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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.


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 02-27-2006, 12:34 AM   #226
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Distribution: Debian sid, Suse 9.3 pro, Mandrake 10.0, Redhat 7-9, FC-2,3, Gentoo 2006,2006.1
Posts: 89
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 15

I voted for Debian , because here, i never need to think about upgrade using CD
Old 02-27-2006, 01:46 AM   #227
Registered: Mar 2005
Distribution: slackware, LFS
Posts: 204

Rep: Reputation: 30
LFS. You gatta love your own distro.
Old 02-27-2006, 01:53 AM   #228
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Registered: Feb 2006
Distribution: Zenwalk
Posts: 13

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Thumbs up Ohhh u meant THAT thing

Originally Posted by k^7
Livestradamus, it's an expression. It means it has something special that makes you love this distro.

Eg, you meet a girl and you fall in love with her because she attracts you in a misterious special way and you don't know why. "She has that thing" ...
I understand completely now and can relate to seeing "THAT thing" in a woman.
Old 02-28-2006, 09:42 AM   #229
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 30

Rep: Reputation: 15
I voted for Knoppix because its the only one that has not MAJORLY pissed me off in the last year.

Old 02-28-2006, 05:41 PM   #230
Satissh Srinivasan
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Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Chennai , India
Distribution: LFS (Linux From Scratch)
Posts: 17

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LFS.. I luv it. But I'am also quite addicted to gentoo..
Old 03-01-2006, 03:50 AM   #231
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Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Europe / Budapest
Distribution: OpenSuse
Posts: 1

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simple , up to date, includes everything i need
frugalware is my choice

soxor tsokol orizat
Old 03-01-2006, 04:36 AM   #232
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Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Spain
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 5

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Thumbs up Debian

Best distro *ever*

Runs in every machine I have at home, and only 1 is a PC (x86)
Old 03-01-2006, 05:52 AM   #233
Registered: Sep 2005
Distribution: Slackware 10.2
Posts: 58

Rep: Reputation: 15
Where is the pardus distro it has its own package manager(pisi),installer(yali),and a configuration manager(šomar)
Old 03-01-2006, 06:16 AM   #234
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Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Europe->Hungary->Veszprem
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 7

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Well... I'm voting for (K)Ubuntu, because of it's precept, and it's simplicity. It's easy to use for everyone.

But I still love slackware and Gentoo ;-)
Old 03-01-2006, 07:38 AM   #235
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I got my start about a year ago in Linux with Red Hat. I downloaded Fedora 4 awhile back and I like it very much. I tried Suse 10 but found the GUI to busy for my taste.
Old 03-01-2006, 08:04 AM   #236
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Neebraskee
Distribution: FC2, Suse91, Mandrake10
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
I too like fedora 4 . . . . . what's wrong with me??
Old 03-01-2006, 08:57 AM   #237
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Debian etch/lenny/sid, Fedora 7/Rawhide, CentOS 4/5, FreeBSD 6.2 and Solaris 10/Nevada
Posts: 110

Rep: Reputation: 16

hurm, wonder what company I like
Old 03-01-2006, 09:09 AM   #238
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Vancouver BC
Distribution: LFS, SLak, Gentoo, Debian
Posts: 291

Rep: Reputation: 36
LFS, SLak, Gentoo, Debian.
Though I've checked out Vector, Unubtu, Kubuntu, Xandros, FC4 also in the last 3 months.
[ Got myself a contract to write articles targeted at Linux Nubes, so I've been looking at more distros to evaluate them with nubes in mind ]
Old 03-01-2006, 09:17 AM   #239
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Registered: May 2005
Posts: 2

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Suse 10 is the one for me. Funny I never used it before it was Open.
Old 03-01-2006, 09:52 AM   #240
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Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Zug, Switzerland
Distribution: Ark Linux
Posts: 6

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Please add Ark Linux to the list for next year's poll

Not getting a lot of publicity, but works...


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