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Windows 7: Which linux distro do you use?

20 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Which linux distro do you use?

I just wanted see which distros you guys use. I personally use Ubuntu 11.04 its nice, fast and works great for me. I'm eagerly awaiting Ubuntu 11.10
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20 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Ubuntu 11.04
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20 Aug 2011   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

ubuntu 10.04 LTS I only change it when the next Long Term Support comes out I'm not on it that often.
Jerry
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20 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

Linux Mint 10 (Julia). I'm waiting for a few things before I upgrade. I want to see want Mint does with Gnome 3 in Mint 12. I want to see want mint does with their Debian edition. I want to see what the next LTS is like. Having said all that, I will probably stay with Mint no matter what.
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20 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bug67 View Post
Linux Mint 10 (Julia). I'm waiting for a few things before I upgrade. I want to see want Mint does with Gnome 3 in Mint 12. I want to see want mint does with their Debian edition. I want to see what the next LTS is like. Having said all that, I will probably stay with Mint no matter what.
Yea linux mint 11 is really nice i had it at first but i messed it up really bad so i installed ubuntu 11.04 instead.. My favorite thing is their fortune cookies on terminal
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20 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've often used Ubuntu for desktop use. But I don't really care for the Unity interface in 11.04.

On servers, I use CentOS primarily, which is a Red Hat Enterprise clone.
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21 Aug 2011   #7

 
 

Mint 10 KDE on the laptop and Mint 10 with gnome3 on the desktop. Not a fan of that one.

I had a look at Ultimate Edition 3.0 gamers which is based off Lubuntu 11.04 - not a bad distro actually for a 'fun' orientated / Windows convert but it was a little buggy out of the box for me. A lot of hard freezes etc

CBF looking into why as of yet.
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21 Aug 2011   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I have linux mint on a separate USB and puppy linux on my utility USB. I just fiddle with it really and my knowledge of it is definitely limited.
I'm curious to have some idea what you do with your favorite linux.
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21 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Especially if you have broadband via ethernet card I'd recommend Mandriva OneCD

I used it back when it was Mandrake 9.1. It came out before Ubuntu and I still think the install/uninstall is superior. It uses APT package tool same as Ubuntu. When you boot OneCD it sets up internet access via your network card. You do your partition and user set up etc..

Then select all the packages you want with the package tool. It downloads anything that's not already on the CD. When you boot you come up to an X window manager login prompt. All the stuff you chose in the package manager is installed and ready to go. More impressive, if you want to uninstall and put your partitions back how they were, it's easy to back off. I found the Ubuntu uninstall unintuitive when I tried it about a year ago.

In short I consider it Ubuntu++
If you like Ubuntu you should love Mandriva.

edit: Also if you are into software development or want to try it, there's an incredible number of free software development tools that aren't toys already listed in the package manager. Mandrake was considered the Linux distro for developers. Perl, python, SmallTalk derivatives, Pascal, C/C++ Objective C.. and of course all the pattern and scripting tools that have been in Unix-like systems forever such as awk, grep, and the shell scripting.

And that doesn't even mention the database stuff. I downloaded full working implementations of CORBA for Linux over 15 years ago. You just can't get that kind of development stuff for free for Windows.

In short, er, I tried a bunch of Linux distros. Several versions of Slackware, Redhat, Debian, and a short trial of Ubuntu, but the one I liked the best was Mandrake, now Mandriva.
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21 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Ubuntu 11.04.....
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