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debian is really hard to get installed on computer, i can get the base system installed, but adding packages , x-window system , no luck. i have installed debian gnome on simply mephis through the apt-get install commmand.
Originally posted by Harishankar I can hardly wait for the results of this one, though! I don't think my choice Debian will win, though, going by all the responses.
Of course Debian won't win. It is great at just about everything, but specializes in nothing. Besides that, it has comparatively little direct commercial support. I'd be willing to bet that in the end, if we add up all the votes of "Debian and Debian-based distros", that would come in first place.
Honestly, I'm ok with that though. I think it's an honor to have a distro that is so well built, it must be considered a "Progenitor" distribution.
Another correct prediction and clearly a huge win for Debian!
(Debian 250 + Knoppix 43 + DSL 7 + Mepis 96 + Ubuntu 176 + Xandros 27 + Linspire 17)
Debian and Debian-based distros give us a WHOPPING Total of 616 votes!!!!
Originally posted by melinda_sayang Another correct prediction and clearly a huge win for Redhat!
(Redhat 23 + Fedora 350 + Mandrake 235 + Suse 235 )
Redhat and Redhat-based distros give us a WHOPPING Total of 843 votes!!!!
as stated above SuSe != RH!!! I personally think that only Fedora can still be regarded as red hat, Mandrake is derived from red hat, but has grown away from its roots and has really become and independent distro. There are still significances between MDK and RH, but not like the Debian based distro's. Only Fedora is a true RH-based distro, it still contains what I used to hate or love about RH .
Allthough RH itself clearly has lost users (with this I mean in the public area, not the commercial), Fedora made an impressive jump.
Originally posted by elluva as stated above SuSe != RH!!! I personally think that only Fedora can still be regarded as red hat, Mandrake is derived from red hat, but has grown away from its roots and has really become and independent distro.
You hit the nail on the head. HOORAY for both Debian and Slackware!