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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 01-30-2006, 03:51 PM   #46
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Puerto Rico
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 177

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SuSE is the best thing I have seen for a very long time in the Linux world. Though I'm a FreeBSD only user now.
Old 01-30-2006, 04:02 PM   #47
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Location: Texas
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debian .... the heart of all that is greatness

Old 01-30-2006, 06:49 PM   #48
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Location: Philipines
Distribution: Slackware, OpenBSD
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The first time I used Slack, I never looked back. I feel at home with it. Virtually everything is under your control. No complicated GUIs to tweak your system. Although, I have tried other distros, Zenwalk, VectorLinux and Whax. Hey! Aren't those still Slack?

Sorry, can't help it Those distros are all good! Specially VectorLinux. It's fast and has great hardware detection. VLSOHO 5.1 rocks! But it's still Slack that stays in my drive.
Old 01-30-2006, 07:20 PM   #49
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Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Spain
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 23

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Keep Slackin'!
Old 01-30-2006, 07:52 PM   #50
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Slovenia
Distribution: Ubuntu linux 5.10
Posts: 108

Rep: Reputation: 15
Ugh on my birthday I will find out that Ubuntu is the gratest of them all
Old 01-30-2006, 07:52 PM   #51
Registered: May 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 415

Rep: Reputation: 82
Always Arch!
Old 01-30-2006, 10:33 PM   #52
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: California
Distribution: SuSE 10.0 (SUPER)
Posts: 356

Rep: Reputation: 31
SuSE is the only one that just works on my laptop to any usable extent. It just blows everything else out of the water.

For a desktop, I might consider Slackware, PCLinux, or KUbuntu as well. But nothing else for my laptop.
Old 01-30-2006, 10:36 PM   #53
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Slackware/Mandrake/Debian (sarge)
Posts: 266

Rep: Reputation: 30

How could I not like emerge -auvD world !
Old 01-30-2006, 10:52 PM   #54
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Italy
Distribution: Debian, Slackware
Posts: 116

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Kanotix of course. It is also (and mainly) a great Debian installer, second to none.
Old 01-31-2006, 02:59 AM   #55
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Registered: Oct 2005
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Keep going back to Arch. Ubuntu nice too.
Old 01-31-2006, 03:27 AM   #56
Registered: Jan 2006
Distribution: Fedora, Ubuntu, Slackware
Posts: 56

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I was a Mandrake user for the longest time,since version 6. This year I switch to Fedora Core and was satified by Core 4 until OpenSuse 10. Then my life turned around. I was shocked and amazed by the stability and choice of software available. My biggest satisfaction was the inclusion of Mono and Monodevelop.
Old 01-31-2006, 03:49 AM   #57
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: us
Posts: 108
Blog Entries: 360

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Debain Rocks

Definitely on server side debian rocks
Old 01-31-2006, 03:49 AM   #58
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai, India
Distribution: Arch, Archbang, Ubuntu 8.04,
Posts: 66

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Have been a slacker right from when I started knowing and got addicted to linux. Since 7.1 I think.
I have tried Ubuntu,FC3 (both are currently installed on my HDD)
but still keep going back to good old slack
Slackware 10.2 it is

Old 01-31-2006, 08:42 AM   #59
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Registered: May 2005
Location: Mumbai, India
Distribution: Open SUSE, FC 4, Ubuntu 5.10
Posts: 7

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Open SUSE for me...its the best desktop, fairly good server and 100% open now.
Old 01-31-2006, 09:42 AM   #60
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Location: San Jose, CA
Distribution: Ubuntu
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Gentoo Linux!


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