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Postby sonic6k » 2007-06-24 08:19

lucho wrote:Fedora :oops: (anyone who knows Portuguese will understand why nobody wants to use a distro named Fedora)
Now I'm interested to know what it means.. Using Babelfish translator it says Fedora in Portuguese is "Fedora" in English.
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Postby detly » 2007-06-24 09:29

I got Ubuntu first. UBUNTU!

I feel dirty.
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Postby 987687 » 2007-06-24 12:41

sonic6k wrote:
lucho wrote:(anyone who knows Portuguese will understand why nobody wants to use a distro named Fedora)

I looked fedora up on Portuguese google and found nothing besides the distro.
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Postby lucho » 2007-06-24 12:49

Now I'm interested to know what it means.. Using Babelfish translator it says Fedora in Portuguese is "Fedora" in English.


Sorry, then, for the delay in replying. The problem with translators is that they still
don't deal well with permutations (good for me, since I'm a language professor).

Feder, Fedor= stink, smell bad.
So "Fedora" suggests the feminine form (in romance languages, an -a suffix is feminine)
of "Fedor."* Many Brazilians call the distro "Fedorento" as a result. Yes, that's right,
the distro is called stinky



*PS using the feminine form is appropriate, since distro/distribution is feminine in
Portuguese.
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Postby swirling_vortex » 2007-06-24 15:21

detly wrote:I got Ubuntu first. UBUNTU!

I feel dirty.

At least it's not Mandriva. :wink:
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Postby Simpatico » 2007-06-24 15:57

Debian - OpenSUSE - Kubuntu
Debian GNU/Linux testing
Debian GNU/Linux stable
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Postby matino » 2007-06-24 18:01

Arch - Debian - Kubuntu

BTW. try this one:
http://polishlinux.org/choose/quiz/
I think it is the best distro chooser atm :)
My results:
1. Debian GNU/Linux
2. Gentoo Linux
3. PLD Linux
4. Slackware Linux
5. Ubuntu Linux
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Postby diego1116 » 2007-06-24 18:10

matino wrote:Arch - Debian - Kubuntu
BTW. try this one:
http://polishlinux.org/choose/quiz/
I think it is the best distro chooser atm :)

For me:

1. Gentoo Linux
2. Debian GNU/Linux
3. PLD Linux
4. FreeBSD
5. Slackware Linux
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Postby Noven » 2007-06-24 18:46

1. Gentoo Linux
2. Ubuntu Linux
3. PLD Linux
4. Debian GNU/Linux
5. SUSE Linux
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Postby Jackiebrown » 2007-06-24 20:58

1. Debian GNU/Linux
2. Gentoo Linux
3. PLD Linux
4. Arch Linux
5. Slackware Linux

On the orginal one
Kubuntu --> Debian

(I never heard of PLD but a quick look shows it to be another RPM-based Linux distribution. )
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Postby perlhacker14 » 2007-06-24 22:02

I would not call it [http://polishlinux.org/choose/quiz/] the best:
It does not ask enough questions to give a clear answer, though the direction is fairly close.
I took that one a while back: I got Gentoo, FreeBSD, PLD Linux, OpenBSD, and Slackware - no Debian. Still: quite interesting - I must try FreeBSD and Gentoo someday, and find out about PLD; I did not quite like OpenBSD, but Slackware was quite nice.
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