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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 01-01-2007, 11:45 PM   #31
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Australia, Brisbane
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 296

Rep: Reputation: 30

Originally Posted by technomeister
Windows XP
Yes XPensive piece of SH!T.

Old 01-02-2007, 02:49 AM   #32
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Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Australia
Distribution: Xandros
Posts: 3

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Xandros 4.0
Old 01-02-2007, 02:56 AM   #33
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Distribution: Ubuntu, Xbuntu, Puppy, XP Pro
Posts: 111

Rep: Reputation: 15

Linspire is easy enough, may migrate to Freespire, have experimented with PCLinux and really like it. I'm still learning Linux so a final distro is in the future. For now, Linspire.
Old 01-02-2007, 03:26 AM   #34
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: WA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 230

Rep: Reputation: 31
Simple... Slackware
Old 01-02-2007, 03:40 AM   #35
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Distribution: Ubuntu, Xbuntu, Puppy, XP Pro
Posts: 111

Rep: Reputation: 15
Australia Was Great

Australia was great when I visited there in 1969. Bet it's still great. Nice to know Windows is looked down upon around the globe and Mister Bill lives in my state(Washington). What are Australian geekgirls Like ?
Old 01-02-2007, 04:04 AM   #36
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Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Glasgow
Distribution: SuSE9 or Mandrake9.2
Posts: 4

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Best Distro

Mandriva Powerpack 2007 is excellent. DVD player included in package. Printers recognized and installed without any problem. I did not have to install Java Runtime Environment to use the Database in Open Office 2.
Old 01-02-2007, 04:09 AM   #37
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: Shen Zhen
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 198

Rep: Reputation: 33
Originally Posted by Cara25
Mandriva 2007, the most user friendly distro, just "plug and play"
I agree, Mandriva becomes more friendly since Mandriva2006 release.
Old 01-02-2007, 04:23 AM   #38
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Australia
Distribution: slackware 12.1
Posts: 753

Rep: Reputation: 32
Slack ofcourse. I have been hooked to Slack since the first time I tried it. Gentoo seems promising but they say its heck of a challenge to configure it right the very first time. I am not giving up on gentoo and nor on slack either. Slack ROCKS!
Old 01-02-2007, 06:21 AM   #39
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: montreal
Distribution: Slackware and XUbuntu an Debian
Posts: 126
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 18
Slackware is my distro of choice but i can't ignore the fact that ubuntu and it's many flavors are getting better by giant leaps i voted ubuntu...but then again it is based on debian...hummmm.....should have voted debian...but again slackware is the one i am more comfortable with....go figure
Old 01-02-2007, 06:21 AM   #40
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: The Netherlands
Distribution: Sidux , Debian, Haiku, PC-BSD, CentOS --> XenExpress
Posts: 77

Rep: Reputation: 16
Sidux making debian sid stable!
Old 01-02-2007, 06:25 AM   #41
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: North of the Border
Distribution: Gentoo & Debian
Posts: 155

Rep: Reputation: 30
Gentoo... and I would give Debian honorable mention. Just because it serves my home pc so well
Old 01-02-2007, 06:35 AM   #42
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Australia
Distribution: PCLinuxOS with Xfce
Posts: 301

Rep: Reputation: 30
PCLinuxOS, the only distro of the 7 or so I've tried (big and small), which hasn't wasted hours of my time. It's been trouble-free and, combined with Xfce, outdoes any of the others. Still, there are several hundred I haven't tried.
Old 01-02-2007, 07:07 AM   #43
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Zinzinnati, OH
Distribution: RH, FC 1-6, F 7-21, Debian, LinuxPPC, Knoppix, Ubuntu, Yellow Dog
Posts: 176

Rep: Reputation: 31
Voted for Fedora. Could have voted for just about any other distribution.
Old 01-02-2007, 07:11 AM   #44
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Registered: Jul 2006
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I do run Slackware for euhm.... a decade? So Slackware it will be.
There is also a distro based on slack, named Zenwalk. Pretty good, right out-of-the-box and run.
Old 01-02-2007, 07:21 AM   #45
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Netherlands
Distribution: Sabayon Linux 3.26
Posts: 62

Rep: Reputation: 15
I would have voted for Zenwalk but sadly it isn't in the list so the I vote Slackware, cause Zenwalk is Slack based


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