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Poll: Distribution of the Year
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The nominees are:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Fedora
Slackware
Suse
Debian
Mandriva
Ubuntu
Knoppix
Gentoo
MEPIS
Novell Linux Desktop
Xandros
Linspire
Arch
PClinuxOS
CentOS
LFS
Zenwalk
Vector

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Old 01-04-2007, 04:36 PM   #151
nefryt
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Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: Gentoo
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Gentoo - it is the best distro! You can compile whole system or install it from binaries. It is very fast.
 
Old 01-04-2007, 04:53 PM   #152
rjsanders
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Debian etch (such as it is)
 
Old 01-04-2007, 05:02 PM   #153
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PCLinuxOS, the Guinness of Linux Distros.
 
Old 01-04-2007, 05:07 PM   #154
Fox7777
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Best distros of the year

1. For a maximum capability, state-of-the-art system it would be SUSE 10.2, http://www.novell.com/products/opensuse .

2. For a user friendly, middle of the road, up and coming distribution for the average user it would be Mepis 6.0, http://www.mepis.org which is based on Ubuntu but much better.

3. For old or low capacity computers, flash drives, etc. it would be Puppy Linux, http://www. PuppyLinux.com

See http://www.Linux-Now.us
 
Old 01-04-2007, 08:47 PM   #155
bloodbot
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Tried alot of em...

I have tried alot of distros this year... Mepis & the buntus, slack and Debian based distros (kanotix, vector and Zen). Lighter distros like puppy & DSL. They are all great distros....

But nothin rox da box like PCLOS. Looks like it will in 2007 too when .94 is released.

Rock on PCLinux!!! Tex and da ripper gang know what it takes.
 
Old 01-04-2007, 09:36 PM   #156
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My favorite pinguin is PClinuxOs...
I tried so many others distro but i returned to PCLOS... It“s the best one for me and i recomended for everyone...
 
Old 01-04-2007, 10:02 PM   #157
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(K)Ubuntu. Its always the one i've been using.
 
Old 01-04-2007, 10:21 PM   #158
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PCLinuxOS

An obvious choice, If you want to compile figure things out, find out why your hardware isn't detected etc.. Go with another Linux distro. If you want something functional go with PCLinuxOS.
 
Old 01-04-2007, 10:29 PM   #159
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rubendarioportillo
RHEL or Centos are the best of the best of the best!
Is this a joke?

RHEL 4 is still running a kernel that's more then 2 years old with a broken SCSI layer for tape (doesn't send early warning end of tape messages) and some sloppy kernel patching and you actually like it. This is a joke right, Sarcastic? Can't be serious? Hopefully RHEL 5 with a 2.6.18 kernel will be more stable and there kernel patches won't screw anything else up. It's really just a rebranded Fedora Core 5 with a updated kernel. In the early betas they still had all the Fedora graphics. It should be easy just to leave it alone knowing Redhat however that won't happen.

Last edited by jmiahman; 01-04-2007 at 10:32 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2007, 10:42 PM   #160
tracyanne
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Mandriva without a shadow of a doubt
 
Old 01-04-2007, 10:49 PM   #161
craigl
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PCLinuxOS. The 'buntus get all the hype, Suse is like 5 CD's, Slackware is like a LIFESTYLE, Fedora needs so many extras and pages of setup to be useful, and PCLinusOS works, looks great and I don't have to re-install like every thirty days with beta this and alpha that. Texstar and the ripper gang get my vote and my MONEY! Thanks Texstar.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 01:08 AM   #162
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Yep a full functioning kde desktop from a 299 mb download then add whatever app you can think, upgraded to the latest version of via synaptic. PCLinuxOS Mini me. And to top it all off, rock solid stability.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 01:12 AM   #163
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jmiahman
Is this a joke?

RHEL 4 is still running a kernel that's more then 2 years old with a broken SCSI layer for tape (doesn't send early warning end of tape messages) and some sloppy kernel patching and you actually like it. This is a joke right, Sarcastic? Can't be serious? Hopefully RHEL 5 with a 2.6.18 kernel will be more stable and there kernel patches won't screw anything else up. It's really just a rebranded Fedora Core 5 with a updated kernel. In the early betas they still had all the Fedora graphics. It should be easy just to leave it alone knowing Redhat however that won't happen.
Yep, likeing a solid tested and true enterprise distro. Gotta be a joke. Next thing you know some one is gonna mention that old debian stable os.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 02:33 AM   #164
tcn03u
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1 more vote for Mandriva
 
Old 01-05-2007, 05:41 AM   #165
jstaniek
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Jeremy,
There is no Kubuntu on the list.
 
  


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