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Old 06-12-2009, 09:35 AM   #16
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:54 AM   #17
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I'm in...we're up to 5%
Old 06-12-2009, 10:10 AM   #18
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:29 AM   #19
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Done. Now 5% share~
Old 06-12-2009, 10:49 AM   #20
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Maybe we should grab some Ubuntu users and torture them 'til they change their votes?
Old 06-12-2009, 11:28 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by brianL View Post
Maybe we should grab some Ubuntu users and torture them 'til they change their votes?
That's just mean!.... Don't you think they've suffered enough?

Old 06-12-2009, 11:31 AM   #22
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:19 PM   #23
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oh crap I voted ubuntu...

Just kidding.
Old 06-12-2009, 12:23 PM   #24
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voted...Slack is 1 percentage point ahead of Gentoo....
Old 06-12-2009, 01:46 PM   #25
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Percentages are meaningless...... Look at the percentage of people who drive a Rolls Royce or a Lamborghini.
Old 06-12-2009, 01:48 PM   #26
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I voted Other for Solaris!.............

Just kidding I also voted for Slackware!!
Old 06-12-2009, 01:55 PM   #27
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I voted, but I don't worry too much about polls. Every Linux distro has different goals in mind and it's more important that someone choose the right distro for their needs than the most popular one. What I think is the best distro for me might not be the best distro for someone else.

I use Slackware because I value reliability and the availability of technical information. I also didn't find Slackware difficult to install and configure although it did require reading some information and following the instructions.

The only distro that I found seriously frustrating was Gentoo and that was because the documentation was incorrect or out of date. I don't want a distro that I have to install and then use as is because any slight change breaks it. I want one that I can understand well enough to add software and change the configuration for my needs. I also don't want to learn a lot of "distro lore" that doesn't help me understand Linux but immerses me in the minutia that change from one version to the next.

Slackware strikes a nice balance between ease of installation and flexibility and manages to maintain a high level of reliability. Slackware probably isn't for those who want the bleeding edge releases of open source and don't want to understand any of the details. I like to use proven versions of software that are well documented.

There are some other very good distros and I don't get into a debate about which one is better. I do have my own preference and that is Slackware.
Old 06-12-2009, 01:57 PM   #28
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Also voted Slack!
Old 06-12-2009, 02:13 PM   #29
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:13 PM   #30
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voted for slack.

Out of interest, what might be a slacker's second choice?

I'm currently intrigued by tiny core (has 0%/2 votes just now).


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