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Poll: Linux Distributions (960 member(s) have cast votes)

Which is the best and why?

  1. Ubuntu Linux (404 votes [42.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.08%

  2. Mandriva Linux (24 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  3. Fedora Core (61 votes [6.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.35%

  4. SUSE LINUX (132 votes [13.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.75%

  5. Debian GNU/Linux (62 votes [6.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.46%

  6. Gentoo Linux (124 votes [12.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.92%

  7. Slackware Linux (43 votes [4.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.48%

  8. Knoppix (5 votes [0.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.52%

  9. MEPIS Linux (6 votes [0.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.62%

  10. Xandros Desktop (4 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  11. FreeBSD (28 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  12. Other (67 votes [6.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.98%

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#61
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Gentoo is by FAR the best Linux distro :(

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PCLinuxOS
MCNLive
Phaeronix
Kororaa
Frugalware
Fedora Core 5
Ubuntu

www.distrowatch.com is your friend :poster_oops:

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With my X1600 Pro, only Ubuntu Dapper seems to work 100% . I'm sure Gentoo > Phaeronix > Kororaa > VLOS will work too but don't have time to do Gentoo stuff.

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Gentoo is by FAR the best Linux distro ;)

Amen :D

Not that I'd use it for EVERYTHING (like if I had to get a server up and running in 30 minutes sharp), but I love lots of what it does... and lots of what will be added in the future! I've even filled a 3GB partition complete with all of KDE 3.2 before on a 500MHz P3 (yay for external hard drives!). But of course, you don't want to end up saying something silly that ends up on funroll-loops.org (which is not to be considered a serious criticism, by the way).

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I've never used Linux in my life :shock: (weird i hear you say). Well almost never. I think I clicked something on a mates pc once while he was running Linux :poster_spam:

I'm not a computer ;) . I mean I don't do programming and blah blah blah (not sure what the blah could be) like the rest of you. So is there any reason for me (an average user) to ever want to use it? For example Im new to OSX also but at the least it cool and fun. Linux just looks BORING!!!

Am I wrong?

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Yeah, you haven't seen Xgl.

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I like FC5 but doesnt work good with my x1600 pro, so I must say VLOS(Gentoo) and Ubuntu which works best with my card. I haven't tried Debian sid yet so dont know, but I'll install Parsix (Debian sid distro) and see. waiting on pclinuxos latest release, pending on frugalware, and thats it :)
Phaeronix fan still

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Pretty sad Ubuntu got 1st. Pitiful.

I'm not a computer graduated.gif . I mean I don't do programming and blah blah blah (not sure what the blah could be) like the rest of you. So is there any reason for me (an average user) to ever want to use it? For example I’m new to OSX also but at the least it cool and fun. Linux just looks BORING!!!

Am I wrong?

1. Customibility.
2. Absolutely no restrictions what so ever.
Too many to list..

And if you think linux looks boring take a look at these (my screenshots):
http://www.paulmer20...m/new.xfce4.png
http://www.paulmer2003.com/xfce4.png
http://www.paulmer2003.com/xchat5.png
http://www.paulmer2003.com/kde-SS.png
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http://www.paulmer2003.com/bitchx.png
http://www.paulmer20.../bx.n.aterm.png
http://www.paulmer2003.com/xfce.png
http://www.paulmer20...windowdeath.png
http://www.paulmer20...shots/term5.png
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Gentoo Linux for PC GEeks that are always on their pc 24/7 or require OPTIONS Like no other.
VLOS, Phaeronix shortcuts for Gentoo.

Ubuntu for Normal Linux Users trying to have a life =] like me

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You can use Gentoo just fine without watching {censored} scroll by for hours, or updating ever again for that matter :happymac:

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You can use Gentoo just fine without watching {censored} scroll by for hours, or updating ever again for that matter :)

BUt the point of Gentoo is being on top of everything :blush:
if u dont want to be bragging so much now theres finally heaven UBUNTU :)

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I voted suse 10.1 because i had great success with it as a n00b but kubuntu is also extremely good and they will cend you cds at no charge including s&h witch is nice. Good luck choosing as most are quite close. SuSe is more full featured out of the box and comes with everything you may need right out of the box.


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Ubuntu Linux hands down. I've used tons of Linux Distro's, but I only felt at home when using Ubuntu.

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Gentoo, becose of Portage and disponible in 64BIT since the AMD64 era!

Before I used Mandrake and Redhat but the "ONE Layer for depandance only [seem to be repared]" was a pain and I have banned RPM from my world!

I use Slackware on many server but tend to remplace it with Gentoo....

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BUt the point of Gentoo is being on top of everything :)
if u dont want to be bragging so much now theres finally heaven UBUNTU :)

B.S. The point of Gentoo is that it's source-based. And there's nothing essentially better about Ubuntu that Debian hasn't already done (and remember! I hate Debian! It's on a very short list of things that I actually hate!).

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PC-BSD!!!! just migrated from suse 10.1 and i love my bsd install!!!!


max :D

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if you relly wanna lern how linux works (and i mean if you havn't heared of it before) gentoo is the best, but you also have to read a lot. but the documentation is very very good.

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FreeBSD or Slack for me... Secure, stable and structured. I'm running Slack current at my server for quite some time, never had any problems, ok, it might take some time to configure but when you done with it it's just works. Same about FreeBSD. And both can make a decent desktop, if you have time to tune things a bit, but I think it worth it ;)

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but the documentation is very very good.


Not only the documentation is good, the community support is great.

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I reckon 'the best' for making music and multimedia is Agnula.
It's got the whole available range of audio and video editing apps out of the box without having to fiddle with obscure abbreviations and dependencies and console commands from 1978. Pain in the arse to install properly but once it's up it makes you keep going all night (if you're into making music or cutting video).

Then it's probably lacking all this fancy server stuff, don't know...

Mandriva seems to pack a whole load of junk but I reckon it does office and stand-alone admin tasks really well and painlessly.

Whichever distro it is make sure you get a proper kernel that supports your hardware up front. I still haven't figured out how to get my Lifeview TV card to work. Recompiling the kernel has always been a guaranteed disaster for me.

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