Which Distribution Do You Use for Your Desktop? Fedora, Mandrake and Slackware

Posted by tadelste on Feb 20, 2006 1:57 AM EDT
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Currently I have 4 main machines being used at home(work at home. I use Fedora Core 4 ( dual monitors and triple boot FC4 Mandriva 2006 and XP), Fedora Core 3 (dual monitors), Mandriva 2006, and Slackware 10.

I have nothing but good things to say about them all. I started out with Redhat 5 and slack. I used Debian and Corel Linux for a number of years and was very happy with them as well. Personally I think is just a matter of preference and experience or maybe its just a question of the desktop manager not the distribution. I mainly use Fluxbox or XFCE4 (more and more). But I do use GNOME, KDE and a few others.

I am self-employed and almost all my work can be done with software running on Linux, mainly OpenOffice, but I do run AutoCad 14/2000 on Linux with Wine. The XP is for needed software that has no alternative, yet. Soon I hope that will change. Of course I also watch DVDs, listen to music, watch TV, play games, surf the net, do photo and video editing, burn CD/DVDs and much more with these 4 machines.

On a similar note as mentioned before, why would anyone pay for an OS inferior or otherwise, with no choice of distribution or desktop manager, when you can get something much better with many more choices for free? Boggles the mind.

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