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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2007. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 21st.

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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%
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:05 AM   #136
code933k
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Well... Desktop as in "my notebook over the desktop" or as in "desktop environment"... Such an usual term to refer a lot of weird uses.

In my very personal opinion there's a strange curve where "complexity" joins "usability". There's where I can't think of something equaling Gentoo. I've got this thing so tight in my machine that neither the pre-installed Windows MC (which warranty I broke 30 minutes since the first boot) can beat. Gentoo is the soul of my beloved computer.

Mhh.... my precious.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 10:59 AM   #137
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Although it is not showed here, I vote for BLAG, a great derivative of Fedora.

http://www.blagblagblag.org/

http://www.gnu.org/links/links.html#...xDistributions

If I had to stick to only one of the list...I am in love with Debian. I haven't had enough time yet to use Slack 12 in a day to day basis, so maybe it is not a firm decision :-)
 
Old 02-01-2008, 04:31 PM   #138
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Originally Posted by tozefs View Post
There are other distributions besides Slackware?

Umm... Yes. There are also Slackware based distributions.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 05:28 PM   #139
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Umm... Yes. There are also Slackware based distributions.
WHAT, WHERE?, I don't see them
 
Old 02-01-2008, 06:24 PM   #140
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Slackware is still my favorite. I have tried Ubuntu, SuSe, and Gentoo. I can get Slackware to work on more machines with fewer problems than these.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 05:37 AM   #141
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Mint from Ubuntu

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Originally Posted by Kanishka View Post
No Linux Mint?????
Mint is Ubuntu with different art, non-free codecs/apps and some fancy admin apps? Is it distinct enough to be listed, they follow the Ubuntu release cycle I think?
 
Old 02-04-2008, 05:49 AM   #142
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why is sabayon not in the list?
These are not the distros you're looking for.

[Seriously I just moved from Slack 12, since v.8 I think, to [K]Ubuntu]
 
Old 02-04-2008, 08:41 AM   #143
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Thumbs up Slack rocks

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Originally Posted by falcon314 View Post
Slackware is still my favorite. I have tried Ubuntu, SuSe, and Gentoo. I can get Slackware to work on more machines with fewer problems than these.
This is true,
Slackware parovides tools and stands out of Your way.
Other distro's 'try' to 'help' and most of time fail miserably.
Where the other distros, however succeed to help, Slackware comes preconfigured for.

I was in a rush for Bluetooth, so I 1st looked at google.
Once all done, I saw I could red it all in the /etc/rc.d/*.conf file

Same for compiz (dot a single download needed just a simple command line)

Same for everi thing.

And on slackware all packages include devel by default

Now top this!
 
Old 02-04-2008, 12:28 PM   #144
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ArchLinux of course, what else?
 
Old 02-04-2008, 07:33 PM   #145
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ubuntu

i've got these on my machine,
Linux Mint (Ubuntu based), Ubuntu Studio, and Edubuntu.
so what did i vote for? Ubuntu!
 
Old 02-04-2008, 08:44 PM   #146
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OpenSuSE 10.3 is it!!!

Slick interface, fast, and no bugs! Fedora is my second choice if I couldn't have OpenSuSE.

Last edited by brivy; 02-04-2008 at 08:46 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 11:18 PM   #147
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Slick interface, fast, and no bugs! Fedora is my second choice if I couldn't have OpenSuSE.
I highly doubt opensuse is slick, fast or without bugs
 
Old 02-05-2008, 09:53 PM   #148
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You're just torqued about the Micro$oft thing.
 
Old 02-06-2008, 01:11 AM   #149
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It's slick for sure but fast? not enough space for all the lol signs....
 
Old 02-06-2008, 01:46 AM   #150
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I would have to go with Fedora 8...this is the first time I've used a Redhat distro since RH 6 version and I must say, it has come a long way.

I'm really enjoying it. And it's sticking with the opensource motto.
 
  


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