View Full Version : LinuxQuestions Choice Awards Ends Today!!

02-03-2005, 08:55 AM
I'm not exactly sure what happens, but I can't wait until the results are in!


The polls are suppose to close today, so the results tomorrow I'm guessing. Is anyone anxious about this like I am?

02-03-2005, 08:30 PM
Can't wait! This decides what distribution I'm going to get. The polls have already closed, and I can't wait until I get to see the results.

EDIT: Hey! I just realized I have to be a member to look at the results :mad:

02-04-2005, 06:17 PM
No not yet, Jeremy still has to be make the official results. It'll probably be a page that's totally public. You just had to be a member to vote.

02-04-2005, 07:09 PM
id rather make my own choice

02-04-2005, 07:41 PM
I haven't used linux but why use it? Is windows not suitable?

02-04-2005, 07:52 PM
I haven't used linux but why use it?

Two good reasons are
1) it's free
2) there are distros which meat just about everyone's needs

02-04-2005, 08:12 PM
2) there are distros which meat just about everyone's needs
What does a pork chop have to do with anything?

Zach L.
02-04-2005, 08:16 PM
You can cook penguins... Delicious, from what I hear.

02-04-2005, 08:27 PM
I mean seriously why should I use it if win xp came on my comp?

02-04-2005, 08:39 PM
A very wise person once said

"if you have to ask why you need to use linux, perhaps you shouldnt."

02-04-2005, 10:48 PM
One reason ask why their are so many security problems with windows xp and then do the same you would with a lemon junk it and get linux.

02-04-2005, 11:05 PM
Win XP's not a bad system, actually. I quite like it. But Unix-based systems are simply different. They're targeted more towards people in computer science, so they're generally better suited to such tasks (you'll find them enormously popular in places like Cboard). Win XP is targeted more towards the average family user, so it's aimed more at user-friendliness and ease of use.

02-05-2005, 12:00 AM
I define it this way:

Hardcore real pc:


Easily marketable and teachable:


02-05-2005, 01:55 AM
Easily marketable and teachable:
I dunno, it's uncanny how there is actually a LOT more to Win XP than the GUI which accompanies it (and even the GUI is tremendously under-utilized by your typical user). The typical GUI navigation, Office products, and IE are pretty much all anybody ever seems to learn. If more than just the desktop environment were taught to your average user the world would be a better place (well at least the sky may be bluer and birds would sing all the time :)).

02-05-2005, 06:16 PM
I'm curious about the results of the poll is there a link to it. I couldn't find it.

02-05-2005, 09:00 PM

02-06-2005, 05:28 AM
Distributions is a very close call actually. Top 6:
19.36% Slackware
15.09% Fedora
13.54% Gentoo
10.78% Debian
10.13% Mandrake & Suse

02-08-2005, 03:26 PM
love my slackware