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View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
Arch 64 6.52%
Bodhi 12 1.22%
CrunchBang 46 4.68%
Debian 124 12.63%
Fedora 85 8.66%
Fuduntu 13 1.32%
Gentoo 15 1.53%
Linux Mint 159 16.19%
Mageia 16 1.63%
Mandriva 2 0.20%
MEPIS 6 0.61%
openSUSE 39 3.97%
PClinuxOS 6 0.61%
Puppy 8 0.81%
Sabayon 2 0.20%
Salix 9 0.92%
Slackware 202 20.57%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 3 0.31%
Ubuntu 167 17.01%
VectorLinux 0 0%
Chakra 2 0.20%
SolusOS 2 0.20%
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:16 PM   #136
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I predict a Slackware win this year - Ubuntu narrowly lead Slackware last year. Ubuntu deserves loosing this title for 12.10 - the Amazon thing alone would have made me say this.
Old 01-19-2013, 02:43 PM   #137
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:54 PM   #138
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Virtualboxing the list lol

Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
Which distribution do you think is best suited for a Desktop machine?

This poll is as valuable as Distrowatch!


Last edited by jamison20000e; 01-23-2013 at 10:13 PM. Reason: moving pwnpi-3.:) to Open Source Hardware Product of the Year #der
Old 01-28-2013, 11:59 AM   #139
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!# Crunchbang ... For The Win
Old 01-28-2013, 02:37 PM   #140
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Originally Posted by vrkalak View Post
!# Crunchbang ... For The Win
YES! Waldorf on my laptop and Statler on my LAMP server = pure Linux bliss
Old 01-28-2013, 07:14 PM   #141
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Slackware - it takes this poll to remind me there are other distros at all...
Old 01-28-2013, 08:26 PM   #142
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LinuxMint Nadia. Beatiful, stable, reliable, fast and user friendly.
Old 01-28-2013, 10:45 PM   #143
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Kanotix (debian).. from sid ancient times now is wheeze (DragoinFire) and is my partner wherever I go.

Rock solid, and updated with the best gfx support thanks kano for all your great job.
Old 01-29-2013, 07:51 AM   #144
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Distribution: Slackware. What else is there?
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Slackware - it just works and works well. Install, setup to your liking, use for eternity or until you want to upgrade to a newer version of it *if* you even need to.
Old 01-29-2013, 07:56 AM   #145
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Slackware. why even there are other options!
Old 01-29-2013, 07:40 PM   #146
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This poll always makes me desire Slackware again lol So many Slackers here.
Old 01-29-2013, 09:20 PM   #147
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Been using Arch most of this past year and liking it. Sure, an incident here and there, but glitches tend to get fixed quickly and I like teh freshness.
Old 01-29-2013, 09:35 PM   #148
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Installing for older machines; I use to have ta' find the right distributions, then version number by going through consecutively (until top ones won't work then go back1), now so far its just CrunchBang-latest.
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Slackware the current distro closest to the roots of Linux and the best for stability. For newbies, I would recommend Salix or Slax.


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