[oclug] Linux on the desktop??
David F. Skoll
dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Sat Jan 6 21:39:11 EST 2001
> I am in the process of rolling out Linux on the desktop where I work. We are
> currently working with Slackware 7.1 which works, and just happens to be my
> favorite but we have come to the conclusion that this may not be the best
> distribution for the desktop. Any recommendations???
I like Red Hat, but many people prefer Debian. Debian probably has superior
package management and a much wider range of precompiled software. Red
Hat is better-known, and I'm more familiar with it.
Plan your rollout carefully. I created a kickstart server and a bunch of
shell scripts to update machines using SSH. When a new workstation comes
in, I just pop in a boot floppy and let it boot. 20 minutes later, it's
ready for use, complete with Red Hat, Helix GNOME, all the latest updates,
and all the site-local software installed and configured.
Whichever distro you choose, take the time to learn the kickstart-like
Oh, and stay away from Red Hat 7.0. Stick with 6.2+updates for now.
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