Why are you using the Linux distribution of your choice?
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View Poll Results: Why are you using the Linux distribution of your choice
It pays the bills.
It offers something the others don't. (Please explain what in comments)
It was right in front of me on the shelf in the supermarket.
I use Debian because it is reliable, fun, well documented,free, and "true GNU Linux". Withthe exceptionable of us whom need to install the Broad com-Sta Linux Drivers and yes i am running a "tainted Kernel" of Squeeze.
I also use Squeeze because I prefer to hand roll my own XFCE based desktop and as far as i can tell Distributions like Ubuntu, arch,RHEL and gentoo are gnome or kde and that is it, unless you want to wind up repairing a broken system.
Last edited by inspiron_Droid; 01-23-2011 at 01:18 PM.
Reason: I meant to say Debian Squeeze "tainted"
Should have multiple reasons to use a distribution
For me, I use Linux Mint and Fedora because they are both fun, stable, minimum of virus vulnerability, and a wide array of applications. I don't use Windows at all and don't need to with these distributions and applications they use.
I use Ubuntu as it does everything I need, and has been super stable with my hardware. However, if the rumors are true and 11.04 is based around Unity, then I'll be looking for another Debian based distro (maybe even Debian itself!)
I use OpenSuSE 11. To quote and article from ZDnet, "OpenSuSe is the Mercedes to Ubuntu's Volkswagen". Of course I am speaking of "Out of the box", as you can add pretty much all of the same packages in Ubuntu after initial install. I have used both, and still prefer what OpenSuSE has to offer.