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View Poll Results: Distribution of the Year
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 23 0.99%
Fedora 350 15.09%
Mandrakelinux 235 10.13%
Slackware 449 19.36%
Suse 235 10.13%
Debian 250 10.78%
Knoppix 43 1.85%
Gentoo 314 13.54%
DamnSmallLinux 7 0.30%
MEPIS 96 4.14%
LFS 13 0.56%
Ubuntu 176 7.59%
Yoper 32 1.38%
Xandros 27 1.16%
Linspire 17 0.73%
Arch 26 1.12%
Conectiva 7 0.30%
Amigo 2 0.09%
CentOS 3 0.13%
PClinuxOS 14 0.60%
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Old 01-14-2005, 11:01 PM   #301
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Registered: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Distribution: Yoper, Mepis, PCLinuxOS, Linspire
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Yoper. The speed impressed me.
Old 01-14-2005, 11:11 PM   #302
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Kalifornia
Distribution: YOPER+KDE
Posts: 263

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hey, where in sandiego do you live?
Old 01-15-2005, 02:31 AM   #303
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Seattle, Wa
Distribution: Fedora,Trustix,Debian
Posts: 290

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RH ES3 for documentation
Old 01-15-2005, 02:57 AM   #304
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Guntur
Posts: 44

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is the best and needs stuff to work it on
Old 01-15-2005, 12:33 PM   #305
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: gentoo
Posts: 71

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# emerge best-distro

These are the packages that I would merge, in order:

Calculating dependencies ...done!
[ebuild R ] linux-distros/gentoo +best_package_manager +easy_to_administrate +great_community +a_lot_of_infos_and_howto's +flexible +customisable 30 MB

Total size of downloads: 30 MB

=> Gentoo
Old 01-15-2005, 03:23 PM   #306
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Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Birkenhead, UK.
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For me: Mandrake 10.1... I like to fiddle and MDK always has plenty to fiddle with! ;-)

For newbies and non-techies, Ubuntu "warty warthog" because it looks beautiful and defends the stupid against themselves!

Old 01-15-2005, 06:38 PM   #307
Registered: May 2004
Location: Fredericton, NB Canada
Distribution: Mepis
Posts: 81

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For me Mepis is number one. I am a newbie since last spring and Mepis opened the door to Linux for me. I know there are a lot of great distros out there for the geeks but for people like me, Mepis is the door and the house. If you are looking Linux over yourself and feel a bit intimidated, hey come on in and make yourself at home ... l did.

Old 01-15-2005, 08:08 PM   #308
Gabriele Persia
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Distribution: Debian
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I like (love) Debian.
Old 01-15-2005, 09:23 PM   #309
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It (along with any previous Red Hat version I have tried) are the only ones to successfully get everything running (including sound) on install. Every other distro I have tried had some quirk which prevented installing, or had something broken when installation was done.

Linux 2.6.10-1.741_FC3 #1 Thu Jan 13 16:38:22 EST 2005 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
Old 01-15-2005, 09:36 PM   #310
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Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Twin Falls
Distribution: ubuntu, knoppix, debian
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Knoppix has made my life much easier. I installed debian outta the box and wasn't near as happy as the ease of install as the knx2hd install. Easy to install and update, works right away. Sure I like to pop the hood, but for an installer to need extra drivers is personally a pain in the gummy bummy. Go Klaus.
Old 01-15-2005, 11:18 PM   #311
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Atlanta
Distribution: Debian, OS X
Posts: 711

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The one and only Slackware
Old 01-16-2005, 05:12 AM   #312
mike L
Registered: May 2001
Distribution: SuSE 10 (SLED)
Posts: 30

Rep: Reputation: 15
Gotta go with Slackware
Old 01-16-2005, 09:23 AM   #313
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Petaling Jaya
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 475

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ubuntu is future distro......
Old 01-16-2005, 10:54 AM   #314
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Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 13

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Fedora Core 3
Old 01-16-2005, 12:11 PM   #315
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Distribution: Gentoo, Debian, Knoppix
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Most useful: Knoppix
Most fun/the one I use: Gentoo
Most serious/powerful: Debian
(Sometimes I miss apt-get)

Most overrated: SUSE (it's slow and miss alot of package)
Most unliked: Fedora/Red Hat (never had any luck with this one...)


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