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Old 04-30-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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LXer: Which Linux distro would you save?


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Imagine you were told that only 5 Linux distributions could be saved. Which Linux distributions would you choose to keep?

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:33 PM   #2
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Neat concept. Also at this moment somewhat surprising results with Debian being fairly well pulling away with the lead and Slackware being only in 4th.
 
Old 04-30-2013, 11:22 PM   #3
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I cant beleive the votes some of those distros have. You could build the bubblegum distros from left over bits of slackware, i dont think you can say the reverse.
 
Old 05-01-2013, 09:18 AM   #4
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After thinking about it for a couple of seconds:
1: Slackware (surprise, surprise!)
2: Debian
3: Arch
4: Fedora (or OpenSuse?)
5: Gentoo
 
Old 05-01-2013, 09:49 AM   #5
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nice list brianL, did you intentionally pick distros with different packaging formats. a nice way to retain most of the diversity and the fact that these are parent distros to most of the others.
 
Old 05-01-2013, 10:11 AM   #6
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nice list brianL, did you intentionally pick distros with different packaging formats. a nice way to retain most of the diversity and the fact that these are parent distros to most of the others.
Thanks. Yeah, that's more or less what I tried to do.

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Old 05-01-2013, 11:20 AM   #7
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Honestly, the only 3 I think if it was my decision I'd bother saving is:

Debian
Slackware
Mageia
 
Old 05-01-2013, 11:40 AM   #8
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I'd pick:
1) Debian (Obviously, since it's my main distro. Mint and the *buntus don't add value for me personally.)
2) Slackware (One I use on and off and will keep going back to.)
3) Fedora (Similarly to Slackware, though I'm not as keen [blame a slight dislike of RPM])
Then I would have to admit ignorance of Gentoo, Arch and others.
Personally I would be happy with just the three I listed but I'm glad others exist.
 
Old 05-01-2013, 12:05 PM   #9
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Why not have a poll for distros you want to get rid of ... *buntu.

Anyway I voted: Slackware, Arch, Debian, Gentoo, and Knoppix (you might need a live CD).
 
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After thinking about it for a couple of seconds:
1: Slackware (surprise, surprise!)
2: Debian
3: Arch
4: Fedora (or OpenSuse?)
5: Gentoo
I picked those too. Get out of my head!
 
  


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