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I've been fooling with ubuntu lately and I really like linux a lot. Now I'm wondering what some of the other Distros have to offer ? So, what Distros do other linux fans use and why? :)

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there's plenty of good distro's out there. it all comes down to needs and personal preference. i stared out using slackware, but i found i prefer debian for a desktop due to apt-get and the official repositories containing 15,000+ packages.

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I use fedora (based on redhat), but ive been using redhat since about redhat 4 (or 3?). I picked redhat since at the time it was the most userfriendly linux I could get my hands on. Suse and slackware were others I tried but I didn't like them. So I stuck with redhat. I haven't changed since I like it and know how it works. It suits my firewall / web / email server purposes just fine.

And fedora has yum. Its similar to apt-get. Much better then just plain old rpm.

And damnsmalllinux booting off a usb drive.
Cause its a <50mb live cd that has helped out much on my keychain.

But I think there are far too many distros out there, with little variance from one to another.

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i use debian sarge testing *not the new stable one*

with the 2.6 kernel

but: in order to get opengl running you need to know how to compile are kernel otherwise i suggest you use suse the hardware manufacturers offer precompiled kernels for suse and red hat for their drivers


if you are just programming then i suggest you to use debian

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I use gentoo www.gentoo.org, because I like the idea of compiling the entire operating system to your exact computer specifications (though the install time isnt' so great). I also love the portage system.

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I use gentoo www.gentoo.org, because I like the idea of compiling the entire operating system to your exact computer specifications (though the install time isnt' so great). I also love the portage system.

Same here. Gentoo is quite nice, but it takes like two days to install.

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Just wanted to know what general programmers are using for linux distros, that's all.

Gentoo sounds cool, I was looking at it too.

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