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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.


View Poll Results: Distribution of the Year
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 34 1.36%
Fedora 235 9.38%
Mandrakelinux 145 5.79%
Slackware 477 19.05%
Suse 330 13.18%
Debian 265 10.58%
Knoppix 19 0.76%
Gentoo 225 8.99%
MEPIS 73 2.92%
Ubuntu 488 19.49%
Novell Linux Desktop 6 0.24%
Xandros 14 0.56%
Linspire 18 0.72%
Arch 71 2.84%
PClinuxOS 44 1.76%
CentOS 37 1.48%
LFS 23 0.92%
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:10 PM   #151
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 49

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arch for me!
started on RH6, tried mandrake7+, debian, and then fell in love with slackware. then i stumbled upon arch and never looked back. arch was the only distro i tried that i could totally mess up my system and still be able to recover from it. but then again, seeing the general progression of distros i tried i probably learned a lot along the way on how NOT to break a system and how to recover it

anyways, tried ubuntu and it was quite impressive as well....still not as snappy as arch tho.
Old 02-16-2006, 02:00 AM   #152
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Registered: Feb 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 22

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Suse it's my choice, all it does it does well: the memory usage is low, the speed is fast and YaST it's getting better and better.
Old 02-16-2006, 05:58 AM   #153
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Shetland
Distribution: PClinuxOS, Suse 10.0, Mandriva, Alinux,
Posts: 126
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 15
favourite distro

SuSe 10 is very stable but just found Alinux I might change
Old 02-16-2006, 06:26 AM   #154
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Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Fedora, Ubuntu, Puppy
Posts: 17

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And for cutest distro

Puppy Linux booting from a usb flash drive
Old 02-16-2006, 07:39 AM   #155
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Aotearoa
Distribution: Slack, Ubuntu
Posts: 92

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I voted for the one, the only, the Slack. If I had a second vote it would go to Fedora, very different to Slack but in my opinion the best of the RPM distros.

Its gonna be interesting to see the results this year, I think Ubuntu will be right up there.
Old 02-16-2006, 08:07 AM   #156
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Registered: May 2005
Location: /home/keith
Distribution: Debian Etch, SLC4, OS X 10.5
Posts: 24

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Fedora Core 4 all the way. Can't wait for Core 5 next month!
Old 02-16-2006, 08:11 AM   #157
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Heddon on-the-wall, northumberland, england
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 323

Rep: Reputation: 34
it was between suse or slackware, but suse is for the people who have reinstalled linux so many time , they cant be bothered to re configure it!!!
Old 02-16-2006, 08:22 AM   #158
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Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: SUSE 10.x
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
SuSE, all the way :-) (64 bit )

As a Linux newbie, I tried various distros, SuSE was the only one that just installed. Without _Any_ hassle. It just worked (Yeah, I'm still kind of surprised :P)
Old 02-16-2006, 08:31 AM   #159
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Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Distribution: Debian Sid, OpenSUSE 42.2
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I have just tried Fedora, SuSE, Knoppix and Ubuntu, but I prefer Fedora Core 4.
Old 02-16-2006, 08:33 AM   #160
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Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Bulgaria
Distribution: Fedora Core 8
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Fedora core 4 rocks cant wait for core 5!
Old 02-16-2006, 09:07 AM   #161
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Switzerland
Distribution: Agnula/DeMuDi Gentoo SuSE
Posts: 58

Rep: Reputation: 15
Agnula is the BEST.

As it is possible to upgrade from debian to agnula with apt-get, I have put debian here. But the configuration of the sound applications sucks in almost every single distribution. It is why I definitly preffer Agnula/Demudi.
Old 02-16-2006, 09:12 AM   #162
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Registered: Jun 2003
Location: LoneStar
Distribution: Mandriva & Ubuntu
Posts: 1,037

Rep: Reputation: 34
I like Mandriva-Linux 2006 along with Suse Linux.....

Old 02-16-2006, 09:32 AM   #163
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Registered: Nov 2005
Location: eastlothian scotland
Distribution: debian sarge (kanotix)
Posts: 1

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My fave distro...

For me its gotta be hd installed Kanotix, seems to take almost anything you throw at it. I just wish I understood German! as most forums are in Deutsch
Cheers Fishfart
Old 02-16-2006, 09:39 AM   #164
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Registered: Mar 2005
Location: BC Canada
Distribution: Ututo-E (not for long)
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Arch gets it

I got to watch some of their hard work and dedication and they won my heart over.
Old 02-16-2006, 09:41 AM   #165
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Distribution: Gentoo, Slackware
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gento is it for me... Slackware was my first love but solving dependencies manually finally drove me to gentoo.


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