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Thursday, April 22nd 2004, 1:42pm

NEW THREAD "What is Your Favourite Distro?"

:arrow: What is Your Favourite Distro?

We had two big threads so the admin decided to close the two ones and create one Distro thread. Because both were active we want now one active thread! (The Admin)

:arrow: tuxnet's post:
I have recently changed my opinion too so this is a great opportunity for me to show you why I have changed my opinion.

I used to use Suse Linux and it is still a very good product but once I started using Sun Java desktop I fell in love with it.

Check out the soon coming future of the 3D Linux environment and it will only be available on Sun Java Desktop.

This is the future of Linux

I can't wait for its release.

Have fun with this thread!
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This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "OhReally" (Jul 28th 2008, 12:34am)


Friday, April 23rd 2004, 3:18pm

Gentoo for its strong community.


Friday, April 23rd 2004, 8:14pm

Slackware is really the best for me.




Sunday, April 25th 2004, 9:01am

FreeBSD is very stable, fast, and secure... Love it as a desktop


Saturday, May 1st 2004, 10:32am

SuSe... for the mascot :)

Well... not /only/ for the mascot.
SuSe was my first Linux Distro quite a few years back and it was love at first sight.
Today I'm using SuSe because it's easy to install, easy to use, it comes with great documentation, there's a big community and almost everything is available as .rpm which allows me to easily keep track of what I installed etc.
So mainly it's for reasons of usability. You can manage almost everything in YaST2.
And last, not least, it's a German distribution! (patriotism!) :D
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Saturday, May 1st 2004, 12:54pm


Original von Sebastian

And last, not least, it's a German distribution!

ACK. You can expect it to be perfectly localised for Germany.
That's been the case for years.


Wednesday, July 7th 2004, 2:19am

I like SuSE 9.1.

also, if sun systems do make a 3d desktop like that i would be happy, its so cool :).


Sunday, July 11th 2004, 4:04am


Mandrake is what I like to use. It comes with a skin preinstalled that I can't ever get to compile and it has many nice features.



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Sunday, July 11th 2004, 8:49am

Gentoo. Because of portage and, most importantly, the community.
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Sunday, July 11th 2004, 11:20pm

the only thing i would improve in suse is...
in personal they can include Wine HQ
in pro they can include crossover


Tuesday, July 13th 2004, 7:35am

My vote is for Slaclware................I've tried a few of the others, and as soon as I tried Slack, it was love at frist sight....... :P

But that 3D desktop looks intriguing.................I wonder how easy it is to tweak and maintain under the hood?.........
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Tuesday, July 13th 2004, 5:55pm

I tried millions of diffrent distro's and SuSE was the one i liked the most. it is very powerful.

Although, Mandrake is okay, but I like suse the most.

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Tuesday, August 3rd 2004, 12:08am

I have to say Debian ^_^
It was the first one I ever tried (not really a good idea, looking back), installing it onto my old Archimedes, just for a challenge. Since then I went back to RISC OS, and eventually ended up forking out for a SuSE 8.2 box set. Wanting something more recent, I went through Mandrake 9.2, then 10, and now I'm back with Debian (Sarge), and it's much friendlier than I ever remembered it (I even got the install right first time ^_^)
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Wednesday, August 11th 2004, 2:05am


after trying many distro`s, i came across Yoper, 686 optimized, and extremely fast and stable, would highly recomend it. :D



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Thursday, August 12th 2004, 1:07am

SuSE for me :-).


Friday, August 27th 2004, 8:04pm

Without thinking, I'd say my personal favorite is Gentoo. If I give it a little more thought maybe I'd either ask "for what purpose?" or "who gives?"

Sometimes I feel that people get a bit too hung up on distros. I mean, most Linux distros come with pretty much the same applications. So do the BSDs. The difference is mostly in the system admin tools that each distro comes with and almost nobody uses those anyways, the possible exception being that many Suse users do actually use YaST. But Red Hat's tools have always been broken and are Generally Not Used. Mandrake's Drakconf tends to hang alot (this seems to have got better with 10.0).

I remember when ppl complained about Red Hat's "crippling" KDE and Qt. I never really understood the point. The source code is just a download away. Other people complained about the "broken" gcc 2.96. But so what? That was just something that was bundles on the Red Hat 7.x discs. All you had to do to rectify the problem was to download, compile and install any version of gcc that you wanted to. Red Hat didn't force you to use it. They just bundled it.

Even more sad is the BSD/Linux issue. Sometimes people see me use BSD and ask what I have against Linux, or the other way around. I like and use both BSD and Linux. Period. I don't want to take part in your war!

Well, enough already. I was just supposed to answer a simple question: What is your favo(u)rite distro, so I've just got to say: LUnix (


Wednesday, October 6th 2004, 7:59am

My favorite is Slackware 10.0

Because it is the one and only Distro that runs on my Desktop and Laptop without big hardware problems and really installs with all libs - not like so installer which tell you they make a full install and put 1 1/2 DVDs on your disc and still a lot of libs are missing.

Just works perfectly and without YaST or so, I learn much more about Linux...



Thursday, November 4th 2004, 11:29pm

Slackware 9.1 for me

installed it for the same reason as TheOneBeyond

it's not exactly 9.1 anymore. it's got
kde 3.3.1 and this brings a lot of upgrades with it
samba 3.0.7
kernel 2.6.5 and 2.4.27 (2.6 sometimes is kind of a bitch)
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Friday, December 10th 2004, 8:19am

My true favourite is the Red Hat based distro called Turbolinux, but since it's not on the list, I voted for Red Hat...
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Friday, April 25th 2008, 6:41pm

Kubuntu for me

While I agree that most distros look the same, installation tools, package management and community support will drive a person to one or the other. For me, Kubuntu is the stuff.

I started out in 2002 with Suse, and loved how different it was from Microsoft Windows. However, I had some quibbles with their implementation of KDE, and when Novell was threatening to buy it, I jumped ship and landed on Gentoo. Used it for a couple of years, learned a LOT about Linux under the hood, but got discouraged with the slow updates. An update to Amarok would be released, for instance, and right away there'd be packages for RPM and APT, but the Gentoo repos were always behind. Packages seem to remain 'untested' for a long time after users of other distros got to enjoy the benefits of the update, but as a Gentoo user, I had to wait. And then doing the "config-make-make install" rumba became tedious for me.

So now it's Kubuntu. Installation is a snap, so's adding packages. And everything, for the most part, just works. Every release seems to be a marked improvement over the last. Even Wine works now! I've been very pleased with how well put together it is, and that we get to rely on Debian's repository is a plus.

Having said all that, it's just my opinion. I don't mean to start a flame war with my criticisms of Gentoo. It was a great learning experience, and I owe what I know about Linux to having to format and partition my hard drives from scratch, and having to compile the kernel and everything else. But nowadays, it's just not my bag, baby. My hat's off to the hard-core tinkerers who enjoy rolling their own with Gentoo, Ark, et al.

The best thing has to be that there's something out there for just about anyone who wants to dive into this giant pool called Linux. And I hope it stays that way.
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