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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 01-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #46
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I keep trying other Distros but keep comming back to PCLinuxOS. It's stable and has good default programs. You can find the controls to change settings w/o to much hunting or having to revert to the Stone Age of the comand line. The use is more standard and more comfortable for those that have to use Windows or MAC so the transition is easier. It's not different just to be different. Setup and installation is a total breeze! The Full Monty version is great giving a full productive system out of the box. Synaptic works great. And it detects and installs all my hardware! What more can you really want?
 
Old 01-03-2012, 11:50 AM   #47
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Slackware of course.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 11:57 AM   #48
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revert to the Stone Age of the comand line.
LOL. The GUI tools you're talking about are just an added graphical interface that brings unnecessary layer of complexity to the clearer, more efficient, easier to troubleshoot, more transparent and more accessible set of "Stone Age" command line tools.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 12:28 PM   #49
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I used Mandriva for a while but now I've moved all of my PC's to Mageia, it works great for me.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 01:48 PM   #50
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LOL. The GUI tools you're talking about are just an added graphical interface that brings unnecessary layer of complexity to the clearer, more efficient, easier to troubleshoot, more transparent and more accessible set of "Stone Age" command line tools.
LOL !! I used to think that way back with Windows 1.1! Couldn't live with out DOS. I've had enough of comand lines and progaming with switches as going back to the Digital PDP-8. Geeze, you probably would be very comfortable with paper tape and punch cards too! Time to move on. The need to rely on a command line is indicative of poorly written and primitive desktop operating system. If you want to hang on to your comand line good for you but that is the wave to the past along with open cockpits and two wings. BUT we are not rating command line managers here we are rating desk tops.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 02:02 PM   #51
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If you really find it quicker to open an application, type your root password, and hit four or five buttons rather than type "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade", for example, then I suggest you learn to type faster.
Seriously though, the day the command line disappears completely is the day we either get full voice recognition or direct-brain links or the day we lose control of our computers -- or all three.
Microsoft seem to agree with me also, which scares me a little, since some of their latest products are headless command-line only servers and PowerShell.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 02:33 PM   #52
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If you really find it quicker to open an application, type your root password, and hit four or five buttons rather than type "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade", for example, then I suggest you learn to type faster.
Seriously though, the day the command line disappears completely is the day we either get full voice recognition or direct-brain links or the day we lose control of our computers -- or all three.
Microsoft seem to agree with me also, which scares me a little, since some of their latest products are headless command-line only servers and PowerShell.
And how many days does it take to figure out what command you need and figure out the syntax you need to type. I can probably figure out what I need with a GOOD GUI as I would to figure out which command and syntax to use. I'm tired of figuring out command lines. And I can type. With the exception of ping and IP Config I have'nt used a command line in YEARS. Who even knows and who cares what "sudo apt-get" means. I'd rather click setup.exe. I don't even understand why your even looking at this. We are rating DESKTOPS NOT COMMAND LINE MANAGERS. Are you looking at this with your command line? Maybe we need a catagory of "which Commandlinux is best?" to keep you command line jockies happy. As far as I can tell it will be a long time for voice recognition to be wide spread in linux.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 02:38 PM   #53
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Sorry, yes, it was off topic. I do hope though that you understand the difference between using the command line for everything and having it available for what it is best at. Learning a command once can save a lot of time in the long run.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #54
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Have been using Slackware from 2004, never felt a need to switch to something else.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 04:26 PM   #55
eenewbie
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Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)

The Gnome edition is super-fine but with Gnome 3's so-called "unholy mess", I have transitioned to the XFCE edition.

~eenewbie
 
Old 01-03-2012, 04:46 PM   #56
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I've been happy with Ubuntu. I've run it on several computers and it's worked well. They have regular updates to keep thinks running smoothly.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 06:36 PM   #57
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Ubuntu still. Trying to get used to Unity. My next alternative would be Debian.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 06:41 PM   #58
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Slackware here! or may be Arch too...
 
Old 01-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #59
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Desktop Distribution of the Year

Slackware

I have also tried Ubuntu and regular Mint. Ubuntu loses a piece of software a week for me and Mint gives me a new desktop and preferences each week without my having to ask. I have given up baby sitting and am working on learning software integration.

SKIKIR:

BTW: Formula 1 Ferrari's have open cockpits and two wings.

Thomas L.
On the Wet Coast

Last edited by ThomasLMcLean; 01-03-2012 at 09:46 PM. Reason: SKIKIR
 
Old 01-03-2012, 09:27 PM   #60
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Thumbs up wtf? I'm amazed that one has to ask!

Look over there on the left.

Yup. see there where it says the date I joined and all that stuff?

Right there where it says, "Distro".

Slackware - duh!

Slackin' since 1993 biotches!

I hope that helps

Kindest regards,

.

Last edited by tallship; 01-03-2012 at 09:30 PM. Reason: maek pritty
 
  


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