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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 11-18-2003, 09:28 PM   #76
cuerty
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Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Gentoo for me, Slackware for servers
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chu
You realise with Gentoo you do have to compile the kernel.
Ummmm no really, you can use your CD kernel, but as all distros, it's better if you make your own.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 10:23 PM   #77
RussLear
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Distribution: SuSE
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I think it's interesting that the voting here is much more evenly distributed among the various distros. No one is over-whelming the others. Not that there aren't rabid opinions, just that the rabid opinions are kind of spread all over.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 05:09 PM   #78
ErixTr
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Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
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Thumbs up

Mandrake
 
Old 11-19-2003, 10:45 PM   #79
h1tman
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Distribution: Slackware 11
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slack woo
 
Old 11-20-2003, 12:20 AM   #80
OmegaBlac
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One day after I voted I get Arch running smoothly. I wish to take back my Debian vote and give it to Arch!
 
Old 11-20-2003, 09:17 AM   #81
cswbww
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Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Hong Kong,PRC
Distribution: desktop->slackware 9.1; laptop->gentoo 1.4
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can anyone tell me, what is the fastest distribution when I want KDE and Openoffice under PIII 500MHz and 192M ram?(including the boot time)

By now, I say it's slackware 9.1 and my trials are Redhat 9, Fedora 1, Slackware 9.1, Mandrake 9.2. Any one has more experience?
 
Old 11-20-2003, 10:50 AM   #82
ernesto_cgf
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Distribution: Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope"
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My vote's for Mandrake all the time.

It's too easy to install/configure/administrate.
Most configuration options are easily available with neat easy-to-use GUI

For those not willing to compile from scratch, is already compiled for i586 and not i386 as most others, so it's optimized for better machines.

Supports RPMs which makes installing and uninstalling easier for newbies. And many things developed and packaged in RPMs for RedHat work also in Mandrake with no effort or recompiling at all.

I have to say though that I like diversity, and I love that results from this forum shows that not a single distro is overwhelming the others, as RussLear appointed before. In fact, this forum has convinced me to try other distros, perhaps starting on Slackware, which I almost didn't knew and it seems to be very popular. And to see if it's true that once a slacker you never go back. If it is true for me, I will switch, I promise; if it is not, then your slogan doesn't work (at least for me).

There are other distros I didn't even knew about, like Knoppix, Fedora, Libranet, Arch, VectorLinux and LFS. I'll document my self about each one of them because it's worth knowing.

That's just one of the greatness of GNU/Linux/Free Software/Open Source: That you have a very broad espectrum of REALLY good choices of any kind, in distros, desktop environments, window managers, office suites, shells, anything you like, on top of the common powerfull core that are the kernel and the OS.

 
Old 11-20-2003, 12:31 PM   #83
e1000
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well, The Screen Savers vote goes towards either Mandrake or Suse.

They had a little segment yesterday that highlighted the fact that Redhat is now mostly out of the desktop linux market, although they did mention Fedora. Anyways they had some Linux expert come in (I forget his name) and he said basically that mandrake and SuSe are going to be good choices for beginners. Although the host (Leo something) tended to lean towards SuSe.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 12:49 PM   #84
tipaul
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Distro of the year

Slackware... nothing else...

I'm always dissapointed when I come across another distro (like mandrake, redhat, etc...)...

It's just too slow compared to my Slack!
 
Old 11-20-2003, 11:45 PM   #85
OmegaBlac
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Question Re: Distro of the year

Quote:
Originally posted by tipaul
Slackware... nothing else...

I'm always dissapointed when I come across another distro (like mandrake, redhat, etc...)...

It's just too slow compared to my Slack!
Have you tried Arch Linux?
 
Old 11-20-2003, 11:47 PM   #86
OmegaBlac
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Quote:
Originally posted by cswbww
can anyone tell me, what is the fastest distribution when I want KDE and Openoffice under PIII 500MHz and 192M ram?(including the boot time)

By now, I say it's slackware 9.1 and my trials are Redhat 9, Fedora 1, Slackware 9.1, Mandrake 9.2. Any one has more experience?
Have you tried Arch Linux? It runs great on i686(>=PII) PCs.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 07:49 AM   #87
guygriffiths
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Location: Reading, UK
Distribution: Debian 3.0, LFS
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Quote:
can anyone tell me, what is the fastest distribution when I want KDE and Openoffice under PIII 500MHz and 192M ram?(including the boot time)
LFS. Always LFS. It is the fastest, because you make it the fastest. I have a boot time of less thaan 30s, including the time it takes to connect to the internet and start KDM.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 10:47 AM   #88
dhrivnak
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Distribution: Slackware 9.1
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Talking

I'm proud to be a Slacker too!!!
 
Old 11-21-2003, 01:29 PM   #89
ratbert90
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slackware, of course.
I started using it back in 97, and I keep comming back to it... I don't know, it always seems just so clean and tidy.

The other distros seem to be messy and unorganized.
Please someone tell me im sane for thinking that
 
Old 11-21-2003, 02:43 PM   #90
Icaro
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Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
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I use RedHat at work, and Mandrake at home... hmm... I choose Mandrake: Friendly installation, and it keeps being a Linux distro!
 
  


 


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