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What is your favorite Linux distro?
and possibly why?

Personally, I have Fedora 3 on my computer. I have used Ubuntu and Slackware, too. But I think I liked Ubuntu more, maybe because of its speed and easy installation of packages.
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I'm not sure if this topic will survive the no flamewars rule. But in case it does, my choice is Arch Linux. I like it because it is lightweight and fast. The base system is very small and you add to it just what you want. Archlinux with XFCE desktop on my old PII-350mhz with 256MB ram was faster than my Athlon XP1600+ with 3/4 gig of ram running Win XP.

It isn't designed for novices, but if you are willing to learn it will teach you a lot about linux. The system is installed and configured at the command line instead of using GUI tools and helpers. And the community/forums are pretty knowlegeable and helpful.

edit: Fix typo at end of 1st paragraph.

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I'm not sure if this topic will survive the no flamewars rule.
I hope it does, thanks for doing this Milhan. There is a bewildering choice of distros out there and for relatively inexperienced users like me it's really helpful to know the merits and pitfalls of each. My thoughts were that people typically stick with what works best for them so seeing how many people use each type could narrow down the number of distros to try out.

Surely people on here are a little more mature than to flame other peoples choices aren't they?[

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But in case it does, my choice is Arch Linux. I like it because it is lightweight and fast. The base system is very small and you add to it just what you want. Archlinux with XFCE desktop on my old PII-350mhz with 256MB ram was faster than my Athlon XP1600+ with 3/4 gig of ran.
You see! Post one and I've a possible recommendation for the 8 X PII-450Mhz Dells I've sitting in my cupboard, and one I've never even heard of.

Thanks,

Mark.

PS. If this thread does get chopped I hope the mods don't blame Milhan, it was as a rsult of my request he did this.
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I use Debian. Reason why? In the late 90's, I asked some savvy linux users which one I should get for my laptop, and they told me Debian, because it was the most difficult to install, and if I could install it, I'd impress the heck out of rest of the geeks who couldn't Smilie

..hey, that's what they said... Smilie

..so that's the linux I use in my laptops...
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I used RedHat 9 from the beginning, and now using Fedora Core 5. Still don't want to change to another distro.
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