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Desktop Distribution of the Year

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Ubuntu
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Debian
openSuse
Slackware
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
Mandriva
Linux Mint
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Arch
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:02 AM   #16
sycamorex
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Isn't it normally Ubuntu that wins this catergory?.
AFAIR, last year it was Ubuntu.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 09:33 AM   #17
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Yeah, Ubuntu first, Slackware second. Unfortunately. Some people have no taste.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 10:17 AM   #18
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I don't think it has something to do with taste but with the myth Slackware would be less newbiefriendly than Ubuntu.

Markus
 
Old 01-14-2011, 10:20 AM   #19
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See my icon over there on the left.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 10:22 AM   #20
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Without a doubt, LINUX MINT
 
Old 01-14-2011, 10:29 AM   #21
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Ubuntu

I'm using debian now for more than a decade on my desktop, but I still vote for Ubuntu (though I had 2 kernel updates last year, which made my notebook unbootable).
I have the feeling that debian is falling behind too much in terms of package maintainance. Lots of broken packages which are not looked at and even more old packages.
I have some 50 ubuntu packages installed on my debian(!) system.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 12:01 PM   #22
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Another vote for Mint here. While I used Slackware exclusively for years, I have to say, I have never been as impressed with a distro, heck, ANY operating system, as much as I have been with Linux Mint 10.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 12:05 PM   #23
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Another vote for slackware
 
Old 01-14-2011, 01:33 PM   #24
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Slackware for sure.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 03:20 PM   #25
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Slackware for Desktop Distro ??? ( May be I've gone a retard at the age of 23 )
 
Old 01-14-2011, 03:35 PM   #26
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Mint for me
 
Old 01-14-2011, 04:01 PM   #27
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I have just had a period of chopping and changing distros to see if anything works better on the desktop that Debian. Nothing does for me (Slackware came a close second!) So ..... Debian.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 05:09 PM   #28
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What about Salix? The reliability of Slackware with less hassle and a bigger repository.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 05:21 PM   #29
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Salix has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-14-2011, 09:15 PM   #30
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Ubuntu, because it works.
 
  


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