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Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by Easy Rhino, Jun 4, 2013.

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Which flavor of ownage??

  1. Mint

    34 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. Ubuntu

    61 vote(s)
    39.9%
  3. Debian

    12 vote(s)
    7.8%
  4. Fedora

    5 vote(s)
    3.3%
  5. CentOS

    4 vote(s)
    2.6%
  6. OpenSUSE

    6 vote(s)
    3.9%
  7. Arch

    7 vote(s)
    4.6%
  8. RedHat

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  9. Other: Please specify

    22 vote(s)
    14.4%
  1. silentbogo

    silentbogo

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    Switched my backup rig from Porteus to Fedora 20.1. Superb performance and lots of fun things included.
    I'm currently using it to learn some C programming, but since my main field of interest is OpenMP (Desktop has Sempron 2500+),
    I have to do some coding on my laptop...
    Also got a VM running minibian with PMA and FTP servers. Network connection is tunneled through virtual Tap-NIC.
     
  2. Blue-Knight

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    Change it to XFCE and that performance will increase even more... or better yet, disable window manager permanently (more RAM for you).
     
  3. jcgeny

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    i stopped using unbutu when start button of gnome2 was removed...
    linux is not the free software that some are always "advertising" :
    first of all the kernel "always made by linus torvald [ alone...]" , he looks like the queen of england after so many years and with so few users despite it is free .
    second of all : who is trying to do some operating system with that "free codes" : google and steam ...that are owned by some fresh and young billionaires ...
    they just try to grab as much $ as "Bilou" [Gates] and his M$ friends....

    http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_os.asp

    the thing that laws should do , is to oblige cards maker to give some windows and linux drivers . that would help to get some good os and choice to use linux .
     
  4. silentbogo

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    Well, Linux kernel was initially created by Torvalds, but it's been 23 years since the initial development, and hundreds (if not thousands) of programmers have joined forces in order to make all the components necessary for fully operational kernel. Many of it's basic components were ported from Unix and were actually created way before Linuses time. ATM Linus Torvalds only represents the idea of independent development, but in fact does not participate directly in it.

    As for statistics, it does not include millions of devices running Android(which is Linux based), so technically it is in majority now.
    Plus all the numbers are acquired by W3Schools directly, so basically it doesn't mean anything.
     
  5. silentbogo

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    Thx. I was thinking more like LXDE (i like it very much), but it runs fine even like it is right now, except when several users are logged in different terminals.
     
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    From my experience LXDE contains many bugs. Don't know if they fixed...

    MATE is another good alternative.
     
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    i experiment with several distros but sparky got something that keep me on it..
    its great looking out of the box..,and realy snappy!!
    i actualy use it on legacy hardware...,and it outperform anything i try...
    give it a shot!!
     
  8. silentbogo

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    I'm using MATE right now. LXDE so far didn't give me any problems. I have used it on the same rig with Porteus and right now i have a VM, that emulates Raspberry Pi environment, running naked minibian and raspbian with LXDE.
     
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    Ultimate Edition 3.4
     
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    antiX-13.2_x64-full
    Why? It's debian and quicker than hell (15 sec from PowerOn to Login)!
     
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    My laptop goes from power on to login with Linux Mint in even less. Your point being?
     
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    I use Ubuntu Server at work for Clonezilla and love. Great way to recommission a old system and load it full of hard drives for image keeping.
     
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    Asus express gate on my old P55 board gets me into Firefox in 5 secs!
    Who's got the ruler?:nutkick:

    AntiX actually looks cool. Might give it a try tomorrow. Old system still has ~25GB unused just for it.
     
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    Currently using OpenSUSE because its free and quite easy to work with.. I find it amazing!
    Quite disappointed to see more votes for Unbuntu.. come on OpenSUSE users!
     
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    I believe currently, n00Buntu would have a much lower vote share if changing the vote would be possible. I, for one, would have changed my vote ages ago.
     
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    I still like Ubuntu. I don't like Unity, but I'm still perfectly content with i3 and Gnome. Ubuntu Gnome is a nice place to start for a desktop.
     
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    To me, Ubuntu was great and a pleasure to work on till 10.10. After that, no plans to go back for several reasons.
     
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    Support you on that one.
    Wanted to add my five cents:
    Major problems with majority of popular distributions are complete lack of customization during installation and poor choice of software.
    You may choose your desktop environment, which gives you some standard software and a truckload of crapware, but customizing it afterwords becomes such pain in the ass, that it might be easier to just make your own Linux distro.
    I believe the most pleasant Linux experience I've had in the past 3 years was installing minibian-based LAMP server on RaspberryPI. My former desktop favorites like Ubuntu, Mandriva and OpenSUSE, on the other hand are just too disappointing.
     
  19. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

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    Well, maybe we are due for an update...
     
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    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

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    You can do a minimal install of Ubuntu that installs nothing except the base system. You need to use the alternative install disk or server install disc to do it. You can install next to nothing then choose what you want.
     
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    But this just makes it so windows-like:
    1) Install clean system
    2) Install drivers
    3) Install codecs
    4) Install software

    The reason I tried Linux back in 2000 was that I can download or buy(cheap) multi-CD repository, setup and configure everything I need at once and couple of hours later - use it like intended. Now I don't have such a luxury, unless I use Gentoo or minimal Debian :banghead:
     
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    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

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    Installing a minimal install of Ubuntu is no different than a minimal install of Debian. A lot of distros support installing nothing but the base system. I find nothing about installing a minimal system with only a CLI anything "Windows like".
     
  23. silentbogo

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    By "Windows-like" I meant non-efficiency in the whole installation process: "Why do everything after, if we can do it now?"
    Plus, as you said, a minimal installation of Ubuntu essentially is no different than minimal installation of debian, so why bother with Ubuntu?
     
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    Debian is more of a stable platform where Ubuntu is more cutting edge in the sense that there is a new version every 6 months and a new long term support version every two years. Knowing what the release schedule will be will enable institutions to plan to keep systems up to date, even servers. Ubuntu also uses a number of different repositories than Debian. I feel Ubuntu has more to offer out of the box in terms of software sources than Debian does.

    Does it really make a difference which you use? Not really. You'll be doing practically the same their in either, but how updates are sent out and what the upgrade schedule are could play a factor. As far as Ubuntu is concerned their release schedule is consistent and reliable.
     
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    I just cleaned this thread of off topic replies. If someone else comes in here talking about how their Windows is better or boots faster I'll start giving out infractions, this is your warning. Kindly remember that this is a Linux thread.
     
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