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#13 cirro

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 03:25 AM

i've used slackware for ages, always loved it




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Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:35 AM

I still to this day swear by gentoo. Portage is probably the best package management system next to debian/ubuntu's apt get system since it not only fetches most dependencies but it compiles each one from source. Though I must say each to his own. Source compilation does increase performance a little bit but its only noticeable on much older systems eg. K6-II.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 01:36 PM

I still to this day swear by gentoo. Portage is probably the best package management system next to debian/ubuntu's apt get system since it not only fetches most dependencies but it compiles each one from source. Though I must say each to his own. Source compilation does increase performance a little bit but its only noticeable on much older systems eg. K6-II.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 01:42 PM

get used to it using a livecd/usb install if you want to take some time before you jump into a distro your unsure of




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Posted 28 September 2011 - 04:49 AM

I am using a USB install right now.
I have not had much time to play with it though. Hopefully this Friday I will be able to take it for a spin.
I already really like it though. The UI is quite nice.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 05:49 AM

If you have a memory card reader slot on your laptop, you can put BackTrack on an SD card, and then press the appropriate Fn key (e.g. F2, F8 to get the boot device loader menu after POST, and boot from SD card when you want to load BT)... otherwise it just loads the default OS/bootloader.

That's how I have it set up on my netbook, that way I can leave the SD card in all the time, and don't have to dual boot or mess about ejecting/inserting the SD card.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 03:31 AM

no... i am probably the only one who has gotten sick of star wars after hearing about it for 20 years.. it was cool, i had a star wars birthday party once



If you have a memory card reader slot on your laptop, you can put BackTrack on an SD card, and then press the appropriate Fn key (e.g. F2, F8 to get the boot device loader menu after POST, and boot from SD card when you want to load BT)... otherwise it just loads the default OS/bootloader.

That's how I have it set up on my netbook, that way I can leave the SD card in all the time, and don't have to dual boot or mess about ejecting/inserting the SD card.


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I am gonna get my homework done real quick and then spend the rest of the day working on BackTrack. I got like 3 routers setup in the house I want to try and crack into lol.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 02:52 PM

yeah i gotta admit the internal sd card idea is top balls lol




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Posted 21 January 2012 - 06:10 PM

OpenSuse has a great GUI configuration tool (YaST). So much better than digging through text config files.