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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2010. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 7th 8th.


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 01-14-2011, 11:06 PM   #31
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ubuntu for me
Old 01-15-2011, 03:03 AM   #32
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Although I use Ubuntu, RedHat and Debian at work, my all time favorite is still Slackware which I use at home. One more for Slackware.

Kind regards,

Old 01-15-2011, 04:56 AM   #33
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I'm using debian now for more than a decade on my desktop
I have some 50 ubuntu packages installed on my debian(!) system
Then you should know by now that mixing Ubuntu packages into Debian is a bad idea.
Don't be surprised when it breaks.

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
Any examples?,I use Testing/Unstable and can't say I've noticed any broken packages of late.
I'd say Squeeze is fairly stable right now.

but I still vote for Ubuntu (though I had 2 kernel updates last year, which made my notebook unbootable)
Funny as fsck!!.
And you still voted for it?.
Old 01-15-2011, 07:31 AM   #34
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Another one for Slackware
Old 01-15-2011, 07:31 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by sycamorex
AFAIR, last year it was Ubuntu.
Originally Posted by brianL
Yeah, Ubuntu first, Slackware second. Unfortunately. Some people have no taste.
Ah. I guess I should have known better.
Old 01-15-2011, 08:28 AM   #36
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:00 AM   #37
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:30 AM   #38
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:44 AM   #39
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Invasion of the Evil Slackarches from Outer Space
Old 01-15-2011, 10:51 AM   #40
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MS Windows ME!!!
Old 01-15-2011, 11:52 AM   #41
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Gentoo all the way !!!!!!!!
Old 01-15-2011, 06:00 PM   #42
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Ok how about LMDE !;P yeah I know next year, but in the mean time I'll vote for Mint followed a very distant 2nd place Hackintosh Hahaha!!!!

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Old 01-15-2011, 09:00 PM   #43
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+1 Slackware
It's just simple
Old 01-16-2011, 03:28 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by the trooper View Post
Then you should know by now that mixing Ubuntu packages into Debian is a bad idea.
Don't be surprised when it breaks.
break what ? You can just look into the package and if it puts something in the wrong place, don't install it.

Examples for broken packages I remember are musescore and shutter. Wine and compiz are prominent packages, which are jsut too old to be useful. But the list is longer.

I still prefer Debian on my desktop atm because of their rolling updates in testing/sid. But if you don't care about that, ubuntu is probably the better choice.
Old 01-16-2011, 10:54 AM   #45
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Salix, because Slackware rules and Salix just improves it further


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