Which distro to use? (Poll)

Discussion in 'Pyra OS (Debian GNU/Linux)' started by ryan27968, Mar 19, 2014.

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Which distro(s) are you completely against using?

  1. Debian (Great support, updates not so often)

    62.9%
  2. Ubuntu (The same as Debian except more frequent updates, but has a bad name in Linux community)

    8.4%
  3. Super Zaxxon (What the Pandora runs by default, Good support, very fine-tuned, great hackability)

    8.4%
  4. Arch Linux (Not as good support, updates as often as possible, less package compatibility)

    10.5%
  5. Android (Very user-friendly, good app support, large userbase, but not a "full" version of

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Linux Mint (Pretty much the same as Ubuntu except has a much better name.

    5.6%
  7. OpenSuse (Okay support, very stable, frequent updates)

    1.4%
  8. New Angstrom based distribution (Will retain Pandora/Super Zaxxon roots, should have good compatibil

    2.1%
  9. Slackware (Very stable, very secure, less user friendly)

    0.7%
  10. BSD (Low support, few packages, bad ARM support)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. ryan27968

    ryan27968 Member

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    Please read this before voting. Kinda surprised no one has made a poll yet. Anyway, this is almost exactly like aTc's post, except with a poll. Here is what he said in his post:

    Some other options would/could be:

    • Super Zaxxon
    • Arch Linux
    • Android
    • Linux Mint
    • OpenSuse
    • Fedora
    • Completely new Angstrom based distro
    • Slackware
    • FreeBSD(or any other BSD version)
     
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  2. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    It's fun to vote, but Debian was already chosen.

    It's a shame I can't pick more than one that I prefer, I like Slackware as well.
     
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  3. Granitehead

    Granitehead Advanced Member

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    Completely unnecessary poll. Debian is fine and already decided on. Unstable would be best for me personally, but it was also clear that most (including me) think stable is best as a default OS (possible to update to unstable at any point, but no going back).

    Edit: And the descriptions are wrong. Super Zaxxon doesn't have "great hackability", it rather /is/ one giant hack. Among other things.
     
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  4. Ziz

    Ziz Advanced Member

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    Furthermore:

    That is wrong. Debian has as much updates as ubuntu, but the packages may be older. However if you use Ubuntu 12.04 you will get updates for software from April 2012.Debian wheezy is from May 2013. So in fact the "LTS" debian version is more recent than Ubuntu! ;)

    Furtherfurthermore: The poll between Stable, Unstable and Testing doesn't make sense, too. I think ED should use, what is unstable today, but at release it may be stable. I am talking about Debian Jessie. ;)
     
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  5. dreamer

    dreamer Active Member

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    You mean Testing.
    Sid will always be Sid.
     
  6. sebt3

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    loll

    you sound to know debian a lots !!! (do you know about experimental ?)
    Because nobody would put Sid in a room with toys, right ;)
     
  7. Klumpen

    Klumpen Run away! Run away!

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    This community just loves polls...

    Could you please remove the highly opinionated, influencial and mostly just wrong stuff in the brackets?
     
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  8. Ziz

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    Yes, of course, thanks.
     
  9. LEOXD

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    experimental is only used to test specific features, e.g. when Debian switched from XFree86 to X.org, and it isn't a full package collection like unstable/testing/stable. New, untested packages go normally into unstable, not experimental.

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    Using unstable for the preinstalled system is not a good option, because, well, it has bugs (that sometimes can even roast hardware). And while it may be fun to use the most unstable thing available, not everybody can or wants to fix/work around bugs. The OS should just work without problems.

    And stable should do exactly that: working without problems. It's somewhat boring if you want to test things the newest features out though.

    However, since the Pyra is going to have many bootable drives (eMMC, µSD, SD, USB?), it shouldn't be a problem to have them all if you want to fiddle around with OSes.
     
  10. sebt3

    sebt3 homebrew player (P. & C.)

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    I was not implying that using unstable is a good idea. But saying that "unstable is likely to have frequent crash" is miss-information at best...

    Unstable only get what upstream consider stable enough to be a release. If a debian maintainer want to have fun around beta quality stuff, he use the experimental branch not unstable...

    The untested part only is about debian developpement aka packaging. There is just a few debian patched in every package if any. The content of the packages are stable for dayly life even in unstable.
     
  11. ekianjo

    ekianjo Hardcore Member

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    Android is not a distro.

    Btw the poll function should really be restricted to specific members, there is really no end to the crappy polls these days.
     
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  12. Ziz

    Ziz Advanced Member

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    Maybe we should make a poll about that...
     
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  13. Granitehead

    Granitehead Advanced Member

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    No it shouldn't, but maybe there should be a "non-constructive" (vote :) ) button next to each post and thread as well as a like button and frequently downvoted posts/threads would be displayed like those written by ignored members (unless you disable the feature in the settings): "click to display".
     
  14. Klumpen

    Klumpen Run away! Run away!

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    Not more rules please.

    People should just stop this madness by themselves.
     
  15. Granitehead

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    They won't, there will always be threads which aren't strictly necessary.And forcing them to stop would be bad too.

    That's why I suggested the "unconstructive" button.

    I think for a forum for constructive, free (i.e. moderation only in extreme cases like outright deliberate spam or obvious insults) discussions a voting system inspired by stack exchange (but no exact copy of it, it has a different purpose) would be helpful.
     
  16. Grench

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    An interesting option that is missing from the poll.

    Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE).

    Linux Mint (standard) is built on Ubuntu which is built on Debian Testing.

    Linux Mint Debian Edition is built directly on Debian Testing.
     
  17. bloodfalco

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    May I recommend one more? the SolydX and SolydK seem pretty good
     
  18. pmprog

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    Easier way - Automatically delete a thread after 5 days if less 50% of registered members who have viewed it didn't "Like This" on the orginal post
     
  19. LEOXD

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    that would be at least 3290 likes. Using this method would delete all posts older than 5 days. We also could just ask moot if he creates us a /pyra/ board on 4chan, that would be as dynamic as the method you proposed.
     
  20. pmprog

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    I've emphasised a bit for you. Besides, I wasn't really being serious
     

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