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    Default Which is your preferred distro?

    I have used ubuntu (which I loved until the Unity Design came out which was terrible IMO). I now use backtrack to learn pentesting but was wondering what you guys are all using?

    Ubuntu mint and openSUSE (Novell) are also really nice distros.

    What do you guys use? Is it a job specific distro that you use?
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    I honestly don't prefer one distro over another at this point. with the exception of newer distros i've pretty much tried them all at some point and time. Started with Slackware, went to Redhat and Caldera, Debian, SUSE. Linux is pretty much Linux. Lately ive been running Centos(RHEL non-commercial) lately just because that's what is used in our corporate environment.
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    CentOS preferably.

    Fedora16 is ok too so far.
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    I use Red Hat for servers and Ubuntu for desktops
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakinggamer87 View Post
    I use Red Hat for servers and Ubuntu for desktops
    Same here except I use both mint and Ubuntu for desktop and CentOS for servers.

    Ubuntu is by far the easiest if you are new to the *nix world.
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    RHEL 5.5 and 6
    SUSE too.
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    I have used CentOS for servers, but have used Ubuntu server recently and found it to be very easy to use. I found the documentation to be good too (which is a plus as I really don't use Linux on a regular / daily basis). Don't use it as a desktop OS at all, I stick to Windows for that.
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    Another vote for CentOS
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    I have a control problem so I built my own a while back. I wanted one that I could fit on a floppy. Then I found LFS which is what I started to use.
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    I use Fedora both at home and work.
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    I started on Slackware 2.0.xx kernel, so that's probably still my favorite distro. I do like Fedora as well, and used Caldera,Suse and Ubuntu. I really don't like Ubuntu very much though.
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    hi there,
    that's my first post here
    started my adventure with linux with mandrake, tried many other distros, but my favourite one for years now is debian and as guy above me not really a fan of ubuntu
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    CentOS, anything outside of Redhat is scoffed at in workplaces.
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    I been trying to learn Linux and I started and I am still using Fedora 16. I like it so far. I actually started with Ubuntu but never got into it, no reason why, just at that time I wasn't really into Linux I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenniusce View Post
    CentOS, anything outside of Redhat is scoffed at in workplaces.

    Perhaps in the US, but SUSE has a big presence in Europe.
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    Centos it is.
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    Centos for me,
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    Fedora 16 and Gentoo are the two destros I have used. Once I am done with my CCNA classes I am going to take a Linux class on-line and get the skills to start earn some money.
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    Ubuntu, usually. Figured out the other day that if I run 11.10 in Gnome Classic mode, it hauls. It was pretty slow before with all the Unity overhead.

    I really like Mint's interface, but the distro is such a resource hog I'd almost have to have a brand new laptop to run it.
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    CentOS / RHEL at work for servers and desktops.

    Scientific, RHEL, and CentOS at home.
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    debian squeeze for me
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    I wish some of you Linux fan boys would jump on the FreeBSD bandwagon with me.
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    I run ArchLinux on my work laptop. I've stood up a few test servers that run either FreeBSD or Scientific, but nothing really that serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mstavridis View Post
    I wish some of you Linux fan boys would jump on the FreeBSD bandwagon with me.
    What do you like about FreeBSD? I'm not asking rhetorically. I know it's got lot of options for packet filtering. I started with BSD a long time ago. But that was at work. Started with Slackware at home, but it's either Centos or Scientific Linux for me right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mstavridis View Post
    I wish some of you Linux fan boys would jump on the FreeBSD bandwagon with me.
    I was a FreeBSD & Slackware guy long ago, and was advocating them as much as I could. The reality of the business world, however, turned me to RHEL and Ubuntu Server - for some strange reason, it was harder to find a company eager to migrate all of their production to my favorite distro/OS, than for me to be flexible about my preferences

    With the exception of Gentoo (which I never had guts for) and mainframe Unices (which I never had access to), I worked with most if not all variations of Unix and Linux, and by this time no longer have strong preferences... Whatever a company pays me to manage, I manage...
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