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  • #11
    Archlinux is my current distro of choice purely because it gives me the power to do what I want without over complicating the whole thing or holding my hand all the time. Also once you go rolling release it's hard to go back.

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    • #12
      I normally use sidux based on Debian/sid, but I have experience with the 10 most popular ones. I have decided to give Gentoo a try very, very soon, because it is -very- interesting for me, and with the help of ivanovic I'll sure get it up and running

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      • #13
        +1 Mandriva 2008.1 .. Loved this release and I am going to stick with it till openSUSE 11.0 arrives Used Ubuntu for more than 3 years.. But I am fed up of their plain UI :|

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        • #14
          For me, its still Zenwalk. I may change to ArchLinux one day, which I really like as well. But momentarily I'm just too lazy.

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          • #15
            I am (of course) for gentoo.

            Main reason for this: I directly have a 10=% working compile environment, no need to search for the corresponding devel packages, the stuff is just available. Beside this is it *easy* to add own packages in the manager, to bump versions and you stay rather close to bleeding edge with package updates, no need to wait for a new "major release" of the distribution, just to get a normal bugfix release eg of Wesnoth in.

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            • #16
              Originally posted by Aradreth View Post
              Archlinux is my current distro of choice purely because it gives me the power to do what I want without over complicating the whole thing or holding my hand all the time. Also once you go rolling release it's hard to go back.
              Yeah, I started out with Ubuntu Feisty/Gutsy64, but moved to Arch Linux64 when the Ubuntu devs basically stopped updating Gutsy to concentrate on Hardy. I recently upgraded to Hardy and I'm impressed, but I'm using Arch at the moment until 4front gets the OSS 4.1 repo fixed and I can get sound working again.

              I haven't felt the need to experiment since I have these two distros up and running. I did try Kubuntu64 and Fedora64 KDE, but KDE just makes the left side of my brain hurt. Gnome ftw.

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              • #17
                Gentoo. I know people say the install is hard but it really isn't. So long as you follow the handbook its really easy. The actual downside is just compile time but really a base install takes 2-2 1/2hrs tops. Then from there emerge your favorite gui and walk away for awhile. From what I've noticed it does seem a little more responsive then other distros I've tried like Fedora and Ubuntu. Second favorite would be ubuntu.

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                • #18
                  I'm on Gentoo right now and like it a lot, thinking about branching out and trying some others too. I hated Ubuntu as of their last release, so I doubt that's for me, but am thinking of trying Archlinux, Fedora or OpenSUSE.

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                  • #19
                    Slackware! Is great to be a slacker...

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by DanL View Post
                      Yeah, I started out with Ubuntu Feisty/Gutsy64, but moved to Arch Linux64 when the Ubuntu devs basically stopped updating Gutsy to concentrate on Hardy. I recently upgraded to Hardy and I'm impressed, but I'm using Arch at the moment until 4front gets the OSS 4.1 repo fixed and I can get sound working again.

                      I haven't felt the need to experiment since I have these two distros up and running. I did try Kubuntu64 and Fedora64 KDE, but KDE just makes the left side of my brain hurt. Gnome ftw.
                      I tried the new ubuntu liveCD and it's come a long way since I last tried it (about 2 years ago now) I don't intend to change but I will be giving copies to friends/family.

                      As for gnome v KDE I'll take KDE any day, configuring gnome with that registry like thing? Yuck.

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