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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2008. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 12th.

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View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
Ubuntu 547 35.38%
Fedora 153 9.90%
Debian 158 10.22%
openSuse 120 7.76%
Slackware 192 12.42%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 0.65%
Mandriva 74 4.79%
Gentoo 58 3.75%
MEPIS 29 1.88%
Linux Mint 48 3.10%
Arch 75 4.85%
PClinuxOS 40 2.59%
Zenwalk 24 1.55%
VectorLinux 12 0.78%
Freespire 0 0%
gOS 6 0.39%
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:39 AM   #316
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Dora...maybe the ultimate cure for all of us confessed distro hoppers is...Linux From Scratch...
That's not such a bad idea. It's a project that I have filed in the back of my mind for retrieval after retirement.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 03:45 AM   #317
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That's not such a bad idea. It's a project that I have filed in the back of my mind for retrieval after retirement.
Is it possible that y'alls dissatisfaction is actually an urge to do something more? Like, maybe programming? Just a thought.

Cheers
 
Old 03-23-2009, 04:16 AM   #318
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I've stopped distro hopping so much. I currently stick with a couple now, Debian & Fedora and maybe check out one or two others.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 06:26 AM   #319
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Is it possible that y'alls dissatisfaction is actually an urge to do something more? Like, maybe programming? Just a thought.

Cheers
In my case, this is probably true. Programming and hacking are skills I'm interested in developing and improving. The Cox book "Beginning Linux programming" has been collecting dust in my bookshelf for too long.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 07:07 AM   #320
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That's not such a bad idea. It's a project that I have filed in the back of my mind for retrieval after retirement.
The noun "retirement":

retirement - the state of being retired from one's business or occupation.

Hey, wait a sec, I'm retired, and what comes "after" retirement isn't Linux-from-Scratch it's "THE" Ultimate . And I'm not talking about the flavour that comes on the CD either.

I would strongly suggest you try Linux-from-Scratch "during" retirement.

You'll probably enjoy it more that way.

Have a nice day.
Bruce

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Old 03-23-2009, 07:22 AM   #321
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The noun "retirement":

retirement - the state of being retired from one's business or occupation.

Hey, wait a sec, I'm retired, and what comes "after" retirement isn't Linux-from-Scratch it's "THE" Ultimate . And I'm not talking about the flavour that comes on the CD either.

I would strongly suggest you try Linux-from-Scratch "during" retirement.

You'll probably enjoy it more that way.

Have a nice day.
Bruce
No, I'll live eternally or maybe I'll be hacking in hell...Who knows?
 
Old 03-23-2009, 12:25 PM   #322
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Dragonslayer48dx, you may have hit on something there. I studied programming in COBOL and Fortran in the 1980's and over the last year I have been studying VBA for MS Excel and OpenOffice Calc. Maybe the programming bug is why I(we) hop...
I intend to get more familiar on the command line in OpenSuse and Debian and then go for Linux From Scratch.
So much to do, and so little time...
 
Old 03-23-2009, 09:21 PM   #323
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Dragonslayer48dx, you may have hit on something there. I studied programming in COBOL and Fortran in the 1980's and over the last year I have been studying VBA for MS Excel and OpenOffice Calc. Maybe the programming bug is why I(we) hop...
I intend to get more familiar on the command line in OpenSuse and Debian and then go for Linux From Scratch.
So much to do, and so little time...
I wish all of you good luck with your ambitions.

Quite frankly, the idea came from my own past experience. Back in the "good old days", I loved computing from the start, and yet, I was never really satisfied with just using the system, but there wasn't much you could do with MS-DOS v2.11. (lol) Then I found a book on programming in Forth, which included the interpreter and a few sample programs on disk...

When the "new" wore off, I knew I was on the right track, but I wanted more. There just wasn't much going on in Forth at that time, so I switched to Pascal, and shortly thereafter, Assembler. That was it. I'd finally found my niche. I could actually do something fun, creative, and useful with my machine. And from DOS v3.25 - v6.0, I scarcely ever purchased software. Whatever I wanted or needed, I wrote it myself. Then along came Windows 95. I simply started computing less and fishing more.

Now that I can't enjoy fishing like I used to, I've been giving serious thought to learning a language in Linux. I've been looking at Python for a while. Maybe someday...

Cheers
 
Old 03-24-2009, 04:45 AM   #324
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Thank you all for your great rehab suggestions and for putting me back on track. I failed to see the obvious until you opened my eyes.
Sgt Canuck, thanks for the English lesson!
 
Old 03-29-2009, 05:38 PM   #325
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I love the fedora distro. it's got my vote... if I could vote... Found it too late. oh well. it still would've gotten my vote.. although I've only tried Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, Knoppix, and SUSE

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Old 04-08-2009, 07:00 AM   #326
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so hard to choose only one
soooo hard indeed.

a few get eliminated from my shortlist when considering this is for the year.


ummm...

really wanna vote for gentoo or slackware.

... but kinda find it hard to, when theres much louder innovations going on in other camps...


all the best choices arent included as options to vote for methinks.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 07:24 AM   #327
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I love me some Ubuntu/Debian however lately solaris has been giving me those happy fuzzy feelings = )

Regards,
JKZfixme
The last time I used Solaris it had a lot of trouble with most of my hardware. Such as nic cards. Has that changed?

Joe
 
Old 05-25-2009, 09:59 PM   #328
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has to be ubuntu!
 
Old 05-26-2009, 08:33 PM   #329
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has to be ubuntu!
I agree. While I do like Puppy for it's speed and out-of-the-box performance, and some others for helping one learn the structure of the Linux OS, Ubuntu will always get my vote for stability, hardware compatibility, software availability, and the ease of installing software packages, including alternative desktop managers.

BTW: Glad to see a Slackware user who prefers Ubuntu!

Cheers

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Old 05-27-2009, 08:30 PM   #330
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dragonslayer48dx,

For speed, have you played with Slitaz long enought to feel the need for speed, or toyed about with Marcos' XFCE remaster of Mepis...

I ran AxtiX for a while, but have always relied upon the 64-bit version of Mepis since may of 2007.

I could not get Ubuntu or PClinuxOS to run when venturing a look at Linux in 2007, but the Mepis Live CD booted and was easy to install giving me a faster, "Yes" far faster operating system than the Vista I was replacing...

If i would have known anything about Linux maybe I could have gotten the others to run, but I have stayed with the first one to work...

JR
 
  


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