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jeremy 11-15-2003 11:55 AM

Distribution of the Year
And the best Distro is....

m_yates 11-15-2003 01:37 PM

I know there will be many arguments here, but what about Knoppix? It isn't really a traditional distribution, but I think it has done more for public awareness of Linux, and for increasing the awareness/use of Debian than any of the traditional distributions. It is also current #3 on the hit rankings.

Skyline 11-15-2003 02:03 PM

Personal favourite is Mandrake 9.1 - a nice middle ground..
SUSE 9 is clearly the most polished - a good example.
Vector 3.2/4 is just plain "fast".
Slack 9.1 with KDE - what a combination....... nice!

Thanks again to all the developers...

CamelofCamelot 11-15-2003 02:41 PM

Slackware! w00t! and root linux is pretty cool.

OmegaBlac 11-15-2003 06:19 PM

Had to vote for Debian. I just installed Fedora so its to early to tell for me if it would have been a contender. I can't even get Arch to install with ethernet support yet so Debian is my pick. :cool:

Chu 11-15-2003 07:04 PM

2 things:
1. There's no Gentoo?
2. Slackware is awesome, keep voting for it, everyone ^_^

Sir Gawain 11-15-2003 07:56 PM

Slackware! 9.1 is the best version so far and it keeps getting better.

flyfishin 11-15-2003 08:05 PM

I run Mandrake 9.1 on a custom built box at home and Fedora on my Dell C640. I gave the nod to Fedora because everything worked on the Dell C640 right from the start. Power management works flawlessly, 3D graphics work great, and no garbled screen when the machine is brought out of sleep. Also, yum works great. If yum works on an upgrade from Core 1 to Core 2, as I've read it should, I'll never look at another distro again.

tallship 11-15-2003 08:45 PM

Slackware is in the lead with a 2:1 margin over the second place distro (Mandrake) at this time with 18 votes for slack and 9 for mandrake.

I like Mandrake. I recommend it as a good workstation distro for n00bs at their homes. But alas, I build servers and nowadays have returned to my SLS roots and typically build only Slackware or Open/Free/NetBSD boxes.

hm..... Am I the only person on this planet left that still spells LiGNUx, LiGNUx? ;)

I see Gentoo made it into the polls too, but it's just not quite ready for primetime in the datacenter yet IMNSHO :)

sikosis 11-15-2003 09:21 PM

SuSE 9 is the most polished linux - pity about it's restrictive licensing :(

gboutwel 11-15-2003 10:05 PM

Xandros... Xandros... Xandros....

redbuds 11-15-2003 10:07 PM

Libranet for me. Easy updates, Easy install, I'm just a user couldnt edit a text file without learning how and I havent had to learn.

slinkyredfoot 11-15-2003 10:18 PM


JDMnet 11-15-2003 11:52 PM

Well; I have used only one Linux distro (well; not counting Knoppix); wich is RedHat Linux v.9.

It is my first Linux to use ever. And I'm very impressed with it.

Anyone have any suggestions on wich other Linux distros I should try? (and they need to be as easy to install as RedHat 9)


Trinity22 11-16-2003 04:08 AM

Write in vote for JAMD.


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