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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 01-15-2013, 05:33 AM   #121
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Guys if you want a distro on the list, then don't vote, just simply request for the distro you want to vote for to be added, on the thread, and jeremy will add it. I'm pretty sure that's how it works.
I didn't want to vote for SolusOS this year, but i agree with you raywoods. SolusOS is one distro to keep a sharp eye on. It's slowly leaving it's Debian roots, and the future plans seem to be very promising. It is currently the distro i find the most interesting; and i say this as a (usually) Opensuse user. I can't wait for SolusOS 2.
Old 01-15-2013, 05:51 AM   #122
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Kubuntu runs sweetly on my old Dell Dimension C521
Old 01-15-2013, 09:11 AM   #123
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Desktop, laptop, countertop, tabletop, mountaintop, bigtop ARCH LINUX!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Of course, = Fedora
Old 01-15-2013, 09:46 AM   #125
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Fedora w/ KDE.
Old 01-15-2013, 10:00 AM   #126
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Originally Posted by tommcd View Post
Why is Zenwalk no longer one of the choices for desktop distro of the year? I know you can not possibly include every distro on the list, but Zenwalk was always among the choices in the last few years if I remember correctly. Zenwalk has always been one of my favorite distros. I am sorry to see that it did not even make the cut for this year's poll.
Zenwalk was removed last year as it only received a single vote in 2010.

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SolusOS has been added.

Old 01-15-2013, 10:06 AM   #128
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Maybe i'm too newbie, but in my laptop Chakra succeded where some else (ubuntu, KUbuntu, openSUSE, and even debian) failed. Namely run kde smoothly. Great comunity besides.
Old 01-15-2013, 10:35 AM   #129
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best linux desktop released

For ease of use and functionality and tweakability, my favorite was Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat, but since that wasn't an lts, I'll go with Lucid Lynx. The newer Ubuntus are good if Unity or Gnome 3 is replaced by Cinnamon. Right now I have my laptop running options of Cinnamon, Lxde, or Xfce and I use mainly lxde because i have gotten used to it, but I find Cinnamon easier to use. So:

either Linux Mint with Cinnamon (I have on my desktop) or Ubuntu 10.04 with Gnome 2.

...but I've only tried so few distros...

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Old 01-15-2013, 10:45 AM   #130
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Pure Arch Linux! I would say Gentoo, but I cannot take any more of the GCC screen saver!
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:47 PM   #132
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Debian unstable
Old 01-15-2013, 09:10 PM   #133
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CrunchBang 11/Waldorf for my laptop, CrunchBang 10/Statler or Debian Stable for a server.
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Voted for what I use.
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Arch, Arch and 1,000 times, Arch. Every time I go and try a new distro, I always find myself right back on Arch within a few weeks. Everything just works the way I want it to.


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