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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 04-03-2006, 12:56 PM   #316
Registered: Mar 2005
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 184

Rep: Reputation: 30

I had slackware on this laptop, but it was so hard to get packages installed. Too many dependency crap. So I installed Ubuntu with only the base system, and so far so good. I love apt-get!
Old 04-03-2006, 04:10 PM   #317
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: slamd64-current, slackware-current, clfs 6.1, arch-current, ubuntu dapper
Posts: 144

Rep: Reputation: 15
slackware for sure
Old 04-04-2006, 02:48 PM   #318
Registered: Apr 2006
Posts: 59

Rep: Reputation: 15
I've used ubuntu since trying out breezy badger (5.10). I'm running dapper drake flight 5, and the 3d acceleration "just works." (i still had to tweak xorg.conf, but thats it.)

if i had more time i'd stick with gentoo cause its faster ;-) JKOS.

just realized i can make a lot more money with my business as i see my pc as a tool (and spend way less time on it) then the old paradigm, a themepark. ah well, peter pan has to grow up someday.
Old 04-04-2006, 05:04 PM   #319
Registered: May 2004
Location: South Carolina
Distribution: Slackware 11.0
Posts: 606

Rep: Reputation: 31
I vote for Ubuntu. I use slackware, but for almost every single purpose, including server AND desktop, Ubuntu beats it.

Especially for newer users, but also older users will like the simplicity of Ubuntu too.
Old 04-04-2006, 06:38 PM   #320
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2005
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
This is my first post (though I have lurked a lot), so I don't know how to vote. Mepis seems the best of the ones I have tried (Ubuntu, Linspire, Knoppix). Mepis had all the drivers for my hardware, the others did not.


Edit... Duh, voting closed, no wonder LOL

Last edited by danparkcityut; 04-04-2006 at 06:41 PM.
Old 04-05-2006, 03:04 AM   #321
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2006
Distribution: Ubuntu & FC
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0

You seem to have a good choice . I have used Mepis as well... But settled for ubuntu...

Old 04-05-2006, 11:06 AM   #322
Myrddins Druid
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Old Blighty
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.10 & Fedora Core 6
Posts: 20

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Have tried a few distros but seem to be settling with Kubuntu as I prefer the KDE layout over the Gnome one. I agree that the Apt-get function is a godsend for us n00bs.
Old 04-05-2006, 04:30 PM   #323
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Romania
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, Arch Linux, Gentoo, Slackware
Posts: 171
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 31
Darn, I can't believe Arch is like the nineth on the list :'-(.
I just started to like it... Maybe I should get back to my first tried ditribution: Slackware! :-D
Ubuntu? No, I don't like Debian!
Then there's SUSE... I haven't gave that a try yet.
Old 04-07-2006, 02:43 AM   #324
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2005
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Novell Linux
why I can't poll? because I'm new?
Old 04-07-2006, 03:27 AM   #325
Senior Member
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Mexico City
Distribution: Fedora, Ubuntu & Mint
Posts: 1,679

Rep: Reputation: 45
No, the polls are closed now.
Old 04-14-2006, 03:14 AM   #326
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: India
Distribution: RHEL,CentOS,SUSE,Solaris10
Posts: 183

Rep: Reputation: 31
Mandrakelinux and RedhatLinux
Old 04-15-2006, 04:56 AM   #327
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2006
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Sir want to the names of some most importent & nice Linux books. and suggest me that which type i read and learn exelent linux.
Old 04-15-2006, 05:36 AM   #328
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Edmonton
Distribution: BLFS, Gentoo
Posts: 353

Rep: Reputation: 32
SuSE 10.0 - for the flexibility and ease of use. No worries, no screw ups. :-D

With SuSE most of the things work right out of the box, easy to upgrade and easy to fix when things break !

I've used several distros and finally I'm glad to have SuSE on my machine. With other distros, I'd to spend most of my time trying to make thins work and trying to fix things when they break (this happens on a routine basis ;-D). Ofcourse, this hard work has taught me a lot but, in the end all I want is productivity. I wouldn't want to spend hours together to make things work which probably wouldn't have been the case if the products came with the proper documentation. I've been devoting time into learning linux by trying to get slackware, gentoo, ubuntu, FC4 and linux-from-scratch ! Now, I don't have the time to do that.

With the above said, I'm happy with SuSE as I find it powerful, easy and flexible. Oh yes, if I ever wanna learn about the inner workings of a s/w I can always look into the source or the scripts and that'd tell me what I can do to finetune the s/w !! Right ??
Old 04-15-2006, 05:38 AM   #329
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Bhopal, India
Distribution: RHEL 6
Posts: 422

Rep: Reputation: 30
Right now I am using Kubuntu 5.10. Till now, my favourite Linux is Kubuntu.
1) It's so easy to setup.
2) Easy to install new software on (apt-get).
3) Supports almost all common software.
4) Supports the latest hardware.
5) Good look and feel.

And I just received 5 CDs sets (install cd+ Live cd) for Ubuntu 5.10 from shipit. It supports my laptop too (Compaq Presario m2271tu).
I tried Debian (Sarge), SuSE 9.1, Mandrake 10.1 on it but none of them supported the sound but Ubuntu/Kubuntu 5.10 supports sound without having needed to install any additional drivers.
In my opinion Ubuntu/Kubuntu is the best distribution.

Last edited by manishsingh4u; 04-15-2006 at 05:39 AM.
Old 04-15-2006, 09:18 AM   #330
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Registered: Feb 2006
Posts: 1

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i use mandriva 2006. found it to be very stable and quite easy to use.


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