Linux Collection?

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Re: Linux Collection?

Post by darkscot » Tue May 15, 2007 14:23

psikopat wrote:Am i crazy?

Very slightly! I also used to have a large (but not THAT large) colection of distros on CD. I recently tried to install Mandriva 2005LE and it wouldn't work. I tried it on several PCs and none would read the disk. So unless you use better quality CDs than me you might find some of them no longer work.
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Post by MethodOne » Tue May 15, 2007 17:04

I have the following:

KNOPPIX 3.8-5.1.1 CDs
KNOPPIX 4.0-5.1.1 DVDs
Damn Small Linux 1.0.1-3.1
Fedora Core 3-6 DVDs
Fedora Core 3, 6 CDs
Linux Live Game Project (a live CD with games)
Debian Etch beta DVDs
Debian Etch beta network install CD
Debian Etch final network install CD
Linspire 5.0-5.1
Freespire 1.0
Mandriva Power Pack 2006-2007
Ubuntu Hoary-Feisty CDs
SimplyMEPIS 3.4-6.0
KANOTIX 2005.3-Easter Beta
Kubuntu Hoary-Feisty CDs
Edubuntu Dapper CDs
Xubuntu Edgy-Feisty CDs
Xandros 3.0.2 Open Circulation Edition
Red Hat Linux 7.2, 7.3, 9 CDs
Slackware 11.0 CDs 1-3
MEPIS Lite 3.3.2-1 RC1
SUSE 10.0 CDs
(open)SUSE 10.0-10.2 DVD
BeatrIX 2005.1
Feather Linux 0.7.5
Puppy Linux 1.0.5-2.15
SAM Linux Xmas Fun 2004 (a live CD with games)
Gentoo Linux 2006.0-2007.0 Live CD
RR4/Sabayon 3.0 b0-3.3
Vector Linux 5.8
Mandriva One 2006-2007
Zenwalk 3.0-4.4 install and live CDs
Linux Mint 2.0-2.1
Symphony OS 2006-05
PCLinuxOS 0.92-2007 Test Release 1
Elive 0.5
Super Gamer (live DVD with FOSS games and commercial game demos)

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Post by dunsurfin » Tue May 15, 2007 17:28

DA (Distro Anonymous) anyone?
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Post by monday90 » Mon May 28, 2007 21:05

I have made a huge collection over the last few years. I suppose I should go through and bin some of the older ones and only keep the current ones. Think I still have Knoppix 3.4 kicking about somewhere! As for SuSE 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 10.0 10.1 10.2 I might as well just bin the lot. I think its handy to keep a handfull of up-to-date Distro's particularly Knoppix/Back|track. Unless anyone wants a copy of Yoper 2.1 I think I am going to have a big clean out.

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Post by tekwyzrd » Tue May 29, 2007 17:20

totedati wrote:me also ... but for me is not a linux collection but more a linux evolution. For example, my first linux was Red Hat Linux 4.2

Mine too. Then the retail price jumped. Then I tried SuSE 7.2 and 7.3 but they lacked support for my rockwell based modem so back to winnt I went. Rockwell refused to release critical information so the modem was unsupported by the kernels of that time period. It was impractical to try to download any distros on a dial-up connection. Thank the powers that be for the development of dsl!
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I liked Sabayon until it switched to Rigo and becoming the gentoo equivalent of Ubuntu. Extreme browsing? Extreme gaming? Extreme work? Extreme development? Like, totally gnarly, dude!

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Post by bookewyrmm » Tue Jun 05, 2007 17:08

I thought I had a large collection till I read this post!!!! I do have RETAIL versions of
Red Hat 5.5 and 6.1
Mandrake 7.0 and
Turbo Linux 6.0,

I also have copies of

Slackware 3.1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.1 and 11.
Slamd64 11,
Knoppix 3-5.1
suse 8 and 9,
Fedora Core 1, 2, 3
IPCop 1.3 - 1.4.15
Smoothwall ( i don't remember what version)
and quite a few others

Lately I only get copies of the Distros I actively use, (eg: Slackware (desktop), Sabayon (Laptop) and IPCop (Firewall/DHCP server)

I will be searching for a distro to build a Multi-Media center on. The main focus is an external/SCSI 100 disk DVD reader/Jukebox (Pioneer DRM-1000)

If anybody is familiar with this device, I am open to suggestions

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Post by ispettorezenigata » Wed Jun 06, 2007 15:33

mine are so many that I would fill up 5 forum :P


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