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Poll: Desktop Distribution of the Year
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Desktop Distribution of the Year

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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
Freespire
gOS
Sabayon
Puppy

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Old 01-12-2010, 12:44 PM   #46
mtgccnp
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yep
 
Old 01-12-2010, 08:28 PM   #47
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Centos makes a very decent desktop, should be added.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 12:40 AM   #48
lupusarcanus
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I would vote for all of them! Go GNU/Linux!

So far my favorites are: Ubuntu 9.10 and Arch Linux.

Now thats what I call a dual-boot

I love my Ubuntu. In fact. I really don't stray very far from the original settings except for a firewall, theme, and Google Chrome. K.I.S.S. for the GUI.

Arch is a newcomer on my scene but I really like it. It teaches me GNU/Linux and I love the easy configuration. K.I.S.S. for the CLI.

Here I will vote for Ubuntu. I'm just so comfortable using it. Every computer I own for the rest of my life will probably see some Ubuntu.
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You are free to modify, extend, and improve the Ubuntu documentation source code under the terms of this license. All derivative works must be released under this license. This documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AS DESCRIBED IN THE DISCLAIMER.
Won't ever see that on Windows. (Except for the warranty part )
 
Old 01-13-2010, 05:39 AM   #49
erickFis
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Man, I really love slackware13_64-current!

At this point, you all should try it =D

I've been a slacker since 9.0, but 13 is awesome!

Yes, I'm love with it.......

Last edited by erickFis; 01-13-2010 at 05:41 AM.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 07:49 AM   #50
sycamorex
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For the first time I really don't have a problem with my choice in this category.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 03:03 PM   #51
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Use Slackware, but think Ubuntu is the people's choice, for good reason. Clueless: you can easily make a root account on either Mint or Ubuntu if that's the only thing holding you back.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 04:18 PM   #52
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slackware - of course
 
Old 01-14-2010, 03:30 AM   #53
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I keep meaning to try slackware, but given that the 12.2 install CD doesn't seem to be available for download, and the 13 install CD Kernel Panics every time I try to use it, it keeps putting me off.

Linux Mint I'm not so sure about - I prefer to try from a LiveCD if possible, and Nautilus always seems to segfault before I do anything on those. Could just be the LiveCD.

Fedora I don't like. It might go ahead and push boundries, but it's little more than a test bed for Red Hat, and seems to leave it's users behind somewhat. I do like yum though.

What's missing from the list is TinyCore - a perfect little distro that can be fleshed out any way you want. Or used to build your own recovery LiveCD, though oddly, GParted does the same.
 
Old 01-14-2010, 03:36 AM   #54
raju.mopidevi
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SuSE has good looks, also it is working fine for all my educational purposes.
 
Old 01-14-2010, 08:25 AM   #55
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Another vote for Slackware!
 
Old 01-14-2010, 08:28 AM   #56
raju.mopidevi
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I am not saying that .... my distribution was best !! because i am not aware of all distributions. perhaps this may take years to check every distribution with my system. my vote is for "just what i was using". that's openSuSE.
 
Old 01-14-2010, 06:59 PM   #57
nillbugs
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Well.... Do you surely won't include Paldo in the list?


http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...625/page3.html

So far 18 listed, and still missing the best of the bests.
Paldo, although unknown is the best desktop distro out there. By far ...
 
Old 01-15-2010, 09:59 AM   #58
Web31337
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Cool

Gento0 :)))
 
Old 01-15-2010, 11:00 AM   #59
newbiesforever
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I think I am not qualified to vote, because I use only one distro, and have only briefly tried one or two others this year. So I can't really say how well my distro compares.
 
Old 01-15-2010, 06:20 PM   #60
raju.mopidevi
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I think I am not qualified to vote, because I use only one distro, and have only briefly tried one or two others this year. So I can't really say how well my distro compares.
let's vote for some thing ! if you think only the people who uses all distro's must vote , then no one remains there. vote for what distro you are using ..!! I don't think my distribution was best ! but I voted to add one user to my distro . hahah
 
  


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