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DesktopLinux.com: Moving to Peanut Linux

Mar 19, 2003, 07:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Walter Kruse)


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"I was introduced to Linux quite accidentally three years ago and now I am addicted. My first installation was RedHat 6.0. Someone just gave me a CD when he heard that I wasn't satisfied with the operating system I had. I remember that first boot. Nothing made sense. I forgot the root password before I even finished the install (didn't think it was important). It took three days to find out I must type Xconfigurator after logging in as root. I had to reinstall and remember root password this time. Then I configured X and typed startx. A wonderful, fresh new GUI appeared, without blowing the monitor. Not too long after that a friend heard this and gave me a Mandrake 7.0 CD. I ran mdk7 for over a year and then gradually made my way through 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2 and finally version 9. At work I began using SQL and got to know Oracle (which runs on SunOS 5.6). Then I started using MySQL and PostgreSQL and all the client tools I could lay my hands on. I have also seen StarOffice grow up from 5.1 to, now, OpenOffice 1.0.2.

"Of late I have become dissatisfied with mdk's tons and tons of additional software and RPM dependencies. I surfed, looking for a distro with a smaller footprint. Apart from the two above mentioned, I had short stints with SuSE and Corel Linux in the past. When I saw distrowatch's vast listing of flavors, I knew that there must be something else out there. Enter Peanut..."

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