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View Poll Results: Which distro do you use?
Red Hat 38 36.54%
Mandrake 20 19.23%
SuSE 20 19.23%
Slackware 12 11.54%
Debian based i.e. Progeny/GNU/Corel 12 11.54%
BSD based i.e. FreeBSD/NetBSD 2 1.92%
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Old 11-29-2001, 10:09 AM   #16
ddpicard
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Well, I have used several versions. Mandrake 8.0, Redhat 7.2, Dragon Linux using Slackware, and now Suse 7.2. Out of all the versions I have stuck with Suse 7.2. I liked Mandrake in the beginning for its ease of use but when I started wanting to compile source that I downloaded I just never could get it to work for me. For me Suse 7.2 has the ease of use and I am able to compile source the way I need to. I also have Redhat 7.2 running on another harddrive and use it every once in a while. But, from all I have learned with Suse I will stay with this version.

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Old 11-29-2001, 09:01 PM   #17
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Originally posted by cornet
I've used Red Hat 5.2, Mandrake 7.? , SuSE ?? and Debian.

I'm still using Debian and ain't shifting from it any time soon.

Installed the latest version of Mandrake on a housemates computer so he could try linux. It is awful, slow, bloated, buggy, clumbsy..

cornet
I've never used a Debian distro. Just for my knowledge, what are the biggest differences that you see between Debian and say mandrake or red hat?
 
Old 11-29-2001, 10:48 PM   #18
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<<<I've never used a Debian distro. Just for my knowledge, what are the biggest differences that you see between Debian and say mandrake or red hat?>>>

After having used Redhat, SuSE, Slackware and Debian, Debian is most definitely my favourite. The main difference lies in... its packaging system. I know this is always mentioned, but that is because it is true. I see you use Slack... Debian is a LOT like Slackware, just with a packaging system that puts RPM to shame. Minimal like Slackware, fast, stable and it only takes two commands to update your entire system. Now that is cool.
 
Old 11-30-2001, 12:00 AM   #19
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SuSE is better than Red Hat as the most recent distribution is at 7.3 and RH is still flailing about at 7.2

(OK so there's absolutely no foundation to that statement, but it just had to be said)
 
Old 11-30-2001, 12:38 AM   #20
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Originally posted by mcleodnine
(OK so there's absolutely no foundation to that statement, but it just had to be said)
...i think that's the foundation to 99% of the internet...

anyway... it's these types of polls and questions that start flame wars... everyone should just accept that suse is the ruler of all linux.
 
Old 11-30-2001, 05:56 AM   #21
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I would agree () except for one thing:

Where can you download a complete SuSe distro (not the Live-eval version) in .ISO format on the internet? I have not bought any one of my distros yet, they've all come as either .ISO images on the internet, or as .ISO images on the cover-DVDs of computer magazines. Maybe I'll become a SuSe convert if I could find one that's not a LiveEval version.
 
Old 11-30-2001, 10:23 AM   #22
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Originally posted by isajera


...i think that's the foundation to 99% of the internet...

anyway... it's these types of polls and questions that start flame wars... everyone should just accept that suse is the ruler of all linux.
only in europe suse is ruler... but here in america, things are different.
 
Old 12-01-2001, 05:30 PM   #23
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Re: Linuz Dist.

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Originally posted by theunbeliever

I use Slackware because it more closely follows the linux standards. Most of the other distributions attempt to enforce their version of "how it should be", which makes linux != linux. For example the location of config files, monster-omnipotent config files etc.





I originally started with SuSE, but found that I could not easily find my way in a Red Hat installation. As Linux/Unix admin, it is difficult enough switching between Solaris and Linux, without adding all the linux flavors, which is why I personally prefer Slackware. Certain niceties are appreciated, as long as they do not make changes to underlying system standards.


i eouldnt exaclty say that Slackware complies with linux standards at all. It seems to me you prefer it because it is the most "UNIX" like distro out there.

You obviously havent tried Debian.
 
Old 12-02-2001, 12:44 AM   #24
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Hey, can I vote once per machine. I voted Slackware taking the average on the house, but I'm typing on a Mandrake 8.0 laptop, have an 8.1 machine to my left... a veritable Slack farm in the living room. I even got Caldera to work the other day, but its X installer ticked me off. I'm just glad the apartment complex takes care of the power bill.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 12-02-2001, 10:07 AM   #25
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My gosh! If Only I had the equipment to do all that. Heck, vote 5 times. LOL If you use three distros, I guess it's not really what you like best but what you use, so if you use 3 consistently, then so be it. I'm not surpriesed at the amount of RedHatters but SuSE kinda surprised me. I thought Mandrake would take the cake...Go finger that one eh?
 
Old 12-02-2001, 10:09 AM   #26
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Originally posted by Thymox
I would agree () except for one thing:

Where can you download a complete SuSe distro (not the Live-eval version) in .ISO format on the internet? I have not bought any one of my distros yet, they've all come as either .ISO images on the internet, or as .ISO images on the cover-DVDs of computer magazines. Maybe I'll become a SuSe convert if I could find one that's not a LiveEval version.
Is the one at linuxiso.org the eval? Something to check unless you already have.
 
Old 12-02-2001, 03:05 PM   #27
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suse

Hi!

I use suse, it is userfriendly and the descope is similar windows.

but sometimes it is difficult to install

Best regards,

Romo
 
Old 12-02-2001, 03:15 PM   #28
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ah.. finally got broadband again, downloaded slackware 8 and installed.. went smooothly, everything works... one of the greatest distro's...IMO at least
 
Old 12-02-2001, 07:20 PM   #29
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ah.. finally got broadband again, downloaded slackware 8 and installed.. went smooothly, everything works... one of the greatest distro's...IMO at least
I most humbly agree! I just wish i had a broadband connection. Heck isdn would be better than this...
 
Old 12-02-2001, 07:58 PM   #30
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I'm not surpriesed at the amount of RedHatters but SuSE kinda surprised me. I thought Mandrake would take the cake...Go finger that one eh?
The Redhatters ruling the states was no surprise, and Suse at #2 makes sense when you realize Suse owns Europe, but the thing about this group that surprises me is that it seems that Slackware rules Australia. Am I totally off and this is just coincidence?

Cheers,

Finegan
 
  


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