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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%
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Old 04-22-2004, 03:11 PM   #301
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MacOS X is sexy: and that's the best way to get banned. dont put a bad name on mac users.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 11:29 AM   #302
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these polls are useless. the result here show slackware wins (duh!) but on other websites, ive seen mandrake win and debian. here's just a few:

http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=3640
http://www.linuxorbit.com/modules.ph...rder=0&thold=0
http://www.programmersheaven.com/c/u....htm?PollID=31
http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS8302639792.html
http://www.fokus.gmd.de/linux/poller...l=distribution

the list goes on. LQ is the least accurate, IMO. i think someone's been "cheating". i dont think it is possible to accurately measuer the "best distro", because people are constantly switching and getting a new fav, like me. first it was mandrake for a few years, then mandrake went downhill, then slackware was next. then i got suse 9.0 and im hooked on suse and i think linux cant get any easier. but my vote still goes to slackware, because it kept me the longest, and its pretty easy, programs "just work", and it's fast.(not as fast as most people brag, but it has its high points)
 
Old 04-28-2004, 05:28 PM   #303
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Some of those are outdated (2002). Due to redhat's change in policy, even the combination of redhat and fedora has probably decreased because some people got miffed. Debian's next major release (sarge) is projected for 2005, and despite apt-get that seems to scare away some people. Any poll is going to be inaccurate with few people answering, and none of these had a lot of answers.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 05:35 PM   #304
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nonetheless, it's still proof that no distro poll is ever going to be accurate, even if its from slashdot, because people are constantly changing and upgrading distros.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 05:45 PM   #305
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A poll is a collection of opinions. So it is, in fact, an accurate representation of the views of those members who responded.

There is no best distro - it is entirely subjective.

Slackware does rock, though
 
Old 04-28-2004, 05:46 PM   #306
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yes it does (slackware rock, i mean)
 
Old 05-07-2004, 08:12 PM   #307
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Slackware is a GREAT distro.. and I agree that different boards will have different results on polls.. due the fact that it is based on the member group..
 
Old 05-07-2004, 08:12 PM   #308
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Slackware is a GREAT distro.. and I agree that different boards will have different results on polls.. due the fact that it is based on the member group..
 
Old 05-13-2004, 09:57 AM   #309
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I'm surpised Gentoo didn't win with all the ehtusiasts
 
Old 05-24-2004, 08:45 PM   #310
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There are several great distro's. Some I've tried and some I will in the near future ;-) One cool thing about Linux is variety and choice.

Debian rocks though. And I mean rocks!!
 
Old 05-24-2004, 09:02 PM   #311
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And believe me, when darthtux says rocks, he means rocks!

Or is it rocks? http://www.rocklinux.org/
 
Old 05-28-2004, 03:04 AM   #312
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Yay for slackware
 
  


 


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