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Linux Distro Chooser

Postby linuxgirlie » Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:13 pm

Found this:

http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/index.php

I got quite scared as it put me down as Mandriva being the best distro for me!! Go on have a go :)
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RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby M-Saunders » Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:18 pm

The best distro it came up with for me was... OpenVMS!?

But seriously, that's a great idea, and works quite well. The only problem is that it came up with seven results when I tried it -- I'd imagine most users only want one or two suggestions.

Perhaps they could write one to select office software:

1. Do you want to make a cup of tea each time it starts?

[ ] Yes (OpenOffice.org)
[ ] Nope (AbiWord)


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RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby Dave2 » Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:44 pm

Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo and Slackware for me.

I don't remember answering "Must have time to have a holiday whilst installing"...
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Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby Nigel » Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:16 pm

M-Saunders wrote:The best distro it came up with for me was... OpenVMS!?


... and the problem with that is... ?
:D

Xandros was top of the list for me, followed by Kubuntu, Mandriva (which I'm not keen on), Mepis and only then SuSE (which is my distro of choice). followed by Gentoo, Slackware and Yellow Dog (strange, as I don't yet have a Mac !)
Maybe I didn't answer the questions correctly...
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Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby M-Saunders » Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:25 pm

Nigel wrote:... and the problem with that is... ? :D


Indeed! I haven't quite worked out why yet, but for some reason I want a VAX -- an old fridge-style one, humming away. Periodically I'll pop over to it and wrestle with the bizarre command line, and then install NetBSD. Then later I'll go back to VMS and do something uberfunky, like run text-mode Doom via SDL/libcaca. Ahh.....

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Postby Deathchimp » Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:31 pm

I was quite scared


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Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby Nigel » Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:40 pm

M-Saunders wrote:Indeed! I haven't quite worked out why yet, but for some reason I want a VAX -- an old fridge-style one, humming away. Periodically I'll pop over to it and wrestle with the bizarre command line, and then install NetBSD. Then later I'll go back to VMS and do something uberfunky, like run text-mode Doom via SDL/libcaca. Ahh.....

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Hmm... no VAXes on ebay right now, but this might be an acceptable substitute ?

or if you're really after something retro, try this :shock:
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RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby RD » Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:19 pm

well it got my distro right on the money :) xandros came in last as lindows came one aboove xandors strange as i find lindows a real pain in the but i hate that distro. also supprised to see gentoo on there too.
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RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby nelz » Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:32 pm

Gentoo then Slackware for me. I like and use Gentoo but never got on with Slackware.
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RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby GrumpyBob » Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:53 pm

Came up with Ubuntu for me. I'm using Ubuntu Breezy just now. Good thing I made the right choice, then!

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RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby bigbee » Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:58 pm

it came up with debian for me (which is quiet correct for my mac G3)

I tried the norwegian test but it resulted in windows (probably answered something wrong)
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RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby Rhakios » Thu Oct 20, 2005 7:10 pm

Goodness me! For me it recommends Mandriva and SuSE - have a guess which two operating systems I have installed on actual machines (as opposed to virtual)?
The only mistakes are in the near misses. It states that Yellow Dog fails on the criterion of requiring partitioning skills, which I said didn't give me any trouble, it should have failed on the fact that I am installing on a PC, not a MAC. Also desktop/LX (which is part of Mandriva now anyway) failed as only the demo was free, despite the fact that I said I don't mind paying :roll:
Oh well, it got the rest right so I shouldn't knock it too much.
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RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby oldjim54 » Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:00 pm

Hi
I was impresed as it came up with my distro of choice,Mepis.
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RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby nordle » Thu Oct 20, 2005 11:04 pm

Apparently I should be using something called Windows XP.... :?
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RE: Re: RE: Linux Distro Chooser

Postby towy71 » Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:46 am

gah! Ubuntu then Debian then kubuntu (don't ask me?) and Mepis.

Well I like Debian and I'm very happy here
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