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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 20. Feb 2010, 05:19 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Linux Mint. Great O.S. lags behind Ubuntu in distro releases though. Makes me impatient sometimes.
Same here, but the advantage is that by the time it gets is minty flavor, most of the initial bugs are worked out of Ubuntu by the vanilla users!
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Old 09. Mar 2010, 11:23 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I was surprised to see CentOS on this list of mainly desktop systems. Yes, I know that you can load a GUI, but I find that the desktop is very spartan and like Debian, the development and release cycle is very conservative. I have installed CentOS on dozens of servers, without the GUI, and it is my preferred serverOS followed closely by RHEL (with commercial support where warranted), OpenSUSE and Debian. If someone wants an RH flavored version, there is always Fedora which is developed with a faster update cycle.

Just my 2 cents on this old topic.
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Old 17. Aug 2010, 09:43 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I have been using linux only for the last 3 months. Reading alot of reviews I have chosen Ubuntu. And I love it. I have 2 computers with ubuntu on. It is easy to learn, I have even managed to fire up a ubuntu server and host my own website etc.

I just feel silly that I have wasted years of my time using windows and pulling my hair out...

Anyway, my vote goes to ubuntu

Talking about installing linux next to the windows, I have bought a new laptop and had linux fired up on it alongside windows in no time whatsoever... (Excluding disk partitioning times :P)

My 2 pennies

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Old 05. Jan 2011, 12:22 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I am still in the category of Noob.... I have been completely free of Windoze for just over a year now.... I am going to be the first to admit, I am a tweaker and I DO break things... I have spent many a hour learning how to fix what I have damaged, and each time I get just a little bit better and a little bit stronger.

I make my home on the island of Raiatea, in French Polynesia and to my knowledge I am the only Ubuntu User in the Isles Sous Le Vent (the leeward islands). I still am stuck with fixing or trying to remove all the viruses from the families (my wife has 12 brothers and sisters and uncountable cousins <grin>) Windoze machines.

Sure, it's hard and at times can be downright cantankerous. But having spent 20+ years in the US Navy and damn near all of those outside CONUS, I learned as a 17 year old Seaman Deuce, that nothing good comes easily. My moving to a country that didn't speak my language or didn't have my background and customs wasn't easy either. But now, I know that I live in Paradise and living is not only good it is superb.

At present, I am trying to find a Freeware Universal Video Converter that will run on Ubuntu. I want to be able to convert formats so that I can share my views of paradise along with other Videos to those who do not have the ability to use AVI or MP4 or some other formats. I am going to dig and look and lurk.... and perhaps, one of the Guru's in here might pass along a pearl of wisdom.

I thought that I would add a photo of what Island life is like at the end of day... This was taken on our sister island Tahaa just before total darkness had set in... The lights on the Motu (fringing islet on the reef) are about a mile and a half away, the large island behind it is about 13 miles away and it is the Island of Bora Bora... This is the reason I will Never, Never leave these islands......

Some Nights are almost indescribable


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Old 05. Jan 2011, 03:31 AM   #35 (permalink)
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A nice night view and many thanks for sharing, maheanuu.

For a free videa converter, you might want to take a look at http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...mat-Conversion.
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Old 07. Jan 2011, 01:00 AM   #36 (permalink)
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My moving to a country that didn't speak my language or didn't have my background and customs wasn't easy either. But now, I know that I live in Paradise and living is not only good it is superb.
Would you like me to send you a box of Midwestern snow. We have plenty this time of year

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Old 07. Jan 2011, 08:21 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I'm thinking of giving AriOS - another Ubuntu derivative - a go ... anyone else tried it?

http://arioslinux.org/

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Old 07. Jan 2011, 08:27 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Can't help you with this one myself. Even though I'm almost buried under a pile of discarded live CD's, this isn't one I've tried

There are now so many of these around I wonder about the value and or purpose of bringing out still more.
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Old 08. Jan 2011, 09:01 AM   #39 (permalink)
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There are now so many of these around I wonder about the value and or purpose of bringing out still more.
I tend to agree. They are great projects for those that develop them but with so many being _buntu based it's really possible to 'mix' one's own and keep a copy on cd/dvd using Remastersys.

I tried AriOS as live CD but nothing really made me want to install it - nothing wrong with it, very slick but still basically ubuntu which I have already.

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Old 22. Jan 2011, 02:39 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I believe that Fedora is the most rock solid. It is reliable and has more built in security features than most other distros. (SElinux) I originally used Ubuntu, but switched to Fedora. I noticed a significant performance increase on my netbook. I think its a myth that Ubuntu is easier to use than Fedora. If they both use the same desktop environments, what part makes it easier?
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