Tuesday, August 09



I've been using RedHat-based distros of Linux since 5.1.  Not RedHat Enterprise 5.1, which came out around 2007, but the original RedHat 5.1 from a decade earlier.  I use CentOS 6 and 7 - the free distribution of RedHat Enterprise - for production, because I know where everything is, and can go straight to the right config file to fix any issue, rather than crawling through Stack Overflow looking hints.

But I really like Ubuntu 16.04.  I'd tried a couple of earlier versions and they were mostly fairly blah, but this one shows a lot of improvements.  It's fast, the UI is clean, it has good container support and ZFS, and the code repos are comprehensive and up-to-date.

I've ditched Bash on Windows for now, because it's very, very beta, and replaced my old CentOS Virtualbox VMs with a new Ubuntu one.  So far, so good.

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1 We found Scientific Linux a better RPM-based distro than CentOS, although we've had to stick with 6.x, because systemd. We have developers who keep insisting they need to work on Ubuntu, and when we corner them, it's always because some third-party package they want to use only has one flavor of installation instructions. 


Posted by: J Greely at Friday, August 12 2016 03:26 AM (ZlYZd)

2 "Because systemd" really sums it up, doesn't it?

But I have to say, being able to apt install julia or apt install pypy rather than fussing about with tarballs of portable binaries is really nice.  And a hell of a lot better than waiting two hours for PyPy to compile.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, August 12 2016 07:53 PM (PiXy!)

3 [zaitcev@lembas ~]$ dnf search julia
============================== N/S Matched: julia ==============================
julia.i686 : High-level, high-performance dynamic language for technical
: computing
julia.x86_64 : High-level, high-performance dynamic language for technical
: computing

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Monday, August 15 2016 05:32 AM (XOPVE)

4 Fair enough.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, August 16 2016 11:49 AM (PiXy!)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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