Forum: Ruby on Rails what's the best linux for ror?

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A415c62a9052d153387deeb3c9ff0260?d=identicon&s=25 gino (Guest)
on 2007-05-09 17:40
I'm using windows, but want to try linux, which would be a good choice?
I installed ubuntu once, but I hardly used it, so I'm thinking on
installing it again, but, I would like some suggentions
B4ae136234c8ea1c1570c0d23a21e280?d=identicon&s=25 Jon Druse (jdruse)
on 2007-05-09 18:02
gino wrote:
> I'm using windows, but want to try linux, which would be a good choice?
> I installed ubuntu once, but I hardly used it, so I'm thinking on
> installing it again, but, I would like some suggentions

I've used Ubuntu a lot, and i've found that Debian is a better linux
install all around.  Ubuntu was built on debian so you shouldn't have
too much trouble.  however, if you can afford a mac...  that's really
the best way to go. i don't know what i would do without mine :-)
Aad37b5f7116c8d1f547d23b37566032?d=identicon&s=25 Greg Donald (destiney)
on 2007-05-09 18:04
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On 5/9/07, gino <rails-mailing-list@andreas-s.net> wrote:
>
> I'm using windows, but want to try linux, which would be a good choice?

Yes.

> I installed ubuntu once, but I hardly used it, so I'm thinking on
> installing it again, but, I would like some suggentions

Ignoring version numbers, 99% of the software on a given Linux distro
will be the same as any other.  And if it isn't you can upgrade it
yourself from source.



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Greg Donald
http://destiney.com/
7753e83404f3e23723dee2d875b0c3a0?d=identicon&s=25 John Lauck (Guest)
on 2007-05-09 18:05
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gino,

I would go with Fedora or Ubuntu, but any recent distro with a good
package
manager will do.   I've been thoroughly  impressed with Ubuntu's
update/upgrade feature  recently.  I upgraded from 6.x to 7 without any
problems.  While I'd rather stick with Fedora to match 90% of my
production
market, Ubuntu supported the hardware on my laptop with greater success.
A415c62a9052d153387deeb3c9ff0260?d=identicon&s=25 gino (Guest)
on 2007-05-09 18:41
I'll go for ubuntu, I just read that it's getting very popular, thanks
for your suggentions, now I just have to choose between server, or
desktop edition,
I think I'm confuse again, at least I'm getting close for the final
desission
1de2e094b9d6cebf76a0925c853a19f8?d=identicon&s=25 unknown (Guest)
on 2007-05-09 19:57
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Desktop Edition if you like GUIs, Server if you like command line.
9dfe8c734b0f9b37a4e218425c0a2138?d=identicon&s=25 gene.tani@gmail.com (Guest)
on 2007-05-10 02:19
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On May 9, 9:41 am, gino <rails-mailing-l...@andreas-s.net> wrote:
> I'll go for ubuntu, I just read that it's getting very popular, thanks
> for your suggentions, now I just have to choose between server, or
> desktop edition,
> I think I'm confuse again, at least I'm getting close for the final
> desission
>
> --
> Posted viahttp://www.ruby-forum.com/.

FWIW, there's dozen of articles on how to install on every release of
Ubuntu, it seems:

http://del.icio.us/tag/rails+ubuntu
A2c85dc5ee81b12e3cc0a6522e8d079d?d=identicon&s=25 Chris Hall (au5lander)
on 2007-05-10 02:36
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asking this kind of question is like asking what kind of pie goes best
with ice cream.  you're going to get a different answer from just
about everyone.

Ubuntu seems to be the favorite flavor of linux lately.  I'd say
Fedora is probably next.  You've also got OpenSuse, Redhat, Gentoo,
Slackware, etc.  Ubuntu and Fedora OpenSuse) are probably the easiest
distributions to install/maintain.  I don't think I've had to compile
anything from source on any of my installs, except for the ocassional
smal/unknown lib or app.

Basically it comes down to this:  use what you feel most comfortable
with.  If it's Ubuntu, then go with that, but there is no BEST linux
distribution for Rails.
31fdb2c6a8c561dc115dc0d03793d714?d=identicon&s=25 topfunky (Guest)
on 2007-05-10 18:58
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On May 9, 8:40 am, gino <rails-mailing-l...@andreas-s.net> wrote:
> I installed ubuntu once, but I hardly used it, so I'm thinking on
> installing it again, but, I would like some suggentions

I made a free bonus screencast here that shows how to use Capistrano
and the deprec gem to install a full Rails stack on Ubuntu 6.06. It
uses the current Cap 1.4 but will be updated after the new version is
officially released.

http://peepcode.com/products/capistrano-concepts

Geoffrey Grosenbach
F97047e2464cd5909b8bc8c6888b290a?d=identicon&s=25 Oshuma (Guest)
on 2007-05-11 01:33
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While I agree with everyone about Ubuntu (I'm using Kubuntu on my
desktop), my little Linux server is running Slackware 11 with great
success.  If you're wanting to setup a low memory/CPU box, Slackware
has great performance.  It's a little more DIY (Do It Yourself), but
there's plenty of documentation around the Interweb.  :)
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