The only reason I just can't use Solaris, RedHat, etc

No dist upgrade. On Ubuntu (debian):

update-manager -c

On all the rest:

want the latest and greatest? Good luck dude!

6 thoughts on “The only reason I just can't use Solaris, RedHat, etc

  1. Here, here – after starting with Linux about 10 years ago (Red Hat 5) I’ve run through Mandrake, Slackware (for a long time), Debian, Gentoo (another long time) to settle on FreeBSD for my server for many years. Still, it’s been Ubuntu on the desktop for about as long, since it ‘just works’. I had to setup another box to run a malware honeypot, so I used Debian Etch. Using Debian on a server again was a breath of fresh air, I’ve now switched my old FreeBSD server out with Debian, and I couldn’t be happier. I still love FreeBSD, and think admin’ing it is very logical, but Debain is it for me for now.

    At work I’m forced to deal with RHEL4…uggg…I pine for the day when I can spec an HP server to run Debian on, HP doesn’t distribute boxes with Deb preinstalled, but they do support Deb on HP.

    Nice site, I’m reading your Ajax login page; thanks for the code samples.

    fak3r.

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  2. Yeah, we do a lot of CentOS deploys and I just don’t like the feel of Redhat anymore. Like Solaris, it just hasn’t become at all user friendly. Plus, I love the way that Ubuntu is actually making things better. They rewrote init because it had issues. This is the type of company I can get behind.

    I’m hoping that someone will eventually rewrite the entire shell, readline, tty, term, termcap thing. I mean can we break away from ANSI please? 🙂 It’s a new millennium and we have a few million colors on every monitor and loads of keys and shortcuts that would be useful. Let’s use them!

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  3. While you’re at it:

    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-*

    $ dpkg -l | grep java
    ii  java-common                                0.26ubuntu1                               Base of all Java packages
    ii  libhsqldb-java                             1.8.0.8-1ubuntu1                          Java SQL database engine
    ii  libjaxp1.3-java                            1.3.03-5                                  Java XML parser and transformer APIs (DOM, S
    ii  libjline-java                              0.9.5-3ubuntu2                            Java library for handling console input
    ii  libservlet2.3-java                         4.0-8ubuntu3                              Servlet 2.3 and JSP 1.2 Java classes and doc
    ii  libservlet2.4-java                         5.0.30-6ubuntu1                           Servlet 2.4 and JSP 2.0 Java library.
    ii  libxalan2-java                             2.7.0-4                                   XSL Transformations (XSLT) processor in Java
    ii  libxerces2-java                            2.8.1-2                                   Validating XML parser for Java with DOM leve
    ii  openoffice.org-java-common                 1:2.3.0-1ubuntu5.1                        OpenOffice.org office suite Java support arc
    ii  sun-java5-bin                              1.5.0-13-0ubuntu1                         Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 5.0 (
    ii  sun-java5-demo                             1.5.0-13-0ubuntu1                         Sun Java(TM) Development Kit (JDK) 5.0 demos
    ii  sun-java5-jdk                              1.5.0-13-0ubuntu1                         Sun Java(TM) Development Kit (JDK) 5.0
    ii  sun-java5-jre                              1.5.0-13-0ubuntu1                         Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 5.0 (
    ii  sun-java5-source                           1.5.0-13-0ubuntu1                         Sun Java(TM) Development Kit (JDK) 5.0 sourc
    ii  sun-java6-bin                              6-03-0ubuntu2                             Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 (ar
    ii  sun-java6-jdk                              6-03-0ubuntu2                             Sun Java(TM) Development Kit (JDK) 6
    ii  sun-java6-jre                              6-03-0ubuntu2                             Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 (ar
    ii  sun-java6-plugin                           6-03-0ubuntu2                             The Java(TM) Plug-in, Java SE 6
    ii  sun-java6-source                           6-03-0ubuntu2                             Sun Java(TM) Development Kit (JDK) 6 source
    

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