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Old 05-10-2005, 01:50 AM   #1
TwiztedTom
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Your Favorite Distro? And Why?


What Is Your Favorite Distro? And Why Is It Your Favorite? Im Just In Search Of A Better Distro
 
Old 05-10-2005, 02:10 AM   #2
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hi there,

man.. some search would bring that to you...
i am nice, so i will give you the link for the last year MCA ....
here...
this shows the opinion here at LQ...

regards
slackie1000
 
Old 05-10-2005, 02:21 AM   #3
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yeah, just do some searching on this site and you'll get tons of posts about why such and such a distro is such and such's favorite... also it wouldn't be a bad idea to download the top 5 distros from that poll slackie1000 linked you and give them all a try and then pick one to stick with after you've found the one YOU like the most...

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Old 05-10-2005, 06:57 AM   #4
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Favourite Linux Distro.

Ask 20 Linuxers and get 20 answers!

Or ask me and get two!

But the correct answer is : it depends.

What are your needs? When you say you want a better distro, better than what and in what way does your current distro fall short?

I use two distros at present:

1 - Gentoo: Strong points: Extremely configurable. You have total choice of what software, window manager, etc to install. Portage system handles dependencies well. Runs as quick as any Linux. Executable files are built to take advantage of features of your specific processor (AMD as opposed to Intel, XP as opposed to K7, etc)

Weak points: Extremely configurable. You have total choice of what software, window manager, etc to install (too much choice?). Portage system builds the majority of programs from source, which can take a long time.

2 - PCLinuxOS: Strong points: Very well integrated, includes software some distros leave out due to legal grey areas, such as mp3 conversion stuff. Runs as a live disk, install if you like it. No confusing software choice.

Weak Points: No confusing software choice! However, you can add/update/remove software once installed. Needs 256Mb to run as live-CD, and not easily installable except from live running CD. Not for older hardware.

But these are opinions based on what suits me. They may not be right for you.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 01:35 PM   #5
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the beauty of linux is that there is a flavor (distribution) for every taste, so just read up about distros you like the look of and if u like, try!
 
Old 05-10-2005, 02:18 PM   #6
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Threads like these are quite the cliche, but I'll have my say anyway.

My Newbie Distro: Mandrake (Ive always used it when Im chilling from trying out different distros)
My Play Distro: OpenBSD, which isnt Linux it's BSD, but what the hell
My Main Distro: Gentoo, highly configurable like the other guy said. But it can be very annoying when the joy of compiling trend wares off.

My favourite Distro is *NIX/*BSD.

Yes all of them, except for the shit SCO sells maybe
 
Old 05-10-2005, 03:33 PM   #7
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slackware and debian are my favorites, slackware because it makes me learn and almost always works, and debian for the diversity of software packages available and, of course, apt.
gentoo has quite a bit of respect, but, personally I don't see why and gentoo can blow me..

the non linuxey stuff is really fun to play with. I considered switching my server to freebsd for a long while.. but, in the end, I know so much more about linux and slackware that I wouldn't have been able to handle the change too well..
 
Old 05-10-2005, 07:01 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by DaWallace
gentoo has quite a bit of respect, but, personally I don't see why and gentoo can blow me..
How colourful, why not eat shit instead. People like you eat shit right? Please correct me If Im wrong.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 07:08 PM   #9
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there should be a ban (or at least some kinda limit) on "which distro" threads...

they are nothing but flame-bait...
 
Old 05-10-2005, 07:08 PM   #10
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Agreed, can somebody close this thread.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 07:22 PM   #11
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ignoring that bit of moderately well staged nonsense...

I could say a number of positive things about gentoo, all of which become irrelevant due to a fundamental disagreement I have with the ideas behind it.

don't feed the trolls..

or inflammatory, sarcastic asses, as it may very well be.

I assure you that if I had better equipment available to me I'd give gentoo more of a chance, but as it stands, nope. I also wish people weren't so sensitive to meaningless unfounded nothings.

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Old 05-10-2005, 07:43 PM   #12
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Im not being senstive, Infact I hate Gentoo, and it's community. I take it as a offense because I had just posted about Gentoo, and you say you want it (yes, it) to blow you, yeah it probably would. Oh Wait. "Don't feed the trolls", thats great. But do trolls have anything to do with this. Let's just end this now, before it turns into a flame war.

Oh by the way, Eat Shit.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 08:13 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by CoffeeMonster
Let's just end this now, before it turns into a flame war.

Oh by the way, Eat Shit.
congratulations on having such impeccable logic.

I didn't even read your post, and the things you take offense to are what made my remark so meaningless to begin with.

whether you're being sensitive or not, you are overreacting.

as for the abstract item blowing me, the expression was on my mind, and applying human characteristics to inanimate-objects or non-objects, is a popular literary technique.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 08:16 PM   #14
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Ah, so Dip-Shit, Is trying to be intelligent now then. Literary, can you please stop using that word. Your extracting too much orginality out of it. No seriously, let's just end this now...
 
Old 05-10-2005, 08:23 PM   #15
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yes.. sure... let's end it.. as soon as you stop spewing personal insults at me.
 
  


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