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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 01-30-2006, 09:06 AM   #31
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: ArchLinux && Slackware 10.1
Posts: 298

Rep: Reputation: 30

I've been a Slackware user for over 4 years. I just tested Arch Linux (derivative of Slack) and man that thing is a bullet!!
Even in my now 5 years old P4 1.7G it boots 25% faster that my beloved Slackware. It rocks.
And pacman (the package manager) it's outstanding. All in all it is easier than Windows,although I havent used in years now ;-)
I think I may "convert" to Arch.
Old 01-30-2006, 09:32 AM   #32
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Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Maryville, TN
Distribution: Kanotix
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
Originally Posted by corvax
Kanotix......Kano is the man best hw detection around!
Amen! Before, it was a toss up between Mepis and Kubuntu, but I recently discovered Kanotix and all I can say is WOW! I love it! Everything detected, runs fast, rock solid stable (at least for my self built system, your milage as with any distro may vary).

I also agree with another poster about Distrowatch not being the best gauge of a distro's performance. Just because its not at the top of the list, really has little to do with a distro's functionality. It's just that more people click on the hot distro of the week and the number go up. Distrowatch, IMHO, is more a gauge of a distro's exposure than actual performance.
Old 01-30-2006, 11:15 AM   #33
Registered: Mar 2002
Distribution: Slackware, OpenBSD, FreeBSD
Posts: 731

Rep: Reputation: 171Reputation: 171
The one and only Slackware.
Old 01-30-2006, 11:58 AM   #34
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Linspire 5.0
Old 01-30-2006, 12:16 PM   #35
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
Arch Linux rocks :P
Old 01-30-2006, 12:24 PM   #36
Registered: May 2005
Location: Greece
Distribution: antiX using herbstluftwm, fluxbox, IceWM and jwm.
Posts: 363

Rep: Reputation: 98
Originally Posted by jeremy
Kanotix is in the LiveCD category.

Mepis and PCLOS are live cds too, so shouldn't kanotix be on this list?

My favourite distro is Mepis, but being honest I would say distro of the second half of the year (2005) has to be kanotix with PCLOS second and Mepis third (Started great, but hasn't really advanced until end of 2005/beginnings of 2006)
Old 01-30-2006, 12:27 PM   #37
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Lebanon
Distribution: RHEL 5/CentOS 5/Debian Lenny/(K)Ubuntu Is Dead/Mandriva 10.1
Posts: 670
Blog Entries: 7

Rep: Reputation: 31
Debian of course...or Slack ?
Old 01-30-2006, 12:34 PM   #38
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: France, Provence
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 848

Rep: Reputation: 30
Debian, Vector
Old 01-30-2006, 12:50 PM   #39
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Distribution: Slackware, Archlinux, CentOS
Posts: 186

Rep: Reputation: 29
Rubix, Vector, Zenwalk, I love them all and wouldn't be here if not for Slackware, which I also love. I also like Arch, but like more stability. Pacman is the man
Old 01-30-2006, 12:57 PM   #40
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,016

Rep: Reputation: 52
Debian Sarge gets the job done, fast, and trustworthy.
Old 01-30-2006, 01:09 PM   #41
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: WA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 230

Rep: Reputation: 31
Slackware - rock solid
Old 01-30-2006, 01:27 PM   #42
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Debian/other
Posts: 2,104

Rep: Reputation: 45
Arch - clean/simple, snappy, bleeding-edge, easy to update/maintain, adequate docs.

Last edited by Skyline; 01-30-2006 at 01:39 PM.
Old 01-30-2006, 01:28 PM   #43
LQ Guru
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 75
I have a gut feeling that Ubuntu will win this one because of the sheer number of newbies using it. Suse however, is the distro that I think has improved a lot over the years and is a pleasure to use on the desktop.
Old 01-30-2006, 01:34 PM   #44
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Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0
Gentoo has been my distribution of choice for two years now. I also use Suse 10 on my laptop, but my vote goes to Gentoo.
Old 01-30-2006, 02:07 PM   #45
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Valby, Denmark / Citizen of the Web
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 879

Rep: Reputation: 39
While I would never use it myself, I think Suse has made the greatest progress this year.


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