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View Poll Results: flavor
ubuntu 1 25.00%
fedora 1 25.00%
debian 2 50.00%
centos 1 25.00%
archlinux 1 25.00%
gentoo 0 0%
linuxfromscratch 1 25.00%
other 2 50.00%
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:56 AM
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which flavor is best for you ?

sweet, sour, bitter, tangy; delicious!


factors to consider:
  • ease-of-installation
  • ease-of-configuration
  • ease-of-use
  • repositories and package management
  • included and available software

linux

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ubuntu
website: www.ubuntu.com
debian based distrobution (deb)
great for desktop users: novice to intermediate;
simple installation; wubi.exe to install from windows (without need to reformat), or standard linux installation (cdrom, dvd, usb, and others)
ubuntu-software-center for one-click installation of any package in repository
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fedora
website: fedoraproject.org
redhat based distrobution (rpm)
great for desktop users: novice to intermediate;
simple installation; standard linux installation (cdrom, dvd, usb, and others)
gui to manage installed packages
almost everything "just works"; may require configuring to enable support for mp3 and other formats, flashplayer, java
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debian
website: debian.org
debian (deb)
great for general usage; intermediate to advanced;
simple installation; standard linux installation (cdrom, dvd, usb, and others)
gui to manage installed packages
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centos
website: centos.org
redhat (rpm)
great for server; intermediate to advanced;
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archlinux
website: archlinux.org
pacman (package manager); package repositories and aur (packages not included in any repository)
great for desktop, server, and general usage; intermediate to expert
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gentoo
website: gentoo.org
source-based; emerge source repository and build system;
great for desktop, server, and general usage; intermediate to expert
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linuxfromscratch (lfs)
website: linuxfromscratch.org
source-based; manually compiled sources or via scripts;
great for desktop, server, and general usage; advanced to expert
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the more complete list (wikipedia):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._distributions
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:36 PM
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In general, you can run most any application and desktop on any distribution. To me the distribution is irrelevant except for two or three. Centos is a clone of the commercial RedHat. Linux from scratch is true to it's name.

Started on Slackware (V14 is about out!!) Grew up on Redhat before it was Fedora. Spend most of my time on Debian based distros. So, many people are using Arch, I might experiment with it.

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Old 08-10-2012, 08:47 PM
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Linux? Nope.
BSD variant? Yep. Tastes a little ... fruity. Like an Apple.
Spend much of my day in a terminal window.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:40 PM
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Debian has a bsd variation. Ironic that bsd and linux share so much to say they are different.
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Debian has a bsd variation. Ironic that bsd and linux share so much to say they are different.
Different evolutionary paths.
BSD traces its roots back to Unix.
Linux copied its roots from Unix, but was independently developed.

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Old 08-16-2012, 07:32 AM
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Used, Solaris, Unixware, Openserver, and a host of others. So what? I use bsd also, but not that much. Shame that pic is not up to date. i.e.

http://www.debian.org/ports/kfreebsd-gnu/
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:56 PM
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So, many people are using Arch, I might experiment with it.
Arch is nice, I use it on my laptop once in a while. I like the BSD styled init system it uses, plus everything is well documented. It's my 2nd choice if I wasn't going to use something Debian-based. I've also seen many people switch from Debian and Ubuntu to Arch and seem very happy with it.

I still prefer Debian's package manager and the way packages are broken down. Plus I like that Debian runs on a great variety of architectures, so I have can install it on my Apple G4 and on my Android devices.

I've also tried Debian's kFreeBSD. It's alright. I found it to be unstable on my laptop, as hardware support isn't quite as good as Linux. Though last time I tried, there were no official releases yet.
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Trying the get back into RH with Centos.
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