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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 01-01-2005, 07:40 PM   #76
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Slovenia
Distribution: Mandriva Linux
Posts: 65

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Gentoo for AMD64
Old 01-01-2005, 08:05 PM   #77
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Bel Air, MD
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 35

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Still Slackin'

Just went through another round of distros to find one for my new AMD 64 laptop. Fedora, Debian, Knoppix, Katonix, Mepis and others. I settled on Gentoo for the trip (moved from the U.S. to Germany), but Slackware is going on it now that I've got my desktop back online. Gentoo is fast and clean, but you can't beat Slackware. It just gets out of your way and lets you get set up and then work. Too cool, and it never, ever crashes. I run current all the time and haven't had an OS crash in, oh, 18 months or so. Not since I tried various drivers for my ATI video card. Just keep slackin'!
Old 01-01-2005, 08:30 PM   #78
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best distribution

Xandros Linux version 3.0 is the best. It just works . I have tried the latest Mandrake,suse and Lindows and Xandros is far far ahead of the pack.
Old 01-01-2005, 08:31 PM   #79
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Gentoo - for reasonably quick (or just damn fast ! ) machines with broadband connections. MEPIS for the rest.

My two bits worth.
Old 01-01-2005, 08:33 PM   #80
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: USexIRL
Distribution: *nix
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Using Mandrake 10.0 on several computers and happy.
Old 01-01-2005, 08:37 PM   #81
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Why is PCLOS not included as the best Distribution of the year, it serves as a live cd yes, but I run it full time on my HD, that makes it the best Distribution on my box.
Old 01-01-2005, 08:42 PM   #82
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linux Fedora Core is the best.
Old 01-01-2005, 08:44 PM   #83
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Fedora Core 3.
Old 01-01-2005, 08:44 PM   #84
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Gentoo for me. I have used Redhat since 8.0, and tried mandrake once ( which didnt last long, not my kinda distro ), and i have used Fedora Core 1 & 2 ( testing stages mind you ), but changed to Gentoo and have been happy since. I liked Redhat/Fedora, but the bloat was a bit much, got me a little confused. I would kinda like to try Slackware, and Ubuntu which i will install on a mates comp who is just going to start getting into Linux, but the awesome clean running from my Gentoo system is just what i want and need, and the emerge system is, for the most part, better than the RPM installs, except for having to wait for some programs ebuilds to be updated.

Although it might not be everybody's distro, gentoo is definately MY distro of choice.
Old 01-01-2005, 08:54 PM   #85
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Location: UK
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Old 01-01-2005, 09:20 PM   #86
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Thumbs up

Originally posted by thumper
Gentoo - for reasonably quick (or just damn fast ! ) machines with broadband connections. MEPIS for the rest.

My two bits worth.
Same here
Old 01-01-2005, 09:24 PM   #87
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slightly off topic, but comprookie2000, whats the font for the wm in ur screenshot ?
Old 01-01-2005, 09:37 PM   #88
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Re: PCLinuxOS

Originally posted by Sal5528
Please add PCLinuxOS to the Distribution of the Year poll. Thanks Sal5528
I second this. It would be nice if there could be at least an "other" category in which you can enter your own choice.
Old 01-01-2005, 09:42 PM   #89
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From the theme?

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Old 01-01-2005, 09:49 PM   #90
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Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS Preview 8

Ubuntu - best roll-out, press coverage, rapid population of high quality product, forum and guides, with option for corporate support. Not on the list, and just sneaking in at the last minute of the year, was PCLinuxOS Preview 8 -- possibly the smoothest, prettiest, best-out-of-the-box distro out there.


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