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Old 02-15-2012, 09:14 AM   #31
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have a pre-poll period
jeremy adds competitor to the poll on first user request. If he doesn't, he explains why. If nobody asked this or that competitor, that means it is not desired by at least one of voters.
 
Old 02-15-2012, 11:46 AM   #32
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Hey Jeremy,

Thanks for the poll. What did you use to generate the png charts at:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/2011mca.php

===Rich
The Google Charts API.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-15-2012, 11:47 AM   #33
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jeremy adds competitor to the poll on first user request. If he doesn't, he explains why. If nobody asked this or that competitor, that means it is not desired by at least one of voters.
In addition to that, I actually post the categories and nominees before the polls are open, to get feedback on additions and corrections.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #34
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Although if you held the same poll on the Debian or Arch forum for example, I wonder how the placings would look. Would Slackware score so favourably?
Of course not. Because there will be 99% of that distrousers. And we are not on Slackware forum either. We on LQo. LQo != Slackware forum. LQo provides wider range of services (including distro-independent forums) which equally attractive for users of all distros.
 
Old 02-15-2012, 12:06 PM   #35
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Nice to see Debian on top for the server side of things.
 
Old 02-15-2012, 12:40 PM   #36
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Of course not. Because there will be 99% of that distrousers. And we are not on Slackware forum either. We on LQo. LQo != Slackware forum. LQo provides wider range of services (including distro-independent forums) which equally attractive for users of all distros.
I draw your attention to the Support page on the Slackware website

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We provide very limited installation support and technical support to our users through email, and only if time and resources allow. Probably the best place to turn for free support from the Slackware user community is the Slackware forum on LinuxQuestions.org:
LinuxQuestions.org - "Where newbies come for help!"

This site runs our favorite Slackware questions forum. If you have general Slackware-related questions or need help, this is a great place to join in discussions with a user community that's friendly and eager to help.
If you need more in-depth support options, you should consider a third-party technical support company. These companies offer a wide range of support options, including standard phone support and support contracts.

The following companies offer technical support services for Slackware Linux:
 
Old 02-15-2012, 01:01 PM   #37
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Zetec Nice to see Debian on top for the server side of things.

I have a feeling ubuntu got ahead because its most like windows.

Now i'm going to dive for cover under the keyboard . lol
 
Old 02-15-2012, 03:15 PM   #38
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Slackware use Linuxquestions as their forum, doesn't that give Slackware an advantage? Nothing against Slackware, it is a worthy distro, but I thought it worth mentioning.
You sir just solved that mystery for me. Was wondering how such an antiquated (albeit extremely solid) distro had such a surprisingly high percentage of the votes in a poll that has shown to be primarily a popularity contest. All results were the obvious popular names we've seen year after year, not necessarily the best product of this past year.

I find the biggest value I get out of these MCA polls is through researching all of the contenders, finding new products i've not yet heard of that might be unknown but really great.
 
Old 02-15-2012, 03:21 PM   #39
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Was wondering how such an antiquated (albeit extremely solid) distro had such a surprisingly high percentage of the votes....
Antiquated?! You've made my day Not sure what exactly is so antiquated about Slackware? Care to share?
 
Old 02-15-2012, 05:22 PM   #40
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Like it or lump it, Ubuntu won fairly and squarely. I voted for it simply because it 'does what it says'. I am and never will be a geek, I do however like computers having had them from the days of Sinclair,Acorn,Dragon,XTs etc, some of which still reside in my attic. I must have tried around 20 plus versions of Linux before I found one that worked with everything I had attached to my computor first time. Its a lot like cars in so far as, with some newer cars you need a degree in electronics to service them, a toolbox the size and near cost of a house, and workshop manuals that would fill a library. Yet my old Mini Clubman estate needs only a plug spanner and screwdriver to service and still runs fine despite its age, a bit like Ubuntu really.
 
Old 02-16-2012, 02:02 AM   #41
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Talking Congrats to Slax

I must say I havent touched Slack in years.... one day I might get a craving for it again, but as a currently heavily addicted arch fanboi all i can say is, cudos to GNU and open source devs, without their time and commitment our choice of OS would be quite heavily constrained.

Also nothing wrong with conical winning its still linux and thats what counts.

whats this like my 2rd post since I signed up... talk about lurking.
 
Old 02-16-2012, 12:38 PM   #42
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I must say I havent touched Slack in years.... one day I might get a craving for it again, but as a currently heavily addicted arch fanboi all i can say is, cudos to GNU and open source devs, without their time and commitment our choice of OS would be quite heavily constrained.

Also nothing wrong with conical winning its still linux and thats what counts.

whats this like my 2rd post since I signed up... talk about lurking.
That's what you call lurking. 1 post every 5 years. Wow
 
Old 02-17-2012, 06:55 AM   #43
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Debian is good for Server ?

Hai Debian is good for Server ?
Which is the best to Server ?
 
Old 02-17-2012, 07:01 AM   #44
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Hai Debian is good for Server ?
Which is the best to Server ?
Debian (Stable) is a good choice for a server, yes.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 12:24 PM   #45
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The best server distro is the one its administrator is most comfortable with. Oh, and slackware
On a serious note, yes, debian is very good for a server.

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The best server distro is the one its administrator is most comfortable with. Oh, and slackware
On a serious note, yes, debian is very good for a server.
 
  


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