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View Poll Results: Distribution of the Year
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 23 0.99%
Fedora 350 15.09%
Mandrakelinux 235 10.13%
Slackware 449 19.36%
Suse 235 10.13%
Debian 250 10.78%
Knoppix 43 1.85%
Gentoo 314 13.54%
DamnSmallLinux 7 0.30%
MEPIS 96 4.14%
LFS 13 0.56%
Ubuntu 176 7.59%
Yoper 32 1.38%
Xandros 27 1.16%
Linspire 17 0.73%
Arch 26 1.12%
Conectiva 7 0.30%
Amigo 2 0.09%
CentOS 3 0.13%
PClinuxOS 14 0.60%
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Old 01-04-2005, 08:39 PM   #196
tamoneya
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drake so far. However i would like to try gentoo and debian.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 08:59 PM   #197
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Originally posted by tamoneya
drake so far. However i would like to try gentoo and debian.
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Ubuntu is based on Debian. Not only will they send you NUMEROUS discs for free, they'll even pay for the postage!!
 
Old 01-04-2005, 09:01 PM   #198
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Fedora ~!!! The best !! Mandrake not bad too!!!
 
Old 01-04-2005, 09:45 PM   #199
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Originally posted by Harishankar
Come to that, users of Linux must have a lot of spare time
Amen to that.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 09:48 PM   #200
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I want to try fedora, but i'm not sure that i want to burn ANOTHER 5 cds on it. Mandrake and SuSE really hurt my blank cd supply. Mandrake i really dont like, half the time it doesnt even start up (not sure why) and suse did horrible with my drivers. is fedora worth the 5 blank cds?
 
Old 01-04-2005, 09:55 PM   #201
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Originally posted by dick_onion53
I want to try fedora, but i'm not sure that i want to burn ANOTHER 5 cds on it. Mandrake and SuSE really hurt my blank cd supply. Mandrake i really dont like, half the time it doesnt even start up (not sure why) and suse did horrible with my drivers. is fedora worth the 5 blank cds?
Give PClinuxOS a try. A hard-drive installable LiveCD, using Synaptic, with a great-looking KDE default desktop, and best-of-breed apps. Easiest install ever.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 12:12 AM   #202
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Quote:
Originally posted by dick_onion53
I want to try fedora, but i'm not sure that i want to burn ANOTHER 5 cds on it. Mandrake and SuSE really hurt my blank cd supply. Mandrake i really dont like, half the time it doesnt even start up (not sure why) and suse did horrible with my drivers. is fedora worth the 5 blank cds?
You only need one for Gentoo. Get the minimal CD, boot it, then start the install. It will download the rest to the hard drive as it needs it. If you have broadband.

You could use a CD-RW. After the install is done, re-use it.

Later

 
Old 01-05-2005, 12:16 AM   #203
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I decided to go ahead and install Fedora --------- it sucks. I've never used an o/s with so many errors. It's so hard to do anything when there is pop-up errors all over the place. And you want to talk about drivers, my video keeps spazing out and there is no networking. I really wanted it to work but no go.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 12:33 AM   #204
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Originally posted by ltd602
Give PClinuxOS a try. A hard-drive installable LiveCD, using Synaptic, with a great-looking KDE default desktop, and best-of-breed apps. Easiest install ever.
I checked out their website and it looks great. I especially like the built in filesharing stuff. I'm downloading it right now and I'll give it a try. Thanks for the info.



Regards,
Dick
 
Old 01-05-2005, 03:24 AM   #205
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Originally posted by ltd602
Give PClinuxOS a try. A hard-drive installable LiveCD, using Synaptic, with a great-looking KDE default desktop, and best-of-breed apps. Easiest install ever.
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Another distro to consider would be Ubuntu. It installs from just one CD, but they mail you as many copies as you'd like in whatever format(s) you'd like (x86, 64, ppc). And get this: they don't even charge for shipping. While it appears from the above that PCLinuxOS is KDEcentric, Ubuntu installs only Gnome by default (KDE can be added.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 03:27 AM   #206
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debian
 
Old 01-05-2005, 04:34 AM   #207
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This might sound strange but even though I am a Slackware (v10) user and absolutely love it I voted for SuSE.

The reason is that I believe some of the new/improved features SuSE made with 9.1 & 9.2 are really amazing.

I appreciate that many of these features are probably of more benifit to new users but nevertheless they are still very impressive.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 04:47 AM   #208
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UBUNTU!!!

Clean, elegant, easy and way faster that Mdk i used before.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 07:29 AM   #209
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Darn this is hard! My top three are :Mandrake, SuSE and Slackware.

Chose Mandrake cos thats what im using at the moment, and have absolutely NO complaints with it!
 
Old 01-05-2005, 07:39 AM   #210
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Fedora Fedora Fedora
 
  


 


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