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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 02-01-2007, 04:55 AM   #301
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Registered: Aug 2005
Location: UK
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 6

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Slackware <3
Old 02-01-2007, 05:16 AM   #302
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Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 2,023

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All this slack callin' me, back where it comes from. It's such a crude attitude, it's back where it belongs. All the little kids growing up on the skids go "Slackware rocks!", "Slackware rocks!"
Old 02-01-2007, 05:33 AM   #303
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Registered: Oct 2006
Distribution: debain what else
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Debian rules
even knoppix is also handy many times
Old 02-01-2007, 05:33 AM   #304
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what about Puppy and Myah

on puppy linux is #17 , man puppy linux users regard Puppy as a icon, almost to a god status. now don't you think this should be on the list??? and Myah is just a nice full feature , graphical install distro. which should get more air time...
Old 02-01-2007, 05:43 AM   #305
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kanotix livecd is great

it has the newest kernel with a gui for
nondestructively repartitioning your
drive and installing everything on the cd
in four screens

i had the new small form dell optiplex-whatever
at work and kanotix was the only distro that
could read the cdrom.. without kanotix i'd
be in cygwin-ville...
Old 02-01-2007, 06:02 AM   #306
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Registered: Feb 2007
Location: N.Wales,UK
Distribution: PCLinuxOS
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Thumbs up

Tried a few and stopped when I found PCLinuxOS, user frendley, stable,and the best forum around.
Old 02-01-2007, 06:50 AM   #307
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Bristol, UK
Distribution: Depend on what was loaded yesterday...
Posts: 50

Rep: Reputation: 15
Puppy! Ever over-looked by the Establishment.
Old 02-01-2007, 07:03 AM   #308
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Earth
Distribution: BLFS customized
Posts: 160

Rep: Reputation: 31
C'mon... Developer's choice - LFS!!!
Old 02-01-2007, 08:18 AM   #309
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Registered: Jul 2006
Posts: 7

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Fedora 6

fedora 6 is much better than 5. there are issues with my laptop(Compaq Presario M2253AU), the ATI Radeon Xpress 200M graphics card seriously breaks up (sometimes after a yum update)requiring a reboot. Another big problem is the microphone input, sometimes it works, but most of the time it doesn't. Not being able to use skype is a real hassle!! the audio configuration utility simply doesn't cut it!!
Anyway i hope fedora 7 will address the VGA and sound issues on my hardware otherwise i will consider another distribution. overall though i am a fedora fan!! i will stick with it for a while and see what happens.
Old 02-01-2007, 08:37 AM   #310
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Distribution: Kubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04a
Posts: 244

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Best Distro

I switched from Fedora to Kubuntu.
Old 02-01-2007, 08:42 AM   #311
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Registered: Sep 2005
Location: West Virginia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 1,249

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I voted Gentoo back when voting was open. Now that its closed, I would still vote Gentoo.
Old 02-01-2007, 09:34 AM   #312
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Distribution: Ubuntu,Zenwalk
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Ubuntu because it's the most popular and therefore more likely to get help if you encounter new problems. Based on debian too so...
Old 02-01-2007, 09:53 AM   #313
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Archlinux. No other comes close. Like good food and wine you wont find it at the corner cafe or advertised much you have to look for it.
Old 02-01-2007, 10:17 AM   #314
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Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Where the rams and the wolves run with the devil.
Distribution: Fedora Core 6, OpenSUSE 10.2, Slackware 11.
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Fedora 6

I run Slack as a VM to remember my roots, but I've yet to find a distro that goes on my T60 as smooth as FC6. Having ADS, thinkpad buttons, and wireless(kinda kinda works) right off the plastic is nice.
Old 02-01-2007, 10:22 AM   #315
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Location: england
Distribution: ubuntu
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ubuntu, its been at the top of distrowatch all year! in my personal exp ubuntu just seems right for me, ive tried others but always come back? comunity support is seccond to none!


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

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