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Which Linux for You?

What distrubition of Linux are you using?  

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Peachy

So Linuxites, which of the dozens or so distros is your cuppa tea? Technically, BSD is not Linux, but you can choose Other... for that if you so wish. Currently, I'm multibooting Red Hat 8.0 on a machine that I've set up to test Linux and RAID 1. This is also my play thing to compile from source a complete LAMP server, a.k.a Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. My daughter's computer multiboots XP, Win98 and Red Hat 9.

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GolfProRM

Mandrake for me! at least until I get completely comfortable with the whole Linux setup :rolleyes:

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Guest ComputerBob

I haven't settled on one yet. I've tried Mandrake 9.0, Mandrake 9.1, and SuSE 8.1. I have Xandros, Knoppix 8.2 and RedHat 9 ready to try, when I have time, and I have the newest Lycoris on the way when the new release comes out. :rolleyes:

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quint

Mandrake 9.1 has been quite friendly; RedHat 9.0 wasn't as friendly, but it was mistakes on my part; still enjoy ELX, but it seems outdated compared to Mandrake/RedHat. :)

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Bruno

You only gave me one choice ! ( I voted for Mandrake )I run Mandrake and Knoppix on HD on my main computer, VectorLinux3.2 on a second one.They say that Mandrake is based on RedHat (??)Knoppix is based on DebianVectorLinux is based on Slackware.(why can't I vote 3 times ? :) )Bruno

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zox

I tried couple of them with couple of versions.My last try was Gentoo and today I am installing Suse 8.2.If I find Suse to my satisfaction, I'll stick with it, if not, I am back with Gentoo.(I voted Suse).

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Bruno

Found a nice one about Linux:Quote:One of the things I can really appreciate about Linux these days is that since I've lost my mind due to extreme age, I can just type "whoami" any time at a prompt. I can also set up cron jobs to remind me to soak my dentures and take my viagra. Bruno

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havnblast

Just updated to RedHat 9.0 the other night - sweet as pie

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greengeek
:blink: SuSE8.0 Pro, I installed the lot, got enough stuff there to last me until the computer dies. I also test out most of the others but I prefer SuSE, it's also the only distro I paid for (got a box full of CDs, 1 DVD and 3 manuals).Joy

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charlie

I have noticed a number of installs of Red Hat, has any one installe RH 9 and have they had any problems . The one I have noticed with RH 8 it that the fstab file needs editing for reading the C & D hard drives , having a few problems :D any suggestions . I did notice one of the members is near wher RH hand their hat is it possible to get a retailer where it can be purchased with manuals Been working with Linux for the last 2 1/2 years and have found Mandrake quite good and suse a close second .charlie :o

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havnblast

RedHat 9 installed wonderfully here - didn't have any problems with installation, never have had a problem installing RH I guess to come think of it. Easy wizard interface, kinda hard to mess that up B)

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Stryder

I have Mandrake, Suse and Lycoris all installed. Mandrake is the one I play around with most though. It has better hardware support out of the box than any other distro that I have tried.

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henderrob

I've used Mandrake 8.2 and have now updated to 9.1 and love the new fonts with anti-aliasing (better browser reading). Mandrake sets itself up almost automatically (easier than XP in my opinion). The only complaint was fixed after reading posts about no sound. Uncheck a mute and turn up some settings in aumixer. I like the tabbed browser windows in Knoquerer. I also have have Red Hat 8 but haven't installed it yet.

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mhbell

Only one choice? I have been reviewing and testing over 30 different flavors of Linux for a computer group and a newly formed Lug here in Yuma Arizona. Have purchased several Commercial Distro's as well as downloaded several. I like them all pretty well But am leaning towards A Debian Distro such as Libranet. I have narrowed the field down to Mandrake, Redhat, SuSE, Libranet and Debian. Bought the commercial distro of ELX But found out that it was not really ready for the desktop and not much offered in the way of support as well as available packages to download for it. I got the power desktop and biz desktop version. Felt that it was way overpriced for what I received. I got one of the earlier 2.0 versions felt that they should have given me the 2.0E version and the manual was still 1.0 I would like to really go with Debian but have never been able to get it to run right on any of 5 different computers all fairly new ones. could never get X or Gnome to work. Bought some more books on GNU/Debian in hopes that I can get it up and running right with a GUI. I have the 3.0 and 2.0 as well as 2.47 versions of Debian. It is the only Distro that I have had problems with..MH :blink:

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Bruno

Never give up mhbell1 !Never tried Debian myself, but they say it's the bizz.Once you got it mastered write us some info about it ! :blink: Bruno

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