LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > 2003 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards
User Name
Password
2003 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards This forum is for the 2003 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.
You can now vote for your favorite products of 2003. This is your chance to be heard!

Notices


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%
Voters: 1701. You may not vote on this poll

 
  Search this Thread
Old 02-18-2004, 10:59 PM   #286
wlewis
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Distribution: Linux from Scratch
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Best linux distro ever...


I've been through quite a few different distributions, starting five years ago, give or take. The absolute best one I've come across is CRUX linux. (http://www.crux.nu) Not only does it allow you to compile everything from source, it also has a BSD-style ports system that downloads and compiles automatically, and it also has BSD-style init scripts, as opposed to the kludgey System V style scripts that just about everyone in the Linux community uses. Previously, I had been running Linux from Scratch, and I still do on my server, but CRUX is awesome, especially for someone with a less-is-more attitude like myself. That being said, I've never tried Gentoo, but I don't have any reason to try it anymore.

Will
 
Old 02-19-2004, 08:46 AM   #287
compughatt
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: New England
Distribution: LFS
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
I have to go with LFS. You learn so much about the innards of GNU/Linux assembling it. It is totally customizable.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 11:59 PM   #288
sxa
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Austin, TX
Distribution: Mac OS 10.7 / CentOS 6(servers) / xubuntu 13.04
Posts: 1,186

Rep: Reputation: 49
Before I leave this earth, I would like to have tried out every single Linux Distro out there, and really learn about each one..

I am sad to say LFS is not high on my list.. there are so many other great distros out there.. LFS just sounds like it would take too much time getting it going and such...
 
Old 03-01-2004, 01:53 PM   #289
AZIMBD03
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Dhaka,Bangladeh
Distribution: Red Hat
Posts: 80

Rep: Reputation: 15
Wink

Red hat???? I like most it


Blues
 
Old 03-01-2004, 05:49 PM   #290
Dark
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Gentoo 2005 / LFS 6.0
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Gentoo
 
Old 03-01-2004, 06:12 PM   #291
sxa
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Austin, TX
Distribution: Mac OS 10.7 / CentOS 6(servers) / xubuntu 13.04
Posts: 1,186

Rep: Reputation: 49
I think Gentoo would be pretty cool, or atleast I have read some great things about it...
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:31 AM   #292
brfsa
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Thailand
Distribution: Centos
Posts: 28

Rep: Reputation: 15
Thumbs up Fedora

I have tried so many distros, at least a dozen distros
The Best one for me is FEDORA

I can do everything with it. It is easy and looks great.

I am just a newbie, but I got OpenGL working (I play Quake 3 with 6x FSSA, 1024x768x32), sound card, modem, lan with internet, lan with windows computers, Scanner, everything works perferctly. (with the proper drivers)

I couldnt get all these to work with any other Distro, maybe because Im newbie.

What really impressed me was Peanut Linux and College Linux. They are excellent and very small. I Also liked Slackware and Gentoo, but what a pain is the installation of Gentoo. Hell.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 08:37 AM   #293
buttersoft
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 178

Rep: Reputation: 30
If we are talking about most successful install, I have to say Slackware all the way. No issues remain after install, and I am a relative newbie too (10 months) into complete change over to Linux. I wouldn't go back now and I think I have found the Distro for me. I like the not-gui specific configuration and the way that Slackware works. It is also far faster than any of my previous installs (Debian, SuSE).
 
Old 03-14-2004, 12:47 PM   #294
sxa
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Austin, TX
Distribution: Mac OS 10.7 / CentOS 6(servers) / xubuntu 13.04
Posts: 1,186

Rep: Reputation: 49
Red Hat had the easiet install.. or atleast for me.. Slack was kind of hard, but I love it..
 
Old 03-14-2004, 01:17 PM   #295
kanzure
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
I agree, slack is great. It was my first Linux distro ever, and I loved the challenge it was for me. (I learned how great Slack was when I installed some newbied-up distro of Redhat, and going back to slack was so nice.. )
 
Old 03-16-2004, 12:51 PM   #296
sxa
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Austin, TX
Distribution: Mac OS 10.7 / CentOS 6(servers) / xubuntu 13.04
Posts: 1,186

Rep: Reputation: 49
Knoppix STD is great.. my machine crashed a few days okay, and its alittle bit more of a major problem then before, and I lost access to Windows XP, Fedora Core, and Slackware.. so I am using it right now using my Knoppix STD boot disk.. alittle slow because it runs it from the CDROM, but it allows me to have linux intill my dad can look at my machine..
 
Old 04-05-2004, 09:28 PM   #297
MacOS X is sexy
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: MacOsX, Slackware, Mandrake
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Linux is sweet!.... Slackware and Mandrake rock! RedHat is a piece of shyte!

ABOVE ALL!!!!! - - - Mac OS X cuts them all!!! Perfect in performace... It's just as stable as Linux. DAM it's pretty. Very compatible with everything.... Stacks of high end programs for it, such ad multimedia, mathematica, all Adobe products, Microsoft office, perfect for the home user, it's UNIX based, BUT, it only runs on a freakin Mac PC

MAC OS X as an operating system cuts it all in ease of use, fuctionality, and above all, stability and performance.

I say a petition should start to have Apple compile Mac OS X for an x86 based PC.

If you've tried any previous versions of Mac OS less than v10, they are definitely crap.

I don't have shares in Mac and i'm not paid to support them, BUT they r definitely worth it!!!!! specially the operationg system.

MAC OS X A DEFINITE MUST TRY FOR EVERYBODY!!!
you'll get hooked if only macs were more redily avalable!
 
Old 04-05-2004, 09:31 PM   #298
Atmchicago
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Baltimore
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 219

Rep: Reputation: 32
But MacosX isn't GPL, or even open source for that matter. And this is *linux*questions.org, distribution of the year. Thus your comment, to me, is just as relevent as a post about the wonders of BeOS or Windows.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 09:33 PM   #299
MacOS X is sexy
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: MacOsX, Slackware, Mandrake
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
TOP OF ALL OSs

Linux is sweet!.... Slackware and Mandrake rock! RedHat is a piece of shyte!

ABOVE ALL!!!!! - - - Mac OS X cuts them all!!! Perfect in performace... It's just as stable as Linux. DAM it's pretty. Very compatible with everything.... Stacks of high end programs for it, such ad multimedia, mathematica, all Adobe products, Microsoft office, perfect for the home user, it's UNIX based, BUT, it only runs on a freakin Mac PC

MAC OS X as an operating system cuts it all in ease of use, fuctionality, and above all, stability and performance.

I say a petition should start to have Apple compile Mac OS X for an x86 based PC.

If you've tried any previous versions of Mac OS less than v10, they are definitely crap. don't even bother lookin at them

I don't have shares in Mac and i'm not paid to support them, BUT they r definitely worth it!!!!! specially the operationg system and the looks of the hardware!

MAC OS X A DEFINITE MUST TRY FOR EVERYBODY!!!
you'll get hooked if only macs were more redily avalable!
 
Old 04-05-2004, 09:38 PM   #300
MacOS X is sexy
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: MacOsX, Slackware, Mandrake
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
TOP OF ALL OSs

Linux is sweet!.... Slackware and Mandrake rock! RedHat is a piece of shyte!

ABOVE ALL!!!!! - - - Mac OS X cuts them all!!! Perfect in performace... It's just as stable as Linux. DAM it's pretty. Very compatible with everything.... Stacks of high end programs for it, such ad multimedia, mathematica, all Adobe products, Microsoft office, perfect for the home user, it's UNIX based, BUT, it only runs on a freakin Mac PC

MAC OS X as an operating system cuts it all in ease of use, fuctionality, and above all, stability and performance.

I say a petition should start to have Apple compile Mac OS X for an x86 based PC.

If you've tried any previous versions of Mac OS less than v10, they are definitely crap. don't even bother lookin at them

I don't have shares in Mac and i'm not paid to support them, BUT they r definitely worth it!!!!! specially the operationg system and the looks of the hardware!

MAC OS X A DEFINITE MUST TRY FOR EVERYBODY!!!
you'll get hooked if only macs were more redily avalable!
 
  


 


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Going from distribution to distribution safe? sausagejohnson Linux - General 8 04-30-2004 03:27 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > 2003 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:08 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration