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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 02-19-2006, 11:12 PM   #196
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Northern California
Distribution: Debian GNU/Linux
Posts: 32

Rep: Reputation: 15

No matter what distro(s) I may try out, I always come back to Debian. For me, Sarge has been a real treat. A little off topic I know but NetBSD 3 has been a real surprise also...
Old 02-21-2006, 02:25 PM   #197
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Watching it snow in bush Alaska
Distribution: *ubuntu, Smoothwall, WinXP Pro
Posts: 126

Rep: Reputation: 15
Gentoo! It was love at first sight. Or 5th install.
Old 02-22-2006, 07:41 PM   #198
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Florida
Distribution: DebianSarge;UbuntuDapper
Posts: 34
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 15

Ubuntu close...

edit: can't freakin' spell...

Last edited by Khepri; 02-24-2006 at 07:37 PM.
Old 02-22-2006, 08:03 PM   #199
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Registered: May 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 2,905

Rep: Reputation: 77
Debian. Without Debian, we would have no Ubuntu or Knoppix. Apt is far beyond any available package manager in Linux. Just my thoughts.
Old 02-22-2006, 11:22 PM   #200
Registered: Aug 2005
Distribution: Smoothwall
Posts: 283
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 35
Suse. Excellent, works with most hardware out of the box and I'm loving Yast. Its repository system is just as good as any. Especially with Packman. I can find just about anything theres an rpm for.Everything is installable from one sitting. Dependecies are automatically checked for and downloaded/installed.
Old 02-23-2006, 03:41 AM   #201
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Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 3,178
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 138Reputation: 138
Come on Debianites out there! We need to make Debian win this year. Come out into the open and vote...
Old 02-23-2006, 04:16 AM   #202
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Moscow
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 61
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 15
Did somebody try all distros in the list?
Old 02-23-2006, 05:55 AM   #203
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Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Euroland
Distribution: Debian Stable
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hello, first post.
Well, I'm not new with Linux, but for my new computer Fedora Core was the only one (as far I've tested) that recognized my SATA HD. Well knoppix did it as well, but the graphical setup for dummies was a pleasure.

FC5 will be released soon, won't it?
Old 02-23-2006, 11:46 AM   #204
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 55

Rep: Reputation: 15
Love, love, LOVE Gentoo.
Old 02-24-2006, 03:16 AM   #205
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Registered: Feb 2006
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0

ubuntu too, but that uses Gnome. And I dislike gnome a lot.
Old 02-24-2006, 03:52 AM   #206
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Shetland
Distribution: PClinuxOS, Suse 10.0, Mandriva, Alinux,
Posts: 126
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 15
Have used Suse for a year but just tried PClinuxOS and like it a lot. agree about Gnome, tried it but can't get into it. try kubuntu.
Old 02-24-2006, 04:06 AM   #207
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Registered: Feb 2004
Location: England
Distribution: Slackware 14.2
Posts: 1,491

Rep: Reputation: 50
does anyone use 'Foresight'.

has some cool features like beagle, but not much documentation - their wiki is broken. this could be a good project if they fixed that.

need a guide to using the packagemanger as nothing much installed by default..
Old 02-24-2006, 04:43 AM   #208
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Shetland
Distribution: PClinuxOS, Suse 10.0, Mandriva, Alinux,
Posts: 126
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 15
Looks like you would be better off with "Hindsight" and don't use it again
Old 02-24-2006, 12:29 PM   #209
Registered: Jan 2002
Distribution: Debian Based only but have tried most others.
Posts: 82

Rep: Reputation: 15
Once you go .deb you never go back!! Debian has great documentation, better than redhat anyday. Great Package managment, better than rpm even with the deb/rpm clones.

At first Debian may seem a little to much for some people because they can't have what the feel is a perfect system in 10 minutes. But trust me, if you have to run an I.T. Department Debian servers are a dream come true. Basically I can do anything I want and once you make your "prefect" setup, tools like mondoarchive allows me to duplicate it everywhere. I was able to upgrade 20+ remote servers to Sarge from woody without any real problems. I can't even upgrade windows 2000 to 2003 while sitting in front of the computer without problem, let alone just using ssh hundred miles away!

In the business enviroment I just can't think of a better system. I have replaced all my windows servers and redhat servers with Debian and I have more reliablity, quicker configuration, more options and software that allow me to replace other items like routers and firewalls. If Debian was hot I would marry it!

Last edited by Road; 02-24-2006 at 12:31 PM.
Old 02-24-2006, 12:45 PM   #210
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Planet Earth (currently)
Distribution: OpenBSD & Slackware
Posts: 87

Rep: Reputation: 27
Cool PCLinuxOS

Hey I love PCLinuxOS.. basically everything worked out of the box.. used the livecd for 10 mins before deciding this was it!


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