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Re: easiest version of linux for subversion

From: Frank Gruman <fgatwork_at_verizon.net>
Date: 2006-09-11 18:23:47 CEST

Holger Rauch wrote:
> Hi,
> if you are not yet too familiar with Linux, I would suggest one of the
> Ubuntu variants. I also like Debian (as does one of the other posters), but
> I admit that Ubuntu (either "plain" Ubuntu with GNOME or Kubuntu with KDE)
> are easier to install. AFAIK, there's also a server variant called "Ubuntu
> Server" which is certified for MySQL and DB2 (just mentioned this to show
> you that larger companies start to take Ubuntu serious).
> If you are unfamiliar with Linux, I suggest using a live distro like Knoppix
> and play a bit around with it in order to get used to Linux.
> Kind regards,
> Holger

Before we start a war on preferred Linux variants, I think it would be
safe to say that every flavor has pros and cons as well as their
champions among us. I think it really comes down to the end user doing
their own research and picking the flavor that works best for them.

The box you have set aside for your repository sounds like you may not
have a full commitment to shift to Subversion yet. If this is the case,
good luck getting Windows installed and operating on that machine. If
you are serious about getting a production server for your repository
then I would get that server and set it up and do all of your initial
testing / work on that. Once you are happy that all works well, make a
copy of that and load it onto your smaller box for later testing to
avoid messing up what would now be your production box. Windoze OS
performance on that smaller box will be painful, but would still work.

If the smaller box is intended to be production - see the first
paragraph. I'd install a desktop manager, but set your default runlevel
to 3 and set up something like FreeNX if you like the GUI configuration
once in a while. This would ensure free resources for other things in
the background.

Just my 2 cents...


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Received on Mon Sep 11 19:23:37 2006

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