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View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
Ubuntu 278 28.63%
Fedora 82 8.44%
Debian 98 10.09%
openSuse 48 4.94%
Slackware 177 18.23%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 2 0.21%
Mandriva 18 1.85%
Linux Mint 98 10.09%
Gentoo 19 1.96%
MEPIS 13 1.34%
Arch 60 6.18%
PClinuxOS 23 2.37%
Zenwalk 1 0.10%
VectorLinux 2 0.21%
Sabayon 6 0.62%
Puppy 14 1.44%
Salix 30 3.09%
CrunchBang 2 0.21%
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:59 PM   #181
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Second place again for Slackware. Ah, well...
 
Old 02-08-2011, 04:01 PM   #182
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Second place again for Slackware. Ah, well...
Who cares, as long as I like slackware.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 04:43 PM   #183
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Who cares, as long as I like slackware.
Yeah, you're right. I'm not going to lose any sleep over it coming second.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 04:58 PM   #184
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Let's face it - the distro poll is nothing more than a popularity contest. As far as I remember, a Justin Bieber's album came 3rd in the chart of best sold music albums of 2010 and I wouldn't even call him an artist or musician.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 06:49 PM   #185
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If Ubuntu users had a basic understanding of how Linux works, they would probably switch to Slackware
 
Old 02-08-2011, 08:32 PM   #186
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While I would love to see Slackware come in ahead of Ubuntu, I do think that the high vote for slackware is not representative of the linux community in general. Slackware is 'over-represented' here. I say this because other distros (afaik) have their own support forums, whereas Slackware recommends its users to use LQ.

From The Slackware Linux Project website:

"We provide very limited installation support and technical support to our users through email, and only if time and resources allow. Probably the best place to turn for free support from the Slackware user community is the Slackware forum on LinuxQuestions.org:"
 
Old 02-08-2011, 11:55 PM   #187
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I am not surprised at all. I voted for Ubuntu but that does not mean I dont use Slackware. It does is popularity poll but then you have to face it. More new users inclined towards Linux start off with Ubuntu or Mint. And a lot of Linux users here are not programmers (including me) or sys admins. They are just normal users who want their systems to just work for them. No much tweaking and controlling. They want point and click installation and configuration. Putting more time on using system than tweaking it. And that makes sense. Not all of the users have this emotional inclination towards Linux or FOSS for that matter. They are just tools. Tools those make life simpler and easier.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 04:02 AM   #188
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Like I've always said: distro choice is a matter of personal preference and/or needs. I'm not a programmer or sysadmin, but Slackware suits me better than any other distro I've tried. I never thought: "Yuk! This is bad!", about any of the others, only that they didn't interest me as much.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 04:09 AM   #189
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Like I've always said: distro choice is a matter of personal preference and/or needs. I'm not a programmer or sysadmin, but Slackware suits me better than any other distro I've tried. I never thought: "Yuk! This is bad!", about any of the others, only that they didn't interest me as much.
Hi,
Have you checked the link you have provided in the signature on the word Slacker, I clicked it and redirected me to wikipedia which says: The term "slacker" is used to refer to a person who habitually avoids work. Slackers may be regarded as belonging to an antimaterialistic counterculture, though in many cases their behavior may merely be due to apathy or laziness

So, that link is wrong I guess.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 04:14 AM   #190
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No that link absolutely fine. And there is some humor in it too. And I am Slacker too just that I use Ubuntu on my desktop.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 04:22 AM   #191
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No that link absolutely fine. And there is some humor in it too. And I am Slacker too just that I use Ubuntu on my desktop.
but I think I saw a wikipedia page 3-4 months earlier which says that the Slackware linux users are called as Slackers, may be they updated it?
 
Old 02-09-2011, 05:00 AM   #192
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I thought we were voting for the Distro of the year, not our personal favorite distro. I use Slackware but voted for Ubuntu, because I thought that 10.04 was a greater improvement over it's predecessors than Slackware 13.1 was. And Ubuntu is making the biggest waves at the moment in the wider software world and I care about that.
I don't see Slackware converting many Windows users!
 
Old 02-09-2011, 05:12 AM   #193
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Hi,
Have you checked the link you have provided in the signature on the word Slacker, I clicked it and redirected me to wikipedia which says: The term "slacker" is used to refer to a person who habitually avoids work. Slackers may be regarded as belonging to an antimaterialistic counterculture, though in many cases their behavior may merely be due to apathy or laziness

So, that link is wrong I guess.
No, it's absolutely correct.
I was a slacker long before I even heard of Slackware.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 05:47 AM   #194
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No, it's absolutely correct.
I was a slacker long before I even heard of Slackware.
Are you still a slacker? Slackers tend to automate things more often. I find a lot of sys admins being slackers including me.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 05:58 AM   #195
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I am. It's too late to learn how to work hard at my age now.
 
  


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