Which Distribution is best?

United States
January 19, 2007 8:06am CST
Are you running on a Linux PC? If so, tell us what distribution you are running, and why you chose that version. What distribution is the best, and for which applications?
11 responses
@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
Ubuntu is still the best Linux Distribution. And It's also the most stable Linux OS.
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• United States
31 Jan 07
Ubuntu cannot be the most stable, because I have a Gentoo box that has been up since before Ubuntu was first released. Have a nice day.
@frized17 (36)
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
For me there are 3 distribution is the best. First is the RedHat because it is easy to manage in terms of different applications. Second is the SUSE, suse is one of the best distro in because of being userfriendly of course the gui, for me suse maintained the best gui. Third is the Fedora that derive from redhat. I like the desktop effect fo Fedora Core 6 it's like liquid...
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Watch out for Mepis... it is a fast up-and-comer and ranked very highly for it's compactness and features. Ubuntu and SuSE are two other great distros. A place to see about different linux distros is http://www.linuxboards.org
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@sbbcackk (99)
• Ecuador
19 Jan 07
I love freespire... really user friendly, and preset to run every kind of multimedia file
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• Italy
19 Jan 07
i choose ubuntu because it is the most user friendly distribution ! It is powerful but also very good for newbies who want to try linux ! There is an other possibily ! If you don't want to install linux and you just want to try it, you could download a "live cd" linux distribution ! It is a complete linux operating system that start from cd without the need of installing it !
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• United States
30 Apr 12
I have tried many different distros. I think the easiest distros for a newcomer would have to be Ubuntu or Linux mint. Both offer user friendliess and help the user get acustomed with linux. Gentoo Linux is for more advanced uers. It gives you basiclly complete cusotmization, but it is hard to setup. I think it comes down to what you need, and which distro you think would suit you best.
• Germany
9 Feb 07
I would say there are many good Linux distributions out there. So you should see that you find the right one for you. If you want to have something that just works - take Mandriva or Ubuntu. Wanna have some fun configuring almost everything from console - Gentoo or Slackware is the way to go. And so on.
@iwyrobi (282)
• Indonesia
7 Feb 07
i am running openSUSE 10.2, nice graphic. and the SUSE Menu is very-very nice i like it so much. the desktop is close to vista. but i like the mac interface so i install bhagira to get a mac style. and i install kxdocker but have problem to configure it.
@turbogeek (121)
• India
1 Feb 07
UBUNTU ROX. Humanity to other and Linux for Human beings. Man Ubuntu is the best!! Its free, secure and have a really huge community dedicated to it who will help you in everything. Mark Shuttleworth is cool. What else do you need?
@Eiloin (327)
1 Feb 07
I have always been using Debian, though I have experimented with other distros too, like Slackware, etc. I cannot tell which distribution is the best, but I would never change Debian, I find it so stable and clear, absolutely under user's control and I believe the apt-get package system is excellent. Also Debian is 100% open-source and GNU, it still gives the user the choise to choose some no-GNU packages, it is maintained by its users, has no commercial version, .... and I could go on and on.
@morph3us (823)
• Italy
29 Jan 07
i got two computer, and both have linux, on my notebook i've Ubuntu, and on desktop i installed Mandriva 2007, i chose these two 'cause with other distribution i haven'tfind a good support for some drivers