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[Poll] What's Your Linux Distribution

  1. Debian

  2. Fedora

  3. Gentoo

  4. Knoppix

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  5. Mandriva

  6. Mepis

    0 vote(s)
  7. openSUSE

  8. Slackware

  9. Ubuntu

  10. Other

    0 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Oct 13, 2006 #1
    What's Your Linux Distribution?

    I have just started learning the ropes with Ubuntu, and haven't yet tried others. If you're a Linux user (home/work/uni/wherever), which 'distro' is your favourite?

    If you use a variant of a particular distro (for example, Kubuntu), please say so. You can also vote for more than one distro.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2006
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  3. Oct 13, 2006 #2
    Is this a multi-choice vote? Because i kinda run 2.

    Fedora & Ubuntu, fedora is bare-bones set up and Ubuntu as a linux desktop.

    But i dont use either often tbh, i mostly use XP.
  4. Oct 13, 2006 #3
    Yes, it is a multi-choice vote.

    I tend to use XP most of the time too, because I don't find any major differences or interesting things with the GUI, and the internet is not the best when you're working in Ubuntu. I'm just learning all the basic commands that one needs to know when working from a termial from a book and web souces.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2006
  5. Oct 13, 2006 #4


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    I recently installed Ubuntu 5.10 at my uni comp at the insistence of my open-source friends (or rather, cultists :surprised ).

    I found this tutorial very useful for learning the basics.

    The man and info commands are indispensable.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2006
  6. Oct 13, 2006 #5
    I'm running Ubuntu on my PC laptop (as well as XP). I'm no Linux expert, but I've tried Fedora and Debian but I preferred Ubuntu.

    Very useful tutorial siddharth.
  7. Oct 13, 2006 #6
    Ubuntu is a Debian variety

    I have an FC box, XP box, Ubuntu box, and a Mac Laptop. I also run XP, Ubuntu, and freeBSD Virtualised. Ohh and I use Knoppix from CD quite often
  8. Oct 13, 2006 #7
    Thanks for the link, Siddharth.

    Not using Dapper?
  9. Oct 13, 2006 #8
    That's true, but unilike Kubuntu and Ubuntu, I do not think their only differences are in the desktop environment.

    I'm just a newb, what do I know, anyway. :biggrin:
  10. Oct 13, 2006 #9
    Fedora's pretty cool. I like SUSE 10 the best.
  11. Oct 13, 2006 #10
    The desktop you mean? Well you can use Gnome or KDE on both Umbuntu & Debian...

    As for distrubted packages, yes there are differences, but the core infrastructure is Debian.

  12. Oct 13, 2006 #11
    Okay, here's a question for those who've used Fedora - What makes the download so big (3 GB) as opposed to, say, Ubuntu's 700 MB?
  13. Oct 13, 2006 #12
    Because of the packages that are included with Fedora compared to Ubuntu. Fedora is bleeding edge Red Hat, Ubuntu is a user friendly Desktop Linux enviroment.
  14. Oct 13, 2006 #13

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    Thinking about going to gentoo, have not had the time to go out and get a drive to install it on.
  15. Oct 16, 2006 #14


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    I've been using linux for over five years now. I've been through over a dozen distros. Currently I'm using fedora and slackware.

    I see Ubuntu has alot of votes, but its not one the distros I've used.
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