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    Besides Ubuntu; what other distros do you like/use?

    Hi,

    When I read about other distros I feel like kid in a candy store.

    Here are some of the ones interesting to me!

    Debian -> Huge repositories; Stringent quality control with Stable releases.

    Cruncbang -> Simplicity, reconfigurability and I like the black.

    Arch Linux -> Rolling Release, Great documentation; Arch User Repository, if you don't worry about security issues!

    SimplyMepis -> Packaged cutting edge features of Debian.

    Linux Mint -> Rolling release based on Debian testing.

    What do you like and why?

    Last edited by mikodo; April 25th, 2011 at 12:08 AM. Reason: Correction about Debian OS.

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    Re: Besides Ubuntu; what other distros do you like/use?

    Fedora:
    Everything feels well laid out. It uses rpm, which is my proffered package format. I don't have to spend hours tinkering to set up. Oh, it's also up to date.

    CentOS:
    Red Hat for free. I like it on the server.



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    Re: Besides Ubuntu; what other distros do you like/use?

    Fedora and OpenSuse.

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    Re: Besides Ubuntu; what other distros do you like/use?

    Fedora -> Sounds interesting, something new from apt-get.

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    Re: Besides Ubuntu; what other distros do you like/use?

    Slackware is kind of a "purists" Linux distro.

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    Re: Besides Ubuntu; what other distros do you like/use?

    Why would you have Fedora when you can have Arch or Gentoo
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    Re: Besides Ubuntu; what other distros do you like/use?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikodo View Post
    Debian -> Purity with GNU
    Sorry, but the FSF does not think so. http://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html


    On topic, I use Arch because it is rolling-release, have binary packages and handle dependencies. Crunchbang is my favorite out-of-the-openbox experience, I have a similar Openbox system on Arch.
    Last edited by Tibuda; April 25th, 2011 at 01:02 AM.

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    Re: Besides Ubuntu; what other distros do you like/use?

    I installed Fedora 14 a few days ago and I like it. It is a real competitor for Ubuntu. But I use Ubuntu more often because I like apt-get more than yum. Yum seems slower in comparison with apt on my system.
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    Re: Besides Ubuntu; what other distros do you like/use?

    I've been using Arch with Openbox on my laptop recently. So far I'm very impressed. The speed is amazing and I like the idea of a rolling release.
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    Re: Besides Ubuntu; what other distros do you like/use?

    Crunchbang, Archbang, and Madbox. What can I say...I like openbox.
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