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Which is your fav. Linux Distro??

RedHat
17 (45.9%)
Slackware
3 (8.1%)
SuSe
3 (8.1%)
Mendrake
8 (21.6%)
Debian
5 (13.5%)
Gentoo
1 (2.7%)

Total Members Voted: 37

Voting closed: October 28, 2003, 07:20:33 PM

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Offline indigo

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Which one is your favourite Distro in Linux ?
« on: October 28, 2003, 07:20:33 PM »
Here I wanna know that which distro which u people like most??

Also pm me to add your distro name here..
« Last Edit: April 28, 2007, 01:35:03 PM by Jaffery »

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2003, 11:10:36 PM »
I picked Mandrake but I like Gentoo most.  I picked Mandrake because it is a really great OS for someone that is new or switching from windoze.  I did the former not the latter.  I hate windoze, sorry.

I think Gentoo is really cool and fast.  Mandrake is easy to setup as long as hardware is compatable.

LFS, maybe one day soon.  That one is tough.

Later

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2003, 04:52:05 AM »
My assessment of the common distros:

Mandrake - excellent for new starters.


SuSE - excellent for new as well as somewhat advanced users. But I don't like some of their propritory modifications to the common apps.

RedHat - very good for servers and networks. Most of the documentation available make reference to it. Almost the defacto standard. But they had always been non-considerate towards the SOHO/desktop/small users. Now they have started concentrating on the Enterprise - the money is there. Fedora project is there way of telling the world that they are connected to the Linux philosophy.

Gentoo - Excellent. Optimal installation. very fast. Requires tons of patience to build. Needs bandwidth for Net access, else you will be sitting for days, something uncommon for common Indian users. But certainly a Distro to watch out in the future.

Debian - Not for newcomers. Rock solid. True to the GNU/Linux philosophy. "Apt" alone makes it way above the rest. It means you have really graduated.

Slackware - Sticks to the old world charm. Is the most Unix-like of all. Rock solid.

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2004, 07:35:25 AM »
Haha, i agree with nar singh :)

I used Red Hat as my first linux ( Now using Fedora)
Well, it pampers me a lot especially in console mode. Suitable for setting up servers.

Slackware is my new flavour . Well, it's very fast i can say. Few services and fast boot up time. :)
Not very suitable for beginners. I like its idea of installing package without dependencies. (*.tgz packages)

Mandrake, errr, guess i use it only for multimedia stuffs. Nothing much actually. Very suitable for those u likes to use GUIs (good for beginners)


Cant i vote more than one distros? :( I like slackware too.

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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2004, 11:10:42 AM »
guys.. We don't have many vote for the poll but uptill now.. Redhat is on the top..
So.. RedHat is the best ??

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2004, 03:05:46 PM »
Not many people knows about this poll i think.
Why not we put a headline on top of the main forum index to let others know.

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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2004, 05:46:57 AM »
I vote for RedHat (or now Fedora) or also PCQ Linux which is based on Fedora.

I can't vote for anything else, because I have never seen any other distro so far except Knoppix, Red Hat (Fedora) and PCQ Linux (based on Fedora)

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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2004, 07:10:35 AM »
using Debian. it's pretty kool. beside this, i like gentoo !:)

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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2004, 10:12:23 PM »
I choose Mendrake I mean Mandrake. I'm not sure why being easy is a bad thing but I need to work thus the user freindlyness of Mandrake hits the spot.
However the version of Mandrake10 I have is not very stable I don't know why but 9.2 was a lot better for stablility.

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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2004, 06:20:41 AM »
One reason for going for Red Hat / Fedora is that you will find most number of books for that. They are easily available and cheap. So self-learning is easier.

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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2004, 07:28:06 AM »
yes... @Tuxfan... besides it supports most hardwares .

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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2004, 08:05:57 AM »
I haven't yet tried my internal modem and USB Scanner with PCQ Linux (based on Fedora Core 1). External modem works fine.

I will have to see how internal modem and USB Scanner works with PCQ Linux because there have been problems with detection.

Red Hat 9 failed to recognise them. :(

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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2004, 01:33:01 PM »
dunno about internal modems but in pcqlinux usb scanner will work, though it will not autodetect it. refer howtos on usb to make ur scanner work.

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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2004, 08:34:55 AM »
Ok. Thanks. :)

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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2004, 12:07:59 PM »
i really feel redhat is better than suse( i used only redhat and suse, nothing apart from those two ). you can see some marketing stratagies in the commercial versions!! its not bad!! but still i like to use redhat and i always feel comfortable with redhat!!