. So far google has given me a huge helping hand, but I've come across a little problem I cannot get round, so I desperately need your help now. When I try to modify a file with vi editor, I get the following errors E297 Write error in swapfile E303 Unable to open swapfile for "resolv.conf" (which is the file i'm trying to modify) After googling the topic I realised that it might be a full disk issue, which …

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hi all, i hope this is in the right place. im a newbie and want to gain much experience with linux as server and maybe say 2 or 3 clients, all different OS's. at my work we have lots of pc's laying around and I have the okay from my boss to setup a little test network with 3 or 4 pc's, one server and the rest clients. i want to know if some of the experienced users can give me ideas on how i can set up this test network. i want to create users and groups, set policies …

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hey guys. okay. i googled my a s s off and I can't find someone or a website that explains what these files mean when you download the dvd for slackware? I want to make a quadruple boot external hard drive with Ubuntu, Fedora, Slackware and CentOs on it. Basicaly I just want to learn linux and also the server side. Im new to Linux and managed to Install ubuntu, but what do all these files mean in the dvd iso? The exact names of all these files are: slackware-13.0-install-dvd.iso slackware-13.0-install-dvd.iso.asc slackware-13.0-install-dvd.iso.md5 slackware-13.0-install-dvd.iso.txt So...if I burn the .iso file to …

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Welcome to the 10th installment of the Crystal Ball Sunday series. This is an exciting time to be involved with Linux because the temperature is right for some Linux vendor consolidation. In my August 22nd post, [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3012.html"]Microsoft and Novell: Buying In or Selling Out[/URL], I subtly predicted that [URL="http://www.microsoft.com"]Microsoft[/URL] would end up buying Novell due to its overwhelming and somewhat odd major investment in [URL="http://www.novell.com"]Novell[/URL]. My prediction hasn't come true quite yet but on the horizon for 2009 you'll see Linux company consolidation. I think several of the more popular distributions will be absorbed (assimilated) into the larger distributions. Why, …

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Since I check my linkbacks religiously, I noticed one of the comments over at [URL="http://www.linsux.org"]linsux.org[/URL] (An anti-Linux rant site) on my recent post, "[URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story226405.html"]5 Things You Can Do to Put Linux in the Driver Seat[/URL]" and thought I would share one of the entries with you. He wants us Linux types to stop work on so many disparate distributions and focus on a single one. Is this a good idea or the best idea I've ever heard? He lists a few items, beginning strangely at #6, that he wants Linux fans to cease and desist on but the one that …

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If I hadn't already known--or at least had some idea of the religious zeal I was about to face, I would have been more shocked at the response to my [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4525.html"]2009's 10 Worst Linux Distributions[/URL] post from the other day. I now have definitive evidence that Linux is a religion--a religion that spans the globe, crosses all cultural boundaries, all languages and has as much power as any other "established" religion. Today, 16 July, 39 AL (After Linus), I now officially establish The First Church of Linux. If you seriously analyze it, Linux has all the ingredients and meets all …

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Prejudices and opinions aside, at some point in your career you'll be asked to select a viable Linux distribution for your corporate network. How will you choose? Will you use the same distribution that you use at home or will you do some research and find something that's corporate-ready? Are you up to the task? Do you know what to look for in a distribution to support a corporate environment? Here are 5 ways to decide on a Linux distribution for your corporate network. [B]1. Commercial Support[/B] - This is a sore subject among some Linux types since most believe …

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The End.