The Definitive "WHICH LINUX DISTRO?" Thread


What distro do you use?  

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Hurmoth

My vote is for Fedora, but I'm really starting to like SuSe though!

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p23d4t0rfr34k

Slackware For Life! Its Never Failed me, Unless i did something stupid....... Anyway. Best Dang Distro EVER, Gentoo is interesting tho..... but long compile times are annoying.......

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Zerosleep

Well I just made the switch from Slackware to Arch Linux. I must say, this distro is totally elite. I dig pacman over swaret now.

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n3wt

I used Red Hat 9 for a while, then I switched to FC2....and hated it, now I'm "between distros" its very depressing.

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n3wt

I tried installing Woody, but had lots of hardware detection issues, so I was going to try Sarge, but I'm thinking I might give Ubuntu a whirl instead.

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allfive6

I have them all don't use any though

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n3wt

Ubuntu up and running, /me likes :D

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midway40

I am downloading Libranet 2.8.1 now and goint to try it out tonight. Seen some good reviews about this distro. One thing I will like about it is that it installs the Nvidia driver on detection. Being a nix noob, that helps me alot--the last time I tried installing the driver on Mandrake 9.1 had me going :wacko: .

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b3ta

I'm running Ubuntu and I'm very happy with it!

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Zerosleep

What does Ubuntu use, apt-get or something?

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xcession
What does Ubuntu use, apt-get or something?

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apt-get :)

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Sammyinnit

I am new to linux and was wondering, what would be best for me to get?

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chacho

We'd need more details to be able to suggest anything. Depends on your general experience and what you'd be using it for.

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Sammyinnit

just to see what its like, thats what i would be using it for

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peekj

Suse 9.2 Personal Live CD.

Or any other live cd for that matter.

A live cd is a cd that you boot from with a full linux system on it and it won't affect your current windows (I assume) operating system at all.

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markjensen
I am new to linux and was wondering, what would be best for me to get?

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Merged this post into the Definitive thread. (Y)

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smp

i used debian for 3 days then moved to slackware for 3 months then my computer went dead then i tried gentoo and gave up while installing (i had a 686 shess i am not waiting a day for the kernel to complate) then i went back to debian for a good 9 months gave slackware another go for a few weeks then about 5 months ago when i saw ubuntu inside the debian mailing list i saw over to ubuntu and have been beta testing it since then. right now i am using hoary

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Digital.K

Ubuntu, without a doubt. This distro has substance and it isnt overdone. I tried Suse 9.1 for starters, but it didnt feel right. Found Ubuntu posted in another thread and gave it a shot. I will be using Ubuntu for a loooooooooooong time. There is nothing I dont like about it..Just my 2 cents:)

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Qarth

So Redhat is running to poll huh? I'm going to be installing Linux on a drive tonight and was wondering is it the "XP" of Linux or is it really that good. I read good things about Debian and was thinking about installing that but need some opinions. Remember, total noob but I still want to learn the big shabang. How easy is it to play Windows games in Linux also?

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markjensen
So Redhat is running to poll huh?  I'm going to be installing Linux on a drive tonight and was wondering is it the "XP" of Linux or is it really that good.  I read good things about Debian and was thinking about installing that but need some opinions.  Remember, total noob but I still want to learn the big shabang.  How easy is it to play Windows games in Linux also?

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Well, thank goodness there is no "XP of Linux".

Pretty much all the various distros are alike in their heart. They are GNU/Linux. The differences are in how they choose to manage their packages, and the default configurations.

Everything else can be changed by you. You don't want to load a browser - then you don't. If you don't even want a GUI, then you don't have to have it.

It really becomes your PC. :yes:

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STATIC_RIPS

In My Mind Slack Is One Of The best ive Ever Used ..... Gentoo Is Nice , Just Hard To Get Going

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