DEFINITIVE: Which Linux Distro? (poll for 2007-08)


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Fred Derf

Here we go for 2007. Poll options are directly based on the 2006 poll:

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=416313

I squeezed all the non-Ubuntu Debian derivatives into one line so as to make room for Damn Small Linux / Puppy (okay, unlike the others they are only related by the fact they are both small).

If you don't see your distro listed specifically then pick one that is close. Many distros are derivatives of others anyway. I think I have the main ones covered.

The Desktop Environment / Window Manager poll is exactly the same. Perhaps the votes will be different than last year.

I added a new question asking what you use Linux for (a desktop, a media centre, a server?)

Edit: I added WBEL (White Box Enterprise Linux) to the RedHat list

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Barney T.

I've become such a Debian convert......... Debian 3.1 Etch is fast, easy, and the repos rock! Like Fred said in the last thread.... Ubuntu repos are ok, but Debian has the smorgasbord of repos! :woot:

Barney

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Fred Derf

I actually lied on this poll. I voted Debian but I do have Ubuntu Server currently installed. I don't prefer it however, and I will probably switch back to Debian soon. So I should end up running Debian for most of the year just like I ran it (well, Knoppix) last year.

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Barney T.
I actually lied on this poll.

:cry:

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jimbo12141

Mandriva & Ubuntu for me :)

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Rob2687

I'm trying Gentoo but it's not working out very well so far. Still using Ubuntu.

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markjensen

Fedora, Fluxbox, Desktop for me

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Fred Derf
No FreeBSD/NETBSD/OpenBSD?

Well, the poll is titled "Which Linux Distro?"...

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CaKeY

Same install of Debian 64bit I've been running for the last 2 polls.

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rockwolf

RedHat/Fedora primarily, though Debian is really cool.

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Hurmoth

We use SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 & 10 on our servers at work, along with Novell OES, and I love it. Very easy to use and configure. Very stable too :yes:

The only problem we've had was when we went to install SLES9 on one of our servers, we got the message we were installing a 32-Bit OS on 64-Bit hardware, which isn't true. The Xeon processors we have in this particular server are strictly 32-Bit. When we went to upgrade the server to SLES10 we didn't get the message again, so I assume it was just a bug.

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Brian M.

Vector Linux/Kde desktop

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Quillz

I prefer Ubuntu and GNOME to all other distros and window managers.

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Fred Derf
Ubuntu repos are ok, but Debian has the smorgasbord of repos! :woot:

I've added Universe and Multiverse and it's still really frustrating.

Minefield isn't offered. Wesnoth is still at 1.1.8 even though 2.0 was released on December 23rd. I just checked Debian unstable and they have it.

Sure, Wesnoth isn't important but it seems to be typical of everything else. I have to ditch Ubuntu and go back to Debian.

In Debian I could find something to upgrade just about every other day. In Ubuntu, a week can go by with nothing.

BTW, Wesnoth for Linux is faster on a AMD Duron 1200 with 512MB RAM than Wesnoth for Windows (Vista) on my Athlon 64 3000+ with 1GB RAM. It's probably not a fair test of anything but I thought I'd mention that.

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UKer

Debian, KDE and Server for me. I tend to use Linux while developing and Debian provides all the software I need, KDE the necessary functionality and applications (GNOME just doesn't do what I want), and I mainly use Linux at work as a server/workstation, never as an everyday desktop.

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Matt

I don't use linux on any desktops but I do have a SLES 10 and CentOS 4.4 on several servers. Although, I think I will strictly use centOS for my web servers from now on.

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Kreuger

Kubuntu (KDE) and Desktop but I use Fluxbox too.

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zachman123

Gentoo, usually Gnome but also fluxbox

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Neil

Ubuntu for me, trying to get my family to convert to it.

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Digital.K

Ubuntu/Kubuntu(primarily) These distros just keep better and better!

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