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View Poll Results: What is your favorite distro?
Red Hat 4 17.39%
Mandrake 5 21.74%
SuSE 6 26.09%
Debian 4 17.39%
turbolinux 0 0%
Corel 0 0%
gentoo 4 17.39%
SCO OpenLinux 0 0%
Yellow Dog 0 0%
LFS 0 0%
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Old 09-01-2002, 04:53 AM   #1
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Favorite distro


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Old 09-01-2002, 04:55 AM   #2
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(BTW I didn't add slack to poll as it only allows 10 poll options)
 
Old 09-01-2002, 05:00 AM   #3
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You put Corel, turbolinux, SCO OpenLinux, and Yellow Dog; but no Slack?

Well I didn't vote because my favorite distro isn't on there, tomsrtb

J/K, Slack of course
 
Old 09-01-2002, 05:13 AM   #4
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I was gonna put Slack, but stupid forum only allows 10 poll options
 
Old 09-01-2002, 05:18 AM   #5
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So out of those, you couldn't take away, say, SCO OpenLinux, or Yellow Dog, and put Slack in it's place?

That's cool though, no need to include the best distro around, it would have got an overwhelming majority of the vote, so I can see reasons not to put it in.

It would be like saying (in 1998), "What's the fastest car shipping car in the world?" And if you put McLaren F1 as one of your choices, it would obviously have more votes by far than any other car.

I see the reasoning, I just don't agree that it shouldn't have been in there.

Cool
 
Old 09-01-2002, 11:43 AM   #6
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Do we really need another poll asking this ? What is so wrong with keeping the other half dozen that we have asking the same question with poll ????????????????
 
Old 09-01-2002, 01:10 PM   #7
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I voted for Suse Linux because it successfully configured my sound card which Mandrake Linux couldn't set up properly. Also, some people who have tried both distributions say that Suse Linux is the slightly more refined one of the two.

I like the fact that the user who wants just desktop applications can purchase the Personal Edition of Suse Linux and get everything needed for desktop use of Linux rather than having to opt for the higher priced Professional Edition to get certain desktop applications.
 
Old 09-01-2002, 02:26 PM   #8
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Angry Why leave out Slackware?

The poll is bogus. Slackware is number 4 in popularity (behind Red Hat, Suse
and Mandrake) but you don't even list it.
 
Old 09-01-2002, 03:04 PM   #9
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yes john, it's another very pointless and meaningless poll, we get far too many of them around here
 
Old 09-01-2002, 06:21 PM   #10
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I voted gentoo and debian

-but-

I couldn't say one is better than the other -

I find that Debian took ages to keep up with releases and Gentoo favours compiling and holds the hand less and less of an insitution, this is good nor bad - it's just different.
 
Old 09-01-2002, 10:28 PM   #11
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I also question the list of choices:

Corel has been a dead distribution for a couple of years now, but will soon be reborn as Xandros.

TurboLinux was recently bought by a company that is expected to kill it due to lack of marketing savvy.

SCO Open Linux is pretty much dead now too.

YellowDog is for PowerPC machines, Most people with one, probably bought it to run Apples OSes and for good reason.

I would personally put Slack on the list, but be aware, this group is heavily biased towards Slackware. I would also leave an "Other" entry, which if it gets too large, you know you are missing something.
 
Old 09-01-2002, 10:30 PM   #12
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I would change the poll, but vbulletin doesnt allow thread starters to change poll
 
Old 09-02-2002, 12:20 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by rverlander
I would change the poll, but vbulletin doesnt allow thread starters to change poll
How about ending this one and starting a new one?
 
Old 09-02-2002, 12:52 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by wartstew

How about ending this one and starting a new one?
ummm.. I vote no, as we have many other threads and polls just like this one. No reason to start another one.
 
Old 09-03-2002, 04:26 AM   #15
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I think rverlander just wanted to show off his knowledge of random distro's. I had this kid in my math and ccna class like that. He was one of those kids that would ask questions in math class for the soul purpose of showing the teacher and students that he knew the answer. That was o.k. though, because i always did better than him on the tests.
 
  


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