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  • Fedora

    2 18.18%
  • Debian

    2 18.18%
  • OpenSuSE

    1 9.09%
  • Other (Please specify by replying)

    6 54.55%
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  1. #1
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    Desktop distribution

    What one to use? Please vote and reply why.

    I like OpenSuSE's style, but their package managers are annoying. Debian looks great and I like it. Fedora also looks very good.

    Don't suggest others unless it's a rockin' distribution.
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    PCLinux I use

    Stick commercial though like Vista or XP.

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    You forgot Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS!

    I'm using xubuntu at the moment but I hope to transition to debian soon. I can't stand ubuntu anymore to be honest, but it's mostly because I'm an "advanced user".

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    I left *Ubuntu out for a reason, I hate all distributions of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by RN-David View Post
    PCLinux I use

    Stick commercial though like Vista or XP.
    I use Linux on my desktop every single day, but I want to try something other than DesktopBSD.
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    CentOS or Ubuntu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Robertson View Post
    CentOS or Ubuntu
    CentOS is best left for servers.
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    It can still function as a desktop unless you need the latest and greatest software versions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cywkevin View Post
    It can still function as a desktop unless you need the latest and greatest software versions.
    It "can" yes, but it's better left to the servers.
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    vista with sp1 x32 is the best distribution around. Now that vista has "smoothed out" it will slowly start to take over where xp left off... Vista is the future and the future is now.

    xp sp2 x32 is the second best distribution around.

    Server I'd use windows server 2008... it blows the socks off any other server ever made.... it is an amazing product.
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    Id say Vista SP1. But thats because its quick as I fitted a Q6600 today in my PC to replace my E6320

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    Bah, hekwu and RN-David, get out.

    This is the real men's playground. ;P

    (Kidding of course)

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    Kubuntu and Ubuntu annoyed me, but my friend came and forced me to try xubuntu. I have to say I like it.
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    It's really hard to make a recommendation without a little more detail. What annoyed you? You say you left out Ubuntu because you "hate all distributions of it", but why? Is it KDE/gnome, or specific ways they do things?

    It's hard to really make a recommendation without knowing more. For instance, I love Gentoo, but I wouldn't recommend it to every computer user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorophose View Post
    Bah, hekwu and RN-David, get out.

    This is the real men's playground. ;P

    (Kidding of course)
    I refuse...

    But I will post a serious post...

    Ubuntu 7.10.

    Why... it was the first linux distribution that immediately worked with some of my "standard" hardware configurations. In addition, it shipped with pre-packaged software that was easy to install and use. My Overall "experience" with Ubuntu was very thrilling.

    Matter of fact, it caused me to change my wht signature from: "The question is Linux. The Answer is NO. Go Microsoft!" Yea, it was juvenile at best... and some people actually got PO'ed about it... really mad.

    Ubuntu is the first linux distro that I can recommended someone else.

    Considering I walked into my "Ubuntu 7.10" test thinking it was going to be the same as before (I'd end it in disguest), I think Ubuntu took linux to another level. Of course, many will disagree, and that is fine. I'm talking for people who are lazy and don't want to hit a command line every two seconds... I did that with dos 100 years ago... I'm done with that.

    I'm talking an OS that my partner can hook up for his kids and not worry about viruses or having to pay (told him to contribute when he got on his feet). Something easy... for general use.
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    If I were to use a non windows product, it would be in the following order:

    Solaris
    FreeBSD
    OpenBSD
    NetBSD
    OS X (with a 3 year warranty minimum)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougy View Post
    I left *Ubuntu out for a reason, I hate all distributions of it.
    That's very American of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trafficlight View Post
    That's very American of you.
    Yep. I forgot about XUbuntu, I just had been thinking Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Edubuntu.
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    I currently have Xandros business desktop, it is pretty good. For the longest time I ignored Linux on the desktop. Most distros were just far too much of a pain to get working on a notebook, I have better things to do than fight with the OS all weekend to get it to recognize my WiFi and/or nic, let alone the sound. Knoppix was the first that just flat out worked for me, but I didn't really like it. Ubuntu (and its numerous variations) also work nicely. But I finally settled on Xandros. However it is installed as a VM, as I run Vista for day to day work and since I encrypt the whole drive dual boot is out of the question.
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