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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 01-03-2007, 12:21 PM   #121
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There are many good distros around, but I decided to vote for Slackware.
Ubuntu is growing very fast, and is becoming much better.
Gentoo is very fast =)
Debian is our old friend. Waiting for Etch.

But Slackware is just the best (for me). SSS - solid, simple, stable.
Old 01-03-2007, 12:57 PM   #122
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I keep trying them all, and always keep coming back to suse.

Now running opensuse 10.2 on my laptop, both firewalls, both servers, and both desktops (have work and home office).
Old 01-03-2007, 01:20 PM   #123
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I've dabbled with Linux over the years, but always gone back to Windows due to constant Linux hardware config issues. With PCLOS, my hardware worked out of the box.

PCLOS has converted me to Linux permanently. There is no way back for Windows for me now!! (unfortunately still have to dual boot with Windows until my wife sees the light also)
Old 01-03-2007, 01:36 PM   #124
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Originally Posted by jeremy
And your favorite Distro is...

I used Xandros open source also standard.Xandros downloaded Business 3.03 to me for trouble I had with standard.Found them not too difficult to use, but I am just a learner.Have been off the air with Linux since I upgraded to broadband in October.Will have to rectify this by going WiFi.Little support for Linux from my I.S.P.Tiscali.Usb modem they supply is not much use for linux.I have also tried other Distro`s.My getting into Xandros is a long story.I liked Mandrake now Mandriva when I used it I hope Linux just gets better
Old 01-03-2007, 04:03 PM   #125
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Slash_Z, Etch is allready really stable, I'm useing it now and its great.
Old 01-03-2007, 04:50 PM   #126
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Looks like PCLinuxOS is getting it this year....

One question: Is it based on FreeBSD?
Old 01-03-2007, 05:07 PM   #127
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Originally Posted by Samoth
Looks like PCLinuxOS is getting it this year....

One question: Is it based on FreeBSD?
Well because when they post a link from their own forums to tell their members to come sign up to vote, that might just inflate the actual votes of a particular project in which the actual majority of the members here don't use it..

From what I recall, there are a lot of Slackware users here, it's won a majority of the time since these have been started a few years back.
Old 01-03-2007, 06:07 PM   #128
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FWIW, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that - in fact any project is free to do so, therefore it's not a real advantage for any. Also, Ubuntu won last year.

Old 01-03-2007, 06:27 PM   #129
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Distribution: Xubuntu 6.06!! =D
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Either Puppy, or Kubuntu.

Kubuntu has helped me turn 5 people away from windows the day I passed the free CDs, and I've converted many more after that point. I love it. KDE looks better than GNOME to me, but opinions can change, so meh.

Puppy, if I can burn a copy soon, will save my fat arse from hell on this old PC.
Old 01-03-2007, 08:19 PM   #130
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Not sure that "Distro of the year" means "The distro I prefer". Maybe such award should go to the distro that more than others brought innovation, opened new perspectives or gained popularity.

Anyway, since everybody voted for the preferred distro, I voted for PCLinuxOS.

Not sure it is the best amongst all other distros, but sure enough it proved the best for my system and for its owner. Furthermore, in 2006, it received lots of favourable reviews, with very few criticisms, if any, and its popularity rose a lot.

Without PCLinuxOS, maybe I could have resigned with Linux one year ago, more or less after one year of disappontments from other distros.

Maybe. Not sure.
Old 01-03-2007, 08:24 PM   #131
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Location: Denver
Distribution: All of them
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opensuse is AWESOME... some people dont like it and i dont get why.
Old 01-03-2007, 10:18 PM   #132
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Location: Puerto Rico
Distribution: Arch Linux
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Arch Linux, definitely.
Old 01-03-2007, 11:08 PM   #133
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Toronto Canada
Distribution: Debian
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Debian for me, I've tried so many distro's and have always come back to Debian. It's not hard to set up, I have all multimedia working, it's fast and very stable. Not to mention the thousands of packaged available with apt.!!
Old 01-03-2007, 11:32 PM   #134
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First I have to tell you I'm new in Linux. I have UBUNTU installed in my computer, but have trouble with my video/monitor (?)resolution. My friend gave me a live Knoppix CD and I get the desired resolution on my computer I wonder if UBUNTU is somewhat lacking with its graphics?

Happy New for all
Old 01-04-2007, 12:06 AM   #135
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Finally back to a *nix distro I like with SUSE (10.0 in February and 10.2 in December). I also used Kubuntu at home but I prefer SUSE overall.


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

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