Sceners favorite linux distro?

category: general [glöplog]

On Intel,Slackware.

Slack is always the best distro.
added on the 2005-10-17 13:56:29 by orb orb
debian and redhatES for me
added on the 2005-10-17 14:12:43 by NovaB NovaB
The type of scener who isn't going to put up with what someone else tells them is THE way to do it uses gentoo, or occasionally linux from scratch.

Cuz then they make it work their way.

Like, on mine, topaz as both the console font and the main X font; amiwm or fluxbox with Amiga style layout; or Enlightenment with eye candy out the trucking ass; ion for when I don't feel like using a mouse; xemacs, jed, and ABSOLUTELY NO GODDAMN VI PIECE OF SHIT, and aterm and Eterm for connection to shells via ssh. uade, ogg123 and mpg123.

Dixan: Dynabolik rox. Boots on Xbox. Needs maybe another tracker or two to be totally usable for the scene but maybe not.
Ion is really nice indeed. If you are sick of all those slow, eye candy ridden window managers (KDE, Gnome) and want to use the keyboard instead of the mouse then Ion is the way to go :) If you can't handle more abstract window management then stay away from it.
added on the 2005-10-17 15:11:07 by bruce bruce
osx or netbsd, cos i run those!
Ubuntu <3
added on the 2005-10-17 17:28:53 by noid noid
mnem: or window maker is even better for that, tho after years of using ms-dos and norton commander i kinda prefer window managers the kde/gnome style.. oh the agony of typing instead of a simple mouse-drag :P
Kubuntu <3 openBSD <3
added on the 2005-10-17 19:02:41 by funkyou78 funkyou78
haven't been using desktop-linux for about 4 years; but for starters: slackware, icewm/ion, rox.

btw: is it possible now under linux/x11 to choose the wm on a per-screen basis (instead of per-xserver) ?

i guess not but this would be neat. could be done using a kind of "meta-wm" ;) multiple screens are what I liked best about desktop linux (in terms of usability).
added on the 2005-10-17 19:12:52 by xyz xyz
Truck: I did the intro jingle for dynabolic and Jaromil is a demoscene hangaround (he also was in the orga team of some italian demoparties back in the mid 90s) so it _has_ to be a demoscene friendly distro ;) (or perhaps not).
added on the 2005-10-17 19:27:10 by dixan dixan
Lee Nuks Win DoZe 95.
added on the 2005-10-17 21:36:01 by kusma kusma
I always liked blackbox. http://blackboxwm.sourceforge.net/
added on the 2005-10-17 21:59:34 by violator violator
blackbox is a window manager, not a distro.

I for myself have no favourite linux distro as with all I used so far I found alot of things that sucked badly (which is a problem of the OS, not a certain distro).
so currently I go with uncle-x : Win XP
my installed linux right now is kubuntu which works quite fine... so, from the few I already used, some kind of favourite.
added on the 2005-10-17 22:04:35 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
styx: I know but I allready wrote that my favourite distro is slackware and since ppl were writing about window managers and whatnot I figured I might aswell post.
added on the 2005-10-17 22:33:54 by violator violator
hermes: you could always use xnest :)
added on the 2005-10-18 02:46:54 by bruce bruce
Dixan: Ah, sweet (: This explains why I thought it was pretty darned close to what I wanted to do for the tracker bootcd...

Mnem: That's how I use ion (:

Styx: you forgot to get pedantic about osX and the BSD's not being distros either, as they're osX and BSD's (:
Truck: feel free to contact Jaromil, ideas and help are always welcome!

OS killed the scene. The DivX came and fixed compatibility issues :)
added on the 2005-10-18 15:58:50 by dixan dixan
arch linux and openbsd
added on the 2005-10-18 17:29:58 by waffle waffle
your favorite bsd distro?
added on the 2005-10-18 17:59:58 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti
FreeBSD, but we don't call them distros (:

I guess it's sorta like dentros and all that nonsense (:

Dixan: Will do (:
I'd say BSD, but it's not on my HD.
hermes: Virtual Desktop Powertoy for XP
added on the 2005-10-20 10:28:10 by makc makc
added on the 2005-10-20 10:45:45 by EvilOne EvilOne
OS X Tiger \0/

And Debian or Ubuntu on Intel (depends which has the newest/sexiest packages at the time)
added on the 2005-10-20 11:17:27 by movi movi
"Yo momma so old, she's in Debian in stable"
added on the 2005-10-20 12:05:11 by bruce bruce
I'm on kubuntu, but a while back I ran mepis(.org) for quite some time, which I was also very fund of. Anything debian based works for me right now.
added on the 2005-10-20 18:54:28 by thec thec