best linux

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by FishBoy, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. what is the best linux, let's call it company, available? like SuSE RedHat Mandrake... these are the ones i know
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    There are a few hundred distributions out there. There is no best distribution, it all depends on your use. Many people will prefer Mandraeke, Fedora, Ubuntu for the complete lack of prior experience needed, some like Gentoo or Slackware for the customisability, some like SuSe or Gentoo for their package management, there are varying reasons as to why you can like one ditro over another, so at the end of the day, it's just a personal preference :)

    Here's a list of most of the linux distro's out there: AbulÉdu, Adamantix, ADIOS, AGNULA, AL-AMLUG, ALT, Amber, Ankur Bangla, Annvix, ANTEMIUM, APODIO, Arabbix, Arch, Ark, Asianux, ASLinux, ASPLinux, Astaro, Athene, Auditor, Aurora, Aurox, AUSTRUMI, Ayrsoft, B2D, Bayanihan, BeatrIX, Berry, BIG LINUX, BioBrew, Bioknoppix, blackPanther, BLAG, Blin, Buffalo, Burapha, ByzantineOS, Caixa Mágica, cAos, CCux, CDlinux, Censornet, CentOS, ClarkConnect, CLE, Clusterix, clusterKNOPPIX, Co-Create, Cobind, Condorux, Conectiva, Cosix, CRUX, Càtix, Damn Small, Danix, DARKSTAR, DeadCD, Debian, DebXPde, Deep-Water, Defender, DeLi, Devil, Dizinha, DNALinux, DragonFly, dyne:bolic, Eadem, eduKnoppix, EduLinux, eLearnix, ELX, EnGarde, ERPOSS, ESware, Euronode, Evinux, EzPlanet One, FAMELIX, Feather, Fedora, Fermi, Flash, Flonix, FoRK, FoX, FreeBSD, Freedows, Freeduc-Sup, Freeduc, FreeSBIE, Frugalware, FTOSX, GeeXboX, Gelecek, Gentoox, Gentoo, GEOLivre, Gibraltar, GNIX, Gnoppix, gNOX, gnuLinEx, GNUstep, GobLinX, GoboLinux, grml, Guadalinex, GuLIC-BSD, Haansoft, Hakin9, Hancom, Helix, Hikarunix, Hiweed, HKLPG, Holon, iBox, IDMS, Ignalum, Impi, IndLinux, INSERT, IPCop, JoLinux, Jollix, Julex, K-DEMar, K12LTSP, Kaella, Kalango, KANOTIX, Kinneret, Kate, kmLinux, knopILS, Knoppel, Knopperdisk, Knoppix 64, Knoppix STD, KnoppiXMAME, KNOPPIX, KnoppMyth, KnoSciences, KRUD, Kurumin, L.A.S, LAMPPIX, LBA-Linux, LFS, Libranet, LIIS, Linare, Lineox, LinEspa, Linpus, Linspire, LINUXO, Linux+ Live, Linux4all, LinuxConsole, LinuxTLE, Litrix, LiveCD Router, LiVux, LLGP, LNX-BBC, Loco, Lormalinux, Luit, Lunar, Lycoris, m0n0wall, Magic, Mandows, Mandrakelinux, MAX, MCNLive, Media Lab, Mediainlinux, MEPIS, Minislack, Miracle, MirOS, Mockup, MoLinux, Momonga, Monoppix, Morphix, MoviX, Munjoy, Murix, Mutagenix, Nasgaïa, Nature's, Navyn OS, NetBSD, Netwosix, Nitix, Novell, NuxOne, O-Net, Octoz, Omoikane, Onebase, OpenBSD, OpenLab, OpenNA, Openwall, Oralux, Overclockix, P!tux, PaiPix, ParallelKnoppix, Pardus, Parsix, PCLinuxOS, Peanut, Penguin Sleuth, Pequelin, Phayoune, PHLAK, PHP Sol, Pie Box, Pilot, Plamo, PLD, Progeny, Project dEv, Puppy, QiLinux, Quantian, Rays, Red Flag, Red Hat, redWall, Resala, RIP, Rocks Cluster, ROCK, ROOT, ROSLIMS, Rubyx, RUNT, Salvare, SAM, Santa Fe, Scientific, Securepoint, Sentry Firewall, Shabdix, Skolelinux, Slackware, SLAX, Slix, Slo-Tech, SME Server, SmoothWall, SoL, Solaris, Sorcerer, Source Mage, Specifix, SphinxOS, StartCom, stresslinux, STUX, SuliX, Sun JDS, SUSE, SystemRescue, T2, Tablix, Tao, TA, Tilix, tinysofa, TPM, TrianceOS, Trustix, TupiServer, Turbolinux, Turkix, Ubuntu, UHU-Linux, UserLinux, Ututo, Vector, Vidalinux, Vine, vnlinuxCD, White Box, WHoppix, WOMP!, WOW, X-evian, X/OS, Xandros, Xarnoppix, Xfld, Xteam, Yellow Dog, YES, Yoper, ZerahStar, Zen, ZoneCD

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  3. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    now sort that list and put the bsd in a seperate one :p

    DragonFly, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Darwin, FreeSBIE, m0n0wall :D

    Also cAos is now CentOS.
     
  4. SPeedY_B

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    Argh, didn't notice BSD's in there. Copy and pasted from Distro watch. My bad.
     
  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    for my 64 lap, should I go with a 64 linux or a 32 bit?
     
  6. SPeedY_B

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    64. Using 32Bit would seem a bit pointless, no?
     
  7. Perris Calderon

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    no, I'm using 32 bit xp.

    I think till apps and dlls are developed for a 64 os, 32 might be the way to go, although in the 64 xp, 32 apps work
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Of course you're using 32Bit Windows. 64Bit XP isn't fully finished yet, so there'd be no point. Linux is further ahead though, there's some stable 64Bit builds out there.
     
  9. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    thanx, will put that on then
     
  10. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    bearing in mind that linux is a rip of an operating system called minix, which was written to assist in teaching people about operating systems, I would say that there is no good linux distro, but thats me ;) :p
     
  11. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    they are in there, but they should be separated cause they are better :D
     
  12. Perris Calderon

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    I don't think this is fair geffy, linux is a project of open source, not a rip off to make money.
     
  13. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I didnt say it was a rip off, I just dont feel that its ready to be classed as an operating system yet, it has progressed in leaps and bounds I will admit that, and it certainly has some of the qualities of an operating system, but I dont think its there yet. It is still at its heart an educational project, it has its place, and thats in labs teaching people how operating systems work.
     
  14. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    ah, I read rip off when you actually said "rip of"

    bad dealer, bad
     
  15. haha Speedy nice long list how did you memorize all of those?? or did you google them? :D
     
  16. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    ;)
     
  17. and my mom always tells me reading helps... i should read more.... oh well
     
  18. FreeBSD and Linux are very similar right except freebsd there are a few extra options?
     
  19. vern

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    Considering the a lot of BSD apps is "ripped" was originally only available on Linux platforms, what does that say about BSD? What can BSD that Linux can't? What makes BSD more of an OS than Linux? Linux is merely the kernel ... but Linux is one kernel. With all the flak being thrown by NetBSD and FreeBSD at each other ... which BSD is better than Linux?
     
  20. Zedric

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    No, they are just different. They've been developed separately. Linux comes (originally) from Linus Thorvalds and BSD is from Berkley University (right?).