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    Quote Originally Posted by alti
    Are there any reasons that a certin distros would be better in a car envirnment then others?
    Not really.

    Honestly, if you know what you're doing, its really just a matter of preference. I prefer Debian, and the philosophy around it.

    The LiveCDs (Knoppix, DSL, etc.) are an easy way to get Linux on a system without having to install it, if you want a taste.

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    Slack on all server (all 20 other them!) desktops have Mandrax for it's "more like windows than redhat!" style :P I preference is for Slack it works no bull**** (sure the setup has not changed since V1.5.0(when I started with linux) but hey!)

    carpc will have Zipslack running most likly when I find the time to program all the crap I need.
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    I am a slackware guy also. I've got most of my machine running slackware and a couple running suse.

    Just wondering how many of you have linux running in your car/truck? I am putting together my system to mount in my truck now and am wondering how many others are running slack in the auto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qazmon
    Just wondering how many of you have linux running in your car/truck? I am putting together my system to mount in my truck now and am wondering how many others are running slack in the auto.
    Not running Slackware, but Debian (bits n' pieces of stable, testing, and unstable) at home, in the office, and in the car.

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    Started with linux back in 98 using Red Hat like 6 or something like that. Also dabbled in Gentoo and later versions of Red Hat and also some Caldera versions.

    Used Slack for a while, didn't really like it then moved back to Gentoo but was too hard for me to use. Used some Mandrake and Suse a few years ago when I was a CS major.

    Now I've moved on to Debian on my webserver and Fedora Core 3 (previously used WhiteBox and Red Hat Eneterprise 3) and am now staying with those two distros.

    I love FC3, one of the easiest systems I have found and very powerful. I would recommend that or Mandrake to any beginner looking to start out in Linux.
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    Start out with RH 5.1 at school for Network config/setup class.
    Installed RH5.2 at home in a pull out HD and play with it jsut to learn Linux.
    Since then, I installed almost all the release of RH except the last one. Then to FC2 and now FC3.
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    Talking

    I've fallen in love with Gentoo.. It's not real love though, nothing physical. I like Gentoo because of its flexiblity and the way one can build it from "scratch" I also love Gentoo's portage system, it is very much like FreeBSD's. Ever since using Gentoo I can't go back to an RPM based installation, building from source is the way to go!

    However, if you haven't tried Linux before I would recommend FC3, it is a much better way to get into Linux. But I must say, I've learned more about how Linux works from using Gentoo than any other means.

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    heres a beta box running slackware 9.1




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    I'm surprised your using KDE as your window manager and desktop enviroment (for the car). KDE starts pretty slow for me and has lots of features you don't need for a car player. Have you considered using a lightweight WM such as fluxbox or blackbox?

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    Yah, I love KDE on the desktop (well, its better than Gnome, at any rate), but unless you've got a fast CPU, its got no place in a car pc.

    Try twm for curses goodness!

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