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Poll: Linux Distributions (76 member(s) have cast votes)

Which one do you prefer and why?

  1. Arch Linux (11 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  2. Debian GNU/Linux (16 votes [20.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.78%

  3. Fedora Core (4 votes [5.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.19%

  4. Gentoo Linux (2 votes [2.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.60%

  5. Knoppix (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Mandriva Linux/Mageia (1 votes [1.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.30%

  7. MEPIS Linux (1 votes [1.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.30%

  8. Mint Linux (6 votes [7.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.79%

  9. OpenSUSE (2 votes [2.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.60%

  10. PCLinuxOS (1 votes [1.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.30%

  11. Pinguy OS (3 votes [3.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.90%

  12. Sabayon (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Slackware Linux (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. Ubuntu (23 votes [29.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.87%

  15. Voted Other (which one?) (6 votes [7.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.79%

  16. Backtrack Linux (1 votes [1.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.30%

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For fun, I've been messing around with Fedora 17.

For online banking and accessing secure files, it's Tails all the way!

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Two options that are missing: One is RedHat, the other is Fermi/Scientific Linux.

I know that CentOS is basically RHEL without the stuff that RH has developed and then charges for, and that is a pretty good option. And that Fedora core is the official RedHat free project. In enterprise environments (multiple servers I mean) where some flavor of Linux is used, RHEL is by far the top choice. For admins, having RHEL on your home box is a nice tool to have.

I haven't played with Linux in a little while, but I have heard very good things about Scientific Linux and I'll most likely be creating a VM with that on it tonight - now that this topic has gotten me thinking... damn those crazy ideas.

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I didn't add Red Hat because it is used almost solely by enterprises. As you said, people use its "derivatives" instead, Scientific Linux and CentOS, which are Red Had recompiled from source.

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Hi all, Missing Backtrack :ninja:

http://www.backtrack....org/downloads/

very intresting release, based on Ubuntu contains many cool tools.......actually used by the best hacker in the world!

Micky

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Done. Added BackTrack at the bottom. Putting it in its alphabetical order would have been too much work.

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checkout bedrock linux .. supports many distros in 1 os
a work in progress.. not fully released

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i think u should consider linux mint too i am using cinnamon edition its very stable compared to other distros.

Pinguy OS is a great distro but i had some problems like freezes and crashes maybe its related to my hardware.

i also tried peppermint linux 3 very light weight yet powerful based on lubuntu cloud centric os..
i like effects :D so wanted to try linux mint ..seems to work good for me :) and thanks to bumblebee project my video card GT525M(with optimus technology) is

detected and works to an extent..i would recommend linux mint for newbies and once u get used to the environment u can freely choose what distro meets your

requirements and your liking :) especially the ones coming from windows platform :) i love gnome based distros..some might like KDE etc :) i m planning to

convert most of my friends to use linux and support open source :)

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i think u should consider linux mint too i am using cinnamon edition its very stable compared to other distros.


That is also my favourite distribution (the Debian edition). But I must add that I use OS X at least 95% of the time.

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i am a long time user of Slackware and Gentoo derivative (Funtoo) 

for my personal use, i like everything to be as close as minimal as possible ( long time fan of DWM too)

they might not be the easiest distros to setup there , but hey i'm a patient man!

 

oh and i do keep my archlinux box too ( since the AUR is great)



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I was a big Ubuntu user, then left for a while, when I went back, the Unity desktop seemed to be the big thing. I do not like it at all. If I go back to Ubuntu, it will most likely be 10.04 LTS



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I personally use OpenSUSE because of it's intuitive layout as far as what's needed on a Linux system. Zypper is easy to use from the Terminal and YaST control center is really nice.

 

 

I was a big Ubuntu user, then left for a while, when I went back, the Unity desktop seemed to be the big thing. I do not like it at all. If I go back to Ubuntu, it will most likely be 10.04 LTS

You can always use another desktop environment or window manager depending on your preference. I used XFCE for the longest time on Ubuntu when Unity came out.



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I like openSUSE, because it is fairly stable and easy to use. Official openSUSE manuals are wonderful too!

 

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Sorry for my bad English.



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debian for me.because it is most stable version of GNU/Linux kernel based Os.support lots of hardware....still free as it should be.The biggest source package repository.....i don`t quite like Ubuntu......because they turn into something like.....Tonymacx86(tonycrabx86)    



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Slax Linux for me is quite good. Small, compact, faster and portable. I use often like a toolbox on USB. Pear Linux is a good choice for Mac OS x like desktop...

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Ubuntu for me. recognizes all my hardware without problems,
and without dependence on software.
 
anxious to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
 
i tried to use Linux Mint 15, but crashes a lot.
 
sorry for my english.


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Hello

 

For me the best Linux distribution in terms of usability is Ubuntu ...

I recently test Whonix, it is a Linux distribution that many say is used by hackes anonymous ...

It's really a closed system, works with two layers being divided into Whonix Gateway and Whonix Workstation ...

To learn more, access: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Main_Page

If Interresarem by Whonix, I ask the add it in poll



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osx is the main os  i use

ubuntu 14.04.1 nice

mint is the most easy to use and very stable

pc linux also worth a try

pear linux compact and stable(for me)



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I want to try Pear Linux also.  :D







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