View Poll Results: Which Linux OS do you prefer?

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  • Mandrake

    10 23.26%
  • RedHat

    14 32.56%
  • SuSe

    7 16.28%
  • Slackware

    5 11.63%
  • Debian GNU/Linux

    4 9.30%
  • Something is missed....

    3 6.98%

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This is a discussion on Linux OS's within the Linux Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I was just curious as to what people prefer: Mandrake, RedHat, Slackware, Debian, SuSe, or whatever-else-is-out-there....

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    Linux OS's

    I was just curious as to what people prefer: Mandrake, RedHat, Slackware, Debian, SuSe, or whatever-else-is-out-there.

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    I see now that there is Caldera, Corel, and Phat that I seemed to have forgotten...

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    Slackware.
    Jason Deckard

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    i've tried redhat, slackware, and debian(for almost 2 days).
    i downloaded zipslack first because that was only ~30 meg and could be run easily and simply. after a while i noticied that many programs were missing (and i wasn't experienced enough to get them myself) so i downloaded redhat 6.2. (with a 56k... 2 weeks overnight).
    i switched to debian after redhat 7.1 because redhat seemed to cause problems. some of their altered stuff didn't agree with what i was going to install. (gcc 2.96rh doesn't agree with mplayer). i switched back to 7.2 after realizing how difficult it would be (especially since debian doesn't recognize my interenet connection...)
    redhat 7.2 has been running smoothly for a couple of months.

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    this is my opinion but in the best commercial distribution is RedHat. It has far too many functions but there are some things I dont like for example the way it installs things!! RPMs!! BAD!
    I like to compile my whole system.
    That is why I created my own home Distribution called Lynux (not for redristribution!)
    It still has MANY MANY bugs but the purpose for it was because RedHat didn't compile on install and not enough Server Apps on Install so I did this. Used a TarGz of every package on the RedHat 7.0 CD then I used tar on the script (binary for i386 included on Dist CD) so I could compile everything from gcc... some errors existed so I am working on a hardware checker or something like that so it will work for more than just my systems.
    People ask me for the source, there is no source. 12 Scripts and a bunch of Tar.Gzs with gcc and tar on binaries.
    The rest is in the CD Image (boot Kernel)
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    You guys seem to be forgetting about BSD and Solaris, or are we pretending that the TRUE Unix systems don't count :)

    RedHat is probably the best commercial distro out there, and I do have a box devoted to it, but my vote goes to FreeBSD.

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    Originally posted by starX
    You guys seem to be forgetting about BSD and Solaris, or are we pretending that the TRUE Unix systems don't count :)
    Perhaps, but only because this is a Linux forum, and not a *NIX forum :)
    Jason Deckard

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    I am well aware of Solaris and BSD... the subject of this post was "Linux OS's"

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    I voted Mandrake but that is only because Mandrake 7.2 was given to me. I tried it out and was impressed and left Windows for good (well... except for my games on Windows). Now I have Mandrake 8.2 and it only gets better. I've been thinking about getting RedHat or Slackware... just to give it a test drive.

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    slackware is sexy!

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    Originally posted by starX
    You guys seem to be forgetting about BSD and Solaris, or are we pretending that the TRUE Unix systems don't count

    RedHat is probably the best commercial distro out there, and I do have a box devoted to it, but my vote goes to FreeBSD.

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    he asked which best Linux OS.
    Not unix
    BSD is ok. Not as good as Linux but then again it depends.
    BSD is really cool though!
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    Oh yea, Mandrake won

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    ask Linus which he thinks the best is.
    then you got a GOOD opinion that would probably rank out most
    (he says SuSE according to the Linus Email FAQ)
    well he uses RedHat for all servers at his work and he uses SuSE for his home comps (im sure he has many home comps)
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    I do prefer Slackware
    then Red Hat.
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    slackware all the way. with blackbox gui if a gui at all

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