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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    s^ linux poll

    Vote now.

    edit:
    I should have put mandriva/mandrake for those of you that used it prior to the name change.

    Others:
    Archlinux: 1
    Damn Small Linux: 1
    Last edited by valis; 08-01-2006 at 03:21 AM.

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    did you forget something?

    EDIT: Curious... the pool was not showing just then. Nevermind...
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    SUSE. I think ever since.

    My experience with Linux is somewhat limited. But did buy SUSE 8.0 Professional a few years ago when it was still owned by the Germany based company. I'm not so found of it anymore. But since I used it ever since version 5.0...

    Also used Mandrake briefly. It was actually the first kernel I tried.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I went for SUSE too. it's pretty much the only one I've used any way consistantly. It's at home somewhere I think.

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    SUSE for me too i guess. I might get around to trying the winner(s) out
    sometime.
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    SuSE does not even install with a compiler by default.. *slaps evil distro people* On the other hand, if I am not mistaken it was Novell behind Xgl, and that is kind of cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit
    SuSE does not even install with a compiler by default.. *slaps evil distro people* On the other hand, if I am not mistaken it was Novell behind Xgl, and that is kind of cool.
    err... it asks you if you want to install developer tools.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Yeah - like I said, evil distro people...

    Humour aside, I helped a friend installing something on his SuSE machine, and it was weird working on a machine with no compiler. I forget what I was doing, but it took me a few minutes to realise that the trouble was that he had no compiler installed. I can see no installing the source by default, but no compiler? Come on...

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    Ya I found that strange too in my first install (if you've seen my post about that
    ordeal you'll know that installation didn't last too long ). I was excited about
    my first command line compile in over a year and suddenly - gcc: command not
    found!
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    I am running Damn Small Linux at the moment, it is Knoppix based, which is Debian based (I think) on the one machine that is running Linux at the moment. Took me a while to get it set up right since they messed with some stuff and left out some things that should be there (boot up sequence never does mount -a /boggle).

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    Slackware all the way, baby! I've been using it for 11 years and I ain't quittin' now!
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    Slack for me, as well.
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    I thought Ubuntu was really popular? That's what I have but gentoo's my vote

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    It looks like Gentoo is more popular here, because we all are programmers, and so Ubuntu might seem too easy for us.

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