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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, 11:38 AM   #496
cybrjackle
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Distribution: Debian etch/lenny/sid, Fedora 7/Rawhide, CentOS 4/5, FreeBSD 6.2 and Solaris 10/Nevada
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Like I said too, I do use Gentoo and I like it also, Fedora just meets many of my needs more often and I work on RHEL servers all day so it's a good thing too. That is also why I run CentOS and a couple test boxs :P

My use and picks

1. Fedora
2. Gentoo
3. Ubuntu/CenOS

Plus, I have never knocked Gentoo just clearing up our dep issues.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:39 AM   #497
Hamsjael
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hear hear

right on! dalek
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:44 AM   #498
Hamsjael
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redhat 9

I must say though that redhat 9 is by far the most stable release i have ever used. have got a server at work running it. Its halfway i production server (ftp and realserver) but i have been abusing it for all kinds of weird tests, it runs: Samba, squid, ssh/sftp-gateway realserver, vsftp, dhcp, tftp and probaly 10 other things i have forgotten. Sometimes it is also used for CD-burning ;-).

It has NEVER failed me!! just runs and runs. I love the old thing (Pentium 233 MHz :-D )
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:46 AM   #499
baskew91
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its definitely gotta be...

http://debian.org
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:48 AM   #500
koby
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Live Free with FreeBSD

Former Slacker turned FreeBSD advocate... If not for FreeBSD I would have gone to Slackware as IMHO they are both two really good distros in their simplicity . But, FreeBSD definitely takes it when it comes to package management and the ports system. So I am going with FreeBSD.

For the sake of this Poll, Slackware

Last edited by koby; 02-01-2005 at 11:58 AM.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:49 AM   #501
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freeBSD is great, but is not linux !
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:49 AM   #502
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KANOTIX

Kanotix, this Debian based distro is pretty sweet. Both live and HD install....
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:59 AM   #503
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Re: transcode already installed

Quote:
Originally posted by Hamsjael
hmmm........ sure?? :-D
# rpm -qa | grep transcode
transcode-0.6.14-1.1.fc3.fr


Yep, It was probably installed with the failess dep handling of yum for xine/mplayer
 
Old 02-01-2005, 12:00 PM   #504
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Quote:
Originally posted by Hamsjael
freeBSD is great, but is not linux !
It's not Linux, it is more secure though. I have been told by numerous people that it is all but bullet proof, and very stable. I have OpenBSD on a old rig that I plan to use as my firewall/router, *IF* I ever get DSL like the phone guy said I would.

I like Gentoo even though I am on dial-up, 26K dial-up at that.

I think I'll go have a good cry now about my connection. I do that, a lot.

Later

 
Old 02-01-2005, 12:04 PM   #505
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*BSD claims to be more secure, maybe it is, but the security vulnerabilities are mostly in other software like apache, PHP, mysql and so on. If these are running on a BSD machine it is probably just as exposed as any Linux box (Not in all cases i know).
 
Old 02-01-2005, 12:13 PM   #506
laimay
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Suse :D

SUSE and Fedora
 
Old 02-01-2005, 12:24 PM   #507
riskable
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...and here's my followup to my "how to install dvd::rip on gentoo" post:


real 42m14.063s
user 19m14.075s
sys 12m56.473s

That's how long it took to compile dvd::rip on my system with all the dependencies listed (which included most of gnome!). Not great if you want instant gratification, but great for those who hail customization, optimization, and ease-of-use.

I can even go back and look at how long each individual component took:

Code:
enki ~ # genlop --time dvdrip
 * media-video/dvdrip

     Tue Feb  1 12:55:44 2005 >>> media-video/dvdrip-0.52.0
       merge time: 21 seconds.

enki ~ # genlop --time bonobo
 * gnome-base/bonobo

     Tue Feb  1 12:38:00 2005 >>> gnome-base/bonobo-1.0.22
       merge time: 6 minutes and 41 seconds.

enki ~ # genlop --time transcode
 * media-video/transcode

     Fri Jan 28 00:19:01 2005 >>> media-video/transcode-0.6.11
       merge time: 5 minutes and 46 seconds.

     Tue Feb  1 12:26:50 2005 >>> media-video/transcode-0.6.14
       merge time: 7 minutes and 14 seconds.
You get the idea
 
Old 02-01-2005, 12:37 PM   #508
Hamsjael
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gentoo software control

One Great thing about gentoo is the super-failless dependency resolving.

Another advantage is that you are compiling from source:
1. This gives you the control over which dependencies should follow a software package (USE flags) and which shouldn't! This is NOT an option when using binary rpms.
2. The code is optimized for your system.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 12:54 PM   #509
SimonTek
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It all depends

Like Knoppix has saved my arse a few times this year. I prefer gentoo and slackware, but mandrake and suse are great for newbies. Also I open my store either this friday or monday. The Open Store, A Savannah, GA based store that is devoted to linux and OpenSource. Selling computers will linux, support, commercial software that runs on linux, hardware. etc. Its gonna be fun. Yet I am nervious too.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 01:07 PM   #510
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Re: It all depends

Quote:
Originally posted by SimonTek
Like Knoppix has saved my arse a few times this year. I prefer gentoo and slackware, but mandrake and suse are great for newbies. Also I open my store either this friday or monday. The Open Store, A Savannah, GA based store that is devoted to linux and OpenSource. Selling computers will linux, support, commercial software that runs on linux, hardware. etc. Its gonna be fun. Yet I am nervious too.
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BEST of Luck. Hope it all works out for you.
 
  


 


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