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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 01-15-2009, 08:34 AM   #76
freshmeadow
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Registered: May 2006
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Distribution: OpenSUSE11.1 and Windows XP on desktop, OpenSuse 11.2 on Eee PC
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Desktop distribution of the year


Greetings from Guelph. I think because of the work they have done with version 11 and how version 11.1 runs virtually out of the box on the Asus EEE PC I vote for OpenSuse.
Cheers.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 08:50 AM   #77
paddy's not St.Pat
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Registered: Jun 2006
Location: In Sauk Village, Illinois
Distribution: Debian
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distros for desktops

Basically they are all the same; but, I am always cautious about a distro that will not allow a root password. Ubuntu controls their distro just like Microsoft protects XP and Vista. If you aren't going to be in control, you should just give in and go with Microsoft, because there's no wait time for new games and hardware configuration. I'm becoming an old man and I still want to run Slackware and FreeBSD. I have to learn more about fdisk, because I totally screwed up one hard drive; and, I need to learn more about configuring hardware and working with a kernel before I can run FreeBSD. I think the greatest difference in distros is the kernel configuration and the choice of other programs like Open Office. For me, the harder the better, because I want to know how it works, so I can appreciate how all this came about. I'm still awed by Stallman, Richie, and Thompson. Anyone who would write UNIX just to play a video game is ok in my book.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 09:11 AM   #78
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Gentoo Linux for me. Nothing boots faster on my laptop with a Pentium 3 processor.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 09:29 AM   #79
Ron G
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Registered: Oct 2008
Location: Nevada, USA
Distribution: Linux Mint6, Debian 5.0 XFCE, Mandriva 2009,
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Nothing wrong with easy

Quote:
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 don't see anything wrong with easy. I would still be jacking around and cussing Wondoze if Linux hadn't become easy. We can't all be accomplished mechanics, but we all need to drive. I think the easier Linux distros, will be what causes the serious decline of Windows in the future.
Keeping Linux hard to use, keeps it out of the hands of the masses, and could in time, cause all interest in it to wane.
JMHO
 
Old 01-15-2009, 10:49 AM   #80
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Registered: Nov 2008
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Slackware off course
 
Old 01-15-2009, 10:50 AM   #81
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I say Slackware because its the easiest to use do its its KISS design. some say distro's like Ubuntu or Winbloze like system are better because they are easy. I think people confuse hand holding with easy.

Slackware is the easiest Distro I've come across if you want to do something your self. It listens to you and does what its told. The alternative is having your hand held being told what to do and not always getting what you want.

This all could be likened to a master that went out into hes field and instructed hes servants to plant corn. One servant planted corn but planted it the way he wanted to and because of this the ground brought forth very little corn, anther being lazy that day decided to nap and planted nothing and so the ground bore no corn and finally the last one did exactly as he was told and the ground brought forth a multitude of corn.

Ubuntu is the servant that planted the corn hes way. Windows is the servant that way lazy and naped and Slackware is the servant that did what it was told and followed the instructions of the master.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 10:53 AM   #82
brianL
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Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Oldham, Lancs, England
Distribution: Slackware & Slackware64 14.1
Posts: 7,038
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Slackware off course
No, it's going in the right direction.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 11:00 AM   #83
hede
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Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Denmark
Distribution: Sabayon 3.5.1
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Sabayon is my favourite
 
Old 01-15-2009, 11:11 AM   #84
jstephens84
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Registered: Sep 2004
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Debian for desktop, Debian for laptop, Debian for server. Whenever I try something else I also come back to Debian no later than the next day. Just makes sense to me.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 11:19 AM   #85
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Location: St Petersburg, FL, USA
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Debian Lenny for my desktop.

It may not be bleeding edge like Fedora or Ubuntu, but it doesn't randomly break like them either. Debian quality control comes first. I'll take reliability over bleeding edge any day. Once I have everything working, I don't want an update breaking something. Debian is solid.

It's been years since I checked out slackware. I think I'll give it another go.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 11:20 AM   #86
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Debian for desktop, Debian for laptop, Debian for server. Whenever I try something else I also come back to Debian no later than the next day. Just makes sense to me.
Same here. I can't find anything that measures up.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 12:31 PM   #87
lunar cranium
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Location: tulsa, ok
Distribution: Scientific, opensuse, OS X
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Quote:
Originally Posted by empcrono View Post
I say Slackware because its the easiest to use do its its KISS design. some say distro's like Ubuntu or Winbloze like system are better because they are easy. I think people confuse hand holding with easy.

Slackware is the easiest Distro I've come across if you want to do something your self. It listens to you and does what its told. The alternative is having your hand held being told what to do and not always getting what you want.

This all could be likened to a master that went out into hes field and instructed hes servants to plant corn. One servant planted corn but planted it the way he wanted to and because of this the ground brought forth very little corn, anther being lazy that day decided to nap and planted nothing and so the ground bore no corn and finally the last one did exactly as he was told and the ground brought forth a multitude of corn.

Ubuntu is the servant that planted the corn hes way. Windows is the servant that way lazy and naped and Slackware is the servant that did what it was told and followed the instructions of the master.
hey, man. pass that doobage this way.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 01:16 PM   #88
Mega Man X
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Thumbs up

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Originally Posted by brianL View Post
No, it's going in the right direction.
Lol, brianL's post makes me crack up Good one!
 
Old 01-15-2009, 01:42 PM   #89
jjthomas
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Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Tacoma, WA
Distribution: Slackware 14
Posts: 242
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Voted Slackware, as it has always been... but looking at Debian.

-JJ
 
Old 01-15-2009, 01:42 PM   #90
justaguynpc
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Registered: Jun 2005
Location: Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 14

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I used to be a distro hopper, then I found debian, or it found me.

I dual boot sidux & sid on both my desktop and laptop, the best of both worlds.

sidux for the ease and stability, sid for the sheer ...... ride!

Live to ride, ride to live, are you up to the challenge?

Cheers.....
 
  


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