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View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
Ubuntu 547 35.38%
Fedora 153 9.90%
Debian 158 10.22%
openSuse 120 7.76%
Slackware 192 12.42%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 0.65%
Mandriva 74 4.79%
Gentoo 58 3.75%
MEPIS 29 1.88%
Linux Mint 48 3.10%
Arch 75 4.85%
PClinuxOS 40 2.59%
Zenwalk 24 1.55%
VectorLinux 12 0.78%
Freespire 0 0%
gOS 6 0.39%
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:02 PM   #1
jeremy
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Desktop Distribution of the Year


The best Linux distribution for use on a Desktop machine.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-07-2009, 12:06 PM   #2
{BBI}Nexus{BBI}
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There can be only one... ...M4ndr1v4.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 04:01 PM   #3
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Slackware is my choice but I have a feeling it will turn into an Ubombtu landslide...........
 
Old 01-07-2009, 04:51 PM   #4
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I love me some Ubuntu/Debian however lately solaris has been giving me those happy fuzzy feelings = )

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Old 01-07-2009, 04:54 PM   #5
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Slackware is my choice but I have a feeling it will turn into an Ubombtu landslide...........
If it was a poll for the easiest, then i would agree. It is not the best though (imho).
 
Old 01-07-2009, 05:14 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI} View Post
If it was a poll for the easiest, then i would agree. It is not the best though (imho).
I know but that's not how all members will read into the question.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 04:36 PM   #7
jumico
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Dreamlinux?
 
Old 01-08-2009, 05:07 PM   #8
penguiniator
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Didn't Xandros scoop up Freespire when they bought Linspire?
 
Old 01-08-2009, 08:20 PM   #9
William (Dthdealer)
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Puppy Linux?
 
Old 01-09-2009, 09:41 AM   #10
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Slackware is my choice but I have a feeling it will turn into an Ubombtu landslide...........
You'd be surprised, before Ubuntu became popular, Slackware won this award. I think it's only been Slackware and Ubuntu as the winners.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 10:31 AM   #11
jeremy
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Puppy Linux and Dreamlinux are in the Live Distribution category.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-09-2009, 10:40 AM   #12
monsm
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Gentoo for me. Fastest there are and no releases, just continuously up to date. My favorite command "emerge -DNu world"

Mons
 
Old 01-09-2009, 11:01 AM   #13
vdemuth
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Location: West Midlands, UK
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Slackware all the way
 
Old 01-09-2009, 11:08 AM   #14
DJOtaku
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so hard to choose only one
 
Old 01-09-2009, 11:29 AM   #15
Piccolo_Pete
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I'm gonna have to go with Mandriva on this one. It was the distro I used when I was very first exposed to Linux five years ago. Easy to use, fast, and reliable. Sure, I've bounced around from SUSE (including its enterprise variants) to Ubuntu to Debian and Gentoo, and even explored the UNIX OSes a bit: FreeBSD and Solaris. But I keep coming back to Mandriva time and time again because it is built so well.
 
  


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