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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 03-03-2005, 02:22 PM   #631
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Quote:
Originally posted by tormented_one
Hey about your fish tank, you will get better results using peat to "stain" the water. Your best bet is to get some peat filter media and use that. That should soften and lower the ph of the water. I have a 220 community tank, a 135 gal with bluegill and bass(one blue cat as well), 55 cichlid tank, and 3 10 gallons for breeding. To get the best color from your tetras make sure you feed a variety of quality food.
I cheated. I got some stuff in a bottle to soften the water. May get something else before long, maybe a RO thingy. Oh, it don't turn my water to a tea color either. It was cool at first but it sort of wears off after a while.

Later

 
Old 03-04-2005, 09:40 AM   #632
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Ubuntu!!
 
Old 07-01-2005, 04:12 PM   #633
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Thumbs up

Slackware *.*
 
Old 07-01-2005, 04:26 PM   #634
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Quote:
Originally posted by tormented_one
Hey about your fish tank, you will get better results using peat to "stain" the water. Your best bet is to get some peat filter media and use that. That should soften and lower the ph of the water. I have a 220 community tank, a 135 gal with bluegill and bass(one blue cat as well), 55 cichlid tank, and 3 10 gallons for breeding. To get the best color from your tetras make sure you feed a variety of quality food.
this thread is SOOOO off topic.

Xandros OCE.
 
Old 07-01-2005, 11:05 PM   #635
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this thread is SOOOO off topic.

Xandros OCE.
That was such a old post.

Later

 
Old 07-02-2005, 06:03 AM   #636
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Debian- for those who must master the final level...

-_-

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Old 07-05-2005, 01:04 PM   #637
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FWIW
Now that the poll is long since closed, I have compiled the combined figures for "Debian & its progeny" (sorry, couldn't resist the pun):
Code:
 Debian      250  10.78% 
 Knoppix      43   1.85% 
 DamnSmall     7   0.30% 
 MEPIS        96   4.14% 
 Ubuntu      176   7.59% 
 Xandros      27   1.16% 
 Linspire     17   0.73% 
    Total:   616  26.56%
           2,319  votes cast
When we include Debian-based distros in one total (as several of us suggested) it is the clear top choice. Lest anyone call foul, here are some other combined lineage totals:
Code:
  RHEL [23] + Fedora [350] + CentOS [3] = 376 16.21%
  Mandrake [235] + PClinuxOS [14]       = 249 10.74%

  RH [376] + Mandrake [249]             = 625 26.95%
  Slackware [449] + Suse [235]          = 684 29.50%
The last 2 are deliberate stretches, just to show what it takes to dislodge Debian as the highest vote getter.

I reseached the derivations on DistroWatch & w/ Google to the best of my ability, any corrections are welcome.

Last edited by archtoad6; 07-05-2005 at 01:17 PM.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 02:21 PM   #638
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Rick, comparing all the "RPM" package distros with all the "APT" distros gives me a more interesting result. What say?
 
Old 07-05-2005, 04:33 PM   #639
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Rick, comparing all the "RPM" package distros with all the "APT" distros gives me a more interesting result. What say?
Pete(?), I have 2 answers --

Tongue-in-cheek: "Just shows the majority is not always right,"

More seriously: Although many of us think that APT is the superior tool, that is not the point. It's the Debian Social Contract and the repositories that go with it. What if we compared the distros that can be maintained from the Debian repositories (& yes my Debian list might lose a couple) with those that can use up2date, or YaST, or whatever? What then?
 
Old 07-05-2005, 07:24 PM   #640
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ummm does slackware and suse go together ? and how so? slackware and suse appear miles appart in my opinion.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 12:06 AM   #641
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Nah, Slackware has a special padded room all for itself.
In the cellar.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 05:26 AM   #642
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ummm does slackware and suse go together ? and how so? slackware and suse appear miles appart in my opinion.
I was hoping someone would take the bait, although I wasn't trawling in the normal sense.

Remember I said I was stretching when I put RH w/ Mandrake & SuSE w/ Slack. I presume that "everyone knows" that Mandrake was originally derived from RH; but I was surprised to find that SuSE was originally derived from Slack: (http://www.kuro5hin.org/?op=displays.../18/182953/306)
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Of the "major" distributions out there, only SuSE has any direct lineage to Slackware (originally being a simple repackaging, it has grown into its own -- the only remaining Slackware legacy is its diskset structure).
I assume someone more familiar than I with the two can verify the alleged "remaining Slackware legacy".
 
Old 07-06-2005, 11:42 AM   #643
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Wow. Now that's a history lesson.

I also read that Suse used tar balls up to about version 5.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 11:52 AM   #644
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I don't see the difference between a tarball installation against a binary nstallation when the distro packages the binaries themselves for optimum performance?
Unless we are talking post install and bleading edge updating where binaries would certainly lag behind when waiting for the distro optimised binaries?

When I need to manually confire a particular app / service I use a tarball
source. When I just want to run an app, if it has a binary distro for SuSE I just grab that and done.

Am I missing something in this thread re: apt v bin??

Correction: Slackware + SuSE = 29.49% (posted 29.50%)

G.

Last edited by ginetta; 07-06-2005 at 12:00 PM.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 12:13 PM   #645
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<snip/>
Correction: Slackware + SuSE = 29.49% (posted 29.50%)

G.
Actually, 284 / 2319 = .2949547... which KSpread rounded to 29.50%

But what's a hundredth of a point between friends?
 
  


 


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