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Old 10-24-2003, 11:46 PM   #1
Registered: May 2003
Location: Somewhere in Asia
Distribution: ubuntu on Dell, Vista,XP triple boot
Posts: 276
Blog Entries: 1

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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".
Old 10-25-2003, 12:23 AM   #2
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Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: mandrake 9.2
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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
Old 10-25-2003, 02:07 AM   #3
Sumit Rajan
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Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Ooty, India
Distribution: Red Hat
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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.
Old 10-25-2003, 04:39 AM   #4
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Kent, England
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 19,192
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30+ age group
Technical Administrator
SuSE and Red Hat

How will you show the results?
Old 10-25-2003, 05:16 AM   #5
Registered: May 2003
Location: Somewhere in Asia
Distribution: ubuntu on Dell, Vista,XP triple boot
Posts: 276
Blog Entries: 1

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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)

Last edited by bongski55; 10-25-2003 at 05:18 AM.
Old 10-25-2003, 06:06 AM   #6
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: The Netherlands
Distribution: SlackWare
Posts: 202

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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...)
Old 10-25-2003, 07:05 AM   #7
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Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 14

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age: 30 +
work: web development
location: Spain
Distro: Use Mandrake at home.
Old 10-25-2003, 07:29 AM   #8
Registered: May 2003
Location: Mt. Prospect, Illinois
Distribution: Fedora Core 2, SuSE 9.1 Professional
Posts: 189

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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.
Old 10-25-2003, 07:33 AM   #9
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Registered: Oct 2003
Location: China
Distribution: LFS
Posts: 21

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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 .

Last edited by namespace; 10-25-2003 at 07:36 AM.
Old 10-25-2003, 07:37 AM   #10
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: Slackware 9
Posts: 243

Rep: Reputation: 30
age: 15
location: canada
work: web development, graphic design
distro: rh9
Old 10-25-2003, 07:48 AM   #11
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: redhat 9
Posts: 147

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age : 22
location : india
work : student
i use redhat mainly but planing to shift to debian or slackware...
Old 10-25-2003, 08:04 AM   #12
Bruce Hill
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Registered: Jun 2003
Location: McCalla, AL, USA
Distribution: Fedora, Gentoo, Ubuntu (all servers at work are openSUSE)
Posts: 6,931

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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
Old 10-25-2003, 08:51 AM   #13
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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.
Old 10-25-2003, 09:13 AM   #14
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: here
Distribution: suse 8.2
Posts: 169

Rep: Reputation: 30
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.
Old 10-25-2003, 09:28 AM   #15
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Distribution: Mandriva Free 2006
Posts: 42

Rep: Reputation: 16
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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