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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 02-02-2005, 03:31 AM   #541
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Libranet 2.8.1 Wins - Mepis is beautiful but Libranet is the friendliest Debian distro for me.
Old 02-02-2005, 03:48 AM   #542
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Mandrake 10.1

everyone has their favs but I really think that if linux is to replace windoze then mandrake is the way to go. Ease of use and user friendly mandrake 10.1 is the best distro there is, it will get my vote everytime. If it wasnt for a couple of applications windoze would be gone off my box completely and I would have no duel boot system, just mandrake linux..
Old 02-02-2005, 04:35 AM   #543
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Old 02-02-2005, 05:05 AM   #544
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as we know slackware is the best distro in all linux even it uses old kernel as linux users we know kernel can be compiled and updated.... slack rules!
Old 02-02-2005, 07:20 AM   #545
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Old 02-02-2005, 07:53 AM   #546
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No vectorlinux? Vector soho is the best i've seen.
Old 02-02-2005, 07:56 AM   #547
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:28 AM   #548
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Debian Sarge all the way!!!
Old 02-02-2005, 04:22 PM   #549
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Old 02-02-2005, 05:07 PM   #550
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...and the best is.......Slllllll...

( com'on, it's the 3rd ..... )

Old 02-02-2005, 05:09 PM   #551
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Last edited by bbo; 02-02-2005 at 05:10 PM.
Old 02-02-2005, 05:14 PM   #552
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Old 02-02-2005, 05:15 PM   #553
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In portions of the world, yes, it is the 3rd. Also in portions of the world, yes, the answer is slackware.

But I think a lot of people are going to be suprised when this poll is revealed...
Old 02-02-2005, 06:58 PM   #554
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Yoper all the way. It has a reputatian as the fastest "out of the box" OS, but the new 2.2 (still in "pre" stage) is rediculous- kde loads on my 1.66 w/386 ram in about 5-8 seconds, seriously! Nvidia drivers with hardware accelerated rendering/transparency and window comp effects come default... it's amazing. It looks better than anything out there. Also, 2.6.10-2 kernel and kde 3.3.2. It uses RPM and Synaptic, and although red hat certainly has more packages available currently, a surprising amount of red hat pakages work too (its file system is very similar to red hat), although not i686/yoper "optimized." Give it some space on your HD (about 2 gigs) and you might be surprised.
Old 02-02-2005, 07:17 PM   #555
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slax is cool.
try it out. it is a linux live thing.


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