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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 01-31-2013, 04:06 PM   #151
altagir
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Kubuntu !
 
Old 01-31-2013, 06:56 PM   #152
etech3
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Debian, Centos and Slackware
 
Old 01-31-2013, 09:12 PM   #153
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tried Fedora for the first time a couple weeks ago. finding myself on my netbook ALL the time just to play.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 10:02 PM   #154
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Desktop OS

1. Mint Linux
2. Zorin OS
 
Old 01-31-2013, 10:16 PM   #155
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Originally Posted by jamison20000e View Post
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.
Just use Slackware, works on any machine and comes with a selection of DEs/WMs that has a fit for low-power and high-end machines. You don't even need to go to older versions, the newer ones will just work.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 10:28 PM   #156
jamison20000e
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Just use Slackware, works on any machine and comes with a selection of DEs/WMs that has a fit for low-power and high-end machines. You don't even need to go to older versions, the newer ones will just work.
I have got stuck on the same distros since Linux and its communities have gotten so good; I haven’t used Slack in 8 years (@least but loved it) and will try next!
 
Old 02-01-2013, 12:13 AM   #157
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Linux Mint. It's easy to setup and effective.
 
Old 02-01-2013, 02:49 AM   #158
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best distro

Ubuntu 12.04+ but with Cinnamon instead of Gnome 3 or Unity. Second is Lubuntu, then Linux Mint with Cinnamon
 
Old 02-01-2013, 07:38 AM   #159
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Unhappy Kubuntu rocks

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Originally Posted by kgslade View Post
Kubuntu, Easy to learn for newbies and powerful enough for fulltime use
I agree - too bad it's not in the list :-/
 
Old 02-01-2013, 08:42 AM   #160
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I agree - too bad it's not in the list :-/
I think that's because all the *buntu variants are lumped together under Ubuntu. They are all the same underneath the different desktop environments.
 
Old 02-01-2013, 11:49 AM   #161
EduPorteño
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Knoppix 7.0 DVD

It's not in the list. I use a pendrive version obtained from pendrivelinux.com It is very easy to download and install in an 8 GB pendrive.
 
Old 02-01-2013, 12:16 PM   #162
michaelross372
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I love Debian & Slackware. Think many of their variations are excellent. Linux Mint keeps getting better. However, in spite of the lower number of packages (compared to other Distros) I think ARCH & its ever growing spinoffs deserves mention. Other Distros are looking at moving towards a rolling release model
 
Old 02-01-2013, 01:10 PM   #163
camorri
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Slackware. By far the most stable distro I have ever used.
 
Old 02-01-2013, 01:34 PM   #164
machapungo
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Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon
 
Old 02-01-2013, 02:10 PM   #165
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Thumbs up distribution of the Year

Hello,
Was reading the threads and thought I would add my own 2 cents. (Worth 1 cent)
=====================(Installed)===============================================
---#1--- I picked Ubuntu but I am using 10.04 and like it for quick setup
ease of use, 5 gig storage on Ubuntu One and seems cleaner to work with than
---#2--- Linux Mint. quick install, everything sort of works right away, but then
lots of tweaking later, sometimes a little "harder" to fix.
---#3--- Debian but I am a bit lazy and more of a boob than a Noob; file permissions
restricted extras, etc.
---#4--- I really like Arch linux very much, It was extremely fast in an old Ibm A30
notebook with only 256 ram, I was forced to learn quickly but was a little
too stupid to get a flash drive mounted which still was driving my crazy after
x amount of years, (whoops.) Would be #1 if I was smarter.
=====================(Uninstalled)==============================================
---#1--- PartedMagic live cd Whew! Now I can fix what I just screwed up in either
a linux or windows partition, and can use the hardware of a machine quickly
to see if working ok before worrying if it was the software.
---#2--- Knoppix live dvd or cd. Should be first but I use partedMagic more.
---#3--- Plop linux live cd --this can load a usb drive in an older machine without the
bios.
---#4--- Crunchbang linux live cd is good for quickly doing an ftp.
=================================================================================
Thanks for reading,
steeveweeve
 
  


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