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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 01-18-2005, 11:38 PM   #346
pragun
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Fedora Fedora Fedora Fedora
Fedora Fedora Fedora Fedora
Fedora Fedora Fedora Fedora
...I think that's enough...
 
Old 01-19-2005, 06:23 AM   #347
elluva
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Quote:
Originally posted by ngan_yine
...mandrake would be best for beginner ,slackware for programmer ,gentoo for advance programmer(with a lot of time in their hand(like science project) and debian for server .
Don't you agree on that
Not quite, I personnaly think that debian cannot be put into a category. Fact is that if Debian would have a bit of a user friendly installer, it would be almost the most user friendly distro out there. Never had any dependency probs w/Debian. Same for Gentoo, a great distro, quite user friendly (once installed) and great docs. All these need are pretty installers for those who want them.

On the other hand, Mandrake wil always be a very user-friendly distro (though it has typical RPM related quircks) and slack will always be a 'hardcore user' distro.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 07:01 AM   #348
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Ach, it's got to be CRUX (http://www.crux.nu/). Unheard of to most people, but I love it . It's essentially an LFS except you don't have to bootstrap - it's got pre-installed binaries for the toolchain and other basic stuff.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 11:25 AM   #349
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Mephis is great install in 20 mins (but you can check if it will work beforehand) and installing software is so easy.
Afer coming from Suse and Mandrake it is brillant.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 11:26 AM   #350
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Fedora for the day, Fedora for the night. Join the revolution: Fedora for life.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 03:40 PM   #351
qwijibow
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I wonder... how many of you fedora users have used anouther linux distro for a significant amount of time ?

Ive used Redhat 9, Fedora core 1,2 and 3, Slackware 10, Mandrake 9, and Gentoo.

and i found fedora to be the least finished distro.
for example.. when i first installed fedora core, i wouldnt install any packages with fedora package system, the error was because the installer was looking for a redhat path on the install cd's which had been renamed "Fedora"
 
Old 01-19-2005, 04:48 PM   #352
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I would like to point something out to people complaining about certain distros(i.e. Gentoo) not having "pretty installers".
There IS a reason they don't... actually there are 3 that apply the most
1) The developers are too busy enhancing the operating system itself. Tell me, would you rather have a poor operating system with a nice installer? Or a great operating system that requires some work to install?
2) There are too many options during install to make a graphical installer practical. This applies mostly to source-based distros such as Gentoo and Sourceror where you have to not only specify what you want installed, but exactly how it is to be installed(i.e. make flags)
3) They are trying to teach you something, like how to use your OS at a more advanced level. Before I installed Gentoo, I was always running into things that I couldn't fix, or even diagnose properly. I learned enough just by installing Gentoo, that I can now fix or at least diagnose almost any problem I encounter... As opposed to whining to the Gentoo team every time something goes wrong. With the greater knowledge gleaned from performing an advanced install you can become a problem solver, instead of someone that just sits around waiting for everyone else to solve all the problems for you.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 05:02 PM   #353
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Quote:
Originally posted by Phorem
Gentoo first with Mandrake and Suse as a close second. More Mandrake then Suse. I like the free iso factor.

Suse Pro 9.2 ISOs are now free to download from ftp.suse.com.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 07:06 PM   #354
qwijibow
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Quote:
I would like to point something out to people complaining about certain distros(i.e. Gentoo) not having "pretty installers".
From what i remmeber about a /. article, Gentoo's first 2005 release is going to have a graphical installer.

ALSO, (and here's what rocks) its going to support a kickstart config like redhat.
in other words, you run through the setup once, export to a kickstart file, then you can use that kickstart to install to other machines without user interaction.

sweet !

so there's no reason experianced users couldnt publish there kickstart files on the gentoo forums, and have newbies download the kickstar that best suits them (processor type and default packages to be installed), and there you go... newbies using gentoo.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 10:09 PM   #355
mrcheeks
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Quote:
Originally posted by qwijibow
I wonder... how many of you fedora users have used anouther linux distro for a significant amount of time ?

Ive used Redhat 9, Fedora core 1,2 and 3, Slackware 10, Mandrake 9, and Gentoo.

and i found fedora to be the least finished distro.
for example.. when i first installed fedora core, i wouldnt install any packages with fedora package system, the error was because the installer was looking for a redhat path on the install cd's which had been renamed "Fedora"
I share the same idea like you. i've used mandrake 8/9/10 redhat 7/8/9 fedora 1/2, slackware 8/9 gentoo 2004 and lower, knoppix, suse 9.1, bsd(free,net), debian(woody,sarge,unstable) . At the beginning it was mandrake/redhat for almost 2 years easy enough to use without dual booting. then i switched after trying few others. Most newbies i know move after one year or less from mandrake/redhat/fedora/suse to something else.

I believe from my experience Mandrake/fedora/suse/knoppix are decent for the beginners, debian/slackware/gentoo and others for more advanced users
 
Old 01-19-2005, 10:31 PM   #356
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Ditto.

Debian for work, SuSE for playing around without having the happy addition of having to drink... I mean think.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 11:42 PM   #357
nedson
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Two words missing from the list: Vector Linux.

The smallest, fastest, most efficient distro for old school setupsl...

BOOM!
 
Old 01-20-2005, 06:57 AM   #358
faust_in_linux
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Talking

Debian!!! (by it self and its derivates: kurumin, ubuntu, knoppix,... ) But Fedora also is very good!
 
Old 01-20-2005, 08:38 AM   #359
Sepero
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Quote:
Originally posted by nedson
Two words missing from the list: Vector Linux.

The smallest, fastest, most efficient distro for old school setupsl...

BOOM!
Wow.... That "BOOM" part really got me...
I think I may have to completely switch to Vector Linux now...

(maybe not)
 
Old 01-20-2005, 12:50 PM   #360
halo14
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ahh.. as has been stated.. this isn't about which one you like best.. but rather.. which has made such significant steps at improving themselves over the past year..

I think Vector has done a great job at that with the release of 4.0 and then 4.3... it is indeed a great distro give old pieces of closet garbage a new beginning...

Though it's not my favorite distro, it does have it's purposes.. and it has come a long way in the past year..

a repectable choice...
 
  


 


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