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jeremy 01-28-2006 02:05 PM

Distribution of the Year
 
And your favorite Distro is...

--jeremy

jerril 01-28-2006 02:39 PM

Ubuntu/Kubuntu

Brian1 01-28-2006 03:24 PM

Centos on amd64

Alien_Hominid 01-29-2006 05:57 AM

Just Slackware

320mb 01-29-2006 11:16 AM

I use LFS more than Slackware.......

Ha1f 01-29-2006 11:33 AM

would have been arch, but it needs a bit more work...maybe next year...

Gentoooooooooo!

linmix 01-29-2006 11:33 AM

So should everyone vote and then post what they voted... ? I don't really see the point in that, unless of course the idea is that we explain why we voted what we did or which distro is missing.
I can't say I have tried too many different distros this year (no more than half a dozen) but none of them gave me any good reason(s) to change my 'default'.

jeremy 01-29-2006 11:41 AM

You don't need to post in the thread, but can if so desired. The thread in no way impacts the results though.

--jeremy

ingvildr 01-29-2006 11:58 AM

opensuse wins it this year, 10 blew me away with its speed and low memory usage and also a yast that works... totally!

bandersnatchy 01-29-2006 01:29 PM

I understand that this is for LinuxQuestions members, not DistroWatch members, but...

Kanotix is listed on Distrowatch
- ahead of Xandros,
- ahead of Cent
- ahead of Arch
- far ahead of Linspire

That's over the past 6 months, at least.

It is designed to be easy to install to hard drive.

Guess you have quite a different set of members here.

phobox 01-29-2006 01:54 PM

kanotix. i have it as my desktop and also my router.

Franklin 01-29-2006 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bandersnatchy

Kanotix is listed on Distrowatch
- ahead of Xandros,
- ahead of Cent
- ahead of Arch
- far ahead of Linspire

All you can really say from that is that a lot of people clicked on the link. It really says little regarding actual usage. You might want to infer that interest translates into usage, but I wouldn't bet my house on it.

I would venture to guess that anyone that has used linux for an appreciable amount of time and has settled in on a distro of choice rarely, if ever, visits distrowatch. I would further guess that those that do check that site regularly are either new to linux or into trying new things and as a result, the actual usage of a popular distro on distrowatch may be short-lived.

Just my opinion.

I reserve the right to be utterly wrong. ;)

corvax 01-29-2006 02:23 PM

Kanotix......Kano is the man best hw detection around!

jerril 01-29-2006 03:25 PM

If I'd only known I was a trend setter.
 
Hi All;

Quote:

Originally Posted by linmix
So should everyone vote and then post what they voted... ? I don't really see the point in that, unless of course the idea is that we explain why we voted what we did or which distro is missing.

At the time of my post there were no options available. Now there are, go figure. Now that I know that there is supposed to be options, I'll never do it again. :D

As far as why I like Ubuntu/Kubuntu so much:

- I like the choice of setting up the base system on a Gnome based platform or a KDE based platform. I actually prefer Windowmaker the most, so my slow machines get Ubuntu. I like putting KDE on my laptop because it is the fastest. I also tend to demo Linux on my laptop the most and KDE has more pizzazz (hold the pizza jokes). And it doesn't freak out the Windows users as much.

- I like the choice of applications in the base Install.

- Having to set up the universe/multiverse is a bit of a pain when you want add a package outside the supported list, but you know that you have to be more careful and that you might have to fuss to make it work.

- I've always set up sudo on any other distribution, I much prefer it. Ubuntu uses it by default.

There are more reasons, but I would like to write a review of it. I want to install it on a couple of other machines first.

Later
jer

Penguin of Wonder 01-29-2006 03:45 PM

I have the worst time trying to use, I never get it installed right, and it always breaks as soon as I get it running :( but I still love my Gentoo!! :D


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