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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
Slackware
openSuse
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
Linux Mint
Mandriva
Gentoo
MEPIS
Arch
PClinuxOS
VectorLinux
Sabayon
Puppy
Salix
CrunchBang
Mageia
Bodhi

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Old 12-21-2011, 03:59 PM   #1
jeremy
root
 
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 10,627

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Desktop Distribution of the Year


The best Linux distribution for use on a Desktop machine.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-21-2011, 05:21 PM   #2
teckk
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: FreeBSD Arch
Posts: 1,773

Rep: Reputation: 197Reputation: 197
I'm impressed with Arch
 
Old 12-21-2011, 05:23 PM   #3
linus72
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Gordonsville-AKA Mayberry-Virginia
Distribution: PocketWriter/MinimalX
Posts: 5,084

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Slackware of course
 
Old 12-21-2011, 05:33 PM   #4
trillobyte
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware, FreeBSD, Trisquel
Posts: 105
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 33
I'm happy with Slackware. It has everything I need to get the job done.
 
Old 12-21-2011, 11:59 PM   #5
wpeckham
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2010
Location: USA
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, RedHat, DSL, Puppy, CentOS, Knoppix
Posts: 832

Rep: Reputation: 181Reputation: 181
The best distribution for a desktop machine

TinyCore
 
Old 12-22-2011, 06:37 AM   #6
jv2112
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Registered: Jan 2009
Location: New England
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 719

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Lightbulb

Arch or Archbang.................. either case Arch.
 
Old 12-28-2011, 04:23 PM   #7
wagscat123
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Westminster, Maryland USA
Distribution: openSUSE 13.1, 13.2 and Linux Mint 17
Posts: 210
Blog Entries: 7

Rep: Reputation: 21
I love SUSE for two reasons:
1. Easy to customize with YaST (biggest reason)
2. Balanced between stability and being up to date

However, I do miss the classic GNOME. If there was a distro with Mint's GNOME and a YaST\Mandriva like Control Center, I'd vote for it.
 
Old 12-28-2011, 04:46 PM   #8
XenaneX
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: SE USA
Distribution: Mageia 4 formerly PCLOS
Posts: 132
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 18
I have tried many of the more popular distros but can't get away from PCLinuxOS. Tex does a great job addressing the issues that crop up. For the longest, I wouldn't upgrade from 2009 but I've found 2011 to be top notch. This is not a plug for the distro, it is just my honest opinion. OTOH, the forums have some catching up to do.
 
Old 12-28-2011, 06:36 PM   #9
JMJ_coder
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 478

Rep: Reputation: 30
I used Ubuntu for a while, but after they moved to their new Unity desktop I moved to ArchLinux.
 
Old 12-28-2011, 08:05 PM   #10
Arelatensis
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2010
Location: Russian Federation, Udmurtia
Distribution: CentOS, Aptosid, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Ubuntu
Posts: 48

Rep: Reputation: 2
Smile

Mageia have only one stable release, but now it is in 10 top major distros on Distro Watch. I replace with it my previous Mandriva installation on desktop

Last edited by Arelatensis; 12-28-2011 at 09:34 PM.
 
Old 12-28-2011, 08:07 PM   #11
chrisretusn
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Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Philippines
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 508

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I go with what I use, Slackware
 
Old 12-29-2011, 02:53 AM   #12
cowlitzron
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2011
Location: Washington state
Distribution: Slackware 14.1, Debian "wheezy", openSUSE 13.2
Posts: 56

Rep: Reputation: 8
Wink

If, Bodhi were on the ballot I would vote for it. Solid Enlightenment distro which has a fast boot.
 
Old 12-29-2011, 03:41 AM   #13
mesuutt
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Registered: Jan 2011
Location: İstanbul
Distribution: Slackware,Debian
Posts: 62

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Slackware
 
Old 12-29-2011, 05:46 AM   #14
sycamorex
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: London
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 5,613
Blog Entries: 1

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Slackware
 
Old 12-29-2011, 08:24 AM   #15
brianL
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Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Oldham, Lancs, England
Distribution: Slackware & Slackware64 14.1
Posts: 7,140
Blog Entries: 52

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Will this be the year when Slackware moves up to Number One, from its usual second place spot?
 
  


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