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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 01-12-2007, 03:21 AM   #211
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Registered: Jan 2007
Distribution: Elive
Posts: 4

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Elive? Not in the list.

Dreamlinux? Not in the list.

That's very hard then...

The only other distro I regularly use, even though I know its limits, it' Ubuntu; so I will go with it.
Old 01-13-2007, 06:34 PM   #212
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Registered: Feb 2006
Distribution: Studio 64 - SMP
Posts: 3

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Studio 64 - not in the list.

Studio 64 is based on pure 64 bit Debian, with multimedia enhancements.

I dont know whether to vote for Debian, therefore, or to bitch that Studio 64 isnt in the list.
Old 01-13-2007, 10:28 PM   #213
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Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Bombay, India
Distribution: Fedora 7 & 8
Posts: 6

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Fedora Core 6 of course
Old 01-13-2007, 11:29 PM   #214
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Desert.
Distribution: Kubuntu.
Posts: 40

Rep: Reputation: 15

Ubuntu. It's free.
Old 01-14-2007, 03:24 AM   #215
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: cyprus
Distribution: Mandriva 2009.0;
Posts: 263

Rep: Reputation: 30
Mandriva and Slackware.... Mandriva for how easy is to use and Slackware because is the best way to learn Linux....
Old 01-14-2007, 03:52 PM   #216
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Toronto, ON
Distribution: Xubuntu 17.04, Android 5.0.2, Android 4.3, Trisquel 7.0 Mini
Posts: 75

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XandrOS Home Desktop Premium. It's the closest thing to It Just Works that I've run across.

Although it was a near-run thing, and I'd have voted for CACkO 1.23 if it were on the list ... but those of you who aren't Zaurus users would never have heard of it anyway.
Old 01-14-2007, 05:55 PM   #217
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Indiana
Distribution: Slackware64 13.1
Posts: 30

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Slackware 11. Best distro I've ever used. I find Debian based distros are too difficult to install and/or run, Fedora and Mandriva remind of Gilbert Grape's fat-ass mother with all of there bloat. Slackware Linux. I just love it.
Old 01-14-2007, 06:26 PM   #218
Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 416

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Ahh.. sanctioned distro wars.... >;-P
Old 01-14-2007, 09:32 PM   #219
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Distribution: Slackware 12, Fedora Core, PCLinuxOS
Posts: 194

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Slackware 11, no doubt about it.
Old 01-15-2007, 09:08 AM   #220
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 40

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Just love slackin' around...
Old 01-15-2007, 10:32 AM   #221
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Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 1

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PCLOS, no doubt... and looking for .94!!
Old 01-16-2007, 05:25 AM   #222
Bunyamin VICIL
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Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Pardus
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i think for Turkiye, Pardus is the distribution of the year.
Old 01-16-2007, 05:58 AM   #223
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Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 4

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FEDORA CORE 6 rulz....
Old 01-16-2007, 06:06 AM   #224
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Paradise Mauritius
Distribution: Debian lenny, Jlime,Delilinux
Posts: 57

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ubuntu rocks
ubuntu is the best
always ubuntu
Old 01-16-2007, 06:13 AM   #225
john biles
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Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Australia
Distribution: Mepis 3.4-3, Elive 0.5, Puppy 2.1, Gaming Linux, Windows XP all installed on 2 Hard Drives
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While alot of you will say Puppy Linux is a Live Distro only, this is not the case.
I have to cast my Vote for Puppy Linux.
Not only is Puppy the Quickest Distro around but it also makes it easier to learn how Linux works.
It has the most friendly helpful forum and you may even get a reply from the Creator of Puppy himself.
I am sending this vote to you from an installed version of Puppy and have added with help from the forum alot of extra Packages.Gimp, Open Office, Opera, Qcad, amsn,xaralx, Mplayer, VLC Player, Audacity, cinepaint, realplayer, gtkpod, acrobat, gqview, xnview, drawswf and more!
Did you know Puppy plays Encryted DVD's has Winmodem support (using it now!) comes with alot of Win32 codecs as standard. Lets see Mepis, SuSe, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Fedora do that. I use to be a Mepis user but got sick of friends sending emails with attachments Mepis just didn't want to open. Not good enough.

As Puppy seems the closest to Slackware then I vote Slackware as my runner up.

My advice is keep an eye on Puppy as things are only going to get better from the coming year.


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