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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.


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 01-01-2005, 12:22 AM   #46
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Registered: Oct 2002
Distribution: Slackware, WinXP, Windows 7
Posts: 1,253

Rep: Reputation: 55

Originally posted by Brane Ded
The SubGenius must have Slack!

<some silliness deleted>

Don't worry, someday you will understand.
he he he ...

" Ah grasshopper... one day, if you are lucky, you will have Clue."

Old 01-01-2005, 12:30 AM   #47
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Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Mint 13/15, CentOS 6.4
Posts: 2,020

Rep: Reputation: 47
arch, no contest.
Old 01-01-2005, 04:49 AM   #48
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: long island ny
Distribution: fedora core 1
Posts: 35

Rep: Reputation: 15
i guess all i can say is fedora cause that's the only one i've had much experience with. but honestly, i'm not all that happy with the fc3 upgrade (from fc1). of course, at least some of the PEBKAC, but still... i thought the upgrade was gonna be easy cause the inital install was seamless with fc1. instead, i lost all (both, i guess) of my cool not-all-that-complicated-but-a-pain-in-the-ass-to-fix things: keybindings in fluxbox, and optical sound support.
grr, but if i ain't complaining cause it's FREE and FUN!
wahoo, go fedora! keep the good stuff coming!
Old 01-01-2005, 05:37 AM   #49
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Arkansas
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.10
Posts: 365

Rep: Reputation: 30
The one!
The Only!

Old 01-01-2005, 05:39 AM   #50
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Europe
Distribution: Slackware (current)
Posts: 228

Rep: Reputation: 32
Slackware for ever !!!
Old 01-01-2005, 05:57 AM   #51
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Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Jiangsu, China
Distribution: Debian unstable
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Debian forever
Old 01-01-2005, 06:29 AM   #52
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Distribution: Arch Linux, Gentoo Linux, Ubuntu, Debian
Posts: 116

Rep: Reputation: 15
I vote for the fastest..
ie Gentoo;-)
LFS really good but need to improve on optimizations.
And Gentoo got the portage, I think the best Software Managing System.
Old 01-01-2005, 08:33 AM   #53
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Springfield Ma.
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2,Knoppix 3.7,Slackware 10.0, FreeBSD. 5.3, OpenBSD 3.6, NetBSD 2.0, Debian
Posts: 275

Rep: Reputation: 30
For linux disto, didn't even have to think about this one, Slackware is the one.
Old 01-01-2005, 11:02 AM   #54
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Lawrence, KS
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 297

Rep: Reputation: 33
runs my heater

Got into Slackware because it works fast and stable on everything (486 - Dual P4 Xeon).

Slackware even works with everything on my Sony laptop.

If it wans't for Linux Questions, I would most likely still be using RedHat or whatever.

By the way, folding@home runs sweet on Slack too.
Old 01-01-2005, 11:20 AM   #55
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Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Triest (in the north-east of Italy, near Venice)
Distribution: ProMEPIS-2005.b02
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
Thumbs up

Well, I am using now PRO MEPIS so I voted MEPIS, but i use also Xandros OS 3.0 Deluxe and it's really great but its software choisies aren't so good and it brandize Kopete...
In conclusion I think that MEPIS is the best.
I tried MandrakeLinux 10.1 Community & Official, Fedora Core 3, Xandros Desktop OS 3.0 Deluxe and much more, but no one is better than MEPIS.
Old 01-01-2005, 01:07 PM   #56
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Spain
Posts: 45

Rep: Reputation: 15
I am amazed how many of you got the wrong answer, the correct answer is, of course, UBUNTU!
Old 01-01-2005, 02:01 PM   #57
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Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 3

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Mepis is the best distro without doubt:
DeMuDi flies the flag in the development of audio in linux.
Old 01-01-2005, 02:44 PM   #58
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 134

Rep: Reputation: 15
Re: Fedora rulez

Originally posted by linux_man_2004
We also mustn't talk about the speed because Fedora 3 beats every other OS.
Dude, are you serious? I don't want to start a flame war, and I love Fedora, but have you ever tried Gentoo? Maybe, just mmaybe Fedora could be able to come somewhere near Gentoo as far as speed goes if (and only if) you compile EVERYTHING ON THE BOX from source with the proper CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS, and then turn off lots of boot services. Then it would compare (not beat, compare) to Gentoo.

I don't mean to start a flame war, this is verifiably true. Compiling with the proper optimizations is faster.
Old 01-01-2005, 03:17 PM   #59
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Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,147

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Re: Fedora rulez

Originally posted by linux_man_2004
People, people, we don't have to argue. Of course Fedora is the best. It has always commed to us with the newest things available (and stable). Fedora 3 (the newest) uses kernel 2.6.9 (by default), whereas Slackware uses a very old 2.4.* kernel and ofcourse the software within is very, very old. We also mustn't talk about the speed because Fedora 3 beats every other OS.
Haha.. you made me laugh. 2.4.x old.. hehe.. tell that to probably the 80% of corporations that still use the 2.4.x kernel series..

Like several other members here have said, you'll soon understand.. I'm not knocking Fedora myself, I like it, but you should really watch what you say in regards to which OS is best, fastest, 2.4 kernels are old.. etc, etc...
Old 01-01-2005, 03:27 PM   #60
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Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1

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Please add PCLinuxOS to the Distribution of the Year poll. Thanks Sal5528


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