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The nominees are:

Ubuntu
Fedora
Debian
openSuse
Slackware
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
Mandriva
Gentoo
MEPIS
Linux Mint
Arch
PClinuxOS
Zenwalk
VectorLinux
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:33 PM   #46
the2k
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Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Devon - UK
Distribution: Suse - Desktop, Arch - Laptop, Centos - Server and whatever I fancy on the other machine ;)
Posts: 59

Rep: Reputation: 15

Gentoo all the way!
 
Old 01-12-2009, 08:38 PM   #47
amenditman
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Registered: Apr 2008
Location: Valley of Gold
Distribution: Arch / Mepis
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best desktop

sidux, always a small 's'

100% Debian Sid for any user, I know, the pure Sid folks disagree that's important.
Think of all those extra installs as a turbo button on getting packages moved thru unstable faster.

7 months, no issues of any kind.

Rolling release, no reinstall to upgrade.

Newest versions in repos.

What more could you want in a Debian based distro?

Me, nothing!

Blessings

Bob
 
Old 01-13-2009, 01:25 AM   #48
Patrick-Warwick
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Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Milos Island, Greece
Distribution: Kubuntu
Posts: 23
Blog Entries: 1

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If they think Windows 7..........

Ubuntu/Kubuntu 8.10 has to to be the best thing since sliced bread. I wonder that Microsoft bothered with trying to come up with something to compete with Linux after their Vista fiasco. If one wants the best of all worlds it can only be Linux.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 08:28 AM   #49
halovivek
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Location: india
Distribution: ubuntu
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Ubuntu is really good. i tried lot from suse,redhat. but ubuntu scores more
 
Old 01-13-2009, 12:07 PM   #50
mariuz
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Distribution: gentoo
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I use both ubuntu and debian . also fedora looks nice
 
Old 01-14-2009, 02:24 AM   #51
pinguin61
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sidux is a very good desktop distro, not only Live distro!!
 
Old 01-14-2009, 03:50 AM   #52
drb1
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I wouldn't go for any of the above listing above sidux - I'm surprised it's not in the desktop line-up. sidux is 'the package' for a fast, reliable, leading edge linux install and I, and my 'clients' by default (!), wouldn't use anything else!
 
Old 01-14-2009, 04:01 AM   #53
sdrambo
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Registered: May 2005
Location: Sunshine Coast Australia
Distribution: Mandriva 2008.1
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Well I'm back to Mandriva after Kubuntu, Suse, Fedora etc. But its 2008.1 2009 was a disaster for me
 
Old 01-14-2009, 02:05 PM   #54
PetrusValidus
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Location: /home
Distribution: Debian Wheezy, Windows 7 Pro
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Debian Stable! 'nuff said
 
Old 01-14-2009, 04:35 PM   #55
farslayer
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Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Willoughby, Ohio
Distribution: linuxdebian
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Debain has to be the winner here.. What other Distro can claim so many Child Distributions ?
 
Old 01-14-2009, 07:28 PM   #56
brianL
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Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Oldham, Lancs, England
Distribution: Slackware & Slackware64 14.1
Posts: 7,135
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Quote:
Originally Posted by farslayer View Post
Debain has to be the winner here.. What other Distro can claim so many Child Distributions ?
Quantity, yes, maybe...but what about quality?
Uh, what's that one? Starts with S, ends with e?
 
Old 01-14-2009, 08:16 PM   #57
colonboy
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Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Prior Lake, MN
Distribution: Fedora, Suse, Mandriva, Ubuntu
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Voted for Fedora, but Mandriva, OpenSuse, and Ubuntu are right up there.

colonboy
 
Old 01-14-2009, 09:19 PM   #58
xflow7
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Registered: May 2004
Distribution: Slackware
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All about Slackware for me. I've tried Red Hat
(ages ago) and Gentoo and Ubuntu more recently, but I always come back to Slackware.

Just upgraded to 12.2 and I'm more smitten than ever.

Got Slack?
 
Old 01-14-2009, 09:54 PM   #59
Igrok
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Location: North Carolina
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Ubuntu - from the 8.04 to 8.10, Ubuntu has delivered on not only a GOOD LOOKING desktop, but an incredibly easy to use, functional desktop. I've tried Gentoo and love it, I tried OpenSolaris and its okay, but to come in and challenge the status quo (Windblows) with such confidence definitely deserves top desktop honors. Ubuntu is NOT what Linux is all about, but Ubuntu DOES show the versatility of linux to not only appeal to the developers with distros geared for them, but also the average user that just wants something that works.

UBUNTU 8.10 Sexy AND smart
 
Old 01-14-2009, 10:36 PM   #60
candiazoo
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Ubuntu

Simply because it is debian-simple, and I fancy the community.
 
  


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