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I'm enjoying this entire thread. So many different distros can claim loyal devotees; and evangelism aside, so many of these distros seem worthy enough of at least trying. I started w/ redhat 5.2 back in early `99. Tried mandrake 5.3, Caldera 2.2 and 2.3, Redhat 6.2, Mandrake 7.1, etc, etc, etc. Played w/ Debian 2.x but now find debian derivative Ubuntu (Hoary) w/ it's apt-get functionality really slick. One day, I'll have to give Slack, or one of its immediate descendents, a spin. I've tried the RPM distros. Now the .deb (or apt-get) distros. Time to give Slack a spin, no?? Maybe one of the BSD's too ;o)
Ah..., the OSS movement. Gotta love freedom!!
Distribution: Fedora Core 6 dual boot to windoze 2003
Within the past year I have messed mainly with the Red Hat genre, so I had to give my vote to Fedora. It all started back with Mandrake 8.1 and Red Hat 7.2, I was so pleased with these distros I desided to make Linux my OS of first choice. While these were really out dated i decided to look at more distros and try various ones.
So far I have tried the following
Red Hat 7.2 - Great OS ease of use, but was lacking the things I needed since it was too old.
Mandrake 8.1 - Prolly the Greatest Linux Distro I have tried yet but as with RH 7.2 Lacked alot
Red Hat 9 - Perfect OS just didnt need to become so stuck on themselves and start charging for The Linux Distro of Choice from previous years.
Fedora Core 1 - Straight bombshell. nothing within it worked on my system, I know it was the start of the new generation, and used at the test for there bug fixes
Fedora Core 2 - same as above, with alot more fixes, Just wasnt what I was looking for
Knopix - I need my OS on my Hard Drive.
Mandrake 9 - never got it to connect to the internet
Mandrake 9.2 - same as 9
Mandrake 10.1 - Still weary on still messing with, Undesided.
Fedora Core 3 - Great work. Where I am at now, Learn alot from it, with help from my past distros, and now with being in college taking a couple nix classes, Got my Vote.
Mepis - Just started using it today .. Debating on if I want to install it to the HDD or keep running it live. Will be using this for my 'nix classes for classes we cant use owr own Hard drives
My vote is for SuSE 9.2. It's really a good distro and easy to use.
However I haave to admit that Fedora Core 3 comes very close to SuSE 9.2.
I have them both since I could not decide which one to keep, so I kept bot :-))