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Poll: Desktop Distribution of the Year
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Desktop Distribution of the Year

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The nominees are:

Fedora
Ubuntu
openSuse
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
Mandriva
Slackware
Gentoo
MEPIS
Freespire
Arch
PClinuxOS
Zenwalk
Debian
VectorLinux
KNOPPIX
Linux Mint
Ark

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Old 02-15-2008, 10:08 AM   #181
arijit_2404
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Registered: Jul 2007
Location: Kolkata, India
Distribution: Fedora 9
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Fedora 8 is my choice. Ubuntu is good but hyped too!
 
Old 02-15-2008, 04:20 PM   #182
awl
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Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Distribution: Debian testing
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Debian testing brothers and sisters. It works splendidly on my laptop hardware.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 09:15 PM   #183
wyndetygre
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Testing - dependency problems or not?

Why debian testing? I tried it quite a few years ago and ran into serious problems. Are you sure that's the way to go.

Examples please.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 11:35 PM   #184
HaroldJohnson
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Registered: Jan 2005
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Those aren't Linux, are they?

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You miss PC-BSD and DesktopBSD and NexentaOS.
Are those considered Linux distros?
 
Old 02-16-2008, 12:15 AM   #185
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Distribution: Gentoo
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I Love Gentoo
 
Old 02-16-2008, 02:18 AM   #186
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Originally Posted by wyndetygre View Post
Why debian testing? I tried it quite a few years ago and ran into serious problems. Are you sure that's the way to go.

Examples please.
As i said works splendidly on my laptop which at the time of the first install was relatively new on the market (nx9420).
 
Old 02-16-2008, 06:03 AM   #187
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After trying about 6 differnt distros, my vote has to go with PCLinux, it is the only one that has found all my hardware, networking is easier. Ernie
 
Old 02-16-2008, 05:43 PM   #188
diilbert
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Location: North of the Border
Distribution: Gentoo & Debian
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Ubuntu. I don't use it but as far as desktop distros goes it is the best for the newbies. Which is the reason why I voted for it.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 11:26 PM   #189
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I would have to say Dreamlinux soon to be Dreamlinux 3 for desktop distro! Thanks -Kevin
 
Old 02-17-2008, 01:35 AM   #190
WillieDaPimp
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Registered: May 2005
Location: Alabama
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Lightbulb Application Installer??

Shouldn't there be a poll for an application installer i.e. apt-get cli, synaptic, urpmi cli, .deb, rpm, .gzip, smart, etc. ??
 
Old 02-17-2008, 05:14 AM   #191
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Originally Posted by wyndetygre View Post
Why debian testing? I tried it quite a few years ago and ran into serious problems. Are you sure that's the way to go.

Examples please.
some of us are even running unstable without issues....I probably just cursed myself here...now expecting major X failure and complete loss of networking and USB at next boot......
 
Old 02-17-2008, 07:25 AM   #192
sedra
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Quote:
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Why macos X theme?????

You are lost my friend, if you are after Lin be of Lin not macOS X like os, mac is mac Lin is Lin and SuSE gives you what you want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SuSe is hijacked by Microshit boycott it
 
Old 02-17-2008, 07:53 AM   #193
chandru.in
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Location: Bangalore, India
Distribution: Kubuntu 7.10
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Angry

Quote:
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Why macos X theme?????

You are lost my friend, if you are after Lin be of Lin not macOS X like os, mac is mac Lin is Lin and SuSE gives you what you want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mac OS X theme just makes Linux look like Mac OS X on the surface.

With SUSE, Novell wants Linux to be dependent on Microsoft right from the core (Mono, Moonlight, etc.). This would help them make more money by making more patent and whatever deal with Microsoft.

For heaven's sake do not recommend SUSE to new users.
 
Old 02-17-2008, 10:04 PM   #194
theriddle
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For heaven's sake do not recommend SUSE to new users.
I do not recommend SUSE to new users, I do not recommend GNOME to new users (it uses Mono.) I recommend Kubuntu to new users (not to mention the layout familiarity and lack of Mono or any other Microcruft crufty cruft.)
 
Old 02-18-2008, 06:13 AM   #195
Caesar Tjalbo
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Location: Enschede, The Netherlands
Distribution: sidux
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Originally Posted by Takla View Post
some of us are even running unstable without issues....
...
I use sidux which is based on sid with own admin and install tools. You get pretty new software so stuff breaks occasionally but gets fixed fast; I'm done distro-hopping.

Quote:
Originally Posted by chandru.in View Post
...
With SUSE, Novell wants Linux to be dependent on Microsoft right from the core (Mono, Moonlight, etc.). This would help them make more money by making more patent and whatever deal with Microsoft.

For heaven's sake do not recommend SUSE to new users.
Migrants from Windows may feel very at home when installing (Open)SuSE considering all the EULAs they have to click through and the vendor lock-in they're setting themselves up with
 
  


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