Which is the best Linux Distribution?

@2treatme (1246)
India
November 14, 2006 4:56am CST
There are several linux distributions available in Market . Which is the best?
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@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I think it's all about personal preference. I'm using Ubuntu right now and I love it. Except that I can't figure out how to get support for WPA encrypted wifi. I've used Slax a little bit and I think it's pretty cool, too. I'm thinking of installing that and trying it out to see if it's any better with wifi than Ubuntu is.
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@santuccie (3375)
• United States
20 Nov 07
What version are you using? Feisty Fawn (7.04) had to be manually configured to work with WPA, but Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) does not. I even figured out how to store the SSID and encryption key in the network manager, not bad for a Windows user. :) I still have plenty to learn, of course.
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• United States
21 Nov 07
I think I'm using 6.something. I've since gotten it to connect to my network, though. Did a little research to get it working. It's all good now. WOO HOO!
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@santuccie (3375)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Cool beings. I'm still learning myself. I don't even know yet whether I can install a new version over an old one to perpetuate update support. I know you can import some files and settings (I did so using the settings from my Windows partition), but I don't know what gets preserved and what doesn't.
@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
7 Dec 06
ubuntu - ubuntu
Ubuntu is the best and most stable
@2treatme (1246)
• India
8 Dec 06
And of course you get free cds for that...
@Jocelynk (130)
• Canada
11 Feb 07
Ubuntu is good for an easy setup... I started with Gentoo and liked it because it only installs what you need... Compile your kernel specifically to your needs, then build up your OS based on what you'll use it for - no installing BS stuff like KDE used to...
• United States
8 Dec 06
Debian etch is what I dual boot with my XP. Its really darn fast and is up to date with the latest drivers so you don't have to worry about it having trouble with drivers.
@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
I Also Debian Etch 4.0 on my Laptop which I dual boot also with WinXP
@santuccie (3375)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Different strokes for different folks, that's what they say. Why don't you take this nifty little test here, and see which distro might fit you: http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/index.php Personally, I like Ubuntu. But I'm predominantly a Windows user, and quite new to Linux. I've briefly looked at Mandriva, Freespire, SimplyMEPIS, and even FreeBSD (not Linux). Freespire wouldn't run on my machine, and the rest were more difficult to use than their advocates told me. As it were, Ubuntu is the only distro that I've been able to setup and customize a bit, without having to read a phone book's worth of literature. Salute!
@suchand (117)
• Australia
23 Oct 07
Ubuntu - Ubuntu - and still Ubuntu .. My reasons I have posted in this thread http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1311794.aspx Fedora's are never planned to be stable releases. They by definition are test releases of the paid version of RHEL. That's why people refer to fedora as a bleeding edge distro. And yes, Free CDs Rocks :D
• India
23 Oct 07
I think Red hat is the best distribution and i never used others like Fedora or ubanto.
• India
19 Sep 07
According to me,Its Debian Etch.I've been using it from long time,Its stable,reliable and fast.Though,it has got a long development cycle but it gives the quality and stability which matters.Those who want cutting edge packages, please look for other distributions.Thanks Cheers!! -AV
@devilguy (11)
• India
11 Feb 07
REDHAT linux is the best linux distribution.
@jeb083079 (840)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
for me i would choose fedora core 6 as the best because it can easily detect my usb flash drive without ever typing the mount or umount command in the terminal mode.
@Eiloin (327)
29 Jan 07
I use Debian since woody, and now I am very happy with etch
@lepunk (230)
• Hungary
8 Jan 07
just managed to set up my debian and i love it! its was pretty hard to configure and compile the kernel, set up everything but now its working really well
@asroma (62)
• Italy
2 Jan 07
Debian is the best distribution and many stable!!
@vinod4net (628)
• India
8 Dec 06
Fedora (Red Hat Linux) i feel this is the best distribution