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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2011. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.


View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
Ubuntu 191 21.75%
Fedora 63 7.18%
Debian 116 13.21%
Slackware 189 21.53%
openSuse 34 3.87%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 2 0.23%
Linux Mint 100 11.39%
Mandriva 4 0.46%
Gentoo 14 1.59%
MEPIS 5 0.57%
Arch 69 7.86%
PClinuxOS 24 2.73%
VectorLinux 0 0%
Sabayon 0 0%
Puppy 4 0.46%
Salix 13 1.48%
CrunchBang 19 2.16%
Mageia 12 1.37%
Bodhi 19 2.16%
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:42 AM   #31
Registered: Aug 2006
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 800

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We all know who is gonna win, Slackware.
Old 12-31-2011, 12:12 PM   #32
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Piraeus
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 11,095

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Slackware of course...
Old 12-31-2011, 02:58 PM   #33
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Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Distribution: Slackware64 14.0
Posts: 4,123

Rep: Reputation: 163Reputation: 163
Slackware at home and Slackware at work
Old 12-31-2011, 04:21 PM   #34
Mr. Alex
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Registered: May 2010
Distribution: Arch + + IceWM
Posts: 1,219

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Originally Posted by teckk View Post
I'm impressed with Arch
Same here. I use it ~1.5 years now and like it more and more.
Old 12-31-2011, 09:56 PM   #35
Registered: Mar 2009
Location: Northwest
Distribution: LAPTOP->DreamStudio & Saline-Debian
Posts: 70

Rep: Reputation: 19

Please add SalineOS
If you like Mepis, Pardus, or Mint and you like using the XFCE desktop, this distro will impress you!
Old 01-01-2012, 03:35 AM   #36
Registered: Feb 2011
Posts: 36

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Salix. It's Slackware for lazy people like me
Old 01-01-2012, 02:00 PM   #37
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Registered: Nov 2007
Location: Somewhere on my hard drive...
Distribution: Manjaro
Posts: 2,270
Blog Entries: 23

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Arch all round, but, that is a personal choice, I respect the personal nature of Linux in the spirit of "to each his distro", Arch meets all my needs...
Old 01-02-2012, 12:41 AM   #38
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Registered: Jan 2012
Distribution: openSUSE 12.1
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: Disabled

But I also like Ubuntu on Notebooks ...
Old 01-02-2012, 01:33 AM   #39
Timothy Miller
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Arizona, USA
Distribution: Debian Jessie, Netrunner rolling, Mageia...
Posts: 820

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I voted Debian, but IMO, it's a SLIM advantage over Arch.
Old 01-02-2012, 06:54 AM   #40
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Distribution: Manjaro
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I voted Debian, but IMO, it's a SLIM advantage over Arch

Granted, I use Debian (not on the main box, but on one of the ten others) here too, and the Synaptec, now that's something pretty cool. Arch, however forces the user "into it" - I used Fedora before, but I really started picking things up with Arch.

But, again, to each his distro...that's the nice thing about Linux...
Old 01-02-2012, 09:32 AM   #41
Mr. Bill
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: Maryland, USA
Distribution: Xubuntu 14.04 - 64
Posts: 182

Rep: Reputation: 14
Although I also use Ubuntu (for now), Puppy gets my vote. The simplicity is like a breath of fresh air.
Old 01-02-2012, 12:21 PM   #42
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Registered: Dec 2010
Location: Calgary, AB Canada
Distribution: Mandriva (luv it)
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 1
Cool Best Desk Distro = Mandriva 2010.2

Newbie to Linux, found Mandriva 2010.2
- easy to use from install
- excellent community/web support through Wiki & forum
- auto-update pkgs available by user choice

- urpmi has saved me several times

- found it easy to have "Windows" type functionality while learning to use command line
Old 01-02-2012, 07:13 PM   #43
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: California,USA
Distribution: Archlinux
Posts: 195

Rep: Reputation: 20
Arch Linux
Old 01-02-2012, 10:37 PM   #44
Registered: Jun 2007
Location: 1 AU from a G2V star
Distribution: PCLinuxOS LXDE
Posts: 141

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PCLinuxOS - LXDE. On my new setup runs like "Chained Blue Lighting"
Old 01-03-2012, 09:42 AM   #45
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Registered: Jan 2008
Distribution: Slackware GNU/linux
Posts: 23

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Be it a server or a desktop, there is nothing better than slackware !


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