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Poll: Desktop Distribution of the Year
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Desktop Distribution of the Year

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The nominees are:

Ubuntu
Fedora
Debian
openSuse
Slackware
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
Mandriva
Linux Mint
Gentoo
MEPIS
Arch
PClinuxOS
Zenwalk
VectorLinux
Sabayon
Puppy
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:48 PM   #91
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Salix, because Slackware rules and Salix just improves it further
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:00 PM   #92
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desktop of the year.

I was impressed with Pardus,though it's on the heavy side.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 02:25 PM   #93
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Salix is the best, no doubt
 
Old 01-18-2011, 02:28 PM   #94
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Slackware for ease and power! However, at work, I use Ubuntu simply because it is the platform we decided on for one of our big projects and I wanted to develop on a system as close to the intended platform, as possible.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 08:41 PM   #95
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I know it's not on the list, but I did a fair bit of looking around when reloading the operating system on my Netbook this year, and decided on Easy Peasy.

My desktop is now Fedora 14 (since about 2 weeks ago, when I upgraded from Fedora 13), but although most works I'm still having trouble with audio and video. I can't compare with other Distributions so I won't vote.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 10:18 PM   #96
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Now I hate to jump in on "Ubuntu bashing," especially since it was my first distro and I used to adore it, BUT... Mint just does a better job. Proprietary codecs and drivers already installed and ready to go, which isn't ideal for me philosophically, but if you're going to aim for ease of use, go all the way. LMDE pulls from the more reliable and robust Debian testing repositories with all the ease of use that Ubuntu insists to carry. And to top it all off, Mint isn't under the auspices of a corporation.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 11:41 PM   #97
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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.
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I think the thing about Ubuntu is that is very unintimidating for Winblows users to migrate. And as these users have already been conditioned to expect buggy software, Ubuntu's warts go unnoticed.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 11:44 PM   #98
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fedora
 
Old 01-18-2011, 11:45 PM   #99
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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
You ditched FreeBSD because of peer pressure? Or was there some technical reasoning involved?
 
Old 01-19-2011, 01:12 AM   #100
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You ditched FreeBSD because of peer pressure? Or was there some technical reasoning involved?
It wasn't really peer pressure that did it. I was absolutely in love with FreeBSD, but my girlfriend wasn't too happy with the fact that flash didn't enjoy trying to run on it. And, yes, I know the usual work around for the flash issue, but I don't enjoy emulation. I prefer when things work native lol
 
Old 01-19-2011, 07:44 AM   #101
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fedora! for many years i was trying to find something more interesting / simple to control/configure, and i couldn't ...
 
Old 01-19-2011, 06:07 PM   #102
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In my own opinion, fedora.... I have been using it for a while now, and it just best suits my needs. I do use BSD here and there, but I have fedora installed on most of my computers.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 08:19 PM   #103
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Fedora is a good distro, but the release cycle is far too short for my liking.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 08:24 PM   #104
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Oh I know it's short, but I still love it :P
 
Old 01-20-2011, 12:17 AM   #105
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Fedora is a good distro, but the release cycle is far too short for my liking.
Yeah, and Fedora is also *so* bleeding edge that the system can break easily... Oh, well. If you like it, go for it. Anything is better than Microžoft (the symbol replacing the S really replacing two of them...).
 
  


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