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# 22  
Old 10-12-2006
Ubuntu of course... using Ubuntu Edgy Eft 6.10 with AIGLX/Compiz... its just awesome.
# 23  
Old 12-20-2006
Like someone else said it all depends on what you want to do. I voted for RedHat/Fedora since I am mainly using Fedora Core 6 with Parallels ( on my XP laptop and MacBook black. I also use and like Ubuntu (which is Debian underneath) very much. I also recently installed Debian in it's non-Ubuntized state. All these I have running under Parallels, which still has a lot of work ahead of them, but it's nice to be able to use the same virtual hard drive file on a Mac or a PC.

Damn Small Linux sure is a fun distro. Weighing in at just around 50MB.

I got my feet wet with Yellow Dog Linux for PowerPC. I think they put that dog to sleep though.
# 24  
Old 12-23-2006
Originally Posted by cassj
I got my feet wet with Yellow Dog Linux for PowerPC. I think they put that dog to sleep though.
I don't understand this remark. Yellow Dog appears to be alive and well.
# 25  
Old 12-23-2006
My bad. I should have clarified that I meant since Apple switched from PowerPC to Intel, Terrasoft no longer has YDL for Intel-based Apple hardware. But that may have been a blessing in disguise according to some articles. Terrasoft does have a healthy offering of products and services, the latest being Yellow Dog Linux for PLAYSTATION®3 :
# 26  
Old 12-24-2006
Redhat / Fedora - simply because I got involved with Linux with Redhat 5 when SCO decided to start charging for their OS on a user licence basis. When RH8 was released I bit the bullet and moved my clients servers over and have never looked back. I now have a mix of RHE and Fedora 3 thru 5 out there and a client base that is rapidly moving to Linux on the desktop as well.

I should add that another local S/W shop went with SUSE at about the same time and are as happy with their decision as I am with mine.

So different strokes for different folks and we seem to stick with what we are familiar with.
# 27  
Old 01-01-2007
I use gentoo on my desktop pc at work and slackware on my sony vaio

both are great, I also tried debian and ubuntu several times, but I've always destroyed the package system Smilie

I cannot recommend gentoo for older systems, it took me two days to compile gnome + X on a pentium3 500
# 28  
Old 01-24-2007
I use Ubuntu on my newly built deaktop and on my Thinkpad X24.
I use OS X 10.4 on my 2 PowerMacs (PPC) and on my 2 PowerBooks.

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