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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2009. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.

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View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
Ubuntu 343 30.17%
Fedora 111 9.76%
Debian 101 8.88%
openSuse 68 5.98%
Slackware 190 16.71%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 3 0.26%
Mandriva 46 4.05%
Gentoo 43 3.78%
MEPIS 19 1.67%
Linux Mint 93 8.18%
Arch 59 5.19%
PClinuxOS 28 2.46%
Zenwalk 7 0.62%
VectorLinux 5 0.44%
Freespire 0 0%
gOS 0 0%
Sabayon 6 0.53%
Puppy 15 1.32%
Voters: 1137. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-07-2010, 03:29 PM   #1
jeremy
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Desktop Distribution of the Year


The best Linux distribution for use on a Desktop machine.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-08-2010, 03:59 AM   #2
Kenichi Kato
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Fedora
 
Old 01-08-2010, 06:20 AM   #3
mudangel
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Slackware
 
Old 01-08-2010, 06:43 AM   #4
EricTRA
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Since poll is closed (??) I'll post my vote here:

Slackware 13

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-08-2010, 06:46 AM   #5
brianL
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Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Oldham, Lancs, England
Distribution: Slackware & Slackware64 14.1
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Slackware 13.0 (64 & 32 bit versions = 2 votes for Slack. )
 
Old 01-08-2010, 01:00 PM   #6
immortaltechnique
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Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
 
Old 01-08-2010, 01:01 PM   #7
jimmy page
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Registered: Jan 2010
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Gentoo.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 02:09 PM   #8
H_TeXMeX_H
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Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
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slackware !
 
Old 01-08-2010, 03:26 PM   #9
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Slackware64 but I expect the Ubombtu n00bs to flood the poll.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 04:01 PM   #10
MBybee
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Registered: Jan 2009
Location: wherever I can make a living
Distribution: PC-BSD / FreeBSD / Debian / Ubuntu / Win7 / OpenVMS
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Debian Lenny - or FreeBSD 8
 
Old 01-08-2010, 04:09 PM   #11
vrkalak
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Registered: Jul 2009
Location: Santa Fe, NM, USA
Distribution: Debian Squeeze- (testing) and Crunchbang
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LinuxMint-8 (Xfce). . . ."wins by a nose"
 
Old 01-08-2010, 04:19 PM   #12
linus72
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I'm going with Debian Squeeze
 
Old 01-08-2010, 04:38 PM   #13
esteeven
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SqdnGuns View Post
Slackware64 but I expect the Ubombtu n00bs to flood the poll.
Yawn. You ain't much past a n00b yourself SqdnGuns. Imagine if I'd said the same thing about Slackware eg

"Ubuntu but I expect the Slackers are coming."

I hate it when people are belittled because of the distro they use. Ubuntu users aren't necessarily new to Linux.

For the record:
I voted Ubuntu. It really does work (usually ) and that is part of my definition of a "desktop distro."

Also for the record:
I mainly use Squeeze.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 05:00 PM   #14
repo
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SqdnGuns View Post
Slackware64 but I expect the Ubombtu n00bs to flood the poll.
I thought linux was about freedom of choice,
Not about being better then the rest, or patronizing people.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 05:06 PM   #15
jefm
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Having not run every OS above, it seems weird to vote. The question is "what's the best", not "what do you run". Maybe I'm thinking too hard. BTW I run Debian Lenny on everything, except when using a rescue OS. I'm too lazy to try everything :}
 
  


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