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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 01-02-2007, 06:45 AM   #46
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BE serious !!

Hi, the best Linux distribution is UBUNTU 6.10

Mandrake..Slock...Mandriva...Suse...etc is not desktop serious distribution's and WIndows maniac's never atached to them !!
Old 01-02-2007, 06:48 AM   #47
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: University of Maryland
Distribution: FreeBSD
Posts: 268

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Originally Posted by andreasiii
Hi, the best Linux distribution is UBUNTU 6.10

Old 01-02-2007, 06:54 AM   #48
Zayar Win
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Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Myanmar, Russian Federation
Distribution: RedHat 9, RHEL AS, Dyne:bolic, Open SUSE 10.3
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My lovely distribution is RedHat!!!
Need more power from RedHat.

Where "Dyne:bolic"? Why?
I want to vote Dyne:Bolic too.
Old 01-02-2007, 07:02 AM   #49
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Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Jakarta
Distribution: Ubuntu
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Ubuntu, coz it's debian based
Old 01-02-2007, 07:15 AM   #50
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Registered: Aug 2006
Location: Montreal,Canada
Distribution: Puppy, Debian, Knoppix
Posts: 26

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Distro of the year

My first year with Linux, I've tried a lot of distros from big to small. Major players with huge installs and sometimes painful results (broken installers, unresolved dependancies and minimal support). To date, Puppy is still the #1 on my list for speed,reliabilty,ease of use, community spirit and plain downright fun.
Old 01-02-2007, 07:22 AM   #51
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Registered: Dec 2006
Location: República Dominicana
Distribution: CentOS, Scientific Linux
Posts: 122

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I had to vote for Mandriva 2007, as it is the only one who hadles correctly all my stuff on my self-assembled (canibalized) desktop...

However, Ubuntu Dapper (not Edgy) is a wonderfull laptop distro, and Blag is THE COOLEST distro around !!!
Old 01-02-2007, 08:08 AM   #52
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I am a KDE person. Moreover, I like simple installs with superior out of the box functionality. And I want my system up to date but not bleeding edge. Add it all up and MEPIS will automatically come to mind.
Old 01-02-2007, 08:12 AM   #53
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 31

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Slackware, clean and robust.. if its faulty, its your own fault.. and not "by default" (Registered trademark of MS)
Old 01-02-2007, 08:23 AM   #54
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Registered: Dec 2006
Location: WV
Distribution: MEPIS
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Simply MEPIS

MEPIS as always. The best Desktop distro out. One CD (live) and it's packed with the apps you need/want. AND the best installer I've ever seen. Just click the "install me" icon on the desktop off you go.

With the new SimpyMEPIS 6.0-4 Beta it is even better than before. Especially if you were turned off in the past by the lack of "eye candy". Thy have added some (not too much) and improved upon what was already a rock solid, support all my hardware, all my peripherals, give me the apps I need plus the power to get more distribution they have always been.

I'm tell'n ya. If you haven't at leased downloaded the new ISO (32 bit or 64 bit) you really owe it to yourself to try it live.
Old 01-02-2007, 08:46 AM   #55
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 37

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Gentoo ftw
Old 01-02-2007, 09:04 AM   #56
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Ridgely Tenn.
Distribution: Win Vista / Slackware 12.1 / Kubuntu 11.04
Posts: 93

Rep: Reputation: 15
Favorite Distro

I keep going back to Slackware.
FC5, FC6 and MDK 10.1 created headaches
Old 01-02-2007, 09:20 AM   #57
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
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dyne:bolic is in the Live Distribution poll.

Old 01-02-2007, 09:26 AM   #58
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Great Lakes region, North America
Distribution: Mepis 7.0, Mepis 8.0, ArchLinux, Pardus 2008, Kubuntu 8.04, Ubuntu 8.10
Posts: 69

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Mepis rules

Continuing in the Mepis tradition of stability, this little Debian workhorse has become simpler to customize with the addition of compatibility with Ubuntu repos.
Yeah, there's even a version of Automatix for Mepis!

So you get most of Ubuntu's advantages while avoiding most of Ubuntu's problems.

And the Live CD is also the installer CD. You try it, you like it, you buy it --except it's free.

The last time a combo like this got me so happy was when Crosby, Stills & Nash joined forces to play at Woodstock.
[Woops! Showing my age, I guess]
Old 01-02-2007, 09:29 AM   #59
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: Slackware 12
Posts: 165

Rep: Reputation: 30
I tried to be fair, I gave a few distros a chance to pull me away from Slackware in 2006 and they all failed miserably.

Slackware, hands down.

Old 01-02-2007, 09:30 AM   #60
Registered: Sep 2005
Distribution: Gentoo, Ubuntu
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 15
It can be as bleeding edge or as stable as I want it to be. It lets me choose what I want installed on my pc without forcing things I do not want if it can be avoided. It has great documentation for just about anything and if not you're guaranteed a fast reply on the forums.


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

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