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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2003. This is your chance to be heard!


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 11-17-2003, 07:58 AM   #46
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Netherlands
Distribution: debian (sid)
Posts: 693

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gentoo *ra ra ra*
Old 11-17-2003, 08:55 AM   #47
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Estonia Tartu
Distribution: Debian, edition depends on what i run it, wheezy on main box.
Posts: 91

Rep: Reputation: 15
have tried dead-rat linux from 6-9.0-from fedora i am off it.
proben mandrake and suse ,turbolinux and -at last -when know things better moved to>Slackware
and must say :"slack owns ,it gives me exactly what i want, in way i want and when i want".
if other distros makers will make all explanations as clear and short as they are in slack ,m$windooz is gone.
So i just go slacking.Clear things are good ones.
Old 11-17-2003, 10:02 AM   #48
Registered: Dec 2002
Distribution: Debian, Libranet, Red Hat
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
Although I would normally say Debian, I have to acknowledge the tremendous work the Libranet team has done and it shows in their distro.
Old 11-17-2003, 12:17 PM   #49
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Registered: Aug 2003
Location: United States
Distribution: Ubuntu Server
Posts: 51

Rep: Reputation: 15
Wow, there is ONE vote for Vector!

I like Slackware, everything works because there is nothing to mess up!
Old 11-17-2003, 12:58 PM   #50
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Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Debian/other
Posts: 2,104

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Few distros can make windows under KDE open before you've clicked the mouse - Vector can - its a fast Slackware based distro....... a nice addition...

Last edited by Skyline; 11-17-2003 at 01:00 PM.
Old 11-17-2003, 02:50 PM   #51
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 381

Rep: Reputation: 30
I didn't realise slakware was so popular...
Old 11-17-2003, 03:09 PM   #52
Registered: May 2003
Location: Lisbon Falls, Maine
Distribution: RH 8.0, 9.0, FC2 - 4, Slack 9.0 - 10.2, Knoppix 3.4 - 4.0, LFS,
Posts: 789

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Wow..... slackware.

I guess the saying is true... Once you've had slack, you'll never go back.

Old 11-17-2003, 03:51 PM   #53
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Registered: Nov 2003
Location: chicago
Posts: 1

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tried suse to many problems with yast2 and redhat seems plain. Mandrake though fits my server and desktop needs. 9.1 WAS GOOD but 9.2 (unless you have lg products) ROCKS!!!
Old 11-17-2003, 04:35 PM   #54
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 386

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just installed slackware 9.1 and WOW. i tried SW a couple of years ago, but was too new and jusst couldnt get it right. the install was flawless and the configuration went perfectly except for the lilo setup, had to go back to add my XP partition manually. X worked like a champ, had to re-do my mouse settings to get the wheel to work and XFce is awesome! i had been using mandrake and redhat like a lot of former windows users, then tried suse 8.2 and i too had trouble with yast. slackware rules!
Old 11-17-2003, 05:15 PM   #55
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Registered: Aug 2003
Location: MA, USA
Distribution: SuSE
Posts: 8

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SuSE all the way

ive had 7.2, 8.0, and now 8.2 Pro

soon to have 9.0 Pro around christmas time /need to save money

I might download Debian and set that up on my 133MHz piece of $hit

Old 11-17-2003, 05:16 PM   #56
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Warwick (
Distribution: Arch, Slackware 9.0, (knoppix standing by)
Posts: 256

Rep: Reputation: 30
Nice to see slack on top... Keep it up Patrick!
Old 11-17-2003, 05:32 PM   #57
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Netherlands
Distribution: RH9 / Fecora Core 3/4
Posts: 30

Rep: Reputation: 15
Is it maybe because al the other distro's have LESS problems and don't come here often ?

Old 11-17-2003, 05:42 PM   #58
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Warwick (
Distribution: Arch, Slackware 9.0, (knoppix standing by)
Posts: 256

Rep: Reputation: 30
Ha, a nice point, or maybe more people post problems because more people use slackware. I don't think anyone would seriously stick with a distribution that kept giving them problems. I think most slackers will back me up when I say that once configured, slackware gives one of the smoothest rides possible... And not a dependency error in sight
Old 11-17-2003, 06:10 PM   #59
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Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 3

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Knoppix all the way!..... Woody with an easy install and everything is configured... It's Awesome.
Old 11-17-2003, 07:38 PM   #60
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Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Pittsburgh
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 3

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Slackware, for obvious reasons.


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