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Yet another online Linux distro chooser

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The "Linux Distribution Chooser" walks you through a brief set of 16 questions designed to determine which Linux distro might be best for you.

 

The distros currently included in the tool's database include: Fedora Core, Mandriva, OpenSuSE, Debian, MEPIS, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Linspire, Xandros, PCLinuxOS, Yellowdog Linux, Gentoo, Slackware, Ark Linux, Knoppix, Arch Linux, and Foresight Linux.

 

More details at DesktopLinux.com.

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Works quite well imho. I got the results I expected:

 

1. Debian

2. Ubuntu

3. Fedora

4. Mandriva

 

:)

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Pretty good...gave me Slackware, Arch and Gentoo. I still need to try Slackware, though :lol:

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Here's mine:

 

1. Ubuntu

2. Fedora

3. Debian

4. Mandriva

 

Not bad, that's how my own list kinda came out with just experimenting...

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It's funny, it suggested Mandriva and Fedora for me. In fact, I have Mandriva mostly, but installed Fedora just yesterday. Nice :P

 

But then I did say I preferred rpm, so that kind of ruled out Debian appearing in the list.

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Gave me:

 

Mandriva

Kubuntu

Debian

Fedora

Ubuntu

 

overall ok, but it missed Suse :huh:

 

and I prefer gnome over KDE

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First in the list for me was Mepis, which was interesting cos I'd never heard of it :D

Plus Kubuntu, Debian and Mandriva. But I think I'll stay with Mandriva 2007 for a while now.

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I still need to try Slackware, though :lol:

 

A lot of Arch users (incl. myself) are former Slackware users. As long as you have lived happily with Arch for some time, I see no chance using Slackware: it's equally difficult/easy to manage (factly it's configuration files and structure are more complex), it's package management sucks bigtime compared to pacman, and it may be more stable/tested, but it's not bleeding edge distro, like Arch- rather the opposite (although it's surely much more "bleeding" than Mandriva Official).

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Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, Mandriva, Kubuntu.

I chose "I want the greatest and latest stable software". How does Debian fits in this? Anyway when I tried Debian in the old days (Potato, my first ever distro, and Woody) it wasn't for me that's for sure.

Edited by dexter11

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For me, the only Debian I ever cared about is Sid... Sarge is also OK for server usage, where reliability is a primus, but etch... uhh, I'm sorry, but I cannot find any good usage for that thing.

Maybe it's just me, but (IMHO) Debian should use just "really stable" (Sarge) and "really unstable" (Sid)- mainly because the packagers do a fine job, and "unstable/Sid" is way more stable than Cooker, or most unstable branches out there.

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