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Postposted on Wed Jan 16, 2002 9:27 am

Hi,

Well, it's time for the obligatory (and hopefully flame-free) "which distro do you use" poll. Fire away!

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Postposted on Wed Jan 16, 2002 9:28 am

Debian at home (ie, for preference), Redhat because that's what work already has.

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Postposted on Wed Jan 16, 2002 10:35 am

I use RedHat. I admit it: Debian's installer left me cold.
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Postposted on Wed Jan 16, 2002 11:24 am

Right now Mandrake. Yeah Im a newbie so shoot me.
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Postposted on Wed Jan 16, 2002 12:55 pm

Debian, Redhat, SuSE. For my firewall I am using the Linux Router Project's Dachstein. My favorite distro is Debian. I do not use Xwindows on my personal systems, but I do use it at work.
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Postposted on Wed Jan 16, 2002 2:23 pm

Slackware. The one true Linux distribution. (I forget who came up with that one...)
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Postposted on Wed Jan 16, 2002 2:23 pm

Mardrake 8.1. Hey, lemme alone, every1 was a n00b sometime! I do plan on moving to Debian though, when I have more experience with the CLI.
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Postposted on Wed Jan 16, 2002 5:51 pm

I'm using MkLinux on my 60 Mhz Apple 6116CD. It's redhat 5.2 based and not terribly good, but it's the only UNIX that will run on that ancient hardware.
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Postposted on Wed Jan 16, 2002 7:33 pm

Debian.

Accept no substitute (oddball hardware notwithstanding).
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Postposted on Wed Jan 16, 2002 9:03 pm

Slackware on the box I get work done on

Rock Linux on the box I play with
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Postposted on Thu Jan 17, 2002 1:04 am

I like Mandrake. It's like RedHat, but all the included "crap" works. I couldn't ever get a good install of RedHat. It would either mysteriously install things I de-selected or hose other things up.
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Postposted on Thu Jan 17, 2002 1:43 pm

I use SuSE 7.3. I've been a SuSE fan for a couple years because of all the software they provide. It also lets me stay just a little bit self righteous in relation to the RH and Mandrake community. ;P

Seriously though, I've never had an install problem with SuSE products and they give more software on disk than any other distro I've seen.
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Postposted on Thu Jan 17, 2002 3:59 pm

Redhat for me. Mainly because I know exactly were everything is and how it works. I have been playing around with Redmond Linux though. Its a pretty nice distro for the n00b
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Postposted on Thu Jan 17, 2002 6:42 pm

We're using RedHat here at work, for two reasons:
1. It's the only distro one of our vendors is certified with
2. Support -- our management for some reason feels better with this...

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Postposted on Thu Jan 17, 2002 9:58 pm

Mandrake 8.1 Gaming edition at the moment. I have to admit, playing the Sims on my Linux box is a geek thrill.

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Postposted on Fri Jan 18, 2002 8:44 am

RedHat 7.2 simplest one I've found so far that both my wife and I are happy using.
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Postposted on Fri Jan 18, 2002 5:32 pm

I was a SuSE addict until I got my fat pr0n pipe, now I get roughly the same effect from Debian, plus I never have to wait for release *.* to get new feature X.
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Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2002 9:44 am

Slackware, if it had ports i might still be using it. But i use FreeBSD now
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Postposted on Thu Feb 21, 2002 9:37 pm

Debian all the way :grin:

that is, Debian unstable with the latest and greatest stuff updated everyday with apt

heres a short description of the hardware i run it on

P200mmx Laptop 96mb SDRAM
NS Cyrix MediaGX 300mhz (PC104) x 4 (my testbeds)
Athlon t-bird 1.1ghz 768mb PC133 SDRAM
P233mmx old PC 96mb EDO
Pentium III 600 256mb RDRAM
Alpha EV56 600mhz 1gb PC100 ECC SDRAM

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Postposted on Thu Feb 21, 2002 10:56 pm

Odd that I'm yet to stick my nose in here. So, here goes.

Redhat 6.2 (updated and modified) on my internet server.
Redhat 7.1 (modified) on my file server
Mandrake 8 on my main workstation.
Debian on my firewall (newest addition)

Also have used Slackware at various times.

So far I have found Mandrake to have the easiest install, and Debian to by far be the most customizable. My Debian install is currently 52MB whereas the closest I could come with the others was about 180MB.

Slackware just bugs me because they don't use a SysV init structure.

My $.02.
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Postposted on Fri Feb 22, 2002 4:14 am

Debian is teh win. :smile: I love any distro that lets you mangle it so intensely with so little trouble.

*BSD is next on my list to try. Got Net*, Free*, and Open*. Any advice?
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Postposted on Fri Feb 22, 2002 4:34 am

Start with Free, then try Open. I hope you remember disklabels if you want to try Open :grin:

Can't comment on Net as I haven't used it. As I don't have an ARM system or an Acorn I don't see a need for it.

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Postposted on Fri Feb 22, 2002 3:24 pm

For general purpose desktop/server BSDebauchery choose FreeBSD. If you want to run a no frills server or mystery hardware, then NetBSD is good. If you want to run a VERY secure server, choose OpenBSD.
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Postposted on Fri Feb 22, 2002 3:47 pm

Fileserver: Slackware 8. latest with package updates from pub/slakware/slackware-current.
Laptop: Red Hate 7.2. No, that's not a typo.
Desktop VMWare: Varies day to day pretty much, would like to see good QNX support from VMWare.
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Postposted on Sat Feb 23, 2002 8:03 pm

I started with suse 6.1. Some time ago i got mandrake 8.1. Currently not running any *nix.

I'll prolly start with Debian soon...
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 8:22 am

I use gentoo for just about everything now. Work and Home.

IMO, it is the best distro available.

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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 11:10 am

Mandrake 8.0

Gotta love it :wink:!!
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 11:23 am

Especially if you like remote holes!
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Postposted on Fri Mar 01, 2002 12:55 pm

Debian.

debconf rules yuo.
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Postposted on Mon Mar 04, 2002 9:55 pm

SuSE 7.2.

Cuz it was certified for use with Oracle, which I wanted to play with at home.
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