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View Poll Results: Which distro/os/flavor do you prefer?
Gentoo 16 22.54%
Red Hat/Fedora 19 26.76%
Mandrake 5 7.04%
Slackware 6 8.45%
Debian 11 15.49%
SuSE 9 12.68%
OSX/mac 0 0%
YellowDog 0 0%
FreeBSD 2 2.82%
Other (please specify) 3 4.23%
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Old 05-19-04, 07:36 AM   #1
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Default What distro do you use?

just curious -- usually a poll like this exists on message forums. being a gaming forum with linux, i feel a poll of what distro/flavor/os you like best would be helpful in deciding which distro to use for gaming.

me personally, i love gentoo linux. the customizability and seeing only 1 thing when i do lsmod makes me almost as happy as using 40mb of memory when i first boot and start the GUI. btw, stage one install; of course.
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Old 05-19-04, 08:43 AM   #2
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I use Fedora, and am currently downloading Core 2.
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Old 05-19-04, 12:49 PM   #3
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Used Redhat, Mandrake and Slackware before I tried Gentoo. Now, I'm never going back. Gentoo rocks, period.
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Default Re: What distro do you use?

heh, i totally agree. btw, i've probably tried more distros than most have... i've tried redhat, mandrake, suse, slackware, freebsd, knoppix (is that considered "trying a distro"?), and debian. -- so my opinion isn't based on a "i'm used to this distro so i use it" basis; like many are ;/
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Old 05-24-04, 08:47 PM   #5
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i have used RH since v. 5 thru 9 and fedora1...but i settle into debian....i like the minumal amount of bloat and hate RH ne w policy about service and support...
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i use Slackware. ive tryed Redhat, shedrake (mandrake), redhat, freebsd. i hated redhat and mandrake there 2 nooby and bloat'y for me. i then tryed freebsd and it was okay, it was fast, but i had 2 learn a new os (unix/bsd) and that was a pain in tha ass then i tryed slackware and i loved it. moral of stopry, use slackware
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also, on mac os x. so x is VERY nice and it would b toe and tow w/ linux. i love mac's. but the problem is that they are so damn over priced, it is amazing. someday i will get a mac...i hope
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I'm using Gentoo- I've tried many distros, and it's the one that appeals to me most. Though I am also planning to try FreeBSD and Debian soon.
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I'm using TFM (Alpha Desktop Preview), so I voted "other"
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Using Slackware 9.1 on one machine. Playing around with Fedora Core 2.
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Poll should separate RedHat from Fedora....not many users of RedHat anymore.
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Quote:
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Poll should separate RedHat from Fedora....not many users of RedHat anymore.
that's actually why i combined them *shruggs*

if you like i suppose i could fix it
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