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View Poll Results: What is your favorite linux distro?
CentOS 1 1.59%
Debian 1 1.59%
Fedora 4 6.35%
Mandriva 1 1.59%
MEPIS 1 1.59%
Mint 15 23.81%
openSUSE 3 4.76%
PCLinuxOS 3 4.76%
Puppy 3 4.76%
Ubuntu 31 49.21%
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Old 22. May 2009, 09:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've used a few different distros, but decided on openSUSE this last time as I'm using it as a file server (among other things) and I think of Novell when I think File Server so my choice was obvious.
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Linux Mint for me. I use it on all of my laptops and PC's. Mint has all of the perks of Ubuntu, but with a 'prettier' interface, more functional menu, as well as a plethora of additional functions that are lacking in most other distros.
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Linux Mint at the moment but very tempted by Crunchbang Linux - also Ubuntu based. Tried it, liked it but still happy with Mint.
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Old 01. Oct 2009, 02:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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KDE = Open suse
GNOME = Ubuntu

Enough said
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Normally I would never disagree with a Liverpool supporter but I think Mandriva does KDE better. Can't argue with Ubuntu though
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Old 01. Oct 2009, 04:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Try this test.

It did not really tell me anything I did not already know. Interesting anyway.
FrankO, thank you very much for the link and test.

I was surprised to see the recommendation for me was OpenSUSE and not Ubuntu. (Which I just installed?!)

I think the main reason for the recommendation is that I am using a 4 or 5 year old computer for the install. However, it does have 1 GB RAM and a 256 MB Nvidia video card (it's my old gaming machine).

I'm curious, how different is OpenSUSE from Ubuntu?
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Old 01. Oct 2009, 05:02 PM   #17 (permalink)
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FrankO, thank you very much for the link and test.

I was surprised to see the recommendation for me was OpenSUSE and not Ubuntu. (Which I just installed?!)

I think the main reason for the recommendation is that I am using a 4 or 5 year old computer for the install. However, it does have 1 GB RAM and a 256 MB Nvidia video card (it's my old gaming machine).

I'm curious, how different is OpenSUSE from Ubuntu?
Two exact same cars from dealer, one runs better on certin brand of gas and is faster than the other.

Same deal with computers same results on exact same models.

WHAT works best on YOUR hardware.

Most serious *buntu users wind up with an LTS version, SLED is the choice of Suse serious users.

Both of the above are good to build your system on, just do some testing and see what you and your system can live with.
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Old 01. Oct 2009, 06:20 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Normally I would never disagree with a Liverpool supporter but I think Mandriva does KDE better. Can't argue with Ubuntu though
It's your right of opinion MC

I've never worked with Mandriva MC but i will try and give it a try in the not to very distant future. Do you prefer KDE or GNOME?
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It's your right of opinion MC
Do you prefer KDE or GNOME?
I did while it was still in V3 but the latest is too "funky" for my tastes. This Plasma Dashboard thing and stuff just doesn't do it for me. Not only that, Gnome has advanced quite a bit itself and overall I just find it more stable and certainly less resource hungry. I've had to tweak the themes in Ubuntu to get happy but now I prefer the whole thing to Windows.
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... but the latest is too "funky" for my tastes. This Plasma Dashboard thing and stuff just doesn't do it for me. Not only that, Gnome has advanced quite a bit itself and overall I just find it more stable and certainly less resource hungry. I've had to tweak the themes in Ubuntu to get happy but now I prefer the whole thing to Windows.
This pretty much mirrors my own experiences/feelings on the matter. Gnome just seems more intuitive to me.
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