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Best linux distro? at least in your opinion?


which distro listed here do you prefer?  

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  1. 1. which distro listed here do you prefer?

    • fedora core
      16
    • Mandrake
      2
    • Slackware
      3
    • debian
      5
    • gentoo
      8
    • ubuntu
      8
    • SuSe
      6
    • Linspire
      0
    • knoppix
      1


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this is one of these instant warmonger statements :)

 

personally i say gentoo, i've used gnu/linux for a while now and the major reason for my love of gentoo is that i get to select the dependencies of my system. this is a huge thing for me, no more dependency hell, no more install 100 packages to get one.

 

but the great thing for me is that gentoo polishes this, the power of portage (emerge) is impressive and it grows all the time, the community behind gentoo is another thing that makes me enjoy it, bugs get squashed quickly..

 

BAH ALL GNU/LINUX ROX!

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i've edited the poll choice from fedora core 4 to just fedora core (which is more fair considering all the others arent version listed !

 

i vote fedora :)

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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I always perfer Gentoo - but can't be arse to install because it take bloody ages for bootscraping lol. so quick installation and simple is Fedora, it what i'm using at the moment.

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Well to be perfectly accurate. I prefer Mandriva 2005 LE.

 

I have used Redhat 7.3 Suse 9.0 and 9.1 pro. And i am now on this distro of Mandriva. About the only reason that i am more into this distro is because it seems as easy working as Suse but i have had best luck with Mandriva in getting things working. I got my WINE working for example. I was very proud of that.

 

-Path

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I have to put my vote in for Ubuntu... I've tried OpenSUSE 10B1, FC4, CentOS 4.1, VLOS 1.0 - 1.2 and others.. I just really enjoy Ubuntu and love apt-get :) No more RPM's please :)

 

Oh and my first distro was RH 5.x a long time ago. But because of my gaming interest I just can't seem to kill windows :) So I've had Linux off and on my machine for quite a while.

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To me, a good Linux distro has to have:

 

1. Guts: Many distros I found are what I call "chicken" -- they shoot the OS in the foot by not including the package for MP3 support or not including controversial items. Some others include the package anyway or make it real easy to find the package. I prefer those who are willing to peacefully disobey the RIAA/MPAA/DMCA to promote our fair use rights.

2. Good hardware support: Duh?

3. User-friendliness: GUI, GUI, GUI for all 'ye config needs!

 

So Kubuntu (a derivative of Ubuntu) has these things, althogh wireless and my touchpad don't work too well there. I voted "Ubuntu" :)

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To me, a good Linux distro has to have:

 

1. Guts: Many distros I found are what I call "chicken" -- they shoot the OS in the foot by not including the package for MP3 support or not including controversial items.  Some others include the package anyway or make it real easy to find the package.  I prefer those who are willing to peacefully disobey the RIAA/MPAA/DMCA to promote our fair use rights.

2. Good hardware support: Duh?

3. User-friendliness: GUI, GUI, GUI for all 'ye config needs!

 

So Kubuntu (a derivative of Ubuntu) has these things, althogh wireless and my touchpad don't work too well there.  I voted "Ubuntu" :)

 

You may like SimplyMEPIS going by your shopping list, multimedia works, works out of the box, Debian base, KDE desktop, synaptic for install/updates, very stable etc.[on my IBM laptop wireless and my touchpad just work]

 

http://mepis.org/

 

Cheers

NH

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umm, umm..

 

do thine eyes deceive me? :o

 

there is no option for 'Archlinux' :angry: , or at least 'Other'

 

this is utterly disappointing.

 

i hereby declare this poll, void. lol :P

 

 

 

 

Archlinux is the best imho, pacman is awsome, and abs is a blast.

it's teh fastest distro around imho[that i've tried] even faster than a stage 3 gentoo, with most of the apps compiled locally.

and it's also non-restrictive, the customizability of gentoo, yet easy enough for those willing to learn.

 

 

check it out.. www.archlinux.org :D

 

 

 

 

 

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btw gentoo would be second, as portage is awesome. i just don't have the patience... and the guides and documentation beats that of most if not all commercial sources.

i learned most my stuff there, even when i broke archlinux, with my burning edge unstable software.. i was able to fix with help the help of posts on the gentoo forums.

 

 

 

 

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so if i'm not getting the chance to vote arch, then i vote gentoo.

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I voted Fedora Core. Have used ubuntu and had a look at SuSe 10.1, all good distros, but I just love fedora, its easy to get installed, but you still have to do a little work with it, just enough to lean, but not too much to put you off.

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