LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > 2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards
User Name
Password
2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards This forum is for the 2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.
You can now vote for your favorite products of 2007. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 21st.

Notices

View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
Fedora 170 8.75%
Ubuntu 599 30.83%
openSuse 129 6.64%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 16 0.82%
Mandriva 85 4.37%
Slackware 227 11.68%
Gentoo 93 4.79%
MEPIS 40 2.06%
Freespire 8 0.41%
Arch 127 6.54%
PClinuxOS 128 6.59%
Zenwalk 48 2.47%
Debian 208 10.71%
VectorLinux 14 0.72%
KNOPPIX 6 0.31%
Linux Mint 43 2.21%
Ark 2 0.10%
Voters: 1943. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-31-2007, 02:33 PM   #1
jeremy
root
 
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 10,425

Rep: Reputation: 2628Reputation: 2628Reputation: 2628Reputation: 2628Reputation: 2628Reputation: 2628Reputation: 2628Reputation: 2628Reputation: 2628Reputation: 2628Reputation: 2628
Desktop Distribution of the Year


The Distribution of the Year poll has been broken into three polls this year (Server, Desktop and Live).

--jeremy
 
Old 12-31-2007, 06:35 PM   #2
Hitboxx
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: India
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 1,562
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 51
I would say many would miss SabayonLinux there.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 06:49 PM   #3
Acron_0248
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Venezuela
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 453

Rep: Reputation: 33
Those can vote for sabayon in Live Distribution of the year

But knoppix is here and there so....can be added right?



Regards
 
Old 12-31-2007, 09:57 PM   #4
sxzzsf
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Jiangsu Nanjing, China
Distribution: slackware-current
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
"2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards This forum is for the 2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.
You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 21st."

note the description "You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006", 2006? or 2007?
 
Old 01-01-2008, 02:06 PM   #5
vermaden
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: pl_PL.lodz
Distribution: FreeBSD
Posts: 397

Rep: Reputation: 81
You miss PC-BSD and DesktopBSD and NexentaOS.
 
Old 01-01-2008, 04:51 PM   #6
amaroKer
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Edmonton, AB
Distribution: Ubuntu Gutsy
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Lightbulb

I propose to change "Mandriva Linux One" to just "Mandriva Linux", to include the "Free", "Flash", and other paid versions.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 02:11 PM   #7
weibullguy
ReliaFree Maintainer
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Distribution: Slackware-current, Cross Linux from Scratch, Gentoo
Posts: 2,745
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 224Reputation: 224Reputation: 224
What?!! No Cross Linux from Scratch?
 
Old 01-03-2008, 11:29 AM   #8
Pagonis
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: Lithuania
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Ubuntu will win anyway. :P
 
Old 01-03-2008, 11:38 AM   #9
Matz
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Distribution: Kubuntu 9.04, Debian Etch
Posts: 178

Rep: Reputation: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pagonis View Post
Ubuntu will win anyway. :P
I hope it will not. I tried it and found it buggy, and experienced frequent crashes. I voted for debian, which is more stable.

Of course ubuntu is more up to date, but this is what it makes it less stable
 
Old 01-03-2008, 12:11 PM   #10
weibullguy
ReliaFree Maintainer
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Distribution: Slackware-current, Cross Linux from Scratch, Gentoo
Posts: 2,745
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 224Reputation: 224Reputation: 224
Well, no Cross Linux from Scratch so I had to vote for my second choice.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 12:15 PM   #11
kummiliim
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Distribution: Slackware 12.0
Posts: 276

Rep: Reputation: 30
Desktop or not, Slack is still my pick.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 03:18 PM   #12
portamenteff
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Colorado
Distribution: sabayon
Posts: 178
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 36
Ubuntu i think is the simplest I've used. For just running apps, and playing games, surfing, Ubuntu's got it.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 03:31 PM   #13
masinick
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Concord, NH
Distribution: Debian, sidux, antiX, SimplyMEPIS, Kubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora, Xandros, Arch, and many others
Posts: 560
Blog Entries: 14

Rep: Reputation: 35
I am a SimplyMEPIS fan for every day use. It is really easy to install, or if you don't want to install it, you don't have to - it can run Live. The latest version, 7.0, uses a current but stable base. The primary backing repository comes from the stable Debian branch but it also has access to the volatile - ever changing - applications, such as Email clients and Web browsers and apps with changing media content.

SimplyMEPIS is more stable than Ubuntu current releases and arguably more stable than the Long Term Support (LTS) release as well, but with a return to Debian plus custom kernel work it provides superior hardware detection and works better than most distros with wireless devices. MEPIS is a blend between all free and pragmatic use of non free components. Free stuff is used wherever possible, but the number one goal is a stable, usable desktop and MEPIS does this as well or better than anything in the industry. Worth a ten in my informal reviews and worthy of a nominal purchase of merchandise or products from the company to support the ongoing work and support of this outstanding software. I do not work for MEPIS but I am a community member that wants to see their work recognized and promoted. I cannot think of a better general purpose desktop system, either for value or for stability.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 06:50 PM   #14
Acron_0248
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Venezuela
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 453

Rep: Reputation: 33
I really think that this poll should be made using check boxes, the distros that anyone use are like childrens to everyone of us! don't make me choose from just one of my childrens! :c

Well, even when there are several that I like in that pool, I choose gentoo, I just hope that my other songs forgive me =(




Regards
 
Old 01-03-2008, 10:00 PM   #15
itsgregman
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Location: North Carolina
Distribution: Pclinuxos, Slackware, salix
Posts: 146

Rep: Reputation: 37
Must say PCLinux gets my vote.Ive tried a lot of different distros and found it to be the most stable and intuitive.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Distribution of the Year jeremy 2006 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards 537 08-27-2007 01:17 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:13 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration