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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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First excuse my bad english, it's not my native language. But i'll try my best.

Back to topic ;):
I like gentoo, because with gentoo you learn very much about linux. How it's working, some bash commands, how to configure programms without a configuration-program, only with config files. And i know whats going on @ my pc, and can control what should run, what not, and how, without opening many systemconfig programms.
But sometimes the long compiling times are not nice, or when you had after a bigger update many config files to update. :(

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my only complaint about linux is getting installed apps to work, half the time they take forever to install because of mising or broken dependenicies and somteims after gettig them finally to install the dam thing doesnt launch

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Backtrack for hacking, PC-BSD for all around goodness.... SuSe 10.1 was pritty good tooooo



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I'm a fan of puppy linux for older machines. I have it installed on a decrepit Thinkpad 390e with a 333mhz pII , 192mb ram, and a 6gb hd and it flies like it has 10x those specs

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I I tried PCLinuxOS (.93a junior) and was pleasantly surprised. The live cd installer was very fast and offered more options than ubuntu's (like where to install the boot loader and which one). Also it included ndiswrapper which was easy very to get working (just installed the .inf and did a 'modprobe ndiswrapper'). If you have a wireless card in Ubuntu that needs ndiswrapper you have to first connect to the internet some other way and then install it and hope that you can get it working. Ndiswrapper is notorious for not always working on Ubuntu. PCLinuxOS is KDE-debian based and it looks good by default. I didn't have to add any repos to find what I wanted either, just fired up synaptic and found what I wanted. The default desktop:
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I have to say Ubuntu, i have used many distros and its the best for me, fast, simple for the n00bs, but good enough for experienced users, powerful package manager, never had any problems with it :)

for my servers, i always use archlinux, fast, secure, simple.

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Dream linux looks nice. Hey also, why does everyone spell UNIX like *nix.

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I need free time in my life and be able to just get things done .

Ubuntu !! nothing else anymore
TOo Many Linux Distro{censored}s =]

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Dream linux looks nice. Hey also, why does everyone spell UNIX like *nix.



because the * representes ether U for unix or L for linux or ne thing else that has nix at the end, it can also include bsd.


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because the * representes ether U for unix or L for linux or ne thing else that has nix at the end, it can also include bsd.
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lol whoever invented this is dislexic.

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lol whoever invented this is dislexic.



idk, but it caught on and is now quite common...


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I voted for other.

Well, it's not a distro in the traditional sense.

No packages, no fancy easy-way-out auto-download-and-compile like one has with Gentoo.

If someone really want's to learn how a Linux system is built, from the ground up, one wants to use the Linux system I'm thinking of.

And what is this other system I refer to?

The Linux From Scratch (LFS) Project

As far as learning a Linux system inside and out, there isn't anything else out there right now that can touch it, including Gentoo. :D

I've got three systems running this project (filesystem, MythTV machine, and my laptop) and wow, it's been a real learning experience.

And yes, I tried Gentoo. IMO, it's initscript layout, among a few other things, too screwy. :P

(For the record, I cut my Linux teeth on Slackware, go Patrick! :D)

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I'm new in Linux, started at fedora. But now i for ubuntu because it is more compatible with
my laptop , its package management and documents help me to save time get thing work.

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I tried Ubuntu, Kubuntu, PCLinux, and Suse, and honestly each has its own strenghts and weaknesses, but I decided to go with Suse because it had better supprt for my hardware. Ubuntu was next but had problems with my monitor and would only run 1024x768.

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supernovafan, good choice, 10.2 is looking to be great :)

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I've used just about every Linux distro on that list (and even the BSD one ;-)), but I have to say that when I want to get a distro installed quickly I always go with Ubuntu. Really nice setup (try the alternate cd is you want more control and flexibility), great drivers (threw the 6.10 Edgy Eft release on a stock Dell laptop and got EVERYTHING - including battery meter, etc. right out of the box), and I really like apt-get/synaptic for keeping things up to date.

I just brought up an old PIII Sony that I had laying around with the server version of Ubuntu and I am blown away by the usefullness of that old box - I never see more than 10-20% CPU uilization (on a box with Apache2, MySQL 5, PHP 5, & Zenoss monitoring). I tried to use RedHat on the same box and it was a total pig.

So, I guess you could say I'm a real fan. Cool forums for support too...

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I have to say Ubuntu also, i have used a couple of distros like Kubuntu (Ubuntu with KDE interface) Gentoo, Fedora and even Trisquel!! and Ubuntu its far my best choice, with tools like Synaptic the apt-get that made also a great choice for newbies as FriedCPU says and good enough for advenced users, I`ve not complains so far with it... Linux for human beingsGreat choice!

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PC-BSD / Desktop BSD (DUH OSX 10.4.8 Darwin Unix)

maybe DragoFly and Free BSD / Solaris Unix but getting a GUI on it a pain in my ass....as wel as non windows linux unix os but sure seem liek it OS's (MenuetOS / SkyOs)

Unix Desktop Style
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DesktopBSD aims at being a stable and powerful operating system for desktop users
http://www.desktopbs...index.php?id=31

With its open-source core based on FreeBSD 5.0 and the Mach 3.0 microkernel,
http://developer.app...urce/index.html

PC-BSD - Personal Computing, served up BSD Style!
http://www.pcbsd.org/?p=download13#CD1

NOTE: OSX is the best Unix core OS to date and if you have a mac you ether boughta copy it it cam with it... TO OSX X86 to PC visit http://www.osx86proj...i...ge&Itemid=1 Fourms... and torrent for a OSX X86 disc to install
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Unix Geek Style
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FreeBSD is an advanced operating system
http://www.freebsd.org/

Fork of FreeBSD 4.11, focus: scalability, robustness, and debuggability in several broad system traits
www.dragonflybsd.org

Download Solaris 10, the most advanced operating system on the planet (witch is a ie OSX is but meh)
http://www.sun.com/s...solaris/get.jsp

NOTE: The Sun Java Desktop System is a secure and comprehensive enterprise desktop software solution that combines the best of open source innovation with significant contributions from Sun. Java Desktop System is a major component of the Solaris 10 Operating System,L
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Non Unix/Linux but sure looks like OS'S
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MenuetOS is an Operating System in development for the PC written entirely in 32/64bit assembly language
http://www.menuetos.net/index.htm

SkyOS | See the light, break free
http://www.skyos.org/
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I will never touch a Linux kernal that almost a rip off of the Stable UNix kernal... and we all know Unix cam before Linux...

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slackware all the way!!! and ubuntu, mandriva, suse, too!! :D

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PC-BSD / Desktop BSD (DUH OSX 10.4.8 Darwin Unix)

maybe DragoFly and Free BSD / Solaris Unix but getting a GUI on it a pain in my ass....as wel as non windows linux unix os but sure seem liek it OS's (MenuetOS / SkyOs)

Unix Desktop Style
-----------------------
DesktopBSD aims at being a stable and powerful operating system for desktop users
http://www.desktopbs...index.php?id=31

With its open-source core based on FreeBSD 5.0 and the Mach 3.0 microkernel,
http://developer.app...urce/index.html

PC-BSD - Personal Computing, served up BSD Style!
http://www.pcbsd.org/?p=download13#CD1

NOTE: OSX is the best Unix core OS to date and if you have a mac you ether boughta copy it it cam with it... TO OSX X86 to PC visit http://www.osx86proj...i...ge&Itemid=1 Fourms... and torrent for a OSX X86 disc to install
-----------------

Unix Geek Style
--------
FreeBSD is an advanced operating system
http://www.freebsd.org/

Fork of FreeBSD 4.11, focus: scalability, robustness, and debuggability in several broad system traits
www.dragonflybsd.org

Download Solaris 10, the most advanced operating system on the planet (witch is a ie OSX is but meh)
http://www.sun.com/s...solaris/get.jsp

NOTE: The Sun Java Desktop System is a secure and comprehensive enterprise desktop software solution that combines the best of open source innovation with significant contributions from Sun. Java Desktop System is a major component of the Solaris 10 Operating System,L
----------------------------

Non Unix/Linux but sure looks like OS'S
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MenuetOS is an Operating System in development for the PC written entirely in 32/64bit assembly language
http://www.menuetos.net/index.htm

SkyOS | See the light, break free
http://www.skyos.org/
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I will never touch a Linux kernal that almost a rip off of the Stable UNix kernal... and we all know Unix cam before Linux...


But all those are good OS for business and work none as good for Home users are OSX and WIndows is





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