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Offline Z-Man
« Posted 2011-08-10 21:53:13 »

Hey everybody, I have never used Linux and I don't know anybody who uses Linux. SO for those of you that use it or have used it what is your favorite Linux flavor (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Debian, etc.) and why. GO!  Grin
Offline CyanPrime
« Reply #1 - Posted 2011-08-10 21:55:14 »

EasyPeasy if netbook.
Mint if desktop.
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« Reply #2 - Posted 2011-08-10 22:00:23 »

Ubuntu seems to work ok.

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2011-08-10 22:21:11 »

OpenSuse + Lastest KDE = Best Desktop IMO Smiley really like using it.
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« Reply #4 - Posted 2011-08-10 22:31:35 »

I've never come across a Linux desktop I liked using Sad In fact the whole system seems horrible. Ah well. Wonder how Haiku's doing...

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Offline Z-Man
« Reply #5 - Posted 2011-08-10 22:33:52 »

Using Ubuntu installed on top of Windows 7 64bit right now and it doesn't seem to bad. It's definitely easy to install, just run the installer in windows and reboot. I don't have a netbook so I can't look at EasPeasy. I'll take a look at Mint, and OpenSuse + Latest KDE though. Probably after using Ubuntu for a little while.
Offline Cero
« Reply #6 - Posted 2011-08-10 22:46:02 »

Ubuntu or Mint
currently dual boot into Mint

Offline kaffiene
« Reply #7 - Posted 2011-08-11 01:24:22 »

Ubuntu for desktops, Debian or Redhat for servers
Offline static_flashlight

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2011-08-11 01:29:20 »

Got Ubuntu installed on a netbook.  Its my main source for personal software development.
Offline ReBirth
« Reply #9 - Posted 2011-08-11 03:49:45 »

Have tried Slackware 10 and it took me 30 minutes to turn off PC (how the hell I know that the cmd is "shutdown -now" ?!) Cheesy

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« Reply #10 - Posted 2011-08-11 06:09:49 »

I've gone back to Debian stable. Ran with Kubuntu for a while, but a security update broke KDE, so I became rather disenchanted with it. Would have tried Mint, but I couldn't find an installer which supported full-drive encryption.
Offline gouessej
« Reply #11 - Posted 2011-08-11 15:10:17 »


I have used exclusively Linux for years. Debian is the most stable distro in my opinion. The best compromise between stability and ease of use is somewhere between Mageia and Mandriva, both have an excellent integration of Java. I have just had some serious problems with KUbuntu on a netbook, that is why I prefer staying far from (K)Ubuntu now. On low end machines, Debian and Xandros are enough.

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2011-08-12 08:40:53 »

Ubuntu for desktops, Debian or Redhat for servers
Similar here, Ubuntu for desktops, Ubuntu server or Debian for servers.

Though I am considering replacing Ubuntu with LinuxMint next chance, mainly due to the desktop nonsense from Ubuntu.
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« Reply #13 - Posted 2011-08-12 10:13:06 »

Slackware FTW. This seems odd since its considered a very hands on distro. However it is the *only* distro to work on all the hardware i have out of the box. Even wireless drivers! The hardware includes a new as of 2 months quad core and even a 3 year old laptop and a 5 year old desktop. Its stable and does not demand I download gigs of updates and patches all the time. Its easy to install on machines with a permanent airgap (aka no network).  Typically out of the box config is pretty good and much more secure than most. Its also one of the oldest distros, my first slackinstall was slack 1.0 in 1997 IIRC. Back then you had to write your own video drivers for X Wink

It should also be noted that Ubuntu would not even boot on my laptop. Fedura F*** up a auto update and broke the whole update thing (after updating OO 3 times to the tune of about 5Gigs of downloads with deps).

As for turning off, I just use the off button Cheesy

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Offline kammce

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« Reply #14 - Posted 2011-08-13 07:08:31 »

Ubuntu (Gnome + KDE) && Debian

I cannot stand any of the other linux distributions.
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