Which Do You Think Is The Best Version Of Linux

Discussion in 'polls' started by AnthonyG, Feb 20, 2005.

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What Do You Think Is The Best Version Of Linux

  1. Mandrake

    6 vote(s)
    24.0%
  2. SUSE

    5 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Debian

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  4. Knoppix

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. BeatrIX

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  6. Fedora

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
  7. Other (What?)

    8 vote(s)
    32.0%
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  1. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG Registered Member

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    I am just curious as to what people think is the best version of linux and most importantly why they think this. And if possible which version they would recommend for a newbie to use and why.

    Thank you for your time
    Anthony
     
  2. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

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    I'm still thinking about your poll answers... It's hard answering such a question.
    I would say:
    professional with a laptop: suse 9.2
    hobbyist: gentoo, debian, fedora, arch
    regular office user... hmmm any current desktop with kde or gnome, like mandrake, suse, ubuntu
    beginner: mandrake, ark (when it's ready, I really loved this one last year)
    just trying out, live cd: beatrix, knoppix, mepis (alas, not multi language)
    gaming: mandrake
    Only a firewall: smoothwall, ipcop, freesco
    Server/gateway: sme server

    And no, that's not a professional opinion, just mine as a linux amateur, there are lots of other opinions on this.
    Lot's of info at distrowatch

    I would vote for ubuntu if you only want to use a regular desktop, without too much options (who needs 4 office versions, 10 mail clients an a dozen browsers?). Get Beatrix if you want to try a gnome desktop feeling (current one is ubuntu based).

    So I guess that I will not vote, sorry...
     
  3. mindfrost82

    mindfrost82 Registered Member

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    I prefer Slackware Linux.
     
  4. Trout

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    I can't say what the best is but my personal favorite would be Slackware.
     
  5. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I like Xandros and Suse 9.2 Mandrake is ok. Just my personal opinion. ;)

    bigc
     
  6. LinuxNew

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    Hi

    I tried installing Mandrake on my laptop... Just can't get it to run on visual interface lode.

    Is it possible Linux suites would be more difficult to install/run on laptops than on desktops because of certain laptop components which wouldn't be taken into consideration by suites?

    Are there Linux suites which run easier than others on modern Sony laptops?

    Thanks
     
  7. LinuxNew

    LinuxNew Guest

    I mean "mode" :)
     
  8. Jimbob1989

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    I agree, I liked Xandros and Suse 9.1. I also like Fedora.

    I have a spare PC, which is a little too old for gaming so I installed different versions of linux to learn some new stuff :D
     
  9. dog

    dog Guest

    I'm a SuSE Fan! :) ...although I've only tried a few - Mandrake, SuSE and Ubuntu ... and I'm still a Linux n00b ... It's definitely what I like the best. ;)
     
  10. Firecat

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    Well I like Mandrake because of pure eye candy....But Red Hat's got the best hardware support.
     
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    I been working with Unix systems for a very long time, mostly HP-UX, with some Sun and SCO. I started using Linux with the .02 Kernel, when Slackware 1.0 was made available in 93 I jumped on it, downloaded the floppy images and installed. I have been using Slackware ever since. So I suppose I would have to say Slackware is my favorite distribution. One thing about Slackware, if you start with it and stick with it you will learn Linux. Switching to other distributions is a piece of cake, when you know Slackware, you know Linux... when you know <distribution> all you know is <distribution>. At least that my humble opinion. :)

    Other popular linux distros I've used include Yggdrasil, Red Hat, Mandrake, Fedora, Knoppix, Ubuntu and Debian. Though not really linux, FreeBSD is a pretty good *nix flavored OS and could be considered my second favorite *nix, next to Slackware and HP-UX.
     
  12. Capp

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    I haven't used too many versions but I do like Red Hat and Linspire.

    From what I've seen and heard about SUSE, it looks really good.

    ~my 2 ¢¢
     
  13. epyon

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    I've been using Gentoo for almost 2 years now. Portage is great. Haven't really tried any other distros in a while. Wouldn't recommend it for a newbie though.
     
  14. Arch Linux as of right now, because of the package management. The BSD-type ports system is also nice.
     
  15. meneer

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    I just installed SimplyMepis. Great product, not only for novices at all.

    Now I'll have to find room for ubuntu 5.04, looks very promising...
     
  16. RaLX

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    I liked Fedora just like RedHat, but actually Ubuntu is getting better, I'll be trying 5.04 soon.

    Mandrake is too bloated for my taste. :ninja:
     
  17. Korodore

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    I'm a SuSE user, although I've also tried Fedora and Mandrake.

    I'd really like to get into Slackware but trying to find the time is not easy.
     
  18. wratz

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    still a noob but am trying slackware and woody debian now
    so far slackware gets my vote but i like others also

    have used redhat, suse, gentoo, and am going to try ubuntu also (looks good)

    also depends on what you are running on, how much you know and what you do with your computer

    Everyone should try Linux -- cut those strings people
     
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