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  1. albvs's Avatar
    Which Linux OS do you prefer most and why?
    snowmutt and Laura Knotek like this.
    09-12-2014 11:43 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I prefer Linux Mint Cinnamon 17, since it looks the most like the classic Gnome desktop.
    snowmutt, amagner, a5cent and 1 others like this.
    09-12-2014 11:51 PM
  3. snowmutt's Avatar
    Ummmm...

    Errr....

    How not to look stupid on this thread....

    What Laura said.
    09-13-2014 12:56 AM
  4. hs k's Avatar
    I use centos 6.5 on my workstation at my lab. On my laptop I used to use xubuntu, because that gave a better battery life and didn't heat my laptop like windows did.
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    09-13-2014 01:09 AM
  5. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Honestly I only tried Ubuntu and I believe the other was called X-Gnome or something like that, it was supposed to be a Windows 7 clone. Too many distributions :P
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-14-2014 08:08 PM
  6. jmshub's Avatar
    I have Ubuntu 12.04 server LTS running a webserver on my network. I have an old box in the corner that I installed Linux Mint 17 MATE edition because it seems to run a little better on this outdated machine than Cinnamon. I also use old versions of Ubuntu (10.04, is nice and lacks Unity) or Knoppix when disinfecting Windows PCs.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-15-2014 01:10 PM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    Xubuntu (I like Xfce)
    Although its since been removed in favor of more space on my main Windows partition.
    I do like Unity sometimes, GNOME 3 is quite nice IMO (probably my preferred DE) and I stick to Debian distros as of now.
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    09-15-2014 06:47 PM
  8. hs k's Avatar
    Xubuntu (I like Xfce)
    Although its since been removed in favor of more space on my main Windows partition.
    I do like Unity sometimes, GNOME 3 is quite nice IMO (probably my preferred DE) and I stick to Debian distros as of now.
    How do you Unity? I find it unappealing because it is a battery sinkhole and heats up my laptop.

    Since I don't have my laptop anymore, i don't follow the news, is the kernel optimized in terms for battery consumption or same old? Last I used was I think 3.14 or something quite modern
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-17-2014 01:19 PM
  9. Sajeevs's Avatar
    always Ubuntu
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-20-2014 03:01 PM
  10. davidofmidnight's Avatar
    My last Linux (before I borked the mac mini it was running on) was Sabayon. I liked the rolling release system - except when KDE PIM was broken. If I was to go back to Linux, I would probably pick something a bit more stable (release wise) - maybe Fedora.

    With Unity's release, I felt that Canonical was trying too hard to be the MS of the Linux world, and to me that's not what I was after.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-22-2014 04:53 PM
  11. Nokia5110's Avatar
    Ubuntu, hunhu, being human.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-22-2014 05:04 PM
  12. iamtim's Avatar
    Ubuntu on the server, although I had to use Oracle Enterprise Linux to get my company to let me deploy a Linux webserver (the Oracle name bought the distro cred). We've since virtualized, so I'm going to setup an Ubuntu Server VM, migrate the websites, and decommission the OEL server when they're not looking. :)

    On the desktop, eh... whatever. Ubuntu, Mint, I've even run Slackware when I'm feeling particularly masochistic.
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    09-22-2014 05:09 PM
  13. werner6769's Avatar
    Debian stable for servers. Don't use it on the desktop anymore.
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    09-22-2014 05:39 PM
  14. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    Arch for me, due to rolling releases.
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    09-22-2014 05:43 PM
  15. Anglerdk's Avatar
    Ubuntu or mint cause it is easy. CentOs or antix for slower machines
    Laura Knotek and hs k like this.
    09-22-2014 07:04 PM
  16. Oleg.Derevenetz's Avatar
    Gentoo.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-23-2014 11:47 AM
  17. SunilJayant's Avatar
    Ubuntu GNOME. :) ... Although planning to move to elementary freya... Anybody tried the beta...
    On My Windows Lumia
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-23-2014 11:54 AM
  18. amagner's Avatar
    +1 for Mint
    09-23-2014 03:30 PM

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