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View Poll Results: Distribution of the Year
Red Hat 178 10.46%
Slackware 448 26.34%
Debian 173 10.17%
Mandrake 276 16.23%
Fedora 95 5.58%
Libranet 27 1.59%
Suse 160 9.41%
Arch 37 2.18%
VectorLinux 8 0.47%
Knoppix 69 4.06%
Gentoo 198 11.64%
LFS 32 1.88%
Voters: 1701. You may not vote on this poll

 
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Old 12-15-2003, 09:52 PM   #196
davisfactor
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Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Rhode Island
Distribution: Debian, Gentoo
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Slackware is definitely the "hardcore" distro of choice. I would have went with Slackware but everyone I work with switched from it to Gentoo at the same time I was installing Linux on a new laptop.

My main workstation is running Debian and I recommend it to all of the people that are trying Linux for the first time, but all of my future installs will be Gentoo.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 09:58 PM   #197
slackhappy
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Hands down Slackware 9.1! Two thumbs up!
 
Old 12-18-2003, 10:57 AM   #198
Kocil
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This gonna be un-ending flame war.
You should make more specific pool like:

- Distro for newbies
- Distro for Home
- Distro for Office
- Distro for Server
- Distro for Gateway/Router/Firewall

etc ...
 
Old 12-18-2003, 02:59 PM   #199
dibblethewrecke
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- live distro
 
Old 12-18-2003, 04:21 PM   #200
Invisible
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Slackware for me!
Slackware for you!
Slackware for everyone!

Go slackware go!

It's un-ending slackware winning!
 
Old 12-19-2003, 01:24 AM   #201
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Slackware forever.
I mean, itīs there another distro?
 
Old 12-19-2003, 09:54 PM   #202
slackhappy
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Thumbs up

Quote:
This gonna be un-ending flame war.
You should make more specific pool like:

- Distro for newbies
- Distro for Home
- Distro for Office
- Distro for Server
- Distro for Gateway/Router/Firewall

etc ...
Haha. Nope! Slackware for all of the above! IMHO
 
Old 12-19-2003, 10:01 PM   #203
Scruff
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Quote:
Originally posted by slackhappy
Haha. Nope! Slackware for all of the above! IMHO
I'm with that.

Let me just say: I used Mandrake 8.2 when it came out cause I was a newbie and everyone said Mandy was easiest for newbs. Well, I was extremely frustrated with the general bugginess of Mandrake at the time (yes, 9-9.2 have imporved greatly, but still are a bit aggravating) so I continued to dual-boot with WinXP. Well the moment I installed Slack I gave up on XP. Sure, I had what seemd like a million problems at first, but I was immediately addicted to really learning Linux and editing config files to overcome these problems. After a little work I had a perfect running machine that only has problems when I got bored and cause them and I never use windows anymore I also learned more about Linux in 1 month of Slack than I did in an entire year of using Mandrake.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 05:19 AM   #204
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Scruff, you just had told the story of mi life...
Slackhappy, you are right, i should said:

Slackware forever.
I mean, itīs there another distro?
For:

- newbies
- Home
- Office
- Server
- Gateway/Router/Firewall

etc ...

The SIN Raven
 
Old 12-20-2003, 03:03 PM   #205
bronko
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Distribution: Debian/unstable
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Hi

I switched from win2k to Debian 2 weeks ago... I'm still setting up the system and in unstable mode now, cause I need eclipse to be running. This is a process of sweat and tears, many of you will know it. but most of the stuff is running fine now.

apt-get is the finest piece of software my eyes ever saw!

I physically threw away my CDs of windoof, works, and whatever this shit is called and I'm not doing a step back!

voted debian, sure the others are great, too.

regards bR0Nk0

long live the penguin!
 
Old 12-22-2003, 04:39 AM   #206
Kocil
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Personally, I would choose Slackware for the best general purpose distro.

But please consider, many distro are made for particular purpose.
They have speciality that deserve the recognition.
For example:

LSF/Gento => best source based
Slackware Live/ Knopix => best live CD
Smoothwall / Trustix => best gateway / router
Vector Linux / Libranet => best minimalist desktop
Mandrake/Redhat/Suse => best maximalist, for newbies
Slackware/Debian/Gento => best for experienced users

Linux question is certainly the oase of Slackers.
Being objective, rather than throwing fanatical opinion,
will make us more trustworthy.

--------------
My 2 cents.
 
Old 12-24-2003, 08:24 AM   #207
nautilus_1987
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ahh ... Slackware propoganda .... I think Gentoo and Knoppix made a lot of work to
 
Old 12-24-2003, 08:38 AM   #208
jharris
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Registered: May 2001
Location: Bristol, UK
Distribution: Slackware, Fedora, RHES
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Talking

Slackware for me
Although for generally lazyness I quite like RH/Fedora as a desktop OS, and RH ES does make management of groups of servers easy.

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 12-25-2003, 07:42 PM   #209
Skyline
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Distribution: Debian/other
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Uhmm..... up to the 26th December 2003 we've only had around

1.7 %

of our registered members who have voted for Distribution of the year.......
 
Old 12-26-2003, 01:06 AM   #210
Atmchicago
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That could very easily skew the results to people who are more aware of this forum's expansiveness. And in general, I bet people more aware of this poll are more into linux --> more distros like slackware etc...
 
  


 


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