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This is my first post (though I have lurked a lot), so I don't know how to vote. Mepis seems the best of the ones I have tried (Ubuntu, Linspire, Knoppix). Mepis had all the drivers for my hardware, the others did not.
Edit... Duh, voting closed, no wonder LOL
Last edited by danparkcityut; 04-04-2006 at 06:41 PM.
Darn, I can't believe Arch is like the nineth on the list :'-(.
I just started to like it... Maybe I should get back to my first tried ditribution: Slackware! :-D
Ubuntu? No, I don't like Debian!
Then there's SUSE... I haven't gave that a try yet.
SuSE 10.0 - for the flexibility and ease of use. No worries, no screw ups. :-D
With SuSE most of the things work right out of the box, easy to upgrade and easy to fix when things break !
I've used several distros and finally I'm glad to have SuSE on my machine. With other distros, I'd to spend most of my time trying to make thins work and trying to fix things when they break (this happens on a routine basis ;-D). Ofcourse, this hard work has taught me a lot but, in the end all I want is productivity. I wouldn't want to spend hours together to make things work which probably wouldn't have been the case if the products came with the proper documentation. I've been devoting time into learning linux by trying to get slackware, gentoo, ubuntu, FC4 and linux-from-scratch ! Now, I don't have the time to do that.
With the above said, I'm happy with SuSE as I find it powerful, easy and flexible. Oh yes, if I ever wanna learn about the inner workings of a s/w I can always look into the source or the scripts and that'd tell me what I can do to finetune the s/w !! Right ??
Right now I am using Kubuntu 5.10. Till now, my favourite Linux is Kubuntu.
1) It's so easy to setup.
2) Easy to install new software on (apt-get).
3) Supports almost all common software.
4) Supports the latest hardware.
5) Good look and feel.
And I just received 5 CDs sets (install cd+ Live cd) for Ubuntu 5.10 from shipit. It supports my laptop too (Compaq Presario m2271tu).
I tried Debian (Sarge), SuSE 9.1, Mandrake 10.1 on it but none of them supported the sound but Ubuntu/Kubuntu 5.10 supports sound without having needed to install any additional drivers.
In my opinion Ubuntu/Kubuntu is the best distribution.
Last edited by manishsingh4u; 04-15-2006 at 05:39 AM.