View Poll Results: Which is your favorite distro?

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  • Gentoo

    7 18.92%
  • Fedora

    4 10.81%
  • Suse

    6 16.22%
  • Slackware

    3 8.11%
  • Debian

    3 8.11%
  • Mandriva

    3 8.11%
  • Ubuntu/Kubuntu

    7 18.92%
  • Yellow Dog

    0 0%
  • Other (please state)

    4 10.81%

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    Gentoo (as many have said before) is linux with racing stripes. Compiling everything yourself is a pain in the ass, and it doesn't give you nearly the performance gain you think it does.

    I've heard good things about Ubuntu but Fedora was my distro of choice when i used linux.

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    The thing I like about compilation instead of binary distribution is that I get everything *exactly* the way I want it (also ebuilds are very easy to make). With emerge it takes me no extra work, just time which I spend doing other things I want or need to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perspective
    Gentoo (as many have said before) is linux with racing stripes. Compiling everything yourself is a pain in the ass, and it doesn't give you nearly the performance gain you think it does.
    I personally use Gentoo because when I want a package that exists in the portage tree, it is simple enough (most times) to install it with all of the dependencies included. I have found with a couple of other distributions I have tried, that the dependency thing was a real pain in the butt. As well, Gentoo seems to have a good package base, and a good community for a lot of support. Not very often that I go to the forums at gentoo.org and find that I can't get a (very quick) answer if I can't figure something out. The documentation is pretty decent too.

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    Always been a Fedora buff. It's easy enough to install, provides for everything I need, and has a great supportive community. It also works great on my Thinkpad X41.

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    I used Fedora for a while, but I have found that installing RPMs and using Yum... then installing other stuff by hand ended up making it really hard to keep things updated without conflicts. Now I install everything I need by hand and not worry about things as much... works great for me.

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    I first used SuSE and I'm pretty sure it's still my favourite... maybe.
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    We used Suse as well as Debian in college in our linux classes.

    Although I really like Suse I have Ubuntu ( 5.04 ) installed on my laptop since it only takes one installation CD instead of a DVD which I could not run since my laptop doesnt have a DVD player.

    On my desktop I use Suse, it feels good and looks good and most of all it can do everything I want. And for someone being a hardcore Windows user for a long time the transition went very smooth ( also because we had some linux labs etc in college ).

    I prefer Suse over Ubuntu merely because the installation went far smoother, and after installation I could instantly play music etc which on Ubuntu wasn't so obvious to do.

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    I use Debian GNU/Linux. And the occasional MEPIS bootable CD-ROM (it's like KNOPPIX).
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    I voted Fedora because I am using Fedora Core 4 as Linux compatibility.
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    Linux From Scratch. <-- favorite
    forget these lazy distro things and do it all yourself.
    I have, usually, 11 distros installed, since that way I can test apps on multiple distros easily.
    right now, I'm rebuilding my lfs, so only distro running is Mandriva.

    I have one box with debian, as a development box, since the "commercial" ide/compiler requires the 2.4 kernel and toolchain.
    [ won't install on any newer kernel ]


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    Wow, no yellow dog thus far huh? I thought that was the big ppc distro.

    edit; damn, does editing get locked out when a post is past a certain age? Looks like the 'other's won't be getting any updates.

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    >Wow, no yellow dog thus far huh?

    Yellow Dog is a fork of Fedora anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valis
    edit; damn, does editing get locked out when a post is past a certain age? Looks like the 'other's won't be getting any updates.
    I think it's 24 hours, it's only since the last upgrade , and I dont like it at all!

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