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View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
Distribution: Slackware (mainly) and then a lot of others...
First time ever voted for a deb based system. But this time Mint has really taken me in by surprise. Mint has come a _long_ way and it is really something that one has to try atleast once on the desktops.
Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, Slackware Current AMD64, various VMs
Voted Debian. Mint is great but I find the ease of installation is the only thing it has over Debian and that becomes less relevant over time. So, since Debian is the base distro I think it deserves the vote.
I'm a bit mixed. I use Arch Linux at home, it's just the one distribution that's the most fun to play with. However I feel compelled to vote for other distributions which are movers and shakers in the Linux ecosystem. Those Red Hat/Fedora guys certainly do shake things up with projects like systemd. But even when they aren't shaking things up they're still moving things. They have a constant presence in a wide range of projects.
Will this be the year when Slackware moves up to Number One, from its usual second place spot?
Due to the fact that they introduced Unity/Gnome3, Ubuntu might not be as strong as last year. It's distros like Mint that may threaten Slackware's place at the top It's just my speculation - we shall see.
This is a poll for the best overall Desktop Distro, which is NOT Gentoo! Gentoo is what you use when you want to know everything that goes into/on/with your system. Too technical for your average "I just want it to work" user.
So, for purposes of this poll, I have to give it to Mint. I have friends who are coming from both the win32/64 and osx worlds telling me how impressed they are by Mint and how much they love it. So, I have to give credit where credit is due: