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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 02-01-2006, 04:52 PM   #91
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Zinzinnati, OH
Distribution: RH, FC 1-6, F 7-21, Debian, LinuxPPC, Knoppix, Ubuntu, Yellow Dog
Posts: 176

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Have pretty much stuck to RH, Fedora and Debian. Did have LinuxPPC for a long time on my Mac - was much faster and easier to work with than OS 7.5.5 (at that time).
Old 02-01-2006, 05:02 PM   #92
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Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Nancy, Kentucky, USA
Distribution: Kubuntu
Posts: 1

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I voted for Ubuntu.....but Kubuntu should have been a choice in the polling.
Old 02-01-2006, 05:20 PM   #93
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Scotland
Distribution: LinuxMint16 & Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS
Posts: 218

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Slackware - you know it makes sense.
Old 02-01-2006, 06:04 PM   #94
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Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Portland, Oregon (baja Canada)
Distribution: Fiesty Fawn-Meets-Brunching-Bear
Posts: 11

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As a recent linux convert (multiple reasons withheld), I have only used Debian. Daunting at times, but, I for one, want to be able to control my machine(s).

I am learning to like my computer again!
Old 02-01-2006, 06:08 PM   #95
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I love Red hat it just works, sound, video, internet, the lot, if you dont want to muck about and get away from windows, red hat , fedora , is the one ,
but!! i like knoppix , debian, I just love Linux ,
Old 02-01-2006, 06:14 PM   #96
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Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Australia
Distribution: Xandros
Posts: 3

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Xandros cos it just works. Also like SuSE, RedHat and Mandrake.
Old 02-01-2006, 09:30 PM   #97
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Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Portland, Oregon (baja Canada)
Distribution: Fiesty Fawn-Meets-Brunching-Bear
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What kind of comparisons should I be making? Which disro is better at hardware stuff or more eyecandy, apps available? Does it get along and play well with others? What degree of comp.sci do I need to run a program? Do I even like penguins (gasp! of course, I do)?
Old 02-01-2006, 09:58 PM   #98
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Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Airdrie, AB
Distribution: Arch Linux 0.7.2
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Thumbs up distro of the year

My vote has to go to Arch.... excellent package management via pacman... this distro is fast, flexible, and simple. Simple as in few automated tools that is. It stays up to date and is developing well. Thanks to Judd, tpowa, and the rest of the maintainers. Cheers.
Old 02-01-2006, 10:52 PM   #99
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Registered: May 2003
Location: INDIA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Solaris,CentOS
Posts: 5,522

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hi there

here too we should be having some categories like distribution w.r.t to Server,Desktop Live CD
this will help in making choices more clear.

Like I prefer Slackware/Debian on My desktop and runnning Redhat Linux Enterprise or Suse Enterprise on Servers and i prefer knoppix in Live Cds

Old 02-01-2006, 11:07 PM   #100
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Registered: Apr 2005
Distribution: Ubuntu, Devuan, OpenBSD
Posts: 2,496
Blog Entries: 3

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Definitely Ubuntu / Kubuntu
Old 02-02-2006, 12:52 AM   #101
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Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Bangladesh
Distribution: Fedora 11
Posts: 26

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What i sayyyy.........
Only ........FEDORA
Old 02-02-2006, 02:19 AM   #102
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Registered: Oct 2004
Location: BG
Posts: 19

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And my favorite Distro is...
Old 02-02-2006, 05:13 AM   #103
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Bowen
Posts: 1

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I started in the linux world with RedHat 6.0, moved to Caldera eDesktop 2.4 for quite a while, tried almost every flavour, then Gentoo took my heart since version 1.2. Great distro!
Old 02-02-2006, 05:26 AM   #104
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Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Singapore
Distribution: Debian 3.1r1 'Sarge' GNU/Linux
Posts: 9

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Never try that many distro since I am a noob, I think those LiveCDs work pretty well except for the fact that I can't save my settings. I say that we give them a round of applause as well.
Old 02-02-2006, 06:14 AM   #105
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 34

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I put in my vote for Red Hat Fedora Core, the installation was made on my Dell pentium III 600 machine that I had partitioned to use as a Windows/Linux machine under dual boot. It recognised every piece of equipment the computer had without a single flaw and the installation was amazing to watch.


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