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View Poll Results: Distribution of the Year
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 27 0.94%
Fedora 253 8.85%
Slackware 434 15.18%
Suse 294 10.28%
Debian 276 9.65%
Mandriva 126 4.41%
Ubuntu 756 26.44%
Knoppix 20 0.70%
Gentoo 166 5.81%
MEPIS 95 3.32%
Novell Linux Desktop 15 0.52%
Xandros 18 0.63%
Linspire 16 0.56%
Arch 106 3.71%
PClinuxOS 170 5.95%
CentOS 29 1.01%
LFS 18 0.63%
Zenwalk 32 1.12%
Vector 8 0.28%
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:41 AM   #511
hbush
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brashley46
You can add XandrOS 4 to that list. It all depends on the hardware, of course; but on most laptops XandrOS installs just as easily as it does on most desktops.
Great Certainly I have tried only few distros and mentioned some of working ones only as an example.
 
Old 04-14-2007, 12:54 AM   #512
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I test linux only on desktop's. My opensuse 10.2 crashed because I spent too much time downloading torrents with ktorrent. I seen to many unknown clients trying to up or download files. My guess they are hackers or have firewalls set very high. I used pclinuxos 2007 test 2 for 3 weeks and it nice OS too. I also used xubuntu 6.06 very fast OS. I downloaded pcbsd 1.3.01 and ftp was super fast plus rock solid easy linux program to use.I had no problems with opensuse 10.1 or 9.3. I think opensuse 10.3 and ubuntu 7.04 will be superb to use on desktop anyway.centos 5 looks pretty good too, I just have to get use to yum and command line.For 2007 I pick linux mint 2.2 to break into top 10 linux distro's list, holding onto 10th place at distrowatch.

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Old 04-14-2007, 03:43 PM   #513
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Windows Vista, because it might drive more people to use GNU/Linux.
 
Old 04-14-2007, 03:52 PM   #514
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Windows Vista, because it might drive more people to use GNU/Linux.
It really does.
 
Old 04-15-2007, 09:51 AM   #515
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Windows Vista, because it might drive more people to use GNU/Linux.
Windows in general drove me to Linux without looking back. I was tired of being told what i could not do as opposed to what i could do.
 
Old 04-15-2007, 12:31 PM   #516
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Windows in general drove me to Linux without looking back. I was tired of being told what i could not do as opposed to what i could do.
I have for a long time loved Linux but it was Windows XP that drove me to use Linux as my main OS. It was being very slow and unstable and eventualy stoped working at all, thatwas actualy kindof nice being in Linux all the tiume. I have reinstalled windows now (Had to for School unfourtanatly) and it is already haveing a problem. Linux RoCKS! Windows Sucks!
 
Old 04-15-2007, 12:35 PM   #517
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Hallo!
I 'm new bie for linux,i just want to know which fedora will compatible with my laptop, presario v3000, core duo processor, TQ,
If this laptop is not to old I think any Fedora should work on it. I would also like to Comend you on your Distro Choice. I have been useing Fedora 4 (I plan to upgrade to 7 when it is released) for over a year and I am very happy with it.
 
Old 04-15-2007, 01:22 PM   #518
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If this laptop is not to old I think any Fedora should work on it. I would also like to Comend you on your Distro Choice. I have been useing Fedora 4 (I plan to upgrade to 7 when it is released) for over a year and I am very happy with it.
I have fedora 6 on 1GHz, 256MB RAM w/ 2GB SWAP and it is happy. I tell people "Linux just works."
 
Old 04-15-2007, 05:14 PM   #519
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Windows Vista, because it might drive more people to use GNU/Linux.
Haha too true,

But I, thankfully, migrated to linux long before the eveils of vista.
*looks back upon his first windows 2000 and fedora core (2 or 3?) dual boot* - I was 7 or 8 at the time
and my dad showed me the fedora core install CD that he got for free from some magazine he got pointed to from our linux buddy.

But I had to install vista the other day for a friend of mine... very painfull indeed, the "first startup"..... it has to restart ike 4 times and runs some hardware check that takes way too long.

Hopefully vista allows more of the general population to "see the light"

But of course, Gentoo is the best.....
 
Old 04-17-2007, 01:23 PM   #520
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Ubuntu definitely got my vote! I've been an ubuntu user since I got some 5.04 CDs through shipit. I've tried other distros and they were not as funcional "out of the box." I know more now than I did about configuring stuff, but as a n00b I had no idea how to troubleshoot.

Things are easier with Ubuntu. For example, the first time I installed Debian (my first linux install ever) I could not install it with a desktop environment. I didn't know how to select "desktop environment" on the selection page where you pick what kind of system you want. I've since learned that you press the spacebar. That wasn't mentioned anywhere and it's not even close to obvious... Fast forward to yesterday: I installed Ubuntu 7.04 beta using the live/install CD. There are 6 steps and they are all simple.

I also run 6.10 on a fileserver and my laptop (Dell) and both work without any issues.

Another possibly insignificant factor for Ubuntu's success with recent Windows converts is the use of sudo instead of su. Think of the super-stereotypical Windows user: auto login, zero security, and panic when teh spywarez attack... now give them linux and tell them to remember 2 passwords (user login and root). They'll say "no way!! give me teh Vistas because it has Aero!11" If the spectrum of OSs starts at windows (low) and ends at slack (high) then Ubuntu is somewhere in the middle.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 01:53 AM   #521
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Which distro

I choose SuSE linux
 
Old 04-18-2007, 11:40 AM   #522
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I choose SuSE linux
I really wanted to try Opensuse 10.2, but everytime i tried to install it, it would freeze on configuring the HW. I'll try it again in the future, hopefully with good luck so i can see what it's about.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 05:22 PM   #523
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Windows Vista, because it might drive more people to use GNU/Linux.
My Brother has already met people online who have switched because of Vista. XP is enough for met to make Linux my Primary and windows my secondary (Have to for School currently)
 
Old 04-19-2007, 01:19 AM   #524
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My Brother has already met people online who have switched because of Vista. XP is enough for met to make Linux my Primary and windows my secondary (Have to for School currently)
I have a friend who has been wanting to switching from windows to ubuntu for several months now, but he is busy and says he can't take the time right now to try and learn a new OS. He recently bought a PC that came with vista installed.
Now, after a month of frustration and dissatisfaction with vista, he is managing to find the time to try out ubuntu.
 
Old 04-20-2007, 08:44 PM   #525
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Quote:
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Windows Vista, because it might drive more people to use GNU/Linux.
very very funny
although this may be true later after people are suffering frm the high cost of the Vista

But for me the best for me is FEDORA it like dream specially after the project ofl berylactually it is Dream

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