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Old 02-02-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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What is the most famous distro?
 
Old 02-02-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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Hanna Montana Linux:

http://hannahmontana.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 02-02-2013, 10:36 PM   #3
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That's passe. Justin Bieber Linux is the new rage.

http://biebian.sourceforge.net/

All seriousness aside, you might want to check out Distro Watch: http://distrowatch.com/
 
Old 02-02-2013, 11:26 PM   #4
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What is the most famous distro?
Define famous.

Ubuntu is probably the best known and most used.
Debian, RedHat, & Slackware are the oldest, most established, and most stable.
Mint has the most bling.
Fedora is probably the most cutting edge of the non rolling release distros.
Arch is probably the most known rolling release distro.
LFS (Linux From Scratch) is the most well known build it yourself distro.

So as you can see there are many different aspects for "famous".
 
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What is the most famous distro
none / all

that is like asking " what is the most famous CAR ( automobile )

if you live in Detroit it is Ford,GM, and Chrysler -- pick one
 
Old 02-03-2013, 08:12 AM   #6
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Slackware, of course. Makes all the others pale into insignificance.
 
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That's passe. Justin Bieber Linux is the new rage.

http://biebian.sourceforge.net/

All seriousness aside, you might want to check out Distro Watch: http://distrowatch.com/
No way!!! He made fun of my sports hero - boxing champ Manny Pacquiao!
 
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Define famous.

Ubuntu is probably the best known and most used.
Debian, RedHat, & Slackware are the oldest, most established, and most stable.
Mint has the most bling.
Fedora is probably the most cutting edge of the non rolling release distros.
Arch is probably the most known rolling release distro.
LFS (Linux From Scratch) is the most well known build it yourself distro.

So as you can see there are many different aspects for "famous".
When I say famous, I mean "mostly used", "most portable", "minimal glitches", "easy to use", and anything positive like "it makes a lot of difference". Have a nice day!
 
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You might find this article helpful: http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major
 
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When I say famous, I mean "mostly used", "most portable", "minimal glitches", "easy to use", and anything positive like "it makes a lot of difference". Have a nice day!
Then the list I gave you is spot on the mark.
 
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lets see
for example Slackware and Debian are running
"The New York Stock Exchange" and the "London Stock Exchange"
 
Old 02-03-2013, 03:33 PM   #12
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Well the number one most downloaded distro according to distro watch I think is Linux Mint,but that doesnt meant that is what most users have running in their machines. I bet you lot of people download it, test it, then they say this is not for me and go back to wherever they come from
 
Old 02-03-2013, 04:11 PM   #13
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Well the number one most downloaded distro according to distro watch I think is Linux Mint,but that doesnt meant that is what most users have running in their machines. I bet you lot of people download it, test it, then they say this is not for me and go back to wherever they come from
Distrowatch creates their ranking based on the number of page hits on Distrowatch's site for the specific distribution. They do not count downloads (which would be impossible anyways if a distro is also available via Bittorrent or unofficial mirrors).

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When I say famous, I mean "mostly used", "most portable", "minimal glitches", "easy to use", and anything positive like "it makes a lot of difference".
mostly used = Ubuntu
most portable = Puppy
minimal glitches = Slackware
easy to use = depends on the user, for me it is Slackware

Last edited by TobiSGD; 02-03-2013 at 07:25 PM. Reason: kill all the typos
 
Old 02-03-2013, 06:42 PM   #14
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NYSE is on RedHat
http://www.internetnews.com/blog/ske...-new-york.html

LSE 'Novell' ie Suse
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-sourc...ell-linux/8285
 
Old 02-04-2013, 03:23 AM   #15
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When I say famous, I mean "mostly used", "most portable", "minimal glitches", "easy to use", and anything positive like "it makes a lot of difference". Have a nice day!
That is five different questions and none of them pertain to your original question.
For both; which is most famous and which is most popular (mostly used):
Who cares? Both are irrelevant. Usually, the most popular anything is the worst. Does McDonald's come to mind? The worst pseudo-food available, but extremely popular.

Minimal glitches:
Debian and Slackware are in that category. Perhaps OpenSuse. Do not know.
Rolling releases are not in that category.

Easy to use:
Depends on the mentality of the user.

It makes a lot of difference:
Difference to what? Regarding what?
Difference to the world? To one's state of mind? To one's quality of life?
The only difference that matters is whether or not a system improves your using experience. Does what you what it to do and well enough to satisfy you. That can only come from experience. (Trying out different systems.)
 
  


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