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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 02-08-2005, 08:48 PM   #601
lg_alucard
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Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Arch Linux
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I'm an Archer. For a few reasons really. Speed (i686 optimized), Stable (I've run into no problems), nice package handling (pacman), a package build system (abs), and it reminds me of slackware, only cleaner and with a built in package update system (by cleaner I mean the base install comes with less when you initially install it, no big DEs or apps to clutter your fresh installation, you pick what you want), and no compile times! (Yes Gentoo users, you can have speed with out the wait.)

My second pick for favorite distro though is of course slackware, one reason I enjoy arch is because it resembles slack so greatly. To bad it's a somewhat small distro with it's own forums, it might have made a stronger showing in the poll otherwise
 
Old 02-09-2005, 02:35 PM   #602
betso
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distro

crux!
for all the gentoo / arch (based on crux) / LFS users.
simpler, faster and hackable then everything else!

http://crux.nu
:)
 
Old 02-15-2005, 10:37 AM   #603
NP@--@NG
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Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Finland
Distribution: SUSE Pro 9.2, Mandrake 10.1, gonna try Slackware 10.0
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SuSE Pro 9.2, it's the best I've ever seen...Love it :-)
 
Old 02-18-2005, 12:33 PM   #604
ssobeht
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Debian is the god of the gods boys...
 
Old 02-18-2005, 12:48 PM   #605
Sepero
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Ok, so debian is the best... the swearing is unneccessary.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 03:30 PM   #606
dalek
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Quote:
Originally posted by ssobeht
Debian is the @#$%&#$ god of the gods boys...
Well that is your opinion, which considering the language on this forum that includes kids, is not worth much.

Later



edit: took out the exact quote above.

Last edited by dalek; 02-18-2005 at 04:38 PM.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 03:37 PM   #607
halo14
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ssobeht,

I suggest you fix your post right away before a mod sees it...

Vulgar language is NOT appropriate at this forum...I'm happy for you that you think debian isso great... but next time, watch your mouth.... thanks.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 09:06 PM   #608
Sepero
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If anyone wants to vote for Best Newbie Distro, here's the link.
(no forum discrimination, it's all linux)

And the results so far, link.
 
Old 02-19-2005, 03:47 AM   #609
salparadise
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ok
I'll get my time machine.
 
Old 02-19-2005, 08:48 AM   #610
Clark Bent
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Distribution: Debian, FreeBSD, Slamd64
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sepero
If anyone wants to vote for Best Newbie Distro, here's the link.
(no forum discrimination, it's all linux)

And the results so far, link.
I was banned from JL a long time ago...have no intention of going back. I had a disagreement with a fellow user, sent him a PM telling him what I thought of him and I was banned.
 
Old 02-19-2005, 08:17 PM   #611
zwyrx
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Location: Serbia
Distribution: Slack 10
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SLACKWARE und Knoppix as 2nd
 
Old 02-20-2005, 03:22 AM   #612
Davno
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Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Montreal, Canada
Distribution: Mandriva 2010.2
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Mandrakelinux 10.1

They manage to make it very user friendly, more and more are trying Linux with that distro.
For the purist, all the tools are still there and since they spend a little less time configuring, people can investigate more the Linux environment. I myself love to try many distro and presently i have 4 different one (Slack,FC3-64,MDK10.1 and the other $one$)on my pc. But mdk 10.1 is my everyday OS and i even pitch in the silver membership money in appreciation.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 06:48 AM   #613
Sepero
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Quote:
Originally posted by Clark Bent
Quote:
Originally posted by Sepero
If anyone wants to vote for Best Newbie Distro, here's the link.
(no forum discrimination, it's all linux)

And the results so far, link.
I was banned from JL a long time ago...have no intention of going back. I had a disagreement with a fellow user, sent him a PM telling him what I thought of him and I was banned.
Sorry to hear that. : /
 
Old 02-20-2005, 09:23 AM   #614
hoe
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Registered: May 2004
Location: Fredericton, NB Canada
Distribution: Mepis
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Talking Hi Clark

There are a few linux forums who don't like us Newbies. There are a few of them that have their heads so far up their own arses that they can't smell themselves and l guess that is just a fact. Thankfully that is beginning to change as more and more people are migrating from windose and those in the old guard will have to wake up and smell the roses or isolate themselves in dark little dens because the new linux is reaching out to the masses. Hey, you know this is kind of like China's old guard trying to hang onto communism and the masses wanting their freedom. Over in Mepis Warren Woodford is doing a great job of bringing linux out of the dark ages and Ubuntu is doing the same and although Gentoo is pretty techie they are giving those who dare to try, the control they want over their own computing destiny. I haven't mentioned the commercialized distros because l see something different there. I think they are heading down the same road Bill walks because of the way they are building their distros to keep you dependant. For example one that l got involved with to some degree has built their distro to keep you dependant on their packages and warn you about going elsewhere because other packages will break their system. One step forward and two back. Luckily we now have choices and things are going to get even more interesting in the next few years.

Cheers to linux and freedom of choice! :-)

Wayne

Last edited by hoe; 02-20-2005 at 09:25 AM.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 09:44 AM   #615
dalek
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I like my Gentoo. I'm sort of techie though. I do think that Linux in general is moving along very well. They are really quick to respond to security issues than oh say M$.

I do hate when people say read the manual to answer a question. I have been a newbie, still am really, and I know how it feels. If noone is answering I may pont to something so they can at least do some research to see if that will solve the problem. Sometimes that is the best I can do and I usually say so.

I am also registered at justlinux. Some forums are more strict than others. The Gentoo forum, except "off the wall", are very strict. Ask a question that has been asked before, it's off to duplicates you go. That said, if you search, the answer is already there. They don't complain if you jump in for more info or something either. Sometimes called hijacking on here.

Anyway, back to my fish tank.

Later

 
  


 


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