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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 12-23-2012, 11:50 AM   #76
Wim Sturkenboom
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Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Roodepoort, South Africa
Distribution: Slackware 10.1/10.2/12, Ubuntu 12.04, Crunchbang Statler
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I use Ubuntu on my desktop but I will think a couple of times before I vote for it. Hmm, thought a couple of times about it and decided to vote crunchbang.

Voted from my crunchbang netbook
Old 12-23-2012, 04:11 PM   #77
Registered: Apr 2012
Location: California
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I'm a big fan of Slackware, but I can't deny that Ubuntu has done great work in improving the desktop experience. Recently, I don't know what to make of some of Canonical's decisions, so I voted for Mint as both a high quality fork and a great reason for Canonical to stay honest or lose their position as one of the more popular distributions.
Old 12-23-2012, 05:02 PM   #78
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Registered: Nov 2005
Location: ...uncanny valley... infinity\1975; (randomly born:) Milwaukee, WI, US, Earth, end borders! ◣◢┌∩┐
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I love keeping up on the distros and fun, thanks LQers
How old is #! and where the #!#! was I?

Love it(#)!

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Old 12-24-2012, 03:16 PM   #79
Registered: Jun 2007
Location: 1 AU from a G2V star
Distribution: PCLinuxOS LXDE
Posts: 159

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:16 AM   #80
Registered: Aug 2009
Location: /Universe/Earth/India/Pune
Distribution: Slackware64 -Current
Posts: 883

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Slackware, till the sun goes down and till it comes back up.

Old 12-26-2012, 11:29 AM   #81
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Registered: Sep 2012
Posts: 2

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Talking Voting in the poll

I also can't vote, but I guess after this post I will be able to.
Old 12-27-2012, 08:22 PM   #82
Registered: Feb 2011
Location: Washington state
Distribution: JULinux 12 & 10, Ubuntu Christian 12.04
Posts: 106

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I originally voted Arch, but, I switched to Slackware 14. Slackware is unsurpassed in stability and I like being part of a distro that's been around longer than any other.

Last edited by cowlitzron; 01-01-2013 at 03:57 AM. Reason: switched choice
Old 12-28-2012, 04:58 AM   #83
Registered: Jul 2012
Distribution: Debian testing/stable, Sailfish OS, Android
Posts: 119

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+1 for Kubuntu, but I don't see it in the list
Old 12-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #84
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Registered: Dec 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Distribution: Netrunner Rolling
Posts: 16

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Gentoo makes my sytem administration a breeze. I use unstable and it's rock-solid. I love USE flags and I love the Portage god.

I also run Debian Testing as my guinea pig; anything that ends up on my Gentoo system is tested on Debian first. But Debian, as one of the world's most popular OSes, gets enough love as it is. All my love is thus reserved for Gentoo. (:
Old 12-29-2012, 09:18 AM   #85
Gagarin Gambit
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Registered: Apr 2008
Distribution: PCLinuxOS, Bodhi
Posts: 14

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PCLinuxOS has been my distribution of choice for several year. However, it's sad to see that since Texstar stepped down due to health issues, it has been going downhill (though not to the point that I'm willing to switch to another distro just yet). Thus, it's Bodhi Linux this year, which I've been using as a secondary distribution for my laptop, and I'm quite pleased with it in many ways. It's a perfect light weight - heavily customisable hybrid.
Old 12-29-2012, 10:10 AM   #86
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Registered: Oct 2012
Location: Somewhere after <?php
Distribution: Slackware-current
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Originally Posted by brianL View Post
Slackware. Is there really any competition?
Hardly Slackware 14 is one helluva distro.

{insert honorable mention of Gentoo here}
Old 12-29-2012, 04:14 PM   #87
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Registered: Dec 2012
Distribution: Fubuntu
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Fuduntu FTW!
Old 12-29-2012, 07:02 PM   #88
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Originally Posted by richardinmilpitas View Post
Fuduntu FTW!
Old 12-31-2012, 03:39 PM   #89
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: California,USA
Distribution: Archlinux
Posts: 195

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Arch linux for the past couple of years ... hardly do i need to do a fresh install !!!
IMO best distribution till now (never used slackware/gentoo)
Old 12-31-2012, 11:41 PM   #90
Timothy Miller
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Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Arizona, USA
Distribution: Debian & Fedora mostly
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Have to vote Debian this year. Arch busted their OS too many times this year for me, and then took their installer back 15 years technologically (I like to reinstall regularly to test different distros, but I do NOT use VM, I strictly use real hardware for my tests).


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