A Fairly Accurate Linux Distro Chooser

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Postby sinical » 2007-06-23 00:58

This test is rigged...

In order, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Debian (Must have been the experimental software question)
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Postby llivv » 2007-06-23 02:12

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Postby Lavene » 2007-06-23 07:51

1. Debian
2. Mepis
3. Freespire :shock:

And the quiz:
Linux IQ test

You are a LINUX MASTER
(10 of 10 questions correct)

You may be the type to compile your own kernel. You're certainly no novice.

If the cirteria for being a Linux Master is that you can compile a kernel... well, then I guess I'm a Linux Master. Although it seem a bit strange that knowing how Linus spells his surname, how to pronounce the 'i' and a bit of Linux history makes for technical excellence...

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Postby actionM » 2007-06-23 14:32

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Linux IQ test

You are LINCURIOUS
(7 of 10 questions correct)

You may have even used the Linux OS before but you're not a supergeek about it. Check out some of News.com's Linux news, and get on your way to proficiency.


I don't think I even need to know half of those questions asked.
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Postby 987687 » 2007-06-23 14:41

I'm a Linux master, YAY. I think I'll put that on my resumé...
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Postby trey » 2007-06-23 14:51

I got Debian, Debian and Debian. Err, Debian, Ubuntu and Kubuntu.
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Postby swirling_vortex » 2007-06-23 15:07

I got:
openSuSE (way too slow)
Debian (the best)
Ubuntu (ehh, good for new users, but not for me)
Fedora (kernel updates kill my wifi and video card)
Mandriva (buggy and profit minded)
Kubuntu (same as Ubuntu)

Knoppix was also a possibility, but it said it was for more "experienced" users and does not have application library.

However, I've already made up my mind about what I'm running.
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Postby 987687 » 2007-06-23 15:17

Does anyone actually run knoppix? All I use it for is recovery.
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Postby perlhacker14 » 2007-06-23 15:22

987687 wrote:Does anyone actually run knoppix? All I use it for is recovery.

Noone uses Knoppix for anything beyond testing or recovery (except one of the network admins in my school who thinks using Knoppix is using real Linux, and then people like me argue with him and tell him to try Ubuntu or Debian or even Fedora (occaisonaly)).
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Postby Pobega » 2007-06-23 15:33

perlhacker14 wrote:
actionM wrote:We need a test to take to determine how smart you are with linux! Or maybe one of you should make one :)


Dont they already have one at http://www.innergeek.us/geek-test.html?
Go on: try it out.


What's funny about that test is that I actually am avoiding a graduation party today to work on computer stuff (Two websites and some Frets On Fire). How ironic :lol:
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Postby Noven » 2007-06-23 17:01

Pobega wrote:
perlhacker14 wrote:
actionM wrote:We need a test to take to determine how smart you are with linux! Or maybe one of you should make one :)


Dont they already have one at http://www.innergeek.us/geek-test.html?
Go on: try it out.


What's funny about that test is that I actually am avoiding a graduation party today to work on computer stuff (Two websites and some Frets On Fire). How ironic :lol:


/me cracks the web-devel whip
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Postby perlhacker14 » 2007-06-23 21:58

Just thinking, after reading the results pertaining to how some distros have no application library, What is defined as an application library?
Arch has Pac-Man; Gentoo has Portage; both have a method of tracking packages and a library of them, yet are listed as having no application library. Any of you have any ideas?
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Postby sonic6k » 2007-06-23 22:12

perlhacker14 wrote:Any of you have any ideas?
The people behind the distro chooser weren't experienced enough with Arch/Gentoo?
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Postby lucho » 2007-06-24 01:59

It seems the distro chooser puts too much emphasis on the desktop environment; my
results sure go in that direction:
Open SuSe :shock:
Kubuntu :roll:
Mandriva :?
Debian 8)
and the runnerups:

Fedora :oops: (anyone who knows Portuguese will understand why nobody wants
to use a distro named Fedora)
Ubuntu :) ( I don't care what anybody says: Fiesty 7.04 is a nice piece of work. It's
just not on the level of Debian 4.0 )
these two were marked as "not having desired desktop." hmm...

Knoppix: well, if you're talking about the Brazilian remaster Kurumin, hell yeah.
otherwise...

The test doesn't seem to take into account that after building the comp, I used the Debian
Etch netinstall ( 8) 8) ) to build the system.

I loved the geek test. Interesting questions, but the options- you have "dated a geek,
married a geek, etc." Where's the option "beat up a geek once?" LOL, seriously, I'm a shadetree
mechanic from South Texas, but the questions are set up that I qualify as a Total Geek 8)
( Linux was tailor-made for people like me, and other do-it-yourselfers who like to tear
things apart to see how they work ) All in all, fun test.
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Postby swirling_vortex » 2007-06-24 02:14

I tried to install a knoppix 5.1.1 DVD to a hard disk. They've certainly fixed the installer, but upon trying to update packages, I got major dependency issues (mainly because Knoppix has its own custom tools). Therefore, Knoppix is mainly used for recovery and should be the one distro everyone has.
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