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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 12-02-2001, 08:15 PM   #31
gui10
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tried debian, rh and mandrake...

felt that mandrake was a blessing at first... then plunged into debian. good thing about debian... nice and lightweight, only contains the stuff u want... none of the i'll just include it for u in Mandrake (but granted this actually helps newbies!)

well went on to rh7.0 coz wanted to try the seemingly most well known distro... had some problems, plugged rh7.2 in again just to give it another go. found it nice.

sticking to rh for the time being
 
Old 12-02-2001, 11:23 PM   #32
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Aside from me in the US, Slack does seem to have a good Aus. following. That'd be a great poll. Find out what people use compaired to where they live..hmm
 
Old 12-03-2001, 02:48 AM   #33
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hey, i actually put up a where are you from poll in the general forum the other night...

but i use redhat and slackware and i live in texas... but i think since slackware 8 install.. its gonna be my distro of choice since i like the more unix type distro anyways... studying to get my sun solaris certs now..
 
Old 12-03-2001, 04:05 AM   #34
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Quote:
Originally posted by taz.devil

Is the one at linuxiso.org the eval? Something to check unless you already have.
Unfortunately, the only Intel ISO there is the LiveEval version. Nevermind, maybe someday they'll learn.
 
Old 12-03-2001, 08:25 AM   #35
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Originally posted by taz.devil
I know there are a lot more mandrake users out there. Just thought there would be more than the outcomes.
They are all still trying to get their winmodems to work
I'm a slacker
 
Old 12-03-2001, 02:13 PM   #36
taz.devil
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LOL Poor winmodems. I think there is a flame I mean support group for those stuck with these things. The trash is a good place to start when trying to get one to work in Linux...
Slack-On!!
 
Old 12-10-2001, 04:43 AM   #37
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I started with Slackware run slowly on a pc with only 4MB of ram. Now use Redhat. Use version 7.0 on main pc and 7.2 for testing on this one. Points to note 7.0 has flaky compiled updated to later gcc. Also use journaling fs. I use Reiserfs through not standard with 7.0. 7.2 comed with ext3. Well thats my story.
 
Old 12-10-2001, 08:24 AM   #38
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I am thinking I might try Slackware properly over the Christmas break. I seem to be installing everything from source anyway, which doesn't update the local RPM-files database (I presume that's how RPM keeps track of the files) so when I do use RPM to install, there's always lots of dependancy problems - even though there aren't! Hmm, I'll give it a go.
 
Old 12-11-2001, 04:37 PM   #39
Matthew
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I'll be using Mandrake as soon as amazon.co.uk send it.
 
Old 12-11-2001, 10:03 PM   #40
artr2
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Red Hat

I installed redhat 7.2 yesterday and had no problems. The cable modem works fine, the printer installed with no problems. I am having the typical newbie problems, but I cannot complain about the installation
 
Old 12-14-2001, 01:07 AM   #41
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I use Mandrake (yes i'm an Australian, but I haven't tried Slack yet, maybe soon, but i'm on dialup (but if I can get adsl without a 3gb cap, damn Telstra)...

my first Linux experiences were with Redhat 6.0
I couldn't really install the thing until I discovered how to partition my drive.....

then I tried Mandrake 7.2. Made Linux seem way easier....
now I'm using Mandrake 8.0, and it rules

tried Redhat 7.1, but I liked Mandrake better for some reason (the graphical LILO was more eye pleasing, and I liked automount).....
 
Old 12-27-2001, 10:24 PM   #42
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I would like to put in 3 more votes for SuSE.. I use 3 SuSE boxes at home, and one at work.. on a regular bases..

Out of all the distros I've used.. SuSe 6.1+, Mandrake 6.0+, Red Hat 6.0+, and Caldera 2.4 & 3.1. ( I do software testing on all these plus HP-UX, Solaris, AIX, Novell , and Windows.. which is why I love Linux..)

I would say mandrake had the upper hand in the install on pre ver 7 releases on SuSE & Red Hat, .. of SuSE vs RedHat .. pre Ver 7.. Red Hat was better... Now Caldera.. it was their with a great install (some times).. but it seem to me it stopped their...

With now with SuSE, Mandrake, & Red Hat all above ver. 7.0.. I don't really see one being better than the other on install.. their all pretty much the same. I do custom installs on my 3 boxes at home and 1 box at work.. but do default install on the 10 lab boxes at work (all can hold 3 Linux distros and 2 Windows..)

So with the (1) default install in mind & with (2) current versions and for a (3) .. I would say the order would be Mandrake, Red Hat , Caldera, ... and then SuSE.. ( I still think SuSE rules !!) But their all so close, it is like distinguishing purple and violet.

Well theirs my 2 cents

 
Old 01-08-2002, 02:01 PM   #43
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Suse Or Redhat

Tried Red$haft , (as a newbie) Couldnt get it to go, downloaded Suse and I got it up and running without even knowing how the heck I did it. Been with suse ever since. My only complaint is that they raised their prices to match Red$shaft!
 
Old 01-09-2002, 11:40 AM   #44
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Well I've been using RedHat for a few years, and really like it. But Last nite I did an install of Slack on my laptop, and I gotta say it went really smooth, and I got everything that i use to work, slack impressed me with how fast is compared to redhat on my laptop. So I might switch over my other to computers running redhat 7.2 to slack 8. I was worried that it was gonna be hard to make the trans over to slack, but i found that having some experience with solaris helped out. And the install wasnt as big of a nightmare that people make it out to be.

So I will have to say Slack for me from now on.
 
  


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