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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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post Oct 27 2005, 02:11 AM
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Its GNU/

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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.

--Jim Lester

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post Oct 29 2005, 01:14 AM
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RMS is my Hero

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I voted for Linspire though, but still i hate most of the distros. I am a programmer by profession, so i like my installation to be up and running in few minutes so that i don't have to waste hours in configuring the system and installing the system.

And because of this i hate Gentoo. All this power user stuff makes nice sound bites, but you can try Gentoo if you have lots of free time, which i dont have!! Last time i did a install of Gentoo, my notebook was badly screwed up and it took almost entire weekend to clean it up. Also, i hate reading manuals and i hate distros that make me do that.

No matter, which distro i try, somehow i end up as a Redhat loyalist.So right now i am using FC-4. All that Fedora bloat is there, but i have removed lots of services and i use apt for installing binary packages.And, this is a pretty good distro for developers, you have all the libraries and all the stuff you need.Multimedia support sucks, but after installing, few plugins things are fine.

As just someone said something about GNOME, i would like to point few things... KDE runs really slow compared to Gnome. All that eye candy makes it crawl. so you are better off using KDE, unless you have a gig of ram. Also, take it or leave it - Gnome is industry standard for Desktop Linux. The dual licensing of "Qt" and GPLed nature of KDE and kdelibs, scares the corporated people away.At best KDE is a bloat.

PS: you can configure nautilus, so that it opens all the directories in the same window.

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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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