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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%
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:49 PM   #61
indienick
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Registered: Dec 2005
Location: London, ON, Canada
Distribution: Arch, Ubuntu, Slackware, OpenBSD, FreeBSD
Posts: 1,853

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I always find myself coming back to Slackware.
 
Old 01-15-2010, 10:03 PM   #62
raju.mopidevi
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Registered: Jan 2009
Location: vijayawada, India
Distribution: openSUSE 11.2, Ubuntu 9.0.4
Posts: 1,155
Blog Entries: 12

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Here many people voted for slackware .....

See this post some people rated that -- The worst distro ever goes to --- SLACKWARE --
 
Old 01-17-2010, 04:31 PM   #63
librano
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Location: Here, there and everywhere.
Distribution: Arch+KDE, Linux Mint Fluxbox CE
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Arch baby!
 
Old 01-17-2010, 04:41 PM   #64
newbiesforever
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Location: Glendale, AZ
Distribution: Distro-homeless. Lost.
Posts: 1,868

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I just know you can't compare many distros from experience unless you're a distro hopper.
 
Old 01-17-2010, 06:13 PM   #65
culaterout
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Location: colorado
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Originally Posted by newbiesforever View Post
I just know you can't compare many distros from experience unless you're a distro hopper.
I'm a linux distro hopper.... Or trying to become a master in linux fu...

My hat goes of to Linux Mint 7 not 8.... Linux Mint 8 has some new stupid ideas added to it...

Since we are talking desktops.... But I would have to say Debian, Slackware, Arch linux are rock solid...

This Desktop category may need to be broken down a bit more in near future..

We may need a Netbook, Laptop and Desktop distro of the year seeing is how affordable these other devices have become compared to a desktop...


Sabayon surprised me with how clean there desktop was and graphics... Down fall it was limited in hardware you could install it on..based on Gentoo was really surprised by its limited usefulness.

Not got around to use Gentoo so I will say nothing bad about it.. from what I hear its rock solid and has the most packages available out of all distro's...

Surprise distro of the year has to go to Arch linux and Moblin for Netbooks....
 
Old 01-17-2010, 06:20 PM   #66
raju.mopidevi
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I like openSUSE beauty ... Such a nice themes .. thanks to the SuSE team.
 
Old 01-17-2010, 08:11 PM   #67
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Originally Posted by culaterout View Post
I'm a linux distro hopper.... Or trying to become a master in linux fu...

My hat goes of to Linux Mint 7 not 8.... Linux Mint 8 has some new stupid ideas added to it...

Since we are talking desktops.... But I would have to say Debian, Slackware, Arch linux are rock solid...

This Desktop category may need to be broken down a bit more in near future..

We may need a Netbook, Laptop and Desktop distro of the year seeing is how affordable these other devices have become compared to a desktop...


Sabayon surprised me with how clean there desktop was and graphics... Down fall it was limited in hardware you could install it on..based on Gentoo was really surprised by its limited usefulness.

Not got around to use Gentoo so I will say nothing bad about it.. from what I hear its rock solid and has the most packages available out of all distro's...

Surprise distro of the year has to go to Arch linux and Moblin for Netbooks....
The more categories you break down awards into, the closer they come to losing meaning. What if the POTUS were to be named President of the Year?
 
Old 01-18-2010, 11:37 AM   #68
HazMat117
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Registered: Apr 2008
Location: NW Ohio
Distribution: Debian, Fedora
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I use about any OS I can get my hands on. MS, Linux, whatever. When it comes to Linux though I have found that everyone that I install linux for loves Mint. Most keep the stock setup right down to the wallpaper. That to me says they are doing something very right. So that is who my vote goes to.
 
Old 01-18-2010, 09:56 PM   #69
nillbugs
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Registered: Jul 2009
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Will people be allowed to vote more than one Distro?
 
Old 01-18-2010, 11:27 PM   #70
Cityscape
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Location: British Columbia
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I'd have to say Ubuntu. I haven't tried every distro, only about 5 of them.

I rank my top 3 like this:
1. Ubuntu
2. Debian
3. Fedora
 
Old 01-19-2010, 11:59 PM   #71
Andrewspriggs
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Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Lawton, Oklahoma or College Station, TX
Distribution: Linux Mint 8 (Helena)
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I started out with Mandrake, went to Mandriva when it happened, then a friend "convinced" (read: coerced) me to use Gentoo...I learned a lot, broke a lot, got turned off linux for a while.

I tried ubuntu because I wanted something easy...and it was pretty easy, but I was still unsure. Tried sabayon to get some of the best of both worlds with Gentoo and an easy setup. I've dabbled in PCLinuxOS (because in my mind, it has done for Mandriva what Linux Mint has done for Ubuntu), BUT the one distro that has impressed me above and beyond for the comprehensive experience IS Linux Mint.

And Linux Mint Helena continues the great tradition.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 12:33 AM   #72
newbiesforever
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I seem to only like Debian-based distros.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 06:52 AM   #73
brianL
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Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Oldham, Lancs, England
Distribution: Slackware & Slackware64 14.1
Posts: 6,958
Blog Entries: 52

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Originally Posted by newbiesforever View Post
I seem to only like Debian-based distros.
Don't worry - nobody's perfect.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 08:40 AM   #74
anticapitalista
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Registered: May 2005
Location: Greece
Distribution: antiX using herbstluftwm, i3, wmii, fluxbox, icewm and jwm.
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For an old desktop (PIII with up to 512MB RAM) antiX.

For more modern desktops - antiX
 
Old 01-20-2010, 10:44 AM   #75
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Distribution: Fedora, Ubuntu, Slackware
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Two distros I find myself using is Fedora and Slackware, K.I.S.S. works for Slackware because you have complete control over everything without having to compile the core system. I like Fedora because it is always cutting edge. I've used Ubuntu and find that it is a little more "dumbed" down than I personally like but it does have a place, very easy to use.
 
  


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