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> What Distro Do You Hate?, Let it all out here...
What Distro Do You Hate?
What Distro Do You Hate?
Slackware [ 1 ] ** [4.55%]
Gentoo [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
RHEL/Whitebox/Cent/Tao [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Debian [ 2 ] ** [9.09%]
Ubuntu [ 6 ] ** [27.27%]
Linspire/Lindows [ 6 ] ** [27.27%]
Fedora Core [ 3 ] ** [13.64%]
Mandriva/Mandrake [ 2 ] ** [9.09%]
SUSE [ 2 ] ** [9.09%]
Knoppix [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Total Votes: 26
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Jim
post Oct 27 2005, 02:11 AM
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Obviuosly that is a short list, but it includes all the major ones, at least all the major ones I could think off. Its hard to hate the little ones that aren't unique in any real way. Plus, I am limited to ten options. So, let the flame war begin.


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Jim
post Oct 27 2005, 02:17 AM
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Ubuntu, it has to be Ubuntu for me. What kind of crazy ass crappy linux distro doesn't come with make, GCC or the C libraries? What is this thing good for? I know, I know, its a binary based distro, you aren't supposed to be compiling programs. But there are going to be programs that you are going to want that aren't going to be in the binary library. So then way, you have to install all the stuff you need to compile them.

This is linux folks, the land of source code, how do you make a distro that can't deal with source code? I know it includes g++, but thats worthless with out the c libraries and make. Thats like telling me to dig a hole then giving me a shovel with no handle. Thanks.

The grub manager blows too. It was nice enough to notice my Gentoo system during install. Then when I ran update and got a new kernel version, it re-wrote the grub.conf file and deleted my gentoo entry. Screw that. In the few short hours I tried to get it working on my systems it was nothing but one stupid problem after another. And you can get absolutly nothing done at 680x420 which was the only resolution I could get my monitor to run at. And I sure as hell can't install my video drivers without make, gcc, kernel source, c libraries and a host of other things that don't come with it.

Ubuntu is a bad distro, and they are all delusional, Linux isn't even close to being ready for "human beings" if by human beings they mean the general population. Go home and work on a real linux distro.


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- Jim   What Distro Do You Hate?   Oct 27 2005, 02:11 AM
- - Jim   Ubuntu, it has to be Ubuntu for me. What kind of c...   Oct 27 2005, 02:17 AM
- - DS2K3   Linspire - Any distribution which allows people to...   Oct 27 2005, 04:12 PM
- - Jim   Linspire/Lindows would have been my pick before I ...   Oct 27 2005, 04:24 PM
- - DS2K3   Yeh, there's a thread in the staff forum about...   Oct 28 2005, 05:38 AM
- - Hemant   I voted for Linspire though, but still i hate most...   Oct 29 2005, 01:14 AM
- - Jim   As a loyal Gentoo fan I just have to say this to y...   Oct 29 2005, 02:58 AM
- - DS2K3   If you do a Stage3 Gentoo isntallation, and use GR...   Oct 29 2005, 12:51 PM
- - Corey   oh my god, the Ubuntu bashing!? Let me chime ...   Nov 1 2005, 10:24 PM
- - as2100   Mandr^#@. The only distribution in the list to ser...   Nov 1 2005, 10:57 PM
- - DS2K3   The internationalisation of Mandriva is IMO second...   Nov 2 2005, 11:03 AM
- - as2100   It isn't necessarily the media _players_ that ...   Nov 2 2005, 11:50 AM
- - DS2K3   I tihnk the only reason that other distributions d...   Nov 2 2005, 01:40 PM
- - Joshua   QUOTE Linspire - Any distribution which allows peo...   Nov 17 2005, 09:53 PM
- - docmur   personally I have to agree with ubuntu, i like it ...   Dec 31 2005, 10:57 AM
- - Hemant   Guess, which distro i am running nowadays... whoa...   Jan 2 2006, 09:50 AM
- - Napalm   lol i hated ubuntu, it wrecked XP and made it impo...   Jan 16 2006, 07:08 AM
- - DS2K3   IMO, all operating systems should do their best to...   Jan 16 2006, 10:21 AM


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