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    Linus Torvalds - distro of choice?


    Does anyone know what distro Linus is using? Or doesn't he use a distro at all, just plain self-compiled system?

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    well, first limiting factor is he uses a ppc
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    A few years ago I read somewhere that he was using SuSE. But that could be outdated.
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    I would be interested in knowing that as well...I remember reading that he liked the ppc...hmm, could it possibly be gentoo? Now, that would rock and be good for marketing. "The distro that IS linux"
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    My guess is, either Yellow Dog, or Debian GNU/Linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puntmuts
    A few years ago I read somewhere that he was using SuSE. But that could be outdated.
    I read the same. I know he is using a Mac which someone provided for free. I also read that he uses Redhat at work.

    He has my admiration as the kernel is one frightening looking beast! I was looking at my Mandriva kernel options last night, and there are a lot of 'experimental' modules in there if you want them
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    i was reading on distrowatch that slackware was originally developed my linus about 14 years ago
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    Actually it wasnt, it was created by a guy called; Patrick Volkerding.

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    Maybe he uses Mac OS X *shudder, well nah, he doesnt. I think that he made his own new distro, that has evrything in it that he needs, like RPM support etc...

    I wish I could use it

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    If anyone know he's mail-address, maybe I can mail him and ask?

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