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  • debian

    1 3.70%
  • fedora

    4 14.81%
  • mandriva

    0 0%
  • mint

    9 33.33%
  • opensuse

    0 0%
  • pclinuxos

    0 0%
  • puppy

    0 0%
  • slackware

    0 0%
  • ubuntu (any *buntu)

    12 44.44%
  • other (please specify)

    1 3.70%
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I chose fedora, a lot of server are RHEL,and fedora is similar to RHEL,and use fedora can touch a lot of new software easily...
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    I chose fedora, a lot of server are RHEL,and fedora is similar to RHEL,and use fedora can touch a lot of new software easily

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    Just a quick observation... but in the poll for last year, Mint lagged a little behind Ubuntu, but this year Mint seems to be really taking off and leaving Ubuntu behind. The "hits per day" chart found over at DistroWatch.com seems to be reflecting a huge increase in popularity, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Just a quick observation... but in the poll for last year, Mint lagged a little behind Ubuntu, but this year Mint seems to be really taking off and leaving Ubuntu behind. The "hits per day" chart found over at DistroWatch.com seems to be reflecting a huge increase in popularity, as well.
    It's funny but no matter where I roam and no matter what distros I try and like, I always find myself back with Xubuntu at some point. Like I am now and I really thought I'd escaped this time
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Just a quick observation... but in the poll for last year, Mint lagged a little behind Ubuntu, but this year Mint seems to be really taking off and leaving Ubuntu behind. The "hits per day" chart found over at DistroWatch.com seems to be reflecting a huge increase in popularity, as well.
    Which can be directly attributed to the "Unity sucks it, give me back my Gnome" poll, I'd wager...

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    Quote Originally Posted by atreyu View Post
    Which can be directly attributed to the "Unity sucks it, give me back my Gnome" poll, I'd wager...
    OH! SNAP!
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    OH! SNAP!
    err..no offense to the good people that brought us Unity. I don't even use Unity, i'm just irresponsibility regurgitating what we've all been reading for the past year!

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    I used to recommend Ubuntu, and ubuntu 10.04 is what I currently use, but with the recent changes, I will probably go to Lubuntu when 10.04 is no longer supported. Xubuntu, Mint debian edition, Mepis, and PClinuxOS also look great for a newcomer.
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    Hm... I had no idea mint was for beginners. Does look at all as easy as Ubuntu does...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PYTH0N View Post
    Hm... I had no idea mint was for beginners. Does look at all as easy as Ubuntu does...
    Actually, Mint is originally based on Ubuntu. The underlying system is very similar. There were a few things added to Mint that sometimes don't make it into Ubuntu... certain multimedia codecs, a few additional drivers.
    These little details can make it far easier for a new Linux user, who is just making the switch, to get acclimated with things.
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    The original concept of Mint is 'buntu with all the non-free crap included and a green theme. It's a distribution I would not recommend to anyone who cares about learning what GNU/Linux, open source and free software is really about.

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