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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 01-26-2005, 01:39 PM   #406
tuxombie
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Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Chennai, India
Distribution: Slackware 10, Ubuntu, Debian Sarge
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Distros I ve tried

1. Fedora
2. Mandrake
3. Ubuntu
4. Debian
5. SLACKWARE

Not needless to say, Slackware is the best; boring but very usable, definitely the fastest, and comes with lots of the latest stuff (like five web browsers).

Ubuntu, Fedora and Mandrake are nice too ...
 
Old 01-26-2005, 06:10 PM   #407
unholy
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Ohh, I want them ALL!!. I want to boot into Gentoo, while gently playing with Fedora Core 3, but watching Mandrake's window decorations....

I have to go...do something
 
Old 01-27-2005, 08:55 PM   #408
wini_g
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What about vectorlinux ?
Yoper is in there .. its based on Slack as well ... think so ... but Yoper hasnt even been around as long as Vector ... & I see more people using Vector than Yoper ... so ... vectorlinux please ... :-)
 
Old 01-27-2005, 10:53 PM   #409
schanker21
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SUSE and Mandrake. I voted SUSE
 
Old 01-28-2005, 04:06 AM   #410
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unholy you summed it up
 
Old 01-28-2005, 05:15 AM   #411
benmay05
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If its Graphical ~~Debian / Knoppix
If its Text ~~~~~Slackware! .......................cant beat slackware
 
Old 01-28-2005, 06:07 AM   #412
Bill Cosby
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Gentoo - the only choice for me as an AMD64 owner
 
Old 01-28-2005, 02:52 PM   #413
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there are many x64 distros like redhat and suse.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 08:30 PM   #414
Klitscho
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Smile

Natuerlich! Debian...
My Deby is always near me. So choose Deby!
 
Old 01-28-2005, 10:44 PM   #415
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Quote:
Originally posted by Bill Cosby
Gentoo - the only choice for me as an AMD64 owner
I used to think that too. And as a fellow poster pointed out, that is not true. And in all honesty, I find that the 64 bit version of Debian
runs faster for me than Gentoo did. So just a FYI, you have several choices.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 01:41 AM   #416
Kahless
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Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Pennsylvainia
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For a desktop that you dont mind hacking the heck out of, and want the latest software, and the most flexability:

Slackware


For a headless server that you dont want to spend much time working on:

Debian


<3 them both


RH can eat s and d
 
Old 01-29-2005, 06:28 AM   #417
ratpoison
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Quote:
Originally posted by Clark Bent
I used to think that too. And as a fellow poster pointed out, that is not true. And in all honesty, I find that the 64 bit version of Debian
runs faster for me than Gentoo did. So just a FYI, you have several choices.
Ubuntu (a Debian derivative) also has a 64 bit version for both their "stable" (Warty) and "development" (Hoary) versions.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 06:56 AM   #418
yotamk
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What do you guys mean by "64 bit" version?
 
Old 01-29-2005, 10:31 AM   #419
dalek
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Quote:
Originally posted by yotamk
What do you guys mean by "64 bit" version?
That is the AMD 64 bit processor. That real expensive thing. I wish I had a few of those.

Windoze is working on it. Last I heard, it is still in beta or something. They are always behind on the good stuff.

Gentoo supports it to I think. The 2.6 kernels have it too. I saw it in their somewhere.

Later

 
Old 01-29-2005, 10:53 AM   #420
blackbelt_jones
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One would think that "Distribution of the Year" implies a special accomplishment or innovation during 2004, not just overall goodness. For that reason, I chose Debian for the new installer, which takes the distro light years closer to the everyday user, and brings debian light years closer to it's slogan "The Universal Operating System"

For overall Linux goodness, I would pick... uh, Debian.

Another candidate might be Ubuntu, which seemed to come from nowhere in 2004... but personally, I'm not a fan.

Last edited by blackbelt_jones; 01-29-2005 at 11:12 AM.
 
  


 


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