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View Poll Results: What Linux distro do you prefer?
Debian/Ubuntu 16 64.00%
RedHat/CentOS 2 8.00%
Gentoo 1 4.00%
Other Linux distro 3 12.00%
---- Linux, I use Unix (FreeBSD/OpenBSD/Solaris/etc) 1 4.00%
---- *nix, I use DOS 2 8.00%
---- everything, I don't have a computer 0 0%
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default What is your favorite Linux distro?

I know there are a bunch of people on here that use Linux. Let's see what distro you prefer.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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I voted debian/*buntu (xubuntu is my favorite <3), but I've recently made the switch to mint and love it (still debian based).

I'm also a really big fan of Arch, which is what I ran on my desktop for many years. Unfortunately I'm getting lazy since getting the job I have now and just don't have the patience to be dumped into a terminal upon install and have to set up a system from scratch.
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Majority of boxes I manage are Ubuntu 10.04 (around 120 boxes) but some are CentOS (around 20). I can't possibly imagine why anyone would want to use CentOS.
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I'm a big fan of the simplicity of ubuntu... Its a pretty known quantity, and its got such a big user base that if you run into a problem a quick google search will find your answer. That said, for a real server I prefer a openbsd or freebsd... Currently have a freebsd server at the house that I do my twitter/forex scanning and analysis with, it also shares a 4 drive ZFS array to the rest of the house via samba. My side box at work runs ubuntu.
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I'm a big fan of the simplicity of ubuntu... Its a pretty known quantity, and its got such a big user base that if you run into a problem a quick google search will find your answer.
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I am at heart a Gentoo user. I have been using it since 2005. I truly believe that portage is the best package management system that I have ever used.

On my work laptop I currently run Ubuntu. At work I admin mostly RHEL and CentOS. That is mostly because RHEL is what the DoD uses.
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Ubuntu. I know it well, and makes coding/scripting fast.
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Ubuntu. I know it well, and makes coding/scripting fast.
Have you ever had to stig a ubuntu machine?
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i'm a freak, i like suse. there is a huge stigma against it because it is rpm based. they have had ups and downs i suppose, but in general do a really nice job. i mostly use debian/ubuntu these days. rhel when required.
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Have you ever had to stig a ubuntu machine?
Nope.
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i'm a freak, i like suse. there is a huge stigma against it because it is rpm based. they have had ups and downs i suppose, but in general do a really nice job. i mostly use debian/ubuntu these days. rhel when required.
I've looked at SuSE before. It was nice and clean comparing to other distros at the time (2004ish... I was running Slackware as a primary OS).
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true that. they made the 2.6 kernel/64bit transition relatively smoothly in that 2004/2005 timeframe. it took a good while for all the distros to sort that out.
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i'm a freak, i like suse. there is a huge stigma against it because it is rpm based. they have had ups and downs i suppose, but in general do a really nice job. i mostly use debian/ubuntu these days. rhel when required.
I used Suse on and off from 02-04. I actually have a box version somewhere that I paid money for. I never had a real problem with the switch over from 32bit to 64bit in linux. Everything except flash seemed to transfer over fine.
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Here is another question - who is using 3.x kernel?
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Here is another question - who is using 3.x kernel?
I have not given 3.x a try yet. When I set up my file sharing server sometime in the next few weeks, I might give it a try then.
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I have no idea what anything in this thread is or means.

This is about what Mac computer you like best, right?
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Slackware, kernel 1.2.13 back in '94 when I first started using it. Switched to SuSE in '00.

I'm running kernel 3.1 on my email server.
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Here is another question - who is using 3.x kernel?
I'm using 3.2. Seems stable, no real issues. It did fix a nasty bug that existed in the intel HD graphics chips where Minecraft's graphics would degrade :P.
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I've used 3.x once - on an LDAP server I set up recently for one of my clients. Decided to keep the entire infrastructure under Ubuntu so had to opt in for 12.04 beta 1 since that is the only Ubuntu version that has 389ds packaged and I'm too lazy to write my own package. It's holding up so far but no experience other then that.
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Vista service pack 1. Wait, what was the question?

Does anyone here run Linux as their OS of choice on a laptop for personal use. I know some of you guys work in the tech industry but I am really asking if any "normal" people run it. We used to install it on servers and such when we were ISPs but I haven't touched it for years except for the odd hack on a Tivo or XBox or something. It is just so damn easy to plug into the huge Windows software base out there that I have learned to not give Linux a second glance. Am I missing out on something? Would my last project (time lapse photography) been easier/better on Linux?

No, I am not trolling to start a religious war. I am honestly asking.
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