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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2008. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 12th.

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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 01-09-2009, 12:40 PM   #16
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Slackware. Actually I run slamd64 at the moment.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 12:53 PM   #17
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Gimme an S...Gimme a L...Gimme an A...Gimme a C...Gimme a K...Gimme a W...Gimme an A...Gimme an R...Gimme an E!!!!!
What does it spell? Ubuntu!!!!
 
Old 01-09-2009, 12:55 PM   #18
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Gimme an S...Gimme a L...Gimme an A...Gimme a C...Gimme a K...Gimme a W...Gimme an A...Gimme an R...Gimme an E!!!!!
What does it spell? Ubuntu!!!!
What ? Blasphemy !!!
 
Old 01-09-2009, 01:33 PM   #19
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I must be dyslexic.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 01:41 PM   #20
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Generally, I'd say Debian, but in 2008 it was F9/10 that I used most of the time.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 02:51 PM   #21
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Fedora.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 11:20 PM   #22
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I think next year we should have a top and a bottom. In this case:

Top -> Ubuntu.
Bottom -> Slackware.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 11:42 PM   #23
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After years of struggle I found my desktop Linux: CentOS 5.2 (KDE). No, it's not the slickest but I don't get the ugrade treadmill latest after 18 months and it's stable as I want it to be! To me an OS is just there to launch my programs and not to play with the desktop itself..........

Juergen
 
Old 01-09-2009, 11:57 PM   #24
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I think next year we should have a top and a bottom. In this case:

Top -> Ubuntu.
Bottom -> Slackware.
OK........

"Ubuntu: An African word meaning "Slackware is to hard for me."
 
Old 01-10-2009, 12:06 AM   #25
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OK........

"Ubuntu: An African word meaning "Slackware is to hard for me."
LOL, yeah. I know, I kinda asked for that
 
Old 01-10-2009, 12:14 AM   #26
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LOL, yeah. I know, I kinda asked for that
At least you have a sense of humor about it. Kudos to you.
 
Old 01-10-2009, 12:24 AM   #27
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Didn't Xandros scoop up Freespire when they bought Linspire?

whats with he spire names lol

I really need to get back into the linux thing....
 
Old 01-10-2009, 01:47 AM   #28
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In this poll I usually choose the distribution which has made most progress or made the greatest impression during the year. I am a Slackware user and can't seem to escape it, but I try to take a broad look.
I have used Opensuse 11.1, and I would say it is the most beautiful distribution I have seen. I have used Pardus, and I must say it is becoming one of the most beginner-friendly distributions I have tried. This one deserves more recognition than it gets. I also find it remarkable that it is developed and backed by the scientific and technological research council of Turkey (Tübitak).
As always, Fedora made some interesting releases this year, too.
The distribution I find to have gained most this year is Arch Linux. I have used it myself and find their tools very interesting and useful, coupled with excellent documentation. I have seen a lot of people turn to this one recently - so even of Slackware made some interesting changes with the 12.x series, this year goes to Arch.
 
Old 01-10-2009, 10:12 AM   #29
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I have used Opensuse 11.1, and I would say it is the most beautiful distribution I have seen.
I've been quite impressed with OpenSUSE 11.1 too. My first encounter with SUSE was with 9.3 and while I liked it, I felt that it needed some improvements, especially with system administration and YaST. Looking at SUSE's development from 9.3 to 11.1 (including SLE too) the distro has improved tremendously and I know that I can use it as an immediate Windows workstation replacement. Its own custom GNOME theme with the "Start" menu I think is great and it certainly separates itself from the rest of the GNOME-based distros, which ultimately have really become the same. Hats off to the OpenSUSE team for creating such an awesome product!
 
Old 01-10-2009, 03:34 PM   #30
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I tried Debian Lenny, and it rocks!
 
  


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