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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 02-16-2006, 09:46 AM   #166
rholt
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Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Venezuela
Distribution: MX14, Manjaro
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Kanotix.
The instructions say to write it in if its not in the list.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 10:14 AM   #167
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Has to be Slack after using Debian for 3 years i thought i would try out some of the "new" flasshy dists eg: fedora suse and some others then i tryd slack and fell in love it's what i have always been looking for all the config files are original and un tampered everthign is in the directiory it belongs in! and seeing as how i love to compile all of my software before i put it on my machine slack is perfect for that
 
Old 02-16-2006, 10:41 AM   #168
arre
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Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Slackware 10.2 & Windows 98 & Windows XP Pro & ...
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Slackware rules them all Power to simplicity
 
Old 02-16-2006, 10:44 AM   #169
waelaltaqi
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Location: USA, TN
Distribution: CentOS & Ubuntu for Desktop
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Fedora is the best.

what i like about Fedora that it's very customaizble from inside. Fedora have been a great desktop computer for my personal use and it proved that it's a great server also. some DISRTOS are running toward being a desktop machines only but they forgot that on of the beautifull things about linux is that it's a command line OS in the first place with a little bit of dektop funcationality. i don't like the idea of making another WINDOWS like LINUX system.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 12:35 PM   #170
jag2000
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Location: Ohio
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suse10 is my personal fav for now.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 12:39 PM   #171
ckoniecny
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Slackware.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 01:12 PM   #172
agustingp7
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Registered: Jan 2006
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favorite Distro

My favorite Distro is Suse 10
 
Old 02-16-2006, 01:44 PM   #173
jsteegh
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Registered: Feb 2006
Location: The Netherlands
Distribution: Slackware, SuSe, eeeXubuntu
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So far I like SuSe best. I'm still trying out other distributions though, so my favorite distribution might be a different one next time.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 02:08 PM   #174
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At the moment its gotta be suse 10 - but im sure that'll change when some of the other distros are revamped
 
Old 02-16-2006, 02:23 PM   #175
lenny45
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Mepis...no doubt. i had a hard time(never got) getting SUSE and Ubuntu downloads/burns. Mepis happened immediately and i saw all my hardware on a sata drive....
 
Old 02-16-2006, 02:51 PM   #176
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Location: Hamburg, Germany
Distribution: Fedora 20
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Im using Mandriva and Im still very happy with it, but -Give credit where credit is due- voted for Ubuntu. Unbelievable what they did in that short period of time!
 
Old 02-16-2006, 03:19 PM   #177
mikes63737
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Registered: Nov 2005
Location: At my computer
Distribution: Debian Etch, CentOS 5.1
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CentOS 4.2 i386
 
Old 02-16-2006, 03:24 PM   #178
mlinuxgada
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Source Mage Linux :-)
 
Old 02-16-2006, 03:36 PM   #179
anakin
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Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Tirnaveni, Romania
Distribution: Slackware 12.2 (current)
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I've been a Fedora Core user for about 2 years...but with fc3 and fc4 they let me down...now my favourite all time distro is Slackware...I use it as a desktop OS and I'm amazed of it's stability...I know that if I had to come up with a server or something, my one and only options would be Slackware....Slackware rules guys
 
Old 02-16-2006, 04:10 PM   #180
KillerOfGiants
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Registered: Feb 2004
Location: BG
Distribution: Slackware-current
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Slackware just works for me!
 
  


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