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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.

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post Nov 1 2005, 10:24 PM
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Its GNU/

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oh my god, the Ubuntu bashing!? Let me chime in here for a bit.

Okay, first off, i have to say that i have been a long-time debian fan, however, i got to the point where i was getting pissed off at the out-datedness of the distro. Sure, it was great for servers, but not so great for desktops. I know, they have the testing/unstable trees, but i found that testing just felt like it was a distro that was patched together, and unstable often ran into trouble for me. That is why i switched to Gentoo. Gentoo was great for my needs, but after a while, i got sick of it. Then i didn't know what to do. I got into SUSE for a while, and while i loved it, I felt i didn't have control over anything.

Then....ubuntu came to the scene, and i was blown away. Ubuntu is the Debian i was looking for. I don't know why you guys are bitching so much about it, it has everything you could ever want in a distribution. I know the Grub bootloader isn't the prettiest, but that's minor. Ubuntu feels like the binary version of Gentoo, with it's look&feel as well as its community behind it.

This gripe about the development tools, I have no idea what you're talking about it, i have never had a problem with this. I know it probably doesn't include development tools in the default install, but you can just apt-get install it, no biggy.

As for the brown desktop theme, i kinda like it for gnome, however, i don't run gnome with ubuntu, i use kubuntu. It has a nice blue theme smile.gif

Anyways, i'm not bashing anyone's opinions, i'm just pointing out my experiences. I find K/Ubuntu an excellent distribution for server and desktop usage, and I intend on sticking with it for a long time.

Oh yeah, and it's the ONLY distribution that everything with my laptop worked immediatly!! I couldn't believe how hard that was to find.

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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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