Is Multi-Distro like Multi-Cultural?

This Ubuntu Linux stuff ain’t half bad. And not that hard to get the hang of.

So I’m now somewhat multi-distro fluent, which is a good thing.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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3 Responses to Is Multi-Distro like Multi-Cultural?

  1. malcolm_mv says:

    You know, this post now makes significantly more sense :) I like playing around with mutiple os’s not just distros … I enjoy (for example) the distinctness of openBSD.

  2. gandalfgreyhame says:

    OpenBSD isn’t that strange..

    Something like Irix, on the other hand. That’s different (by my admittedly BSD/Linux-centric standards). OSX is too, depending on how much you expect it to be like Unix or how much like MacOS.

  3. malcolm_mv says:

    I really was just using my comment as an excuse to mention OpenBSD because it is one of my favorite OS’s (for networking). Anyway … the following is a semi – coherent musing on distros / etc that your comment made me think of.

    IMESHO, Red Hat (and Fedora) is / are the most non – conformist linux distro(s), and that sub-family tends to be more different (in terms of standards like file locations / standard scripts and config files) (in my experience) from other linux distros than the other Linux distros are from BSD. I have used AIX and Solaris as well, but i do not really like them. I like being able to get around lots of different systems and play with various OS’s, but from a programming standpoint, I do appreciate an OS / distro that works well and does not have any of the tools removed or ‘dumbed down'(*cough*OSX – technically OS X is still part of the BSD family with a proprietary front end jammed onto it*cough*). There are other OS’s out there (and I have used some of them), but I tend to stay with the UNIX / BSD / Linux / Solaris group of OS’s as the others just never seem to have the same range of software available, ease of use, and necessary tools to get the job done (as long as the job is not to play video games).

    My 2c.

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