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View Poll Results: How Many Linux Distributions Do You Try Per Year?
1 28 19.18%
2 18 12.33%
3 21 14.38%
4 11 7.53%
5 9 6.16%
6-10 15 10.27%
11+ 12 8.22%
Zero 32 21.92%
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:30 PM   #16
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OK but what is your 'main' distro? Kidding ;D
Well, the title of the thread was changed. It may be implied that your main distro is not included.
 
Old 03-12-2015, 08:32 PM   #17
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I frequently load up something in VirtualBox just to see what it looks like, especially if someone is raving about its look or feel or I read something interesting about it here on LQ.

Usually, I find it doesn't live up to the hype . . . .

A couple of times I've set up a VM to try to answer a Linux Question that particularly piqued my interest.

I picked "4" on the poll; that's my best shot at an average.

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Old 03-12-2015, 09:10 PM   #18
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I chose one but it was actually a bsd i ran on vbox a few weeks ago. I went through a period of distro hopping a couple of years ago, mint (absolutely terrible) and vector linux (pretty good) stand out. After i installed slackware 13.37 and got on the current branch i pretty much quit looking around i guess.

Im thinking at taking a look at tails

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Old 03-12-2015, 11:21 PM   #19
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about 3ish, usually debian - slackware and one that i havent tried before (fedora 21).
 
Old 03-13-2015, 07:53 AM   #20
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I'd say 3. I usually have to bring up a board and that involves loading their particular brand of Linux, and then also trying out other common distros on that same board.

For desktop, I do try ones where I see a lot of comments/questions, so you wonder what the fuss or draw is.
 
Old 03-13-2015, 10:03 AM   #21
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Used to try a decade ago!

Now only if some thing needs a different distro to work. Or to check progress of Linux scenario but I mostly can infer from release notes and other articles.
 
Old 03-13-2015, 11:06 AM   #22
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Well, the title of the thread was changed. It may be implied that your main distro is not included.
Umm, it was a joke because the OP only listed Slackware, nevermind. Just some innocent humour.
 
Old 03-13-2015, 11:17 AM   #23
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How many distros must a Linux man use
Before you call him a man?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
(with apologies to Robert Allen Zimmerman)
 
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:23 AM   #24
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I would go with 2-3. I don't specifically install to try them but I have made my lab setup that way that it runs on different distributions. Once in bluemoon I will migrate them to different distribution.

Though I have different distribution VMs installed but I hardly visit them, kept them handy incase any question on LQ is related to those distributions.
 
Old 03-13-2015, 01:13 PM   #25
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I tried to check by looking up my reviews, only to find a bug in the forum! It listed my last 10 reviews in 2014, but clicking next page took me to a general list of reviews. So my answer is 11+ but I don't know how many.
 
Old 03-13-2015, 01:15 PM   #26
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The reviews section is due for a fairly major overhaul in the near future. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Old 03-13-2015, 01:29 PM   #27
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Do VMs count? If so then I've had at least a dozen VMs in the last year with at least 8 distros. If not, then one as I tend to stick with Sid but Slackware gets the odd look-in when I'm annoyed with Debian. The below iz pretty-much how I use VMs too.
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I'd say 3. I usually have to bring up a board and that involves loading their particular brand of Linux, and then also trying out other common distros on that same board.

For desktop, I do try ones where I see a lot of comments/questions, so you wonder what the fuss or draw is.
 
Old 03-13-2015, 01:30 PM   #28
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Yes, I would count installs done in a virtual machine.

--jeremy
 
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:47 PM   #29
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Yes, I would count installs done in a virtual machine.

--jeremy
Thanks, jeremy, I have voted 6 to 10. If we were counting other OSs also it would definately be over 10.
Since I gained the ability to run VMs at home a few years ago on purchasing a new computer I havn't stopped trying new distributions out of curiosity.
 
Old 03-16-2015, 11:30 AM   #30
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Depends from the amount of spare time I have. Over the years slightly less than one per year. Maybe later more, when I have had time to get acquainted with virtualizing (not enough time again).
 
  


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