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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.

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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 01-10-2005, 06:28 PM   #271
vectordrake
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Wrong hsync and vert values in xorg.conf cause this. Its common. Install a distro and make a thread about it. You'll get help.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 11:35 PM   #272
dalek
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Quote:
Originally posted by dick_onion53

nVidia Geforce FX 5200 128mb
I have that card in my rig and it works just fine. As far as the install of the drivers, emerge nvidia-kernel and it is done. It wants to run at 1600 x 1200 but it makes everything to small.

I'm not sure about your LAN though. You may want to check and see if it is supported in the 2.6 kernels. I have been using the 2.6 for quite a while and it is stable on this machine. I'm at 61 days uptime.

Hope you get it working. If you try Gentoo, PM me. I'm also registered at the Gentoo forums as dalek. I'll help as much as I can.

Later

 
Old 01-11-2005, 12:47 AM   #273
dylansmrjones
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Fedora (Core 3) ... Personally I'm in the middle of switching to Gentoo, but for 2004 I'll say Fedora.

It's the best start for newbies - just take some care when upgrading it, if you are using a lot of binary rpm's ... compile from sourcecode is a much better approach - but not something to recommend to the newbie
 
Old 01-11-2005, 04:03 PM   #274
alex_extreme
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Source-based distros RULE! My vote went to LFS, 2nd would be Gentoo, 3rd Slackware.

I hate distros that stick their branding EVERYWHERE you look
And I hate all those windows clones (Xandros and Linspire sucK)
 
Old 01-11-2005, 04:39 PM   #275
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Quote:
Originally posted by alex_extreme
I hate distros that stick their branding EVERYWHERE you look
And I hate all those windows clones (Xandros and Linspire sucK)
Xandros isn't a windows clone. By the way if one Distro is going to be mainstream and convert Windows users to Linux. It's probably going to be Xandros or Linspire. Don't diss other distros because they are not your taste. I myself don't touch source based distros because I like my OS to be easy in everyday use and yes I like a easy comprehensible good looking GUI with lots of eyecandy. But you don't hear me going on about " other" distros which have a different philosophy.
And what is wrong with distros trying to distuinguish themselves by "sticking their branding everywhere you look" ? It only shows that the people behind it believe in their distro.

My 2 cents

Jack D.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 06:03 PM   #276
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Originally posted by jack_d_ripper

And what is wrong with distros trying to distuinguish themselves by "sticking their branding everywhere you look" ? It only shows that the people behind it believe in their distro.
Maybe because it sounds so much like M$. I have tried to get people to get me to try Linspire, I tell them I already have a Linux distro that is better, much better. If the distro is good, it won't need to much advertising. People will spread the word themselves. Gentoo and a few others fall into that catagory. Linspire advertises theirs, I guess they feel they need too. I have read where it also does one thing like windoze, it logs you in as root by default. Not good. Should have one regular user by default during install.

I must say that nothing on mine says that I run Gentoo by default. The login screen does say Gentoo Linux but I added the Gentoo, it used to only say "Welcome to Linux." That is what I like about some distros, unless you look under the hood, you don't know what it is, except that it ain't windoze, which is always good. Sometimes BSD can look like a Linux box.

I have seen Linspire at the computer store, I wasn't impressed at all.

My $.02 worth.

 
Old 01-11-2005, 10:54 PM   #277
Indech
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Gentoo has left the best impressions on me. The source based setup helps it stay organized(versus binary distros where they split software into various packages) and the package manager is well thought out.

I also like Debian, but I'm still waiting for Sarge to become stable. I wonder if I'll still be waiting during the 2005 awards...
 
Old 01-12-2005, 01:51 AM   #278
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Fedora :-)

It just works great!
 
Old 01-12-2005, 02:50 AM   #279
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I have been a Red Hat amateur for some years
since version 4 (now 9)
the things I liked the most about RH were kpackage and
locate efsck and the linux documentation project...
in RH 8 and 9 they became harder to use or find...
Debian and apt-get seem just too good to be true...
if I can ever get dual-head to work with my rotten
radeon 9600 dual head card....
 
Old 01-12-2005, 06:28 PM   #280
melberg
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FC2 for its ability to run on even older platforms, its wide-spread support and available rpms and packages.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 07:55 PM   #281
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I voted for Arch... but I really like Debian and Slackware too. They all rule
 
Old 01-13-2005, 02:58 AM   #282
loren
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Ok, from my experiance, i've tried a few distro's... and i'll rate them best to worst

1. Fedora Core 3
2. Mandrake 10.1
3. Linspire (Lindows)
4. Redhat 9.0
5. Mandrake 8.2
6. Redhat 7.2
7. Suse 8.0

Ok, i really really hated SuSE since 1: i bought it, and 2: it never really booted after multipul installs. As of right now, of the Distro's i've tried i'd reccomend using Fedora, Mandrake, and Lindows for winows users switching over.

I dont think i'm fully quallified to vote since i havn't tried a few distro's i'm planning on getting. In my oppinion i'm looking forward to trying:

1. Gentoo
2. MEPIS
3. PClinuxOS
4. Slackware (possibly)

I've looked at the screenshots, and from what i've seen is MEPIS kicks @ss, PClinuxOS beat my expectations after a crumby Distro-Name. and Gentoo didn't look too great from the screenshots, but i hear it's kick@ss

Anyways, i'm currently using Gnome on Fedora Core 3, however, from screenshots discovered what i've been missing not using KDE, they got a control panel, and a nicer start menu... mainly its not having stuff messy in the control panel that i like.

Anyways, of the Distro's ive tried i choose Fedora
 
Old 01-13-2005, 08:21 AM   #283
0pal_t0ad
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errm....probably blind, but how the hell do i view the results?!?!?! I saw the link before i voted, but now it's GONE!!!WTF?


new: aaahhh! so when does the vote end? 'cos it we're almost into the secon month of 2005?

Last edited by 0pal_t0ad; 01-13-2005 at 08:23 AM.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 08:35 AM   #284
ratpoison
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Quote:
Originally posted by 0pal_t0ad
errm....probably blind, but how the hell do i view the results?!?!?! I saw the link before i voted, but now it's GONE!!!WTF?


new: aaahhh! so when does the vote end? 'cos it we're almost into the secon month of 2005?
First week of February, I believe.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 08:36 AM   #285
elluva
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Quote:
Originally posted by 0pal_t0ad
... 'cos it we're almost into the secon month of 2005?
hehe, dude... we're not even half way through the first, a little eager to see the results are you?
 
  


 


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