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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 01-08-2005, 05:40 PM   #241
dick_onion53
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Ok i tried Mepis, its pretty good. The ONLY problems i have are: it didnt detect my lan, and the driver doesnt seem to work, 2. i hate konqueror file manager. I'm gonna download ubuntu and try that out. so far the only distro to properly detect all my drivers was xandros 2.5.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 05:52 PM   #242
dick_onion53
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Oh nevermind about ubuntu, i found it only supports gnome, and i really dont like gnome. i want to try debian, but its like 7 cds, and i dont want to waste days downloading it and then waste MORE cds on it. same with slackware. is there a place that provides free distro cds? so i dont have to download it?
 
Old 01-08-2005, 06:25 PM   #243
vectordrake
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Dick, why don't you just download the first Debian cd. Install from it. Get the rest of what you need via apt-get. Just get the Debian Installer and get what you need from the net after the fact. That'll save you a lot of downloading. BTW, you can do this with most distributions of Linux. Its not necessary to get every package. You won't use them all, for one. And, you won't have the latest by the time you install many packages anyways. Good luck. If you want help with installing a particular distro, why not start a thread about it.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 01:09 AM   #244
lnxmacusr
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Location: Georgia
Distribution: Gentoo, Slackware, Fedora Core 1,2 & 3, Mandrake 10.1, Smoothwall, IPCop,
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my favorite distro

I gotta say Gentoo. After installing and using at least 7 or 8 different distro's Gentoo is the least painful to use every day. The gentoo.org forum is incredibly helpful. Emerge kicks ass!

I plan on sticking with Gentoo indefinitely.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 01:20 AM   #245
Clark Bent
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Thumbs up Debian

Debian...once you run it, you just can't ever stay away. I have ran most all of the main ones at one time or another. If I try something new, I always want to come back.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 01:33 AM   #246
irfanhab
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year after Year I've voted for Slackware, there just isnt any better distro
 
Old 01-09-2005, 01:45 AM   #247
Supaiku
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gentoo!
 
Old 01-09-2005, 02:32 PM   #248
RockmanExe
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Being a Mandrake user for years my choice is... Slackware
 
Old 01-09-2005, 03:22 PM   #249
PSHLOS_007
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Distribution: Slackware 10.1 - 2.6.11.2
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Definetely slackware, if you want to have your job done!
 
Old 01-09-2005, 06:18 PM   #250
dick_onion53
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After tring alot of distos (i have a six inch stack of cds), i still havnt found one that suits me. I'm gonna try Debian, and then I might try slack. If those don't suit me I'm giving up.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 06:19 PM   #251
KoKi
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gentoo, gentoo and again gentoo.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 06:37 PM   #252
LoungeLizard
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Slackware

Slackware all the way for the best distro!!
 
Old 01-09-2005, 07:47 PM   #253
dick_onion53
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I just tried debian, it installed ok. But then when i restarted it, it refused to boot into the o/s. So i hit the hard reset butoon. Then i got to the ap-get download thing, it download the first package and froze up. I'm finished with that. If it cant even install correctly, i dont even want to know how the gui runs. My final attemp to find a suiting distro will be gentoo.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 08:02 PM   #254
ltd602
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Quote:
Originally posted by dick_onion53
I just tried debian, it installed ok. But then when i restarted it, it refused to boot into the o/s. So i hit the hard reset butoon. Then i got to the ap-get download thing, it download the first package and froze up. I'm finished with that. If it cant even install correctly, i dont even want to know how the gui runs. My final attemp to find a suiting distro will be gentoo.
What was wrong with PClinuxOS?

Gentoo?? Hehe, You're in for quite a ride. If you know what you're doing, it'll be an experience to remember, and a rewarding one at that.

Weird. You seem to be having little satisfaction with any distro. So far, all my attempts to install linux distros have been fine. Mandrake 10.0 was really easy. PClinuxOS was even easier (still using it and love it), Damn Small Linux was fairly easy, and SuSE was fine too.

Forgive me if I've forgotten, but what kind of hardware are you running?

I've got an AMD AthlonXP 3000+ rig, with a Radeon 8500 128mb videocard, a gig of RAM, VIA mobo, etc. Never had any hardware detection problems with any linux distro so far. Even recognized my USB webcam.

I hope you find your Linux "baby." Again, if you can get the hang of installing Gentoo, well . . . you'll probably stay in Gentoo land forever. :-)
 
Old 01-09-2005, 08:23 PM   #255
egag
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dick_onion53----
and then I might try slack. If those don't suit me I'm giving up.
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My final attemp to find a suiting distro will be gentoo.
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you have to take time to learn how to use Linux ( you did when you started with windows. )
if you can't ( for some reason ), i wonder why you should do all that work. ( gentoo/Slack ? ).

egag
 
  


 


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