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Desktop Distribution of the Year

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The nominees are:

Arch
Bodhi
CrunchBang
Debian
Fedora
Fuduntu
Gentoo
Linux Mint
Mageia
Mandriva
MEPIS
openSUSE
PClinuxOS
Puppy
Sabayon
Salix
Slackware
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
Ubuntu
VectorLinux
Chakra
SolusOS

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
jeremy
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Desktop Distribution of the Year


Which distribution do you think is best suited for a Desktop machine?

--jeremy
 
Old 12-17-2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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Debian of course. Without Debian the Linux ecosystem would be a very boring place indeed.
 
Old 12-17-2012, 10:43 PM   #3
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Fuduntu is the best Desktop distribution of course!
 
Old 12-17-2012, 10:48 PM   #4
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CrunchBang -- Debian under the hood, Openbox on the surface (if you don't want to vote for CrunchBang, then vote Debian). :-)
 
Old 12-17-2012, 10:53 PM   #5
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Manjaro http://blog.manjaro.org Arch-based Arch compatible

A different kind of beast!
http://blog.manjaro.org/2012/11/22/m...nd-of-beast-2/
 
Old 12-17-2012, 11:16 PM   #6
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Xubuntu. Ubunto without the bloatware.
 
Old 12-17-2012, 11:20 PM   #7
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Xubuntu. Ubunto without the visible bloatware.
I think this is a more accurate representation of reality
 
Old 12-17-2012, 11:28 PM   #8
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I think this is a more accurate representation of reality
You may be right, but my machine runs perceptibly faster in Xubuntu ... or did when I switched, back when Unity first appeared. (No, I don't have the data.)
 
Old 12-17-2012, 11:46 PM   #9
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Which distribution do you think is best suited for a Desktop machine?

--jeremy
Fuduntu is my choice! Once I tried it I never looked back!
 
Old 12-17-2012, 11:57 PM   #10
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Fuduntu, of course.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 12:05 AM   #11
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You may be right, but my machine runs perceptibly faster in Xubuntu ... or did when I switched, back when Unity first appeared. (No, I don't have the data.)
It should but my point is Gnome and KDE aren't all the bloat in Ubuntu, if you want XFCE to run fast try Debian and be amazed how much better it is without Canonical's, under the covers, bloatware.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 02:30 AM   #12
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fedora has a redhat backbone but still offering a powerfull desktop. The bleeding age and thinking man's linux. fedora for ever. (
 
Old 12-18-2012, 02:45 AM   #13
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crunchbang
 
Old 12-18-2012, 03:03 AM   #14
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An obvious choice - Slackware
 
Old 12-18-2012, 03:19 AM   #15
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Kubuntu, Easy to learn for newbies and powerful enough for fulltime use
 
  


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