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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 02-01-2005, 10:00 AM   #466
PapaNoHair
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Re: Distribution of the Year


Quote:
Originally posted by jeremy
And the best Distro is....
I like Linspire - no fuss, no hassle, no compiling
 
Old 02-01-2005, 10:46 AM   #467
aldube
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Xandros 3

Xandros 3 is great for the beginner linux user and has a real chance making the linux market grow in both business and home sectors. If it replaces M$ Windows I'm all for it.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:02 AM   #468
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gentoo to save time

I vil never go back to the rpm hazzle again after switching to gentoo

Sure it time consuming to install the OS initially, but installing applications once you got it running is a breeze. No more spending hours hunting the right rpm, and their g... da.... dependencies.

So in the end you will SAVE time using gentoo

plus: its nice, fast and transperant/simple.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:04 AM   #469
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The one and only SUSE 9.2 pro of course!
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:08 AM   #470
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Well Mandrake 10.1 is good - I'm running it on my desktop, but I could not get it to work stable on my PowerEdge Server - it didn't like the backplane; therefore I went to SuSE 9.1 and have really liked it.

Reading this thread makes me want to try Debian and Gentoo!
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:12 AM   #471
j_cyr53
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ASP linux here!
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:15 AM   #472
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Mandrake

coz it so user-friendly
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:17 AM   #473
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I'm just wondering when the last year was that rpm actually had problems with dep's ?
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:24 AM   #474
Hamsjael
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cybrjackle:

try installing something like dvd::rip on suse or redhat/fedora.

Happy hunting, its got a gazzillion deps. to find, and install in the right order
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:24 AM   #475
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g2

in gentoo: just do emerge dvdrip.

30 min. later its ALL there!!
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:25 AM   #476
ianomc
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Gentoo All The Way

I've tried Slackware, Debian, Redhat, Fedora, Caldera but now I use Gentoo and its by FAR the best.
The only reason more people arent saying it in this forum is because Gentoo has its own wicked forums!
www.gentoo.org!
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:25 AM   #477
richb
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Xandros 3.0 is my choice
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:34 AM   #478
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15 posts per page... 32 pages....

320+160
480 posts.. almmost everyone posted what they voted for...

how badly do i wann know how badly gentoo won by.... um........
naa ill wait
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:37 AM   #479
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Gentoo all the way! Easily the most feature-packed and customizable distro in existance! Just make sure you read that 800-pound Linux manual before trying to install it.

Seriously, Gentoo is amazing and I really wish more people would give it a try.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:41 AM   #480
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Let's stop the poor rumors now about rpm dep's

Code:
time yum --enablerepo=freshrpms --enablerepo=dag install perl-Video-DVDRip

Dependencies Resolved
Transaction Listing:
  Install: perl-Video-DVDRip.i386 0:0.52.2-1.1.fc3.rf
  Install: perl-Video-DVDRip.x86_64 0:0.52.2-1.1.fc3.fr

Performing the following to resolve dependencies:
  Install: Gtk-Perl.x86_64 0:0.7008-37.1.fc3.fr
  Install: ORBit.x86_64 1:0.5.17-14
  Install: compat-db.x86_64 0:4.1.25-6
  Install: gnome-libs.x86_64 1:1.4.1.2.90-44
  Install: libglade.x86_64 1:0.17-15
  Install: libxml.x86_64 1:1.8.17-12
  Install: ogmtools.x86_64 0:1.5-1.1.fc3.rf
  Install: perl-libintl.noarch 0:1.11-2.1.fc3.rf
  Install: subtitleripper.x86_64 0:0.3.4-1.1.fc3.rf
  Install: vcdimager.x86_64 0:0.7.14-4.1.fc3.rf
Is this ok [y/N]: y

Downloading Packages:
perl-Video-DVDRip-0.52.2- 100% |=========================| 328 kB    00:01
perl-Video-DVDRip-0.52.2- 100% |=========================| 329 kB    00:01
vcdimager-0.7.14-4.1.fc3. 100% |=========================| 664 kB    00:02
Gtk-Perl-0.7008-37.1.fc3. 100% |=========================| 918 kB    00:03
subtitleripper-0.3.4-1.1. 100% |=========================|  50 kB    00:00
perl-libintl-1.11-2.1.fc3 100% |=========================| 1.0 MB    00:03
ogmtools-1.5-1.1.fc3.rf.x 100% |=========================| 197 kB    00:00
gnome-libs-1.4.1.2.90-44. 100% |=========================| 1.0 MB    00:48
libxml-1.8.17-12.x86_64.r 100% |=========================| 228 kB    00:00
libglade-0.17-15.x86_64.r 100% |=========================| 103 kB    00:06
ORBit-0.5.17-14.x86_64.rp 100% |=========================| 372 kB    00:18
compat-db-4.1.25-6.x86_64 100% |=========================| 921 kB    00:55
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Installing: libxml 100 % done 1/12
Installing: ogmtools 100 % done 2/12
Installing: perl-libintl 100 % done 3/12
Installing: subtitleripper 100 % done 4/12
Installing: vcdimager 100 % done 5/12
Installing: compat-db 100 % done 6/12
Installing: ORBit 100 % done 7/12
Installing: gnome-libs 100 % done 8/12
Installing: libglade 100 % done 9/12
Installing: Gtk-Perl 100 % done 10/12
Installing: perl-Video-DVDRip 100 % done 11/12
Installing: perl-Video-DVDRip 100 % done 12/12

Installed: perl-Video-DVDRip.i386 0:0.52.2-1.1.fc3.rf perl-Video-DVDRip.x86_64 0:0.52.2-1.1.fc3.fr
Dependency Installed: Gtk-Perl.x86_64 0:0.7008-37.1.fc3.fr ORBit.x86_64 1:0.5.17-14 compat-db.x86_64 0:4.1.25-6 gnome-libs.x86_64 1:1.4.1.2.90-44 libglade.x86_64 1:0.17-15 libxml.x86_64 1:1.8.17-12 ogmtools.x86_64 0:1.5-1.1.fc3.rf perl-libintl.noarch 0:1.11-2.1.fc3.rf subtitleripper.x86_64 0:0.3.4-1.1.fc3.rf vcdimager.x86_64 0:0.7.14-4.1.fc3.rf
Complete!

real    3m24.012s
user    0m13.079s
sys     0m2.028s
30 Minutes eh? Boy I remmember when it used to take me that long to install software, now only 3 minutes :lol:



BTW, i've been running Gentoo since 1.0 so you don't need to feed me, just stop the FUD already........
 
  


 


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