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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 01-12-2004, 06:32 PM   #256
Ciccio
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Fedora might be only 3 CDs... but it's RedHat 10, and i REALLY hate redhat today... I had to install mandrake and configure all over again... lucky me, I had backups of all e-mails... but I lost over three hours configuring everything.... just because RH just wouldn't boot... it's RH9 with everything except the kernel updated... and it pulls something like this today!!! ARGH!!!! That's why I'm downloading Debian and getting Slack from a friend.... SuSE... it's not time for me to try it yet...


HEY, those of you who voted for vector... I have a disc of vector 3.2 right here... should I try it???
 
Old 01-12-2004, 07:01 PM   #257
sxa
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You are right Fedora is Red Hat, and I love Red Hat.. By personal choice..
 
Old 01-12-2004, 07:25 PM   #258
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ciccio
HEY, those of you who voted for vector... I have a disc of vector 3.2 right here... should I try it???
I didn't vote for Vector but I've used 3.2 (I think) and can use 4.0 now. It's no Slack but it's pretty cool. If you've got it, why not try it?
 
Old 01-12-2004, 07:34 PM   #259
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You would think with all the users on here more then 8 people would have voted for Vector linux... I have never used it.. for now I am addicted to Fedora/RedHat
 
Old 01-12-2004, 07:43 PM   #260
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Well I am quite happy Slack won. I have tried RedHat, Mandrake, Gentoo, and Debian/Knoppix - but slack was BY FAR the best distro I have ever used. 9.1 is a dream come true - there is nothing to screw up because there's nothing that you CAN screw up! Slack comes with everything you need, nothing you don't - so you just download the apps yourself to make it most customized to your prefernce. The installation of the distro is by far the bset as well.

I would have voted Gentoo, but Gentoo just simply has some issues. While most hardcores can get Gentoo down, I had trouble configuring many things, including my ethernet card and my video card. On slack, it took me a total of one day to get my 3d accel working, and my network card was configured on first boot.

Plus, because Slackware has such a bare ammount of data on it (yet it has such plentiful apps and speed!), I am able to run 9.1 on my old POS laptop, a 366mhz IBM Pentium 2 with 196mb of RAM.

Once you use slack, you NEVER go back
 
Old 01-12-2004, 10:11 PM   #261
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What I am surprised about is how Mandrake beat Red Hat...
 
Old 01-12-2004, 10:29 PM   #262
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You have to remember that red hat, for all intents and purposes, is the same as fedora. Red Hat + Fedora is about the same as mandrake, so they come out as a tie.
 
Old 01-12-2004, 11:09 PM   #263
sxa
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Yeah thats about right...
 
Old 01-13-2004, 12:05 AM   #264
Y0jiMb0
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Slackware is 2 cds, with 2 other cds if you buy it:
Although is a good idea to make a donation, it isn't necessary to get the 4 slack disks. They can be downloaded for free.
Regards
 
Old 01-13-2004, 07:23 AM   #265
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Well....... to put the 2003 awards in perspective, there wasn't a single category in which more than 2% of members voted - ie in every single category over 98% of members didn't bother to vote......... sad really - hope we have more participation next year.......
 
Old 01-13-2004, 04:22 PM   #266
sxa
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If all of the members voted we could have gotten a better look at who used what and who likes what.. so I am with you on wanting more votes next year...
 
Old 01-13-2004, 05:04 PM   #267
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Yes.. unfortunately, even the best supported category only brought in just under 2% of member votes - very suprising really, one would have hoped that "what distribution" would have brought in more than 2% of member votes - lets hope we can make it more appealing next year.........
 
Old 01-13-2004, 05:25 PM   #268
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I actually just happened to stumble upon these polls in the first place when I saw a link in the other forums. If Jeremy makes a big headline saying "everybody vote" etc it'll get more responses.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 05:32 PM   #269
sxa
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Was the headline not big enough on the top of the page
 
Old 01-14-2004, 09:20 AM   #270
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Probably your best bet would to be to post this in the programming forum. "Distribution of the Year" is not really relevant to your question and it's more likely to get answered efficiently in the Programming forum.
Having said that, as far as I know, the best way to get started in programming is to get a programming job. As long as you can demonstrate that you can program, you should be able to get something.

Edit: It looks like I'm talking rubbish, but there was another post here. Really. It must have been moved

Last edited by guygriffiths; 01-15-2004 at 07:09 AM.
 
  


 


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