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View Poll Results: What's your Favorite Linux Distro?
RedHat 13 19.70%
Mandrake 11 16.67%
Gentoo 6 9.09%
Debian 4 6.06%
Icepack 0 0%
Morphix 0 0%
Suse 5 7.58%
Other (Post Please) 27 40.91%
Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-24-2003, 10:14 AM   #1
LunaticManiac
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Arrow What's your Distribution?


Currently I'm running RedHat 9 and I'm looking to install another distribution on my system, I've taken looks at several and read posts about many, and I'm just interested as to what the majority of the people here thinks the best overall, semi n00bie-friendly, extremely customizable and stable distribution off them all!

Of course I realize that most distributions are difficult to compare since each has its own advantages and disadvantages, but what do ya'll enjoy the most?
 
Old 11-24-2003, 10:28 AM   #2
tearinox
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Slackware man, gotta have the power of slack..

btw- somethings already posted on this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=116355
 
Old 11-24-2003, 11:05 AM   #3
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Slackware....Red Hat and Mandrake were just to much like Windows....felt I had no control over my OS
 
Old 11-24-2003, 11:27 AM   #4
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I prefer Ark Linux. It's fast, clean, bleeding-edge, newbie-friendly, easy to update, and easy to install packages thanks to a great APT repository that is constantly growing and expanding. There's also good support for hardware due to a bleeding-edge 2.4.23 kernel and a bluecuveless-KDE thanks to ex-Red Hat employee bero (main developer of Ark Linux who was the one responsible for getting KDE to work on RHL who quit when he learned about their bluecurve plans)
 
Old 11-24-2003, 12:23 PM   #5
bosewicht
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i've tried to install ark a couple of times and it bombs after te initial screen, "loading linux......" then everything locks up
 
Old 11-24-2003, 12:53 PM   #6
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Ask numerous times already.. maybe we should contribute to the existing one's we have already. Or we do have the Member's Choice Awards going on right now, where we do have the Distribution of the Year as well which might give you an idea of the most popular here at LQ amongst the members.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...?s=&forumid=37
 
Old 11-24-2003, 01:41 PM   #7
froZenX
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Can anyone provide a link to the Ark homepage?

Current Redhat user....but Fedora is a crapper to try to install.

Up w/ Mandrake and Redhat and Slackware.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 01:42 PM   #8
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http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ark+linux

please try googling before asking, cheers
 
Old 11-24-2003, 02:37 PM   #9
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Well not _everyone_ is able to install Ark Linux without passing some parameters to the kernel. The same thing applies to any distro, really. By the way, the address is www.arklinux.org -- sorry, I forgot something so simple! As for the inability to install on your computer... well I don't know why, because I don't know your hardware. Did you go to #arklinux on freenode when you were having your problems? There is usually at least one developer there along with many other enthusiastic people that are always glad to help newbies (and we have helped _many_)

I have a Compaq Presario 900 laptop. It didn't work in alpha 7 but I told the guys about it (this was when I was new to Linux, a few months ago) and they fixed it by alpha 8. Now Ark Linux is the _only_ distribution that works right out of the box on my laptop. That is big, considering numerous pages have been written trying to explain a lengthy process of how to get linux installed on those beastly laptops -- and most of which fail to be able to set up DRI (which AL does) which is, to me, an integral feature.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 03:11 PM   #10
Tinkster
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Slackware, of course.

... how can one possibly list stuff
like "icepack" and "morphix" (I've
never even heard of either :})
and forget one of the oldest, most
mature and well-established distros
out there? :D


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 11-24-2003, 03:34 PM   #11
icewall
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decided to give Fedora a shot
 
Old 11-24-2003, 03:39 PM   #12
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haha.... what a funny poll. "Other distribution" is the most popular one! think twice before u start a poll next time.......... bloody people here are using slackware, fedora etc. ;p
 
Old 11-25-2003, 10:04 AM   #13
LunaticManiac
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I appologize for the lack of the more popular options that seemingly everyone enjoys more than any of the other listed options, but do keep in mind that I started this poll to determine the more popular distros, if I had known about the popularity of Slackware, I wouldn't have needed to post anything even remotely related to this subject, now would I? I do appreciate everyone's contributions to my poll, I feel pretty confident as far as which Distro to try next, one last quesiton though, does Slackwear come with a similar command to what Gentoo has? (as far as searching a prelisted set of FTP sites for a given program name, downloading it, compiling it, and installing it)
 
Old 11-25-2003, 10:26 AM   #14
jazzyjazz
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u forgot about slack my friend

 
Old 11-25-2003, 11:25 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by LunaticManiac
I appologize for the lack of the more popular options that seemingly everyone enjoys more than any of the other listed options, but do keep in mind that I started this poll to determine the more popular distros, if I had known about the popularity of Slackware, I wouldn't have needed to post anything even remotely related to this subject, now would I? I do appreciate everyone's contributions to my poll, I feel pretty confident as far as which Distro to try next, one last quesiton though, does Slackwear come with a similar command to what Gentoo has? (as far as searching a prelisted set of FTP sites for a given program name, downloading it, compiling it, and installing it)
You're talking about 'emerge'? Not exactly and not by default, but there's 'swaret' - and there's 'slaptget' - written by a Debian dude, and 'slackpkg' or something like.
 
  


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