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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.


View Poll Results: Distribution of the Year
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 27 0.94%
Fedora 253 8.85%
Slackware 434 15.18%
Suse 294 10.28%
Debian 276 9.65%
Mandriva 126 4.41%
Ubuntu 756 26.44%
Knoppix 20 0.70%
Gentoo 166 5.81%
MEPIS 95 3.32%
Novell Linux Desktop 15 0.52%
Xandros 18 0.63%
Linspire 16 0.56%
Arch 106 3.71%
PClinuxOS 170 5.95%
CentOS 29 1.01%
LFS 18 0.63%
Zenwalk 32 1.12%
Vector 8 0.28%
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:08 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
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Distribution of the Year

And your favorite Distro is...

Old 12-30-2006, 09:56 PM   #2
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Xubuntu
Posts: 348

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Slackware all the way.

Can we get a drum roll with this one?...
Old 12-30-2006, 11:52 PM   #3
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Registered: Dec 2006
Location: Bangalore
Distribution: Fedora Core 6
Posts: 17

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Fedora of course
Old 12-31-2006, 01:07 AM   #4
Registered: Feb 2002
Posts: 50

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Slackware 100% theres nothing like it
Old 12-31-2006, 02:28 AM   #5
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Location: OZ
Distribution: Debian Sid/RPIOS
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Debian (Sid) 22k packages a simple apt-get install away, secure, simple,and easy to install.
Old 12-31-2006, 11:54 AM   #6
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Location: Hertford UK
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Old 12-31-2006, 02:44 PM   #7
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Distribution: Slackware 11.0
Posts: 39

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Slackware 11.0, hands down.
Old 12-31-2006, 04:13 PM   #8
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Location: Bristol UK
Distribution: Arch Slackware Ubuntu
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I can't believe I just voted on this one. Everyone knows ******************* is best. Fact.
Old 12-31-2006, 06:37 PM   #9
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: Debian Testing
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Debian till I die!

Or till the distro goes downhill. But debian rules this year!
Old 12-31-2006, 07:34 PM   #10
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Registered: Mar 2006
Location: India
Distribution: Fedora
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Fedora 6 64bit. I seriously think it will give Ubuntu, Slackware, Debian, anything, a run for their money. Lightning Faaast..!!
Old 12-31-2006, 08:35 PM   #11
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Distribution: Mandriva 2009.0 PowerPack x86_64
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I have a 64-bit Mandriva 2007 server and I am pretty happy with it. I also tried a VMWare image of SLED 10 and a VMWare image of Kubuntu. Well I did install Ubuntu desktop on Kubuntu, so it actually has both KDE and Gnome, and I installed KDE on the SLED 10 as well, so it also has both. Personally I like KDE better than Gnome, Kubuntu has a lot of packages, I will not argue with that, but as far as the graphics go, I think its a little lacking.
The search (Beagle) in SLED is really cool, and the demos of SLED that I watched, the 3D Desktop was pretty cool and that was nice of Novel to include. Although, since I was running it in VMWare I could not experience it for myself :-(. I really do not like what they did to the Gnome though, the five favorite programs and then you have to pop-up a dialog box and scroll to find any other programs, eh. The KDE in SLED I give an A, its really good.
Mandriva 2007 followed Novel's lead by including the 3D Desktop in their distro, that was awesome and I do have that running on my server.
I have tried a couple of the Suse distros (9.2 Professional, Enterprise Server, and now 10 Desktop) and always seem to stick with my Mandriva. Prior to the Novel/Microsoft deal, I would say of those three distros I would pick Mandriva for servers and Suse with KDE for the desktop, but not happy about the Novel/Microsoft deal so...

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Old 12-31-2006, 08:47 PM   #12
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Registered: Mar 2005
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 27

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So old fashined Slackware is gonna win again? Noway!
Gentoo is the fastest (btw Gentoo is fasttest penguin can reach speeds of 36 km/h (wikipedia)), most sophisticated technologically advanced and simply the best!
Hey Gentoo forum people run in here to vote this year!
Happy new year guys!
Old 12-31-2006, 08:56 PM   #13
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: Slackware loved and lost, Ubuntu current.
Posts: 34

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Windows XP
Old 12-31-2006, 10:22 PM   #14
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: Shen Zhen
Distribution: Ubuntu 22.04
Posts: 199

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OK, I vote for "RHEL" only because I'm preparing for my RHCE exam now.
Old 01-01-2007, 12:16 AM   #15
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Location: USA
Distribution: Mageia 7 - Debian 10 - Artix Linux
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Debian is always the King, along with Slackware...two of the best distros ever!


archlinux, couldnt, gates, if, mepis, opensuse, pclinuxos, serverdistro, win, windows, xandros

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