The Definitive "WHICH LINUX DISTRO?" Thread


What distro do you use?  

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shimon
...I also install a kernel (2.6.5-4Phoenix) that a guys compile and share with some, that include the nvidia module in it...

thats not what ur sig says LOL

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shimon
You can vote for "other" and post what you use.

I started the poll then it got merged into this thread

edit: BTW i did vote for mandrake not making a new post for that because it may be counted as spAm.

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Sav
thats not what ur sig says LOL

Hehehe, your right, thx to remind me, I'll change it right away. :p

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Rushnak

Mandrake was my first linux distro, i loved it. It was so easy to install (and fast!) and quite easy to get started and have some fun with it.

I haven't got around to using any others at the moment, but i'm sure i will. The next one i think i'll try is slackware/redhat, although Redhat is heavily based on mandrake (or the other way round) I'll still give it a go.

peace :pinch:

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shimon

kustom mandrake was made out of red hat along time ago thats why it use RedhatPackageManager (RPM)

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Malisk

I'm using Mandrake 10 (official, not community)... Seems to be nice enough for me as a Linux noob :)

I also wanted that one since it was the only distro in a "non-unstable" build that had kernel 2.6.x out of the box (which I also wanted for noob reasons). I didn't trust a 2.4 kernel since my SATA drive didn't work on Knoppix at least, and I have a feeling it was because of lacking SATA support. Also, the other performance improvements in 2.6 aren't bad either. :D

Now everything is working great, except that I don't get a TV out signal. The sound is there though. :)

I'm interested in SUSE though and might give that one a shot once 9.1 is released for FTP downloading.

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madept

Cobind Desktop 0.1

I also use Fedora Core 1.

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shimon

Cobind desktop better look at down at distro watch

edit: or even better ur nik

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kongit
Cobind desktop better look at down at distro watch

edit: or even better ur nik

:huh: :blink: I don't follow. Perhaps if you could write sentences in a logical manner.

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Kasandoro

What's the best/easiest to set up Samba file server that will support a SiI 680 IDE-PATA Raid?

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Sav
What's the best/easiest to set up Samba file server that will support a SiI 680 IDE-PATA Raid?

Look at ClarkConnect, it does the job very well for me.

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Kasandoro

I thought only their commercial version supported RAID...thanks for the suggestion though (I'm already using it for a router, so if it works as a FS with RAID, I'm in!)

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Sav
I thought only their commercial version supported RAID...thanks for the suggestion though (I'm already using it for a router, so if it works as a FS with RAID, I'm in!)

ooooh, i don't know for RAID tho, but when you says RAID do you mean a RAID configuration (Strip set with or without parity etc...) or you're talking of a RAID card. Cuz if it's the 2nd one, well I'm using a Promise RAID card into my server and it work perfectly, I've got a total of 6 drive connect into the server right now, the kernel (2.4) detect everything properly and DMA is use at is fullest.

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shimon

twisted acocording to ya thread u still need to chose what distro u wana use please dont spam

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Keldyn
twisted acocording to ya thread u still need to chose what distro u wana use please dont spam

Speak for yourself boyo.

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chomps

Still don't know which distro to use...

running Redhat 9 all round and want to use RedHat Enterprise 3 for server side and mandrake 10 as workstation. Is this a good choice.

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ActionWes

I am currently using Gentoo, and I think that I have found the distro that I was looking for. Still very new to Linux, but last night (during the Stage1 install) I learned more about Linux than I'd learned in the couple months of using Mandrake (9.2 and 10)

So... one more vote for Gentoo!!

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Ae3

running Mandrake 9.2, but thinking of upgrading to 10.........does the 2.6 kernel provide a significant performance increase to justify an upgrade? :unsure:

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CaKeY
running Mandrake 9.2, but thinking of upgrading to 10.........does the 2.6 kernel provide a significant performance increase to justify an upgrade? :unsure:

It did for me. I love it.

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Ruciz

If I could figure out dual displays and get my i320 to work in any distro I would be amazed. I only get a mirrored image on both monitors (2 - 1024 by 768 instead of 1 - 2048 by 768) and the i320 is installed on a Win98 box and I get networking done but I have no success in drivers.

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Ae3

well, if the performance is there ill most likely upgrade! but im getting a "fix it till its broke" feeling.......lol ;)

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canbeli

i use knoppix 3.4 now. going to get myself another internal hardisk to install RedHat 9

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amr_01

i really love gentoo, it's my favorite one, and i have tried a TON of them out. it takes a lot more work to setup then mandrake or redhat, but it's worth it.

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Custom

gentoo is the best distro that i have tried. it does take a while to install and get things the way you like it, but in the end it runs like a charm.

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