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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 01-31-2006, 10:38 AM   #61
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Arch, Debian and FreeBSD
Posts: 243

Rep: Reputation: 30

My vote went for Arch. I like it's speed and simplicity. It has a good forum and wiki as well. Easy to upgrade, etc
But I think some packages should be split up in 2, like is done in debian (pkg and pkg-dev) to save hd space. Otherwise I'd also like a localepurge tool for arch.

I also like debian and freebsd.
Old 01-31-2006, 11:24 AM   #62
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Frugalware
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 15
Please add Frugalware
Old 01-31-2006, 03:24 PM   #63
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
SUSE the best !
Old 01-31-2006, 07:12 PM   #64
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: Debian Etch
Posts: 37

Rep: Reputation: 15
Slackware and gentoo but i can't vote for both so Pat takes my vote
Old 01-31-2006, 07:21 PM   #65
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: CA, USA
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 165

Rep: Reputation: 30
Arch for me. (Which is funny cause I'm on my Fedora right now)
Old 01-31-2006, 10:02 PM   #66
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: NJ
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 51

Rep: Reputation: 15
Definitely Arch!
Old 02-01-2006, 12:04 AM   #67
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Maine/Minnesota/Alberta
Distribution: Debian Sid
Posts: 125

Rep: Reputation: 15
Debian! The mother of all opensource, community-based distros! And they've got a great philosophy and some amazing developers.
Old 02-01-2006, 03:23 AM   #68
Senior Member
Registered: May 2004
Location: Fresno CA USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10
Posts: 1,466

Rep: Reputation: 51
I started with Lindows to get my feet wet with Linux. It was great if you stick with CNR but then you had to wait for them to add new releases or suffer dependency hell. I switched to SuSE 9.1 and 10.0 today. It hasn't prevented me from doing anything and never gives a reason to look elsewhere. SuSE 10.0 rocks.
Old 02-01-2006, 07:10 AM   #69
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Distribution: Arch Linux, Gentoo Linux, Ubuntu, Debian
Posts: 116

Rep: Reputation: 15
Gentoo Rocks!!!
Old 02-01-2006, 07:36 AM   #70
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: United $tates
Distribution: Ultima Linux
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hey, why didn't you put an "Other"-type option? It isn't just the bigger distros that should get all the attention, you know!

I put Slackware down, mostly because you didn't list my distribution anywhere (mine's based on Slack)... yes, obviously I'm more than a little biased, but I think that a 15-year-old who has over 8000 downloads in not even an entire year does deserve some respect
Old 02-01-2006, 07:55 AM   #71
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Mandrake
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Please folks, update your list. MandrakeLinux is no more - just Mandriva!
Old 02-01-2006, 08:05 AM   #72
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: USA
Distribution: Fedora and Ubuntu
Posts: 137

Rep: Reputation: 15
I use Suse as my primary distro and redhat, centos and debian as altenative
Old 02-01-2006, 08:44 AM   #73
Registered: Jan 2006
Distribution: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2; Slackware Linux 10.2
Posts: 215

Rep: Reputation: 30
Hmmm... I usually don't like questions like this, given the subjectivity of the answers here... but I have to say SUSE!
Old 02-01-2006, 09:23 AM   #74
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Registered: May 2005
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Smile Knoppix Harv's Ham Hack

Works great. Tried to install Debian 3.1 and it would never recognize my video card and work right. Installed the Live CD and it works great.
Old 02-01-2006, 09:27 AM   #75
Registered: Jun 2004
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 87

Rep: Reputation: 16
Once you go slack, you never come back


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