[Techtalk] Considering an OS change

Rasjid Wilcox rasjidw at openminddev.net
Fri Apr 18 10:48:50 EST 2003

On Fri, 18 Apr 2003 03:50 am, Charlotte Oliver wrote:
> I think you can really use any distro you want for a server, as long as
> you don't install things you don't need (and what that may be may vary
> for you - for me it means things like no XWindows, no sound card, etc.).
> But what I'd look at most intensively is what kind of package management
> system is going to be on the new distro - do you want something that
> will fetch new packages for you (apt-get or /usr/ports are examples)?
> Or do you jsut want something that will catalog things you install (RPM
> is lovely for that)?

Don't forget that there is also apt for rpm, which is cheaper and possibly 
better than up2date.

I have only played with it briefly, but it seemed to work well.  After being a 
long time RedHat user, I have been trying out Debian recently (mainly due to 
apt), but now I know about apt-rpm I'm thinking of having a look at Suse etc.




Rasjid Wilcox
Canberra, Australia.  UTC + 10.

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