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bongski55 10-24-2003 11:46 PM

What is Your Preferred Linux Distro?
I would like to start a thread that is sort of a survey. I hope I don't violate forum rules. I would like to know the preferred linux distro as against the present status of the user like employment status(or if the user is still studying),age group perhaps and maybe nationality(general).

Let me start with myself. I belong to the 30+ age group.I work as a biomedical engineer in a university hospital and I am from Asia.
I use Peanut linux for day to day actvities like web browsing.It has almost everything I need . I also have slackware 9 installed in my hd for "experimentation".

Icarus56 10-25-2003 12:23 AM

I'll play.
age: 40 +
work: welder in factory
location: States
distro: SuSE, after a few days of study of the different distro's, it seemed like a good starting place to learn linux

Sumit Rajan 10-25-2003 02:07 AM

My preferred distribution is Red Hat(I haven't tried too many others but I'm more than happy with this one). I'm a student and an 25 years old. I'm located in India.

XavierP 10-25-2003 04:39 AM

30+ age group
Technical Administrator
SuSE and Red Hat

How will you show the results?

bongski55 10-25-2003 05:16 AM

thanks all for replying !
I will probably make a graph to show the results.That is when there will be enough replies to have a sense of validity.(there have been 35 views as I write this but only 4 replies so far)

EyesOnly 10-25-2003 06:06 AM

work:student electronics
distibution: slackware 9.0

for my all day work(read: study) i still use windows 2000, because most software I have to use isn't available for linux (yet...)

Gibarian 10-25-2003 07:05 AM

age: 30 +
work: web development
location: Spain
Distro: Use Mandrake at home.

Bobmeister 10-25-2003 07:29 AM

Age: 45
Work: Corporate Aircraft Pilot
Location: Chicago Area
Distro: Red Hat and Fedora
Main machine dual booted with WinXP on the "other side"
Test machine dual booted with Win 2000 on the "other side" for testing
beta software. Most of my work is now done in Linux using
and the GIMP. Also just started using Scribus compiled from source.

namespace 10-25-2003 07:33 AM

distibution: tried Redhat,Slackware,BluePoint,Debian UnitedLinux and Mandrake
favorate: LFS (once you have done it ,it is running really smooth)

Never run windows anymore, as Linux fits all my needs .

LinuxBlackBox 10-25-2003 07:37 AM

age: 15
location: canada
work: web development, graphic design
distro: rh9

porous 10-25-2003 07:48 AM

age : 22
location : india
work : student
i use redhat mainly but planing to shift to debian or slackware...

Bruce Hill 10-25-2003 08:04 AM

age: 44
location: American living in China
work: sometimes - build and repair comps
distro: Debian
If I could get a Linux distro to recognize all my hardware, and get something to replace PageMaker (maybe Scribus), Photoshop (maybe The Gimp), and Dreamweaver (keep dreaming!), then I would NEVER boot this comp into Windblows again! Right now my KDE is hosed, and I booted W2K to be able to use a browser to read and look for help. Where in Asia are you? It's a mighty big continent, you know :D

trickykid 10-25-2003 08:51 AM

Moved: More suitable in the Distro forum. Regards.

Even though we really have ton's of threads asking this, well, maybe not the age too but you could get alot of this info maybe looking at the existing threads and possibly get the age by the members profile.


25, Slackware.

misophist 10-25-2003 09:13 AM

SuSE 8.2, Libranet 4.1(for games), Win 2000 Pro (for a couple of things that aren't in linux), trying to install FreeBSD, Win98se on my wife's machine.

Judland 10-25-2003 09:28 AM

Age: 30+
Occupation: PC Consultant
Location: SK., Canada
Fav. Distro: ALT Linux Junior 2.2 - We use Junior for all of our home and office computing. Functions include: office work, finances, on-line work, networking, web page development, desktop publishing, advertising, multi-media production, some gaming and other entertainment (music, on-line radio, etc.). It has great hardware detection and automatically sets up Samba and LinNeighborhood by default.

I have Knoppix and Gnoppix on hand to demonstrate Linux to potential clients, as well as Libranet 2.0 for those rare occasions when I have clients who have older PC hardware (133's and lower).

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