LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > 2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards
User Name
Password
2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards This forum is for the 2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.
You can now vote for your favorite products of 2007. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 21st.

Notices

View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
Fedora 170 8.75%
Ubuntu 599 30.83%
openSuse 129 6.64%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 16 0.82%
Mandriva 85 4.37%
Slackware 227 11.68%
Gentoo 93 4.79%
MEPIS 40 2.06%
Freespire 8 0.41%
Arch 127 6.54%
PClinuxOS 128 6.59%
Zenwalk 48 2.47%
Debian 208 10.71%
VectorLinux 14 0.72%
KNOPPIX 6 0.31%
Linux Mint 43 2.21%
Ark 2 0.10%
Voters: 1943. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-06-2008, 02:18 PM   #151
seahawk
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: texas
Distribution: ubuntu 5.10 breezy
Posts: 3
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Myah OS


I belive if you all would try the new Myah 3.0 you would truly
have a new Distro on your desktop.It is great.
http://myah.org
 
Old 02-07-2008, 04:36 AM   #152
brianL
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Oldham, Lancs, England
Distribution: Slackware & Slackware64 14.1
Posts: 6,963
Blog Entries: 52

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Time for another subtle hint:

SLACKWARE
 
Old 02-07-2008, 02:57 PM   #153
LunaMouse
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: Greer, SC
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 10
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
I voted awhile back, put a lot of thought into it.
This has been my experience. I've been using Linux since around when RedHat 8 came out -- it was in a work setting, and I had to figure out how to configure it for my boss to use. I'm still a total idiot about a lot of it, cause I just don't have a lot of time to sit and mess with things like I want to. Fedora Core 1 was the first distribution I tried on my personal computer (it was a Dell Inspiron 4000 laptop) and, unlike Windows, it worked without 2-3 hours of work put into it. It had a few problems, but those could be attributed to the laptop, because they persisted no matter what was installed on it.

At any rate, I fell in love with Fedora Core 1. Fedora Core 2 put an end to that, as suddenly almost none of my hardware was supported at all. But that's alright.

I started trying various distros, and eventually settled on Debian. I used it until 2005, when I got antsy and decided to give Ubuntu 5.10 a shot. Much to my surprise, it recognized everything in that beat up old Inspiron and everything in it just worked. But it was insanely slow, so I ended up mucking my way around into installing Fluxbox on it, and I kept it that way for awhile, until Xubuntu was released.

And I stuck with that until November of last year. Then I finally got a new laptop.

I didn't bother even booting into Windows, I just installed Ubuntu immediately. Why? Well, I expected it to just work. And it did. Well, everything except the headphone jack. But since I'm an adventurous dork who really wants to learn, I decided to try out Gentoo. It took me about 6 hours to get through the installation process. Nothing really worked right, which I know can be attributed to me not knowing what the hell I'm doing. I'm kind of surprised I managed to finish the install, actually.

But here I am again, on Ubuntu. I've had Debian, Fedora, openSuse, Gentoo, Sabayon (hey, I'm not savvy enough for gentoo yet, so I gave it a shot), on here as well, but I settled with Ubuntu even though I'm a bit unsatisfied with it. Or maybe it's just me. I tried Slack, but this laptop (Acer Extensa 4620z, it has a Intel Dual Core 2 processor in it) doesn't let anything install that isn't 64-bit. Anyhow...

When somebody asked me awhile back which Linux distribution they should try first, I suggested Ubuntu. It feels different enough from Windows to give them a different experience, and has excellent community support that almost rivals LQ. Plus if any problems came up (which they did) I knew I'd be able to help them through it easy enough. Which I did.

So what's that leave me to vote for, basically? Only Debian and Ubuntu seem to want to work for me, and Ubuntu has better repositories and support. It's also making Linux a viable alternative to people dissatisfied with Windows and introducing them to the world of Linux. Whether they stick with Ubuntu or not, that's a good thing. It feels like Ubuntu isn't the best distribution out there, but it's made a bigger impact on Linux as whole in the last couple of years than any other. So it got my vote.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 05:02 PM   #154
AceofSpades19
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Location: Chilliwack,BC.Canada
Distribution: Slackware64 -current
Posts: 2,079

Rep: Reputation: 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by LunaMouse View Post

I tried Slack, but this laptop (Acer Extensa 4620z, it has a Intel Dual Core 2 processor in it) doesn't let anything install that isn't 64-bit. Anyhow...
64 bit is 32 bit compatible and you could have tried Slamd64 instead of stock slackware
 
Old 02-08-2008, 05:44 AM   #155
LunaMouse
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: Greer, SC
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 10
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by AceofSpades19 View Post
64 bit is 32 bit compatible and you could have tried Slamd64 instead of stock slackware
Yeah, yeah, everybody says it -- just tell that to my laptop that freezes up anytime anything 32-bit goes anywhere near it.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 12:24 PM   #156
The Konqi Kid
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Location: Philly, PA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, OpenSUSE
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Ubuntu Hands down, Great Distro, VERY Popular, almost anything Linux can be run on it and it's based off Debian, what more can you want?
 
Old 02-08-2008, 12:50 PM   #157
polarbear20000
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Holt, FL
Distribution: Slackware 13
Posts: 98
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 16
I'm conflicted. I run both Slackware and Sabayon on physical installations, and quite a few others in virtual installs. I can't quite decide which one is better - where I am concerned. Both Slackware and Sabayon work very well for me (strangely enough, Gentoo doesn't really) and others like Ubuntu, Fedora, Freespire and so on are good but don't strike my fancy.

Can I vote for two distros??

 
Old 02-08-2008, 05:39 PM   #158
hex1a4
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: ON CA
Distribution: Xubuntu 8.04; Xubuntu 6.06.2
Posts: 64

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by LunaMouse View Post
Yeah, yeah, everybody says it -- just tell that to my laptop that freezes up anytime anything 32-bit goes anywhere near it.
What processor are you using? Bet it's not an Opteron. AMD Opterons are very good at handling 32 and 64 bit software. Then again I'm a bit biased as I'm a fan of AMD processors.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 04:56 AM   #159
dr_agon
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2007
Location: Poland
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04
Posts: 76
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by LunaMouse View Post
Yeah, yeah, everybody says it -- just tell that to my laptop that freezes up anytime anything 32-bit goes anywhere near it.
I saw Ubuntu on somebody's laptop doing fine. I also use Ubuntu on my desktop with AMD64, and the only problem I had to solve was Java plugin for 64bit Firefox - I finally installed 32bit version of Firefox and 32bit plugin, now I'm happy. Also under wine I use couple of 32 Windows applications without any problems.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 07:00 AM   #160
LunaMouse
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: Greer, SC
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 10
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by hex1a4 View Post
What processor are you using? Bet it's not an Opteron. AMD Opterons are very good at handling 32 and 64 bit software. Then again I'm a bit biased as I'm a fan of AMD processors.
It's an Intel Dual Core 2. I believe an AMD Opteron WOULD do better, as I agree with you that AMD makes a better product.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dr_agon View Post
I saw Ubuntu on somebody's laptop doing fine. I also use Ubuntu on my desktop with AMD64, and the only problem I had to solve was Java plugin for 64bit Firefox - I finally installed 32bit version of Firefox and 32bit plugin, now I'm happy. Also under wine I use couple of 32 Windows applications without any problems.
Well sure. I said that's what I'm running, too. I kept the 64-bit Firefox and used ndiswrapper for 32-bit plugins not available in 64-bit. For some reason I have fewer problems that way.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 08:20 AM   #161
theriddle
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2007
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 172

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by LunaMouse View Post
It's an Intel Dual Core 2. I believe an AMD Opteron WOULD do better, as I agree with you that AMD makes a better product.

Well sure. I said that's what I'm running, too. I kept the 64-bit Firefox and used ndiswrapper for 32-bit plugins not available in 64-bit. For some reason I have fewer problems that way.
Do you mean nspluginwrapper? Ndiswrapper if for Windows wireless wrapper.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 11:19 PM   #162
LunaMouse
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: Greer, SC
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 10
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Ha, yeah that too.

I (obviously) confuse similarly named things very easily.
 
Old 02-10-2008, 04:05 AM   #163
code933k
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2007
Location: Bogotá, Colombia. South America
Distribution: ArchLinux / Source Mage GNU Linux (test branch) / openSUSE
Posts: 130

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Ubuntu is still slow, crash prone and still silly starting from the very interfaces. PC Linux OS[/b] beats Ubuntu for very much reasons... I am still amazed: I had to remove Ubuntu from my mother's laptop and she went crazy of happiness with PC Linux OS! That system beats Ubuntu no matter if Ubuntu is popular mainly for a well done marketing [...] If my end-user-mom noticed the difference so fast and I do too I am sure that distro will have a very good place this or the next year.

However, my best wishes are for Gentoo, no matter if PC Linux OS in my mother's laptop had Gnome 2.21 working flawlessly... I am still awaiting for the "bleeding edge" XD
 
Old 02-10-2008, 04:15 AM   #164
code933k
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2007
Location: Bogotá, Colombia. South America
Distribution: ArchLinux / Source Mage GNU Linux (test branch) / openSUSE
Posts: 130

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by kummiliim View Post
Desktop or not, Slack is still my pick.
As I said previously... What the heck is a Desktop? XD

Really, the "end user" experience should evolve, look at the big proposals of Ion and its counterpart Xmonad this days, it is incredible that many people judges so easily upon the basic Mac guidelines. Who needs a desktop anyway?
 
Old 02-11-2008, 12:12 PM   #165
truthfatal
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Distribution: Slackware, OS X
Posts: 443
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 32
Slackware suits my computing needs quite well.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Distribution of the Year jeremy 2006 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards 537 08-27-2007 01:17 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:50 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration