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Whats Your Distro Choice?


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Question: Which out of the 3 main distros is your favorite?
Debian - 1 (20%)
Slackware - 4 (80%)
Redhat - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 5

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« on: March 23, 2008, 10:48:53 am »

So these are the main 3 linux players.
Debian is responsible for the Ubuntu builds and the Knoppix builds.
Slackware is part of Suse and the simple SLAX
Redhat is responsible for the most distrobutions, yellow dog, fedora, Mandriva and PC Linux OS

I haven't mentioned all the distros because that would be a waste of my time Grin, so take your pick.
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2008, 10:43:58 pm »

I go with slackware.
Has always been my distro of choice from way back in the day, and now since backtrack is based on it, its still my distro of choice.
Most Hackers are Slackers I think they saying goes.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 03:18:28 am »

Yeah I've noticed that.
Some of the timelines I've seen are incorrect about backtrack they say its debian because of whoppix which is knoppix, but whax was based on slax which was pased on slackware.
But their is more debian in backtrack than slackware.
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2008, 09:38:24 pm »

Actually I think backtrack is very different from the current slackware and debian distros.
Its based on Slax way more than anything.
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2008, 12:48:14 pm »

They should throw in a bit of red hat as well Grin.
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2008, 04:03:44 pm »

All the old school distros are getting way to bloated though.
Keep it small and Simple IMHO.
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2008, 12:03:25 pm »

I have to agree with that, its going down the Windows road with all the bloatware.
Its one reason I really like the ubuntu distros, they don't pack it with stuff thats going to waste space.
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2008, 04:26:06 pm »

I have one laptop running Suse one running back|Track 3 and a PC running Gentoo I just like to stay well rounded.
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2008, 04:50:17 pm »

Sounds fairly well rounded to me.
I always have a copy of Backtrack3 in my CD drive.
On my hard drive im running a special dual boot, a heavily modified Windows system with my own shell frontend and a new Linux system I am developing.
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2008, 10:23:54 am »

I remember trying to build a distro. I gave up about a month in Sad I then went back to slack Smiley
I was curious, am I the only one that 99% builds from source, or do most of you use pkg managers to install apps?
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2008, 11:17:13 am »

Not anymore.
.deb files or Adept manager.
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2008, 10:38:30 am »

A bit of both, im basing my new System on a Slax6 derivitave, and am using LZM moduels.
Some I build from source, most I dont.
Im about half way through at the moment.
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2008, 07:50:14 am »

what distro is backtrack 3 guys im sorry for asking but im on a mission to learn linux

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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2008, 03:04:33 am »


The Security Specialists distro of choice, comes loaed with hundreds of penetration tools.
http://www.remote-exploit.org/backtrack.html
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« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2008, 12:13:11 pm »

I've gone back to windows full time Grin, I'm a trator!
But if it helps I'm running a different shell, explorer pisses me off.

I need my windoze programs, I get fed up of using GIMP over Photoshop, or having no windows live messenger.
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