[CALUG] VLC - conflicts/circular RPM dependencies?
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Wed Feb 22 21:57:00 CST 2006
Prelude: I neither work for Xandros nor am I a profiter by sharing this
information with you all
Yes, I did make my choice couple of years ago ( I think 2003), when Xandros
came out with their 2.0 version. Before that 1.0 was just OK, and not very
stable. I used version 2.0 as a trial desktop. Beleive me when I say, I
tried most of the distributions out there. I must have 100s of CDs of
different flavours of linux at home. I have tried, beta versions, stable
versions, of many popular and not so popular distros starting from 1995. (
slackware, Redhat, fedora, mandrake, lycoris, debian, SuSE, lindows, gentoo,
knoppix, ubuntu, and many more) I have tried BSDi, freebsd, netbsd,
But none of them do any justice of being a desktop. Basically, none of these
companies have gotten the real message (kiss -- keep it simple s***** )
Xandros gets that message and has done so. I am not saying that it is
perfect, but it is almost there, may be 10 to 20% shy.
Yes the packages are the ones which makes any platform stable or unstable,
ofcourse, assuming that the under lying hardware is stable enough. That is
exactly what I think I wanted to say in my previous post
"> ...But what keeps XN apart from them? Well, on XN you
> will find only the apps certified to work on Xandros and the version
> that will not break the library dependencies...."
Xandros will soon come out with it SMB Server edition of its OS, Xandros
Server 1.0. If they play their cards right and spend some money on
advertisements, they will succeed in replacing Windows Servers. It is based
on Debian Sarge (hint hint). I am Beta testing this OS (no in Beta-2). It is
very easy to use and very very simple to install and manage. And as always
expected of Xandros, these servers work right out of the box:
§ DHCP Server
§ DNS Server
§ File Server
§ FTP Server
§ Local Accounts
§ Managed Community
§ Network Accounts
§ Print Server
§ Proxy Server
§ SSH Server
§ System Monitor
§ Time Server
§ VPN Server
§ Web Server
§ Windows Networking
And they are going to add 18 more componants to this list for Beta-3.
As a sysadmin, my team supports over 2000 SUN servers and over 500 Linux
servers, and if all these servers were as easy as this OS, the number of
people in our team will go down a lot.
Try Xandros if you can, on a decent box, not some old hardware which was
cutting edge 5 years ago and then tell me it you think it is not stable for
Rajiv G Gunja
System Analyst / Engg
SUN / AIX / HPUX / Linux Admin
IM: AOL / Yahoo / MSN : ggvrsn
On 2/22/06, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd <JECottrell3 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Rajiv G Gunja wrote:
> > ...But what keeps XN apart from them? Well, on XN you
> > will find only the apps certified to work on Xandros and the version
> > that will not break the library dependencies....
> > ... I
> > do all my day to day work on Xandros and cannot offord to keep
> > reinstalling the OS.
> > -GGR
> OK, fair enuf. You have made your choice about what is Important to you.
> There is also another choice for you. The stable version of Debian
> (Sarge, released 6/6/2005) also promises the kind of stability you want.
> But let me once againn emphasize that it's not the tools that bring you
> stability, it's the packages themselves and the combinations in which
> they are bundled.
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