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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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#121
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PCLOS is my favorite.

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YEY FOR SUSE

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SUSE is best because of YAST, you don't have to go thru insane command line processes to install your video card drivers, that alone makes it so much better. plus you have the option to disable ipv6 at install ,which lets your DSL WAN connect to the net right away, I have tried many other flavors and they all are a pain in the A** to get running smooth, OPEN SUSE 10.2 is great out of the box.

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I voted for Ubuntu (Kubuntu) but I also like Pardus and Suse Linux I have on my pc.

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forza pardus :thumbsup_anim:

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Pardus is quite good especially if you want total Turkish language support, it boots quite fast thanks to some clever coding by the Tubitak programmers and it holds your hand for setting up your hardware/software with Tasma and PiSi. Still, come the end of the day, I'd rather go with SuSE for ease of use and availability of precompiled binaries or Fedora for vast online support resources or Debian just because I love it.

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My vote goes to Gentoo.

By the way, why is FreeBSD on the list? ;)


Agreed, but anything with portage is a good *nix distro, no dependency {censored} to go through.

I really don't see what everyone sees in Ubuntu, it really is no easier than some of the others I have used. For a solid distro that is pretty easy to set up and run, albiet with some dependency issues last time I used these, been mostly on gentoo lately, I would go with either SuSE for its amazing installer, or Fedora for just being an all around pleasant experience to work with.

Gentoo is my favorite, but it is not for the faint of heart. It isn't that it is sohardto install, it just takes forever and you have to know your hardware VERYwell.

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Ubuntu is best, for me :whistle:

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im installing SuSE now to see if it supports my radeon any better than the other distros

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Fedora Core, I prefer. Strictly Linux. Good ol' professional Linux.

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i Like Fedora more :P

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i Like Fedora more :P


That is what they call it nowadays :P

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I like OpenSUSE and Dreamlinux, They Both work great on my laptop, i dunno about my HP back home...

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Gentoo just kicks {censored} :) . But for Unix 'newbs' is SuSE or Fedora a very good choice. Ubuntu (Kubuntu) is way to plain for me. Windows .. mh i think I deleted it some day ago, dont know. :angel:

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am glad to see most people on here loves SUSE, and i voted for it also keep note that PCLINUX also is a good distro

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I tried out Ubuntu/Kubuntu and thought it was great; however, both did have the tendency to crash both the computers I installed them on (older P3 and Athlon computers respectively). Overall, I think that both distributions are great as alternatives to the established operating systems and are getting better with each update.

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I've used every main distro and a lot of other smaller ones. The best by far are gentoo and slackware. I love slackware, but gentoo is the best OS on the planet if you have a fast machine and don't want to make music professionally. If you do want to make music, OSX is the best OS, but if u have a slow machine slackware is amazing.by the way i wish people would stop voting for newbie distros just because they are the only ones theve ever used. get a copy of gentoo lol!

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Gentoo is king. Portage rocks. Sabayon linux is a great Gentoo based distro. :2cents:

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Gentoo is king. Portage rocks. Sabayon linux is a great Gentoo based distro. :D


http://distrowatch.c...0070820#feature

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I've been using GNU/Linux for over 2 years now and I've done my fair share of distro hopping. IMHO, all the popular distros are excellent and they all have their problems. I run ArchLinux as my desktop OS because:
a) it's fast - it's i686 optimised (only)
b) it's binary - I loved Gentoo and FreeBSD but got fed up with compile times (this is purely personal)
c) it's a rolling-update distro - there are no '6-month' release cycles so you can upgrade your system to the latest packages with a simple:
# pacman -Syu
The downsides of ArchLinux are:
d) it's yet another package manager (Pacman) to learn - although this is true of most distros eg. Yum vs Syanptic, etc.
e) it's yet another different filesystem tree - again this is true of most distros and is MY BIGGEST BEEF WITH LINUX as a whole.
f) its community, while active, is dwarfed by those of Fedora, Ubuntu, etc. This means sometimes - albeit only twice in my experience - certain 'esoteric' packages are either not available at all (screenlets-0.0.9) or buggy (akamaru/kiba-dock).

I haven't found the perfect distro yet, but I've been running Arch for about 12 months now and it does everything I ask of it (apart from the above two packages, of course). On the whole I'm happy with it and would recommend trying it to anyone with intermediate or above linux skills.

As to my home server, I run OpenBSD. I'm not security expert, but two remote holes in the last 10 years for the default install persuaded me to adopt it.





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