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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.

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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 01-29-2006, 04:50 PM   #16
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Kanotix is in the LiveCD category.

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Old 01-29-2006, 08:23 PM   #17
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Gentoo with the portage improvements in ~arch and the advanced package management
 
Old 01-29-2006, 09:10 PM   #18
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As usual, Debian! I've never been more satisfied with any other distro. Since I installed Debian, I haven't looked back!
 
Old 01-29-2006, 10:24 PM   #19
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Debian! They made a release in '05, so I'd definitly say debian If you look though, quite a few of the distros listed up there are based on debian, so debian should win, hands down.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 10:26 PM   #20
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my vote went for slackware.. as ive used it the longest and learned the most with it.

iv never used debian (besides ubuntu, but its not the same of course).. mainly for the fact that its 14 cds!? what is that.... this fact will probably make me never use or want to use debian
 
Old 01-29-2006, 10:29 PM   #21
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actually, assuming you've got a decent internet connection, it's 1 110MB CD. Ubuntu is not the same as debian, Debians better!
 
Old 01-29-2006, 10:34 PM   #22
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i know ubuntu isnt debian, i just mentioned i have used ubuntu because its debian based, thats it.

1 110mb cd? this is probably like ubuntu.. but that one is a 600mb or something cd, and after you install and boot for first time, it downloads, installs and configures tons of more packages.. which is afew hundred mb.. so its probably similar to what debian does, right?

i dont like how this happens. i like to think that once i have installed the OS and reboot for the first time.. i can use it; not have to wait and let it download more stuff and configure these new programs, etc.

i dunno, thats just how i thought about it and i disliked that, just my opinion.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 11:07 PM   #23
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yes, it's called a netinstall CD, it installs the base system, you reboot, continue with the installation, then reboot again, and you have a functional installation. There are 18,000 packages in Debian, thus the 14 CDs.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 11:21 PM   #24
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ok

maybe one day ill try it when im more interested in it.. but till then i just like how i have 2 install cds and once installed everything is ready to go!

everyones different
 
Old 01-29-2006, 11:55 PM   #25
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*Tinkster sings to the tune of "Forever young": Forever slack, I'd like to use, forever slack, do you really want to use forever, forever, foever slack ...

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Old 01-30-2006, 12:15 AM   #26
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Slackware++;
 
Old 01-30-2006, 12:42 AM   #27
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And another vote for Slackware. Still, I was tempted to go for CentOS since I love having a RHEL binary rebuild to use at work (for all the people who only know Red hat ).
 
Old 01-30-2006, 03:34 AM   #28
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I use Debian on all my Linux boxes, so that's what I vote for
 
Old 01-30-2006, 07:02 AM   #29
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To be honest I don't know if I can vote for any one distro, I started out on mandrake for 2 years then found Suse then tried slackware and Fedora core 4. I found they all seem to have one thing the other distros don't have. And have atleast one of each distro still on a machine. Maybe have a poll for which one do people like for there desktop and which on for there servers.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 07:42 AM   #30
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Ubuntu

Almost nine years of Linux and Ubuntu makes me happy every time I use it. Shuttleworth is adding some great tools to the chain.
 
  


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