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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2012. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 4th.


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 12-20-2012, 09:43 AM   #61
Registered: Aug 2010
Distribution: Debian Sid, openSUSE, Gentoo, Slackware64
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Slackware and Debian Sid for me (on two different laptops) and Mint for my family. But I vote for Slackware :-)
Old 12-20-2012, 10:02 AM   #62
Registered: Nov 2011
Distribution: Slackware
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Well all this talk about CrunchBang has made me very curious. And I do like Openbox. I'm downloading it now.
Old 12-20-2012, 02:28 PM   #63
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: uk Lampeter
Distribution: Slackware 14_64_multilib - Manjaro and Debian/Siduction
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:49 PM   #64
Registered: Oct 2012
Location: Maryland
Distribution: Fedora, Slackware, Debian, Ubuntu, Knoppix, Helix,
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #65
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Debian Wheezy netinstall.
Old 12-21-2012, 09:00 AM   #66
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Voting Opensuse this year, but next year once Solusos2 is out, i will more than likely request it be added to the list and vote for it then.
Old 12-21-2012, 09:37 AM   #67
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Originally Posted by jv2112 View Post
Depends on who is using...........

#1 - Arch
#2 - Debian
#3 - Slackware
#4 - Geentoo

Casual User-->
#1 -- Manjaro Linux
#2 -- Linux Mint
#3 -- Ubuntu Spin
I strongly disagree with this. Not the depends on who's using it part, but where you've categorized specific distros. That is only your opinion.
I regard my self as a casual user. I can do a little tinkering, but my abilities in this respect are minimal. I don't use either, Manjaro, Mint, or Ubuntu. My primary operating system currently is Debian. Why? Simply because it requires little work to achieve reliability along with little data consumed through updates. I don't consider Ubuntu or Mint reliable (that's my opinion), but have never tried Manjaro. If i were to switch away from Debian in a serious manner, the only other distros at the current time that would fit my criteria would be Slackware or a redhat clone. I doubt i'd choose the redhat clone, because of other reasons, but that's irrelevant. So the two distros i as a casual user would use, are both what you consider hobbyist distros.
Old 12-21-2012, 10:48 AM   #68
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For me it depends on the amount of hardware a distro will work on and the extent of testing; so, Debian.

Last edited by jamison20000e; 12-23-2012 at 01:50 AM. Reason: grammar\semantics and spelling
Old 12-21-2012, 12:38 PM   #69
Registered: Feb 2010
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Slackware 14; CentOS; Vyatta
Posts: 372

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openSUSE 12.2 and Kubuntu 12.10 were both outstanding for me this year.
Old 12-21-2012, 06:00 PM   #70
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: Klaipėda, Lithuania
Distribution: Slackware
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Slackware. Praise "Bob"!
Old 12-22-2012, 05:20 PM   #71
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Why i cant vote?
Old 12-22-2012, 06:54 PM   #72
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Because you hadn't post before, now you have, try again.
Old 12-22-2012, 07:10 PM   #73
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The obvious choice is of course Slackware.
And Salix OS:
1. Because it has a well tuned Slackware kernel; and
2. Because it enjoys the strength of Slackware yet has good repositories accessible by clicks to busy desktop user.
Old 12-22-2012, 08:43 PM   #74
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Linux Mint (only because of LMDE) I use it more that Crunchbang, otherwise I would have voted crunchbang

Last edited by rhadel80; 12-22-2012 at 08:45 PM. Reason: add
Old 12-22-2012, 11:33 PM   #75
Registered: Jun 2012
Location: Detroit
Distribution: Arch x86_64
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I'm too comfortable with Arch to embark on my Gentoo journey. Although, I believe I am destined for Gentoo sometime...


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