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View Poll Results: Distribution of the Year
Red Hat 178 10.46%
Slackware 448 26.34%
Debian 173 10.17%
Mandrake 276 16.23%
Fedora 95 5.58%
Libranet 27 1.59%
Suse 160 9.41%
Arch 37 2.18%
VectorLinux 8 0.47%
Knoppix 69 4.06%
Gentoo 198 11.64%
LFS 32 1.88%
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Old 11-16-2003, 04:21 AM   #16
Registered: Jan 2003
Distribution: gentoo (2.6.5-gentoo)
Posts: 73

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Slackware all the way!
Old 11-16-2003, 04:48 AM   #17
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 178

Rep: Reputation: 30
I like Knoppix too. It was responsible for getting me interested in Linux in the first place,

After years of Windows use, I saw somewhere on the Net, that you could buy a CD, not touch your hard-dsik and have Linux up and running from the CD only! I thought coming from Windows WOW! So I tried it. Sure enough 5 minutes after popping CD in, I was checking email and surfing!

That did it for me! Knoppix is responsible for me getting into Linux. Now I love it.

At the moment I am using SuSE 8.2, but if their licensing is going to get more restrictive then I will get the latest Knoppix and use it to install Debian.

I have tried no other distributions, just Knoppix, Debian (a little) and SuSE.
Old 11-16-2003, 04:57 AM   #18
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware 7.0 - 10.0
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 15
There can be only one - Slackware!
Old 11-16-2003, 05:07 AM   #19
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 166

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I never knew the Slackware community was so big..
Old 11-16-2003, 05:30 AM   #20
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Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 1,796

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go Gentoo..
Old 11-16-2003, 09:09 AM   #21
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Berlin
Distribution: Slackware current
Posts: 310

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I just put the link in an IRC channel I regularly visit and there are quite a couple of Debian fans in there. On reply was: Since when did Masochism become a point of view? *fg
Old 11-16-2003, 11:19 AM   #22
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Registered: Oct 2003
Location: London
Posts: 2

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I starting my linux campaign with Suse 8.2 and would recommend it to anyone starting out. Installation was a breeze, but after tinkering with it for a few months and getting nowhere with the rpms i choose to go for broke and try something a little more daring.(Debian was its name and apt was its game). Ever since i have found it superb so i voted for it. Mainly because of apt and it's general phillosophy of keeping in with the spirit of Free software. What a radical eh!!!

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Old 11-16-2003, 11:42 AM   #23
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Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Southampton, UK
Distribution: Gentoo, Vector, Smoothwall
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I started out using redhat just cos I had the cds, BUT switched to gentoo when 1.4 came out and havent looked back.

ITS SOOOO FAST, but took 4 days to set up!
Old 11-16-2003, 11:43 AM   #24
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Netherlands
Distribution: RH9 / Fecora Core 3/4
Posts: 30

Rep: Reputation: 15
I voted RH, but now I swithed to Fedora .... I don't know yet.

I thought Knoppix was the most inovative distro !

Old 11-16-2003, 12:04 PM   #25
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Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Cambodia
Distribution: Redhat 7.2
Posts: 14

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I prefered SUSE
Old 11-16-2003, 12:25 PM   #26
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Registered: Feb 2002
Location: harvard, il
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
Posts: 3,233

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no mention of ppc linux distros like yellowdog... oh well, it's redhat based
Old 11-16-2003, 12:58 PM   #27
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Since I've installed Suse 9.0 in my system Microsoft became a fadding memory...!
Old 11-16-2003, 01:35 PM   #28
Registered: May 2001
Location: Norton, KS
Distribution: Mandrake, Xandros, and Debian 3.0 (Woody) as a proxy
Posts: 103

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Originally posted by JDMnet
Anyone have any suggestions on wich other Linux distros I should try? (and they need to be as easy to install as RedHat 9)
Try Xandros, especially their new v2.0 Desktop. If you like RedHat 9, you'll LOVE Xandros. Easiest Distro I have every had to setup and installl bar NONE.

The new v2.0 will have a d/lable trial edition, so you can litterally try it before you buy it.
Old 11-16-2003, 02:40 PM   #29
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Manchester, England, UK, The World....
Distribution: Gentoo/SuSE 9.0
Posts: 291

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redhat for me, although i may try gentoo if i get a new hdd and do a fresh install
Old 11-16-2003, 02:49 PM   #30
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Distribution: Mint 13/15, CentOS 6.4
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libranet for ease of installation. slackware for everything else.


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