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


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Spacce

I just tried the latest version of Sabayon..

I'm highly impressed

I might be considered sick and twisted but I actually kinda enjoyed the long installed of gentoo.. (told ya!)

Anyways.. the graphical install is pretty easy, detects most of the hardware (HP dv6000z laptop, AMD Turon64 X2 processor etc) , only thing I doesn't like its my wireless, which is just a general linux problem is seems..,

automounts work, which is pain (imo) to configure in regular gentoo

nVidia drivers are automatically setup, not the generic kind..

so three thumbs up

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Apalis

You are missing the Beryl Interface Option. I believe it is different from Genome and KDE.

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PL_

Ubuntu :wub: (been using Feisty since Thursday, currently writing a review from the point of view of a Linux n00b :p )

GNOME :wub: (is it me, or is KDE too glossy?)

Desktop/Media Center :wub:

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tmahmood

Ubuntu Feisty? You better believe it!

Gnome and I use it for everything... successfully converted my sis to use it too... Yay for me! :D

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deactivated01032015

Ubuntu/Gnome/I don't really use it for anything but learning Linux

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ViperAFK

Trying out Linux Mint 3.0 now (Based off of ubuntu) it's quite good, comes with many multimedia codecs, has played every file I've thrown at it, comes with compiz and beryl, so the only thing I've needed to install is nvidia drivers. It also has a very polished gui and an intuitive menu. It comes with Flash, Java ect.. too

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Fred Derf

[Thread Cleaned]

Thank you for not feeding the trolls.

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mujjuman

ive used Mandriva and i loved it. then i used Fedora Core 5 for the longest time, and i loved it... except the fact that it freezes during updates and i cant ever get it to update.

and now that new versions of Fedora Core and ubuntu are out (version 7 and 7.04) im trying out both. i tried out ubuntu for the first time... and i dont like it at all. i found that FC5 and Mandriva were waaaay easier to configure. maybe its just me.

i also tried to stick with ubuntu since its SO popular but it just doesnt work for me. i want to try out PCLinuxOS too and see how that works out.

with Mandriva, i first came across KDE and i loved it so much. since FC5 uses gnome (has option for KDE) i got used to gnome.

right now im downloading FC7 (first time i downloaded, it timed out!!) because ubuntu is a bit frustrating.

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Jiaoziren

I am using Fedora 7 to do my school assignments.

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j.r.l.

Debian for server, Slackware w/ KDE for desktop.

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JSClark

Wow.... for being a user of FC6 and GNOME, I feel like the minority :unsure:

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rson451

i put debian on this poll a while back, but i am a convert to archlinux and will not be going back!

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morficus

archlinux huh?

what do you like about archlinux that debian is lacking?

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rson451

speed, rolling release, (debian's not really lacking this but) the amazing community backing it, the AUR/ABS. I like having more control than what i felt i was given in debian. dont get me wrong, i still have debian installed on my desktop, but when/if something goes wrong it will be replaced with arch. my server on the other hand will stay debian unless i wanna try out freebsd, which i probably wont be.

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Brian M.

I'm currently using Gnome on FC7, although I am very tempted to try the new KDE, it does look very nice indeed.

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Corona

I have ubuntu on my laptop dual booting with windows, while my mac has gentoo and osx on it lol

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xithium

I use Archlinux with Xfce for day to day use. I generally switch to a light WM like Fluxbox when I'm doing recording.

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Kreuger

Im still using Ubuntu but switched exclusively to fluxbox. Xithium isnt XFCE meant to be lightweight too?

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xithium
Xithium isnt XFCE meant to be lightweight too?

I guess it's all relative. Xfce is light compared to KDE or GNOME (although not as light as it used to be), but the *box WMs are considerably lighter still as they're not full blown desktop environments.

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Viper_Maniac

I'm using Ubuntu 6.10(I know I need to update but haven't gotten to it yet) and the WM's I use are KDE, Gnome, and Enlightenment. I picked Enlightenment, even though I use Gnome way more than Enlightenment, because its so damn cool to mess around with. :D I'm not sure why I have KDE installed. Only used it maybe once. :laugh:

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denver38

almost 60 percent uses *bunto, so it would be interesting to split ubuntu/kubuntu up, e.g. 1)ubuntu 2)kubuntu 3)xubuntu, edubuntu...

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jago_lfn

Slackware 11 + Dropline Gnome 2.16

Been using slack since 3.6 and will upgrade to 12 just as soon as dropline releases a non beta of 2.18.

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Cormier6083

Where's Yellow Dog? And E17?!?!?!

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