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Old 09-24-2003, 06:15 PM   #1
enigma Z
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What's your favorite distro??


Hey, What is your favorite linux distro??

EDIT: And why is it your favorite

(mine is Mandrake so far b/c it comes with X pre-configured)

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Old 09-24-2003, 06:49 PM   #2
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oh - not another one of these threads again, i give it less than an hour before tricky moves it to general.

to answer the question, i'd probably say slack/LFS, although slack uses that nasty bsd init, i do like sysv myself.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 07:08 PM   #3
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I'd say Redhat, but I'll soon switch to Gentoo.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 08:04 PM   #4
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(hey, I'm a newbie, so what is LFS?)
 
Old 09-24-2003, 08:12 PM   #5
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well guess i was wrong about the hour, he must be offline, anyway LFS is linux from scratch, the idea is you download the sources for everything you want and you compile it yourself, you write your own scripts, etc... you wont build the fastest or best distribution but you'll learn a hell of a lot about linux and how to fix problems. i would recommend it if your comfortable with basic command line stuff.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 08:19 PM   #6
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With all due respect to Will Rogers, I haven't met a distro I haven't liked yet.

I have Morphix running off the live CD on one of my machines, and I must say I rather like it, plus it has GNOME 2.4! Gentoo has been trying my patience, but teaching me a great deal in return.

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Old 09-24-2003, 08:19 PM   #7
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No, not move to General as its more suitable in the Distributions forum. Also I'll let the other mods of Distribution decide whether to close or leave open, cause yes, we have plenty of these threads already.

You would think out of 500k posts, most would realize that questions like these, they aren't usually the first to post them; and we should really contribute to the existing threads, instead of having a dozen of these scattered all over the forum.

BTW, Slackware...
 
Old 09-24-2003, 08:54 PM   #8
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No, not move to General as its more suitable in the Distributions forum.

i dont know whats wrong with me today, first i start my silly thread(thanks for letting that die btw), then i throw away a knight in a chessgame on itsyourturn.com, i then spend an hour arguing with the stl because i declared operator< like int operator<(data &d); rather than int operator<(const data &d) const; and then i say something stupid again. it must be bf1942 withdrawl since my local internet cafe closed. oh well its a new day tomorrow.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 02:00 PM   #9
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my favorite distro is jamd linux

i like it because its stable, the help forums are beyond amazing and filled with nice people and the developer helps people with issues among other reasons.

trinity
 
Old 09-25-2003, 09:34 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by kev82
it must be bf1942 withdrawl since my local internet cafe closed. oh well its a new day tomorrow.
LOL

Favorites are Redhat and Slack. That LFS sounds like fun!

... now on to some EoD
 
Old 09-25-2003, 09:53 PM   #11
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I keep coming back to RedHat. It works great... Especially with apt4rpm.

Tried Mandrake awhile back.

Tried Gentoo a couple times now. I really like the idea behind it... It just takes too long.

Been looking at Libranet / Debian. Might try that sometime.

I love Knoppix. Pop in the CD and I can play FrozenBubble in five minutes! Besides that, I've used it a number of times to show friends that physical access to a computer means full access.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 11:54 PM   #12
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I love Red Hat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I've used it since version 5 and have had no problems with it. I love the administration tools. And it doesn't hurt that Bluecurve looks so cool

Tried Slackware Mandrake and Debian. Slackware was ok but Debian and Mandrake definitely sucked. The one I want to try is Knoppix.

I looked at the jamd website. Looks pretty cool. Only one CD though. I like the 4.5GB of apps that Red Hat installed
 
  


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