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Distribution Hoping

Postby LostOverThere » Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:58 am

Well, I find myself changing distributions a lot. I mean a LOT.

This year alone, this is what I've done:

Mandriva > Kubuntu > Ubuntu Studio > Kubuntu > Ubuntu > Kubuntu > Ubuntu > Linux Mint > Ubuntu.

And you know what? Now I'm thinking of going back to Mint because I look at my screenshot's here and just wish I hadn't destroyed Mint and I hadn't installed Ubuntu over it. (Beryl gave me the %$&% so I tried editing xorg according to some random hobos advice and BANG Mint doesn't work.

Well anyway, Ubuntu is good - but ugly, oh and I hate GNOME. Well, that's my distro hoping - what's yours?

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Postby 900i » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:06 am

Run one main distro and then try all the rest as virtual machines in Virtualbox, thats how I do it.
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Postby psycosmyth » Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:55 am

I have only tried two............Deb and RPM. :lol:

oh but the 25+ flavors, do those count?

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Re: Distribution Hoping

Postby scorp123 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:07 am

LostOverThere wrote: Ubuntu is good - but ugly
I too dislike their brownish/orange defaults. But it only takes a few mouse clicks to 'correct' that problem :D

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Postby LostOverThere » Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:40 am

Actually I more meant I hate GNOME, that's all (Thus is why I use Mint KDE)

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Postby hairy_Palms » Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:12 pm

well 8/9 are the same distro wrapped up in different ways....


Postby sourwire » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:29 am

Heh, mine was

Mandriva One> Ubuntu> Linux Mint> Freespire> Linux Mint> Linux Mint (those are reinstalls)> Linux Mint> Ubuntu> Linux Mint> Kubuntu> Linux Mint

Or at least something like that. I've tried many distributions on LiveCD not installing them though.

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Postby shane » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:52 am

i also like to try different distros but i also like to have that one setup which works... so i have my main installation occupying most of my hard disk... but i have a 5GB test partition that I use to play around... and whenever i find one that is worthy of my main installation, it dethrones the current ruler... however, this is a rare occurence...

my main installations since i started using Linux in 2004...

RedHat 9 > Windows XP (I was undergoing withdrawal symptoms...) > Mandrake 10.0 > Mandriva 2005 LE > Mandriva 2006 Free > Ubuntu Dapper > Ubuntu Edgy (upgraded not reinstalled) > Ubuntu Feisty (upgraded) > Linux Mint Cassandra XFCE Community Edition.

Other distros I have tried... SuSE 9, SuSE 10, Debian, Slackware, Lindows (anybody remember this one?), MEPIS, Fedora Core 5, Fedora Core 6, Gentoo Stage 1 (didnt get very far with this one), Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Linux Mint Bianca, Linux Mint Bianca KDE, Vector Linux (dont remember what version... 5 maybe?), Slax, DSL, Puppy Linux, KNOPPIX,

For my home server I used Mandriva 2006 Free > Ubuntu Feisty Server.

thats it... hope i havent forgotten any... :)

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Postby kcirick » Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:20 pm

This is my roadmap:

Slackware > Mandriva > Fedora > Ubuntu > OpenSuSE > Fedora > Mint > Arch > Mint

My top three fav:
1. Mint
2. Arch
3. Slackware


Postby sourwire » Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:27 pm

Has anyone checked out Shift Linux yet?
I heard about it, even downloaded RC2 and ran on VirtualBox, but then it crashed. Along with my whole system. :(

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Postby exploder » Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:40 pm

I have tried too many to list! The ones I like the best are; Ubuntu,Mint, OpenSuse,PCLinux, Fedora and MEPIS (in no particular order).

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distro hopping

Postby dracorX » Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:55 am

in no particular order, only counting the ones I tested within the last three years (using linux since quite a longer time)

*Freespire 1.0 + 2.0 (nicely polished, but always problems with my graphic card)
*Fedora diff. versions (took me some time to configure and polish it, but ran fine then)
*Knoppix Live CD ('nuff said)
*Kubuntu (well - not bad, lacks polishing)
*Old Suse
*PC Linux OS (repository and app install too slow)
*Linux Mint (favourite so far)
*Some BSD's

I think I will stay with Linux Mint KDE for a while. making a customised live dvd for me probably.

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Postby Michael H » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:58 pm

I think LiveCD's are a great boon to people who want to try out many different distros. I installed about four distros before I landed on Mint and decided that I was just going to rock that for a while and play with Live CDs if I wanted to change hats for a day.

I'm currently trying to get GoblinX to run on my machine via Live CD and am looking forward to it. It seems to be a fairly unique distribution. Like someone mentioned above, it seems like many of them are darn near identical with a few tweaks here and there. Finding something new and outside the norm is a lot of fun, though!

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