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Distribution: Ubunto and slowly switching to debian
my distro's better then yours with a twist!
i have seen god knows how many distroX Vs DistroY and my distros better then yours and things like that. every one always argues over what is the best distro but i have never seen what is the worst distro. so this is more like "my distro's worse then yours"
in my mind i cannot make my mind up between 2 distro's one has a a few reasons and the other for some reason that i dont know why i just hate it! and thats mandrake dont ask my why i just dont like it
the the distro i dont like for a few reasons is fedora because i dont think it is a very good distro for beginners or anybody for that matter
when you install fedora it has no MP3 support which newbies dont want the hassle of getting about 700 dependancies to play an MP3. whan you download an RPM and try to install it you cant because you need to install another 3-4 RPMs before you can install the first! so you download them and they also need another 4-5 other RPMs installed before you can install the first package and before you know it you have downloaded about 70 RPMs and the first wan still wont install. also with fedora it doesn't install gcc by default so when people start getting comfortable with a CLI and decide to start compiling there own programs they cant and dont have a clue what gcc is. plus i think fedora is over bloated
well thats just my opinion any way
what is you least favorite or worst distro and why?
At the risk of starting the holy war of Linux, Gentoo is my distribution of choice. I've never had to hunt for dependencies to something. Want to install Gnome? 'emerge gnome' and let it do the work. Want k3b, but it needs kde libs? 'emerge k3b'. There are graphical frontends for emerge that are becoming popular. I think the only thing Gentoo lacks (for new users) is a nice clean built-in installer. Granted, we have a very verbose installation guide, but newbies like a program to do it for them.
Distribution: Ubunto and slowly switching to debian
gentoo is a distro i have been wanting to try for ages now but never have the time to try any distro now, fedora might have changed now as the last time i used it was when it was FC1 but i arnt even going to attempt to try it
Oh i see what you mean, sorry i have to admit it's a pain in the ass when some shit is windows exclusive, as for suse been my favourite, yes i am full of suprises, i respect all types of linux even if debian is a veteran os.
The worst distribution I have used is Mandrake 10, not that its bad or inadequate it just doesn't fulfill my needs. On the surface it seems more bloated than XP, there are a million and one daemons running which you don't need and the stupidly large icons and text on the default themes are ridiculous. However I have only used a small number of distributions (redhat, fedora, mandrake, suse, debian, slackware) so there are probably worse distros out there.
Seen as he brought it up ^^, whilest I don't agree they are 'nasty' os's, they aren't a linux distribution so don't need to be stated, likewise on any Windows fourm I wouldn' expect linux to be listed among the versions of Windows used.
My favorite distro is any distro which will end these idiotic repetitive threads. Does this topic really need to be started over again every other day? Are you people really SO bored that you need to rehash this tired topic again, and again, and again?
BTW there is NO new twist on this tired old topic. This debate has been raging since 1995 or so, no one will ever degree, and it only leads to driving new users AWAY from running Linux.
Originally posted by berrance the the distro i dont like for a few reasons is fedora because i dont think it is a very good distro for beginners or anybody for that matter
When I was beginning, it was a great distro for me. In fact, it was such a great distro, that almost a year after I started with Linux now, I'm still using it. Haven't tried anything else. If I had a spare computer to tinker with, I would try a few other distros, but Fedora is working fantastically for me.
Originally posted by berrance when you install fedora it has no MP3 support which newbies dont want the hassle of getting about 700 dependancies to play an MP3. whan you download an RPM and try to install it you cant because you need to install another 3-4 RPMs before you can install the first! so you download them and they also need another 4-5 other RPMs installed before you can install the first package and before you know it you have downloaded about 70 RPMs and the first wan still wont install.
Did you never hear of yum? I had no problem at all installing mp3 support for xmms and rythmbox. I typed 'yum install xmms-mp3', and, wow! mp3 support in my prefered (at the time, but no longer) multimedia app. No pesky dependancies to deal with, 'cause yum handled it all for me. In fact, if I remember correctly, I don't think there were any dependancies needed, but if there were, as I said, I didn't have to worry about them.
Anyway, since Fedora's the only distro I've used, I can't say I have a least favorite, 'cause I really like Fedora.
Actually, that's not true. I've tried to install Familiar Linux on my iPAQ twice now, and it still didn't support my hardware properly, and was an amazing hassle to try and figure out. So, I suppose that would have to be my least favorite distro.