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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 04-15-2006, 11:22 AM   #331
Worksman
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Worksman
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.
...and Slackware it is!

ME: "What's new, my old friend?"
SLACK: "Well, you'll have to find out! I was v10.0 the first time we met, you know?"
ME: "I can't wait!"
SLACK: "Anytime you're ready! But I don't think you'll be too surprised..."
 
Old 04-17-2006, 04:53 AM   #332
anggoro
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absolute debian
 
Old 04-18-2006, 06:01 AM   #333
baikonur
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indeed...
and let's not forget that Knoppix, MEPIS and Ubuntu are nothing but debian's with some gimmicks.
 
Old 04-19-2006, 11:12 PM   #334
Fedora Fiend
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I would have to say Fedora (Pick Your Core)... Why?

Fedora offers a wonderful package of software but also the stability is incredible. Documentation and support for the product is wide spread. However, all Linux(s) are essentially the same. They are all Linux and feature that wonderful Kernal, and the best part is... MOST OF THEM ARE FREE! The truth is you really need to evaluate what you are going to use the operating system for. For example if you are a seasoned Posix user or are planning to run a server are you going to install Mandrake with KDE?

personal preference...
 
Old 04-20-2006, 10:17 PM   #335
augurseer
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I say anything redhat, wiether it be CentOS 4.3, which i love and use as a server. Fedora 1-5 which rocks the box and are great on old systems, compaq armada 300 anyone (fedora core 2) and then there the real deals. redhat EL4 at work. beauty of a cluster (that i barely get to fondle).....its all hat bady
 
Old 04-21-2006, 05:18 AM   #336
darkplayer
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Cool

Debian, Gentoo, & FreeBSD are my top choices. If I were to narrow it down, it would be debian.
 
Old 04-21-2006, 07:38 AM   #337
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ubuntu/kubuntu
 
Old 04-21-2006, 11:34 AM   #338
masinick
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Distribution: Debian, sidux, antiX, SimplyMEPIS, Kubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora, Xandros, Arch, and many others
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On the desktop, I am a real Debian fan. I tend to use prepackaged versions: Libranet for every day use, SimplyMEPIS as a basic desktop backup system, and Kanotix as an excellent alternative. I think that Xandros is an excellent commercial Debian-based system and I like it as well.

At work, we use Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 for quite a few of our financial market applications. It is excellent for that. A few of us use a stock Debian based system as a terminal server (we use VNC for that) and it is rock solid).

Frankly, though, I find the vast majority of Linux distributions to be stable. Occasionally, test versions have packaging issues, but the software itself, once installed, is generally stable. When there are problems, they are almost always quickly resolved.

Because of these things, I am a big Linux user, both on the job and at home.
 
Old 04-21-2006, 02:57 PM   #339
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Quote:
Originally Posted by masinick
On the desktop, I am a real Debian fan. I tend to use prepackaged versions: Libranet for every day use, SimplyMEPIS as a basic desktop backup system, and Kanotix as an excellent alternative. I think that Xandros is an excellent commercial Debian-based system and I like it as well.

At work, we use Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 for quite a few of our financial market applications. It is excellent for that. A few of us use a stock Debian based system as a terminal server (we use VNC for that) and it is rock solid).

Frankly, though, I find the vast majority of Linux distributions to be stable. Occasionally, test versions have packaging issues, but the software itself, once installed, is generally stable. When there are problems, they are almost always quickly resolved.

Because of these things, I am a big Linux user, both on the job and at home.
Hi there. Been awhile. Been under the weather myself. Hope you are doing better than me. As you can see by my sig, I am a Debian user too. Love that Etch. It has been the most stable platform that I have ever had. I broke all the others, but not this one. Glad that you and the other two got me involved. BTW, hope you had a good Easter.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 06:39 AM   #340
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Slackware baby!

Once you go SLACK you never go back!
 
Old 05-12-2006, 03:38 AM   #341
porschemad911
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Distribution: Debian Sarge
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slackmagic
Slackware baby!

Once you go SLACK you never go back!
I use a very lean Debian Sarge with XFCE install.

I did try building the same thing with Slackware, but went straight back to Debian. I really, really like apt-get.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 10:09 AM   #342
adityavpratap
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Slackware 10.1
 
Old 05-24-2006, 04:36 PM   #343
synkronus
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Right now I'm Running Mandriva 2006.0 Limited Edition (Formerly Mandrakelinux). But I'm dying to try out SuSE Linux and Fedora Core, my current PC is just not powerful enough to warrant a distro switch, once my new system is up then I'll consider changing. Honestly though, if it doesn't run the Redhat Package Manager (RPMs) then I'm not too willing to try. I think we in the Linux community need to work on more universality between the distros so that we truely can pick a distro based upon features and personal tastes and not on what Package Manager it runs for those of us who have tons of DLoads already. And don't tell me that we already have a universal, I don't necessarily think that Tarballs count (Source Code).
 
Old 05-25-2006, 07:26 PM   #344
Mantorok
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Distribution: Mandriva PP 2007
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I may be new kinf of new to linux, but i heard good stuff about slackware and i installed it in my dell. And in 3 easy steps i got it completely running, i havent test others but you can be sure than even a complete newb can get slackware running great. SO MY VOTE IS FOR THE !!SLACK!! OF HOMEMADE BREAD.

PS: dammit i did the most stupid thing ever. i posted this before voting and before realizing the poll is closed sooooo.... well whatever.

Last edited by Mantorok; 05-25-2006 at 07:27 PM.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 11:24 PM   #345
muskrat
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Mantorok that's Ok, the poll maybe closed, but were all still commenting on our votes and results.

I'm gald you got slack up and running so easy, it just goes to show how far slack has come.
 
  


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