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Poll: Desktop Distribution of the Year
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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 02-01-2013, 02:59 PM   #166
GentooLinuxIsBetter
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Thumbs up Gentoo


Gentoo Linux is the most flexible and can run on a most computers
 
Old 02-01-2013, 05:32 PM   #167
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Debian of course. Without Debian the Linux ecosystem would be a very boring place indeed.
Definitely. I would also mention Debian's flexibility, and freedom of choice: you're not stuck to, say, Gnome, KDE, or even Xfce - you're free to set up your machine (even a really old one) just as you like and need.

Last edited by Philip Lacroix; 02-04-2013 at 07:34 PM.
 
Old 02-01-2013, 07:32 PM   #168
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Can't you do that with any linux distribution though?
 
Old 02-01-2013, 07:51 PM   #169
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I think 2013 is a definitely a year for debian.
 
Old 02-01-2013, 09:44 PM   #170
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Can't you do that with any linux distribution though?
Yeah, I admit that my post was strongly biased :-) I could say it otherwise: I feel that Debian is not imposing on me any particular environment, or any particular task, right from the installation phase. And its package manager is really powerful, dealing beautifully with dependencies and so on, making it easy to do massive changes to the system without messing things up. This makes your freedom of choice more accessible. The whole project is focused on freedom, reliability and related values, not so much on popularity, and this in my opinion makes Debian special. Of course there are other great distros out there, like Slackware for example, which I also like very much, and it's a different approach.

Philip

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Old 02-02-2013, 03:29 AM   #171
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I liked suse interfaces. My vote to suse...
 
Old 02-02-2013, 06:20 AM   #172
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Gentoo forever!
 
Old 02-02-2013, 07:48 AM   #173
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Where is Trisquel? I am surprised it's not on this list.

https://trisquel.info/

Trisquel is a fully free GNU/Linux based operating system for home users, small enterprises and educational centers.

Trisquel is a composed only of free software packages, under the criteria of the Free Software Foundation.
 
Old 02-02-2013, 11:18 AM   #174
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Linux Mint, next best thing to Ubuntu. Ubuntu really let every down by bringing in the amazon spyware.
 
Old 02-02-2013, 11:57 AM   #175
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Where is Trisquel? I am surprised it's not on this list.
Its latest version is based on Ubuntu 11.10. [1] Its pretty old and seems to be not maintained. Maybe thats why its not on list.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trisquel#Versions

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Old 02-02-2013, 12:25 PM   #176
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Its latest version is based on Ubuntu 11.10. [1] Its pretty old and seems to be not maintained. Maybe thats why its not on list.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trisquel#Versions
Please don't spread incorrect information. Trisquel 6.0 will be released this month. Security patches and updates have been issued for version 5.5.

I voted for Slackware but, Trisquel is on the level and can compete with the best of them!
 
Old 02-02-2013, 01:08 PM   #177
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@trillobyte
Well as per their wikipedia page their Latest stable release(based on 11.10 ubuntu) is 5.5 / April 16, 2012; 9 months ago. If its following Ubuntu, its kinda too much behind. It seemed to me not maintained in that sense, and not about maintaining patches for their 11.10 based version.
That might be the reason why it was not considered for list. No other reason seems applicable.
 
Old 02-02-2013, 01:55 PM   #178
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It seemed to me not maintained in that sense, and not about maintaining patches for their 11.10 based version.
That might be the reason why it was not considered for list. No other reason seems applicable.
The more likely reason is that it's not widely known. It's the first time I heard of it. You just can't put every distro out there on this list, it would be way too long.
 
Old 02-02-2013, 04:21 PM   #179
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Trisquel is a composed only of free software packages, under the criteria of the Free Software Foundation.
Which makes it a huge pain to work with.

Anyone who wants to be able to play YouTube videos, smoothly connect to wireless internet, or do any of about 7,000,000 other tasks which require proprietary software has to invest a significant amount of time in tweaking their system.

I like 'free as in freedom' software, but it only makes sense to use it in certain contexts. A system composed wholly of software that has earned the Richard Stallman Seal Of Approval is not a realistic option in today's computing-landscape.

(Cue angry mob of FSF members... NOW!)

Last edited by nobuntu; 02-02-2013 at 04:24 PM.
 
Old 02-02-2013, 05:23 PM   #180
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Slackware will win
 
  


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