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post #1 of 54
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Hey guys and girls,
For as long as I can remember using linux, I've always searched for my favorite distro and still haven't found one to fall in love with.

So I'm just curious what other people's favorite distro(s) is/are? Please do mention why if you wish.
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post #2 of 54
Windows 7 :/

I tried many different distros of linux and I just cant bring myself to like it. Maybe Im just too old to learn a new OS.
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post #3 of 54
my favorite would be pinguy
 
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post #4 of 54
Gentoo. Because I like the flexibility and separate packages for source are dumb.
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post #5 of 54
Geez I'm all over the place; Kubuntu because of KDE and being lazy, Bodhi Linux because of Enlightenment and being lazy, Fedora LXDE because it's a nice fall back, SLAX and Slackware because they're what I started/first tried.

Right now I'm just loving Bodhi because of Enlightenment wrapped in the easy and familiar buntu setting. I honestly feel like KDE might have some competition for my love on the DE front.
     
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post #6 of 54
Any distro without a GUI. Fun stuff.
post #7 of 54
Arch Linux because pacman is only the coolest thing ever.

The wiki on it is by far the best i've ever seen for an OS and that alone commands enough respect to use it. For me atleast.
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post #8 of 54
CentOS, easily. It's the one I have the most experience with It's low on frills but it works very nicely in my experience. Gentoo is fun to mess with, but I don't have nearly as much experience with it. Compiling everything is fine and dandy on a relatively fast machine, but I tend to run Linux on machines that aren't my primary (netbook for instance).
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post #9 of 54
debian stability is nice, and i find the internals nice and simplistic...

however i really havent given the redhat family an honest try for awhile... i dont like yum so much, but as far as system utilities and advanced systems administration, fedora/centos/redhat are awesome and i keep thinking i would really like them if i gave em a chance xD

maybe i should distro hop for awhile... might find somethin new to enjoy
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post #10 of 54
Arch but I haven't tried Gentoo yet...
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