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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, 07:39 PM   #76
code933k
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Registered: Aug 2007
Location: Bogotá, Colombia. South America
Distribution: ArchLinux / Source Mage GNU Linux (test branch) / openSUSE
Posts: 130

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openSUSE's system development environment is just brilliant. I just compile what I need thanks to the build service where I have and share my own repo. killed most default system configurations including kernel, init, daemon manager and so on. Got the latest repos including kernel-head (kind of git). Very stable, out of my way and not requiring a lot of admin time from me. openSUSE is a win-win for me.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 09:25 PM   #77
foodown
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Registered: Jun 2009
Location: Texas
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 607

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Ubuntu ... not because I would ever use it if I had a choice, but because that distro came a long way in 2010. I have even installed Ubuntu on several users' computers over the past year who had hosed their systems and did not own a legitimate copy of Windows. If I hand over an Ubuntu machine that I've installed WINE on and placed some handy icons on the panel for them on, they don't bother me all the time asking me questions, and they never complain.

That's quite an accomplishment for that project.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 09:30 PM   #78
diamondsandrain
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Registered: Oct 2009
Location: Canada
Distribution: Gentoo, Slackware, Arch
Posts: 97

Rep: Reputation: 21
I had to say Arch. I've never had much luck getting Gnome to work the way I want it to in Slackware and that has been my choice of graphical environment for the last year or so. Maybe I'll give it another try when the next release comes out. I'm a Slacker who would like to come home.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 10:24 PM   #79
MithrandirAgain
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Registered: Nov 2010
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
I use Trisquel.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 10:33 PM   #80
rajesh_daripalli
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Registered: Jan 2009
Location: India
Distribution: Redhat and Cent OS
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
Ubuntu....
 
Old 01-17-2011, 10:45 PM   #81
mzsade
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Registered: Sep 2009
Distribution: Linux Mint 9, Crunchbang Linux 10
Posts: 77

Rep: Reputation: 20
Why isn't Crunchbang on the list? I use LMDE now, but have used Crunchbang Statler before..and i am outraged!
 
Old 01-18-2011, 02:11 AM   #82
danos_p
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Registered: Dec 2010
Location: Poland
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
Slackware for server - for true root account, vanilla kernel and software packages and ability to strip the whole GUI
Ubuntu for desktop/laptop - I do not have time to wrestle with WLAN and 3G cards. Plus, the packages repo is impressive.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 05:17 AM   #83
vivanguarda
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Registered: Sep 2008
Location: RJ-Brazil
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 166

Rep: Reputation: 4
Very simple... Slackware!
 
Old 01-18-2011, 05:57 AM   #84
bofatbot
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Registered: Feb 2010
Posts: 4

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Thumbs up Desktop Distro of the Year

Pclos. 10/10 * * * * *


.......enough said !
 
Old 01-18-2011, 06:30 AM   #85
Hubi5171
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Registered: Dec 2010
Location: Vienna
Distribution: ubuntu 10.04, gemini 2 - 5.1
Posts: 2

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+1 Ubuntu ciao Hubi
 
Old 01-18-2011, 08:33 AM   #86
jeremy
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Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 10,170

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CrunchBang has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-18-2011, 09:51 AM   #87
spudgunner
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Registered: Dec 2009
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 224

Rep: Reputation: 18
Slackware for me...

I was a Ubuntu user up until about a 2 years ago when I moved back home and only had access to Internet. Package managers (and automatic dependancy checking) are only great when you have internet, but when you don't, you're kinda stuck, so that turned me off most of the major distros. I found Slackware and it worked great! Now that I have internet all the time, I'm still using it because it's relatively simple once you figure your way around it.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 09:51 AM   #88
mzsade
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Registered: Sep 2009
Distribution: Linux Mint 9, Crunchbang Linux 10
Posts: 77

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Thank you Jeremy, that was very gracious..but you have to admit that it was a serious oversight, hardly anyone could have been unaware of it's popularity among linux users.

Last edited by mzsade; 01-18-2011 at 10:06 AM.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 10:57 AM   #89
kgas
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Registered: Nov 2008
Location: Middle East
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 13

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Arch Linux : for its KISS approach
 
Old 01-18-2011, 11:46 AM   #90
honeybadger
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Registered: Aug 2007
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Vector got my vote. Partially because I installed it for a relative who does not even understand winduhs and he was able to use Vector without issues.
I have always been partial towards vector since the 5.6 version anyway .
 
  


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