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2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards This forum is for the 2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.
You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.

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View Poll Results: Distribution of the Year
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 34 1.36%
Fedora 235 9.38%
Mandrakelinux 145 5.79%
Slackware 477 19.05%
Suse 330 13.18%
Debian 265 10.58%
Knoppix 19 0.76%
Gentoo 225 8.99%
MEPIS 73 2.92%
Ubuntu 488 19.49%
Novell Linux Desktop 6 0.24%
Xandros 14 0.56%
Linspire 18 0.72%
Arch 71 2.84%
PClinuxOS 44 1.76%
CentOS 37 1.48%
LFS 23 0.92%
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Old 01-28-2006, 02:05 PM   #1
jeremy
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Distribution of the Year


And your favorite Distro is...

--jeremy
 
Old 01-28-2006, 02:39 PM   #2
jerril
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Ubuntu/Kubuntu
 
Old 01-28-2006, 03:24 PM   #3
Brian1
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Centos on amd64
 
Old 01-29-2006, 05:57 AM   #4
Alien_Hominid
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Just Slackware
 
Old 01-29-2006, 11:16 AM   #5
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I use LFS more than Slackware.......
 
Old 01-29-2006, 11:33 AM   #6
Ha1f
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would have been arch, but it needs a bit more work...maybe next year...

Gentoooooooooo!
 
Old 01-29-2006, 11:33 AM   #7
linmix
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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'.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 11:41 AM   #8
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You don't need to post in the thread, but can if so desired. The thread in no way impacts the results though.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-29-2006, 11:58 AM   #9
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opensuse wins it this year, 10 blew me away with its speed and low memory usage and also a yast that works... totally!
 
Old 01-29-2006, 01:29 PM   #10
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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.

Last edited by bandersnatchy; 01-29-2006 at 01:32 PM.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 01:54 PM   #11
phobox
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kanotix. i have it as my desktop and also my router.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 02:16 PM   #12
Franklin
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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.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 02:23 PM   #13
corvax
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Kanotix......Kano is the man best hw detection around!
 
Old 01-29-2006, 03:25 PM   #14
jerril
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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.

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
 
Old 01-29-2006, 03:45 PM   #15
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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!!
 
  


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