Which Linux Distro do you use ?

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The Thread title says it all :). So which distro(s) do you use or have used ??

I am using

Primary :
KUbuntu 8.10

Secondary :
None

Have used in the past
Fedora 9
Red Hat 9
 

ico

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Primary = Arch + KDEmod

Secondary = Ubuntu 9.04

I have to forcefully reboot into Windows everytime I want to play Urban Terror as Intel on-board graphics don't give good performance in Linux. :(
 
Normal Use Distros

Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn was my first distro. Installed in May 2007.

Then upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron LTS in April 2008.

By then, ubuntu started sucking. Gnome became a lot slower while I was used to 7.04's blazing speed.

Switched to Kubuntu 8.04 LTS (by installing kubuntu-desktop package) for some time. Performance still bad, since I had 256MB RAM.

From now on, I started making documentations of the distros I use in my Blog.

Then I decided to ditch ubuntu. http://thesmallerbang.wordpress.com/2008/06/11/bye-bye-ubuntu-the-opening-of-a-void/

Installed Debian Lenny after using ubuntu for less than a month. But I ditched Lenny in just 2 days. http://thesmallerbang.wordpress.com/2008/06/11/debian-the-lenny-diary/

Next came Sidux. http://thesmallerbang.wordpress.com/2008/06/11/debian-the-sidux-install/ But did have my share of amusing events. http://thesmallerbang.wordpress.com...ck-my-ass-if-i-ever-choose-twdebianorg-again/ I Was loving it and used it for a few months. http://thesmallerbang.wordpress.com/2008/06/13/debian-sidux-forever/

Then decided to move on after sidux just had TOO many updates. I knew that Debian sid has loads of updates, but could manage easily in BSNL happy hours. But one week without updating and I used to get 700MB of updates. Also, the fact that sidux by nature is slightly unstable and source based support is less in Debian made me switch from it. Definitely a great distro though.

I am currently with ArchLinux and I am loving it. http://thesmallerbang.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/life-on-the-cutting-edge-archlinux/ And life just got a zillion times better after replacing my 256MB RAM with a 1GB stick. This extended the life of the system by a few years.

I don't think I will upgrade this distro till I get new hardware. Even then, the only distro which I could possibly replace arch with is Gentoo. Which due to lots of compiling work needs me to have a decent rig which I lack.

Temporary Distros

Other than above, I did try Knoppix CD quite a few times for long sessions. Awesome distro that.

And I installed DreamLinux in my school comp for a project which had to be halted due to unexpected circumstances and which will take quite some time to get revived again.

Then I have installed and quickly uninstalled OpenSuSE 11 and CentOS 5.2
 
I have to forcefully reboot into Windows everytime I want to play Urban Terror as Intel on-board graphics don't give good performance in Linux. :(
Which onboard graphics do you have ? Unless you have G965, linux has great intel onboard support.
 

Liverpool_fan

Sami Hyypiä, LFC legend
(1) Ubuntu 9.04
(2) Arch + KDEmod
(3) OpenSUSE 11.1
(4) Fedora 10 (in laptop)

I will install Debian 5 and Slackware too. :))
 

ManishSinha

Addicted to FOSS
Primary: Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope 9.04

Secondary: None

Previous: Ubuntu 6.06 to 8.10, Fedora 8, Mandriva 2007, PCLinuxOS
 

ico

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Which onboard graphics do you have ? Unless you have G965, linux has great intel onboard support.
Intel 82915G/GV/910GL...

Well, I've tried everything and the game is simply unplayable at 800*600px. :| I had expected the performance to improve because of GEM in the kernel 2.6.28, but then....:(

Lets not go off-topic. :)
 

a_k_s_h_a_y

Dreaming
Arch @ home.
Fed Core @ college.
Cent OS @ on my VPS. my websites.
Ubuntu Desk @ local testing V Machines.
Ubuntu Serv @ seedbox.
 

4T7

Journeyman
Slackware is the only distro which I find perfect in every sense so I keep coming back to it ;)
 

NucleusKore

TheSaint
I am using

Primary :
Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit

Secondary :
None

Have used in the past
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 7.10
OpenSUSE 11.0
OpenSUSE 10.3
OpenSUSE 10.2
OpenSUSE 10.1
OpenSUSE 10.0
SUSE Linux Professional 9.3 (this was the first one to be thrown OPEN, "OpenSUSE" came later)
Mandrake 8.2
Mandrake 8.1
Mandrake 8.0
Red Hat 9.0
Red Hat 7.2
Red Hat 7.0

Have tried a lot of other distros which I haven't listed, the ones listed above have really been used by me for productive work.
 

Naveen.S

Linux User
Laptop : Arch/Crux
3 Servers : Debian Stable
Desktop Machine : Gentoo
Test Machine : Crux, Slackware, Windows XP and Windows 7

I have tried/tested several distros till now and list is very very long.
 
Intel 82915G/GV/910GL...

Well, I've tried everything and the game is simply unplayable at 800*600px. :| I had expected the performance to improve because of GEM in the kernel 2.6.28, but then....:(

Lets not go off-topic. :)
Dude, use the intel drivers for X.
I get 30FPS at 1280x1024 with low details for textures. On windows its a lot less.
 

vamsi360

Always confused
At Present:

Fedora 10 (laptop)
Fedora 10 + Ubuntu 9.04 (desktop)
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS with apache (server-old computer transformed into server)

Previous:

Ubuntu 7.04 for 2 years
Mandriva 2008 Spring 1 year (i learnt linux using Mandriva)
PCLinuxOS - really crap
OpenSUSE 11.0, 11.1
......the list goes on
I have tried almost all top 25 distros in the distrowatch and even more. I really hated myself for downloading all distros and finally found a way when I explored Fedora distro which perfectly fit my bill. Surely you guys may say Ubuntu or Arch or someother distro I always go with Fedora and I withstand it.
 
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