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PostPosted: 2007-06-24 08:19
by sonic6k
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.

PostPosted: 2007-06-24 09:29
by detly
I got Ubuntu first. UBUNTU!

I feel dirty.

PostPosted: 2007-06-24 12:41
by 987687
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.

PostPosted: 2007-06-24 12:49
by lucho
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.

PostPosted: 2007-06-24 15:21
by swirling_vortex
detly wrote:I got Ubuntu first. UBUNTU!

I feel dirty.

At least it's not Mandriva. :wink:

PostPosted: 2007-06-24 15:57
by Simpatico
Debian - OpenSUSE - Kubuntu

PostPosted: 2007-06-24 18:01
by matino
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

PostPosted: 2007-06-24 18:10
by diego1116
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

PostPosted: 2007-06-24 18:46
by Noven
1. Gentoo Linux
2. Ubuntu Linux
3. PLD Linux
4. Debian GNU/Linux
5. SUSE Linux

PostPosted: 2007-06-24 20:58
by Jackiebrown
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. )

PostPosted: 2007-06-24 22:02
by perlhacker14
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.