How many different Linux distros have YOU used?

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  1. JimBobIII

    JimBobIII New Member

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    Me, I'm something of a tinkerer; I like to try out new things more than I like to stick to them. Started using Damn Small Linux at least a half decade ago, became more familiar with Linux operating systems with Ubuntu, tried Kubuntu and later Linux Mint, went back to Ubuntu for a while, set up a couple live USBs with Puppy Linux and Crunchbang for recovery purposes, tried with limited success to do a custom Arch setup, switched over to Fedora, and made another USB boot key for an anonymity/security-based Gentoo variant. That's at least 9, and I'm sure I've probably forgotten one or two along the way here. How about you guys?

  2. keylogger

    keylogger New Member

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    i have used BeatrIX , Bharat Operating System Solutions , Caixa Mágica , aptosid , LiMux , MintPPC , UserLinux and Vyatta
  3. inexia

    inexia New Member

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    I have used Mandrake, SuSe, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Puppy, Damn Small Linux, Slackware, and currently use Arch and Fedora.
  4. dale

    dale Member

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    Red Hat, CentOS, Xubuntu.
  5. steelmanronald06

    steelmanronald06 Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Gentoo (Desktop), Ubuntu (desktop/server), CentOS (server), Debian (Desktop/Server).

    I prefer Debian or CentOS for server and Gentoo for Desktop.
  6. ebildude123

    ebildude123 New Member

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    I've used Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, Puppy Linux, and Damn Small Linux.
    I like Fedora the most out of all of them probably since it's the one I've used more than the others, but that's just me.
  7. Microsuck

    Microsuck New Member

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    This is a difficult question, it's been so long since I have used anything other than Debian, CentOS, and Ubuntu. :p

    Along with the above, I have used Arch, Mint, Puppy, Fedora, Red Hat, Solaris, and BackTrack. Those are the ones I seem to be able to remember.
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    I only use uBuntu because for me it has the most user friendly GUI in all the Linux distros. Not much of a hard core Linux user here.
  9. Bill

    Bill New Member

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    I have literally used too many to count. Most were Fedora or Ubuntu and variants, such as Fuduntu, Mint, and Zorin, although I have used a few that were Slackware based, such as Backtrack. Others include Debian, Arch, Puppy, and DSL.

    I have also used several of the BSDs and even GNU with Hurd, but those are not Linux.
  10. DarthVader3257

    DarthVader3257 New Member

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    As of now, I am have yet to try out Linux. I heard that it is a great operating system for people that don't mind spending some time on tweaks and such, but I have had an interest in doing so for quite a long time. Sooner or later, I will buy the operating system.
  11. Bill

    Bill New Member

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    You don't need to buy it. Most people download a Linux distribution in the form of a .iso file and burn it to a disk. Most of the major Linux distributions become a live disk after you burn them. This means that all you have to do to try it out is restart the computer with the live disk in the computer. If everything works well and you like it, then you can consider permanently installing the OS.
  12. Melissa

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    Just one!! Mint. But once I figure out my way around I want to try as many as I can.
  13. KenJackson

    KenJackson Active Member

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    Buy it--that's good. That will help support the people that do the work to bring it to us. Though I suspect most people download it for free and burn a CD.

    But to encourage you, you should download a live version (for free) from one of the many distros that offer them, burn it and try it out without installing it.

    As for me:
    RedHat Linux (before it split off Fedora),
    Mandriva,
    PCLinuxOS,
    Fedora,
    Ubuntu,
    Arch

    I use Fedora on my main machine and my laptop. One other PC runs Arch.
  14. Victor Leigh

    Victor Leigh Member

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    You can actually save the price of a cd by installing Linux to run from a pendrive. After you download the distro you want, download unetbootin. This is the utility that will make a pendrive boot up a Linux distro. Certain distros like Puppy Linux can be used indefinitely from a pendrive.
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    I have used Mandrake, SuSe, Red Hat, Puppy, Damn Small Linux, Slackware, and currently use Arch and Fedora
  16. Microsuck

    Microsuck New Member

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    I cannot stand Puppy. It's terrible.
  17. Smokey

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    I've used....errm.......about 6 or 7 different flavors of Linux. Puppy, Suse, Debian/Ubuntu, Mint and Fedora...I believe I also tried 2 others I just don't recall their names....
  18. grim76

    grim76 Active Member Staff Writer

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    Red Hat 7.2
    Suse 9, 10, 11
    OpenSuse 9, 10, 11
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x and 6.x
    Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.x and 6.x
    Ubuntu up to the 10.x range
    Fedora all the way up to Fed16 (Waiting for a bit before moving to 17)
    Knoppix for some specific recovery needs
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    I use Debian, Suse and Vyatta. In past also I used Fedora.

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