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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.

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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 01-17-2011, 11:32 AM   #61
kkady32
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Registered: Dec 2010
Distribution: Slackware64
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Slackware
 
Old 01-17-2011, 12:06 PM   #62
ruario
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Whilst always a fan of Slackware and Arch, I think it is Salix OS that most impressed me this year. They seem to have got the balance usability and simplicity just right!
 
Old 01-17-2011, 12:31 PM   #63
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First post and I'm voting for slackware. Used arch for a while, then switched to freebsd. But, my friends hounded me abou slackware and decided try it out. Don't think I'm going to be distro hopping for a while
 
Old 01-17-2011, 02:34 PM   #64
rickphilwi
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Slackware here too. 64 bit current on my "normal" machine, 32 bit 13.1 on the "backup" machine!
Slax on my gigaware (ok, it's kde3 but works well when not at home!).

Last edited by rickphilwi; 01-17-2011 at 02:37 PM.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 02:55 PM   #65
savotije
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I like slackware, again!
 
Old 01-17-2011, 02:56 PM   #66
zbreaker
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Another vote for Slackware. It is truly a thing of simple power and beauty.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 03:02 PM   #67
FeyFre
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Location: Ukraine, Vinnitsa
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Slackware
 
Old 01-17-2011, 03:03 PM   #68
karanko
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Location: Leicester/UK
Distribution: Debian/Slackware
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Debian just keeps getting better. works out of the box on nearly every pc in the house.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 03:13 PM   #69
tdockery97
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Linux Mint FTW!














Linux Mint Debian Edition
 
Old 01-17-2011, 03:25 PM   #70
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Originally Posted by meetscott View Post
...Ubuntu...It's such a steaming pile.
I agree. Ubuntu is Klingon for Windows.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 03:45 PM   #71
clem11388
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I voted for Ubuntu. I was the first distro I EVER used and before that I was a less than average windows user. And I truely believe a Windows person (or Mac person) could move to Ubuntu now and not have too large a learning curve and not be missing too much. And Ubuntu (Canonical) has the money to back up their stuff, funded by corporate support and by services like the Ubuntu store and cloud sync which is now in beta for WINDOWS lol They are doing things the way Microsoft should have all along, and because of that they will be the driving force to be putting Linux as a whole in a much higher standing both in respect in having from the other OS's and in over all market share. Sorry those who posted Slackware, but fact don't lie, and I don't slackware will go ANYWHERE any time soon. So no worries
 
Old 01-17-2011, 04:22 PM   #72
floydsp
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Linux Mint 10 for me
 
Old 01-17-2011, 05:19 PM   #73
thornbush
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I have chosen Debian

I don't know all the distributions, but I know some of them.
Debian is very light to my old machine.
I use Lenny. It is very stable.
Furthermore, Debian is easy to use in a Desktop, mainly because of apt-get and the support of the international Forum.
KDE is the best desktop environment for Debian, yet I use many GTK, Gnome and X applications.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 06:06 PM   #74
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Originally Posted by eveningsky339 View Post
Debian for me. I gave up on Ubuntu when people starting asking me about my new Mac. No kidding.
lol. thats a fail.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 07:11 PM   #75
bonixavier
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Slackware. Stays out of your way.
 
  


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