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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


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 02-01-2005, 05:41 PM   #526
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Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Mandrake 10
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For me "The Drade" - "Mandrake" !!
Old 02-01-2005, 06:12 PM   #527
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Long Island, NY USA
Distribution: Fedora Core 3, Ubuntu Hoary
Posts: 53

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I'm enjoying this entire thread. So many different distros can claim loyal devotees; and evangelism aside, so many of these distros seem worthy enough of at least trying. I started w/ redhat 5.2 back in early `99. Tried mandrake 5.3, Caldera 2.2 and 2.3, Redhat 6.2, Mandrake 7.1, etc, etc, etc. Played w/ Debian 2.x but now find debian derivative Ubuntu (Hoary) w/ it's apt-get functionality really slick. One day, I'll have to give Slack, or one of its immediate descendents, a spin. I've tried the RPM distros. Now the .deb (or apt-get) distros. Time to give Slack a spin, no?? Maybe one of the BSD's too ;o)
Ah..., the OSS movement. Gotta love freedom!!

Peace out,
Old 02-01-2005, 06:15 PM   #528
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Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Perth Western Australia
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0
Posts: 3

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I like Fedora, I love the newness, ease of use & install, and the constant new input that goes into it.
Old 02-01-2005, 06:18 PM   #529
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Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Philipines
Distribution: Slackware, OpenBSD
Posts: 13

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Slackware is the one distro that is closer to my heart
Old 02-01-2005, 06:32 PM   #530
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 734
Blog Entries: 1

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The fReebsd distrO easiLy prevaiLs above the rest.

Old 02-01-2005, 06:38 PM   #531
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Registered: Jan 2005
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 11

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Old 02-01-2005, 07:17 PM   #532
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Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Canton Ohio
Distribution: Fedora Core 6 dual boot to windoze 2003
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Within the past year I have messed mainly with the Red Hat genre, so I had to give my vote to Fedora. It all started back with Mandrake 8.1 and Red Hat 7.2, I was so pleased with these distros I desided to make Linux my OS of first choice. While these were really out dated i decided to look at more distros and try various ones.

So far I have tried the following

Red Hat 7.2 - Great OS ease of use, but was lacking the things I needed since it was too old.

Mandrake 8.1 - Prolly the Greatest Linux Distro I have tried yet but as with RH 7.2 Lacked alot

Red Hat 9 - Perfect OS just didnt need to become so stuck on themselves and start charging for The Linux Distro of Choice from previous years.

Fedora Core 1 - Straight bombshell. nothing within it worked on my system, I know it was the start of the new generation, and used at the test for there bug fixes

Fedora Core 2 - same as above, with alot more fixes, Just wasnt what I was looking for

Knopix - I need my OS on my Hard Drive.

Mandrake 9 - never got it to connect to the internet

Mandrake 9.2 - same as 9

Mandrake 10.1 - Still weary on still messing with, Undesided.

Fedora Core 3 - Great work. Where I am at now, Learn alot from it, with help from my past distros, and now with being in college taking a couple nix classes, Got my Vote.

Mepis - Just started using it today .. Debating on if I want to install it to the HDD or keep running it live. Will be using this for my 'nix classes for classes we cant use owr own Hard drives
Old 02-01-2005, 07:46 PM   #533
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Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: SuSE Linux 9.1
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I use SuSE Linux at home and at school, and I've been using it for a long time.
Old 02-01-2005, 09:07 PM   #534
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Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Bangalore
Distribution: Redhat 9.0, Mandrake 8.1, FC2, FC3, DSL, MEPIS, Linspire
Posts: 21

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Favourite Distro ???

Tried Fedora Core 2 and 3. Love them both..........

Not tried Mandrake's 10 series. But from previous experiences (8 series) I might say that the newer verions are good too........

Long live both of them......

Other distros, can do better :-)
Old 02-01-2005, 09:22 PM   #535
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: FL, USA
Distribution: Minislack & Gentoo
Posts: 32

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slackware is really good!!!
Old 02-01-2005, 10:59 PM   #536
Registered: May 2004
Location: Vienna, Austria
Distribution: Open SuSE 11, Mac OS X 10.5
Posts: 299

Rep: Reputation: 33
It's really difficult:

My vote is for SuSE 9.2. It's really a good distro and easy to use.
However I haave to admit that Fedora Core 3 comes very close to SuSE 9.2.
I have them both since I could not decide which one to keep, so I kept bot :-))
Old 02-01-2005, 11:05 PM   #537
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Distribution: Fedora 4 - Slackware 10 - PHLAK
Posts: 92

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Slackware, though I just started using Fedora 3, and very impressed, if I had a few more weeks I think my vote would go to FC3....

BTW when are the poles going to close????
Old 02-02-2005, 02:28 AM   #538
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: VA
Distribution: Slackware 10.0
Posts: 50

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I wonder what jeremy voted for..

Old 02-02-2005, 03:09 AM   #539
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Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Eastbourne UK
Distribution: ubuntu
Posts: 7

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it must be ubuntu .....
Old 02-02-2005, 03:16 AM   #540
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Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Mississippi USA
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 2,058
Blog Entries: 2

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Could be Gentoo too. Now I wonder what he uses.




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