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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 01-16-2011, 01:12 PM   #46
dora
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Fedora got my vote.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 01:26 PM   #47
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break what ? You can just look into the package and if it puts something in the wrong place, don't install it.
@ almatic

Some reading for you:

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=51536

And if that doesn't convince you,try reading Mark Shuttleworth's post here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarkShuttleworth

Last edited by the trooper; 01-16-2011 at 01:37 PM.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 01:54 PM   #48
mimosa
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Salix

Slackware with a human face
 
Old 01-16-2011, 04:16 PM   #49
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Ubuntu for ease of use. I came to it from Xandros after work on the Xandros desktop ceased.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 06:23 PM   #50
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I've voted Salix OS (since I'm using it) and also Zenwalk
 
Old 01-16-2011, 08:18 PM   #51
SrDorothy
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Ubuntu is what I use--it's best for me, a moderately experienced user/network administrator. But deserving of mention also is an old favorite which is even better these days, Puppy Linux...latest version based on Ubuntu Lucid. I really admire Puppy's ability to get connected to the Internet easily!
 
Old 01-16-2011, 08:58 PM   #52
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Slackware is obvious ... :-)
 
Old 01-17-2011, 12:27 AM   #53
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Fedora

most comfortable system
 
Old 01-17-2011, 04:55 AM   #54
jrdasm
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Salix !!
 
Old 01-17-2011, 05:44 AM   #55
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Slackware - its what I am now.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 08:38 AM   #56
oscar799
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Linux Mint Debian Edition
 
Old 01-17-2011, 08:47 AM   #57
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Location: Greece
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As I have an old desktop (PIII) and a fairly new one (AMD dual core 4200), I use antiX on both. (can't vote for it as it is not listed)
 
Old 01-17-2011, 09:01 AM   #58
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Faithful MDV user. I tried almost all flavors, but my main system always stays Mandriva.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 09:29 AM   #59
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I hate that Ubuntu always wins on this. It's such a steaming pile. Just once, I'd like to see Ubuntu get pasted on these polls. They deserve it. I usually check out Ubuntu to see how they are doing and it's always the same, buggy, buggy, buggy.

The easiest way to repair it is to wipe your disk and put in Slackware. Seriously, Ubuntu gives Linux a bad name. Ubuntu = Linux in some people's mind. Almost any other distribution deserves to win over Ubuntu.

Don't people get tired of a corrupted systems after a famous Ubuntu update? Or when fundamental programs don't work because they pushed a bad update out? In my experience I've seen less problems with Windows XP than Ubuntu.

Since it's so popular, I wish they'd get their act together and start pushing out reliable releases and updates. It would be better for all of us. But even if they did, it still wouldn't fix the fundamental issues of customization I always run into. I guess I hate all desktops that are not server oriented as well. I'd be pleased to see Debian make a come back on these polls just to prove a point.

I would urge everyone to try something else besides Ubuntu. You owe it to your personal happiness.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 09:31 AM   #60
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Originally Posted by the trooper View Post
Isn't it normally Ubuntu that wins this catergory?.
Yes, you are correct.
 
  


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