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  1. 1. Which Linux distribution do you prefer?

    • Debian GNU/Linux
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • CentOS
    • Fedora
    • Arch Linux
    • {K-, X-, L-}Ubuntu
    • Linux Mint
    • Gentoo
    • Slackware
    • Mandrake
      0
    • Mageia
      0
    • openSUSE
    • Other (specify below)
    • I'm rolling my own distribution.

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That's only what I know of. I used it years ago. That's what I ever knew it to be. Thanks for the correction.

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Sorry Mindovermaster; I didn't mean to sound too harsh in my reply. Like I said, Crunchbang was once based on Ubuntu. You made an honest mistake.

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Slackware

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Sorry Mindovermaster; I didn't mean to sound too harsh in my reply. Like I said, Crunchbang was once based on Ubuntu. You made an honest mistake.

You just corrected me, no biggie. ;)

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Funtoo, (and i choosed gentoo ofcourse, because is based on it), it fit my needs, and is fasst.

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Been running 13.04 for a few days.. I love it.. Huge improvement over 12.10

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Was a diehard Ubuntu user for a very long time but the last year or so, it's been Mint. And I know technically it's the same 'under the hood' however, the execution is very different and Mint does it right for me.

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Currently using the new Mint with Cinnamon on my laptop and enjoying it quite a bit. Might stick with it.

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13.04 Unityless with a modified Gnome 3.8 installation.

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I use Mint because of it's compatibility with Ubuntu and Debian packages, but enjoy the environment more. I did use Ubuntu for years though.

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Been using Ubuntu for ages. However it is getting slow for my aging laptop. 1.8ghz core solo just don't cut it anymore. Esp for flash. Have been wanting to try mint for a while. Tryed fedora and didn't like it. Same with Kubuntu. Opensuse...just does not like my laptop. Then again thats also KDE.

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Might wanna try Xubuntu, dreams.

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Might wanna try Xubuntu, dreams.

 Nah. I use my laptop basically for web browsing...which I normally use my iPad for. If I disabled flash it would run alot quicker. But then no point of having a laptop.  :rofl:

 

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Actually I like the look of Xubuntu...and Linux Mint Mate. Downloading now.

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Debian is a trademark for SPI, http://www.spi-inc.org/, a non-profit. They exist to create software for the public good, unlike Canonical, which is only in it for the money and seems focused on creating phones.

 

Anyway, as you can see, it's a philosophical thing for me. debian.org or ubuntu.com. Keep in mind, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, is worth $500 million.

 

You make up your own mind, but for me, Debian just feels right. I left Windows to get away from greed. Canonical is just another money-hungry corporation. Heck, even when you try to download Ubuntu, which is based on Debian, they hit you up for money. I detest the "hard sell".

 

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Screw Canonical!

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Slackware all the way. Works brilliantly, everything is completely configurable and no dodgy dependency handling package managers getting in the way.

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Netrunner 13.06. It's a derivative of Kubuntu from Blue Systems, who fund Kubuntu. A very complete, polished, smooth and fast and stable KDE distro, with pretty much all the right KDE annoyances turned off default.

Spent the last week trying to convince myself to use Win 7/8 on that machine, but the font rendering is amateurish by comparison.

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Actually I like the look of Xubuntu...and Linux Mint Mate. Downloading now.

I tried Xubuntu but it was going to take more work than I wanted to put into it to set it up properly. I then decided on Mint. I tried every edition before settling on Mate. I have been very impressed by it. 

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Elementary OS. The interface is amazing and the Ubuntu 12.04 base is rock solid. It's the first Linux distro I felt happy with after longer than one week.

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I've tried all versions of Ubuntu, and Lubuntu has to be my favourite.  My god is my netbook ever fast on Lubuntu (it uses LXDE gui).  

 

I tried Linux Mint (Olivia, with Cinnamon GUI), on my desktop gaming PC, and it was just too damn slow.  I have no idea why it was so slow, since my PC is more than capable enough for any operating system.  It must have been running in 2D-mode, or didn't have HW acceleration turned on, or something.  But the Linux Mint forums are completely dead, and there wasn't anyone there willing to reply to my posts about the issue.

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Dropping a vote for Mint for 2013. It's what I'm using at home right now. It was chosen because I wanted a distro I wouldn't have to fiddle with too much. After working on computers all day, I don't want to work on my own at home all night, so I want it to just work. Mint keeps compatibility with a lot of software being Ubuntu based which also helps.

 

After that I'd probably go Fedora for a workstation Linux. I spend most of my time on RHEL or SLES though.

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I've tried all versions of Ubuntu, and Lubuntu has to be my favourite.  My god is my netbook ever fast on Lubuntu (it uses LXDE gui).  

 

I tried Linux Mint (Olivia, with Cinnamon GUI), on my desktop gaming PC, and it was just too damn slow.  I have no idea why it was so slow, since my PC is more than capable enough for any operating system.  It must have been running in 2D-mode, or didn't have HW acceleration turned on, or something.  But the Linux Mint forums are completely dead, and there wasn't anyone there willing to reply to my posts about the issue.

 

Just a wild guess, but did you try asking on here? Being that Mint is based off of Ubuntu, I'm sure we could help you.

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At home, Mint 15 at the moment.

 

At work, Ubuntu 10.04.1LTS.

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Elementary OS, Fedora and Arch for me. Nothing against the others, I really like Debian, Gentoo, Slack, etc but this is what I run at the moment (and I change a lot so my answer may not last a few weeks haha) :)

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Ubuntu with a lot of heavy customization 

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Still Arch for me here, does everything and anything you need it to and so long as your sure to read the homepage before upgrading very few breakages happen. :)

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