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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, 08:49 PM   #91
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 658

Rep: Reputation: 30

ah anorexia, thats the font. thnx comprookie2000
Old 01-01-2005, 08:57 PM   #92
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Thailand
Distribution: Mandiva2005
Posts: 86

Rep: Reputation: 15
I use Mandrake for 2 years , all over
Old 01-01-2005, 09:00 PM   #93
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Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Distribution: Linux Mandrake 10.0
Posts: 2

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I've been devoted to PCLINUXOS (PCLOS) for a couple of years now. PCLOS 8 is incredible...
Old 01-01-2005, 09:12 PM   #94
Registered: May 2004
Location: Hildesheim(Germany)
Distribution: Debian Etch with Kernel 2.6.x (latest vanila)
Posts: 62

Rep: Reputation: 15
Debian Sarge!
It has all i need
Old 01-01-2005, 09:16 PM   #95
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: raleigh
Distribution: Gentoo 2005.1 x86_64
Posts: 931

Rep: Reputation: 31
Gentoo, also Vidalinux was kind of cool
Old 01-01-2005, 09:20 PM   #96
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 187

Rep: Reputation: 15
Fedora Core 3, by far.
Old 01-01-2005, 09:24 PM   #97
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: india
Distribution: simply mepis
Posts: 9

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mepis is cool with its java and flash support ,, but i would like to try mandrake linux for the first time in my linux life and may be i will change my view after using mandrake linux

but for me mepis rocks and rules
Old 01-01-2005, 09:24 PM   #98
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 134

Rep: Reputation: 15
Once you have experienced Gentoo you can never go back. It has the best speed, and UNRIVALED (yes UNRIVALED) package management. RPM is horrible, Gentoo rules, the end.
Old 01-01-2005, 09:36 PM   #99
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Registered: Nov 2004
Posts: 5

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If you have a fast computer and a good internet connection, Gentoo all the way. A great community and documentation.

For old trashed computers recycled in servers, Slackware is good. Very stable, my old Pentium2's running for a month without reboot. I love the Motd too

I tried Mandrake and I hate the RPM. You never have the dependencies and you end up downloading 4 gigs of .rpm ...

Knopiox is a good distribution to make recoveries.

But my vote defenitively goes to Gentoo. Long live to Emerge !
Old 01-01-2005, 10:11 PM   #100
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: US
Distribution: Debian Sid
Posts: 50

Rep: Reputation: 15
Originally posted by OneManArmy
One Distro, to rule them all…

One Distro, to find them…

One Distro, to bring them all…

And in the darkness, bind them…

Yeah..........I can hear it.......It is Debian
Wise choice indeed.

But Debian is the only distro I've ever used, so my vote is probably not going to be very well rounded lol.
Old 01-01-2005, 10:23 PM   #101
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Distribution: Trying to decide
Posts: 229

Rep: Reputation: 30
I chose Mandrake. IMO having a more user orientes and east to use itnerfact/install is the routeall distros have to take in order to compete with Microsoft.
Also, I think one of the most overrated distros is Fedora. I had quite a few issues with the install and certaing things didn't want to work once ti was installed. So from now on I'm a mandrake guy.
Old 01-01-2005, 10:32 PM   #102
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: NY
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Gentoo for the speed and package management.
Old 01-02-2005, 12:01 AM   #103
Registered: May 2004
Location: india
Distribution: Gentoo 2006.1
Posts: 59

Rep: Reputation: 15
i choose fedora though i'm gonna install fc3 in a day or two i liked fc 2 the most. Having explored the world of linux only in August 2004, i haven't tried other distros except suse 9.1 personal, which seemed more like some demo version. I also wish to install slackware very soon.
Old 01-02-2005, 12:15 AM   #104
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Registered: Oct 2004
Location: melbourne australia
Distribution: mandrake10.1 xandros2.0
Posts: 2

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ubuntu 4 sure at last linux that works for the average user ***** 2 the ubuntu team
Old 01-02-2005, 01:03 AM   #105
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Bharat
Distribution: RedHat, Debian, FreeBSD, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 114

Rep: Reputation: 16
RHEL , Fedora Core3 is good with more features!


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