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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
Chakra
CrunchBang
Debian
Fedora
Fuduntu
Gentoo
Linux Mint
Mageia
Mandriva
Manjaro
MEPIS
openSuse
PClinuxOS
Puppy
Sabayon
Salix
Slackware
SolusOS
SparkyLinux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
Ubuntu
VectorLinux
Zorin OS
SolydXK
antiX
TinyCore
elementary OS

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Old 12-16-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
jeremy
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Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
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Desktop Distribution of the Year


Which distribution do you think is best suited for a Desktop machine?

--jeremy
 
Old 12-16-2013, 10:18 PM   #2
sycamorex
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Registered: Nov 2005
Location: London
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 5,614
Blog Entries: 1

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No brainer here!
 
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:19 PM   #3
astrogeek
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Registered: Oct 2008
Distribution: Slackware [64]X{.0|.1|.2|-current} ::X>=12<=14, FreeBSD_10{.0|.1}
Posts: 2,203

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Yep - one choice only, IMO!
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:47 AM   #4
kooru
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Registered: Sep 2012
Location: Italy
Distribution: Slackware, NetBSD
Posts: 1,371
Blog Entries: 5

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Clearly slackware!
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:52 AM   #5
k3lt01
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Registered: Feb 2011
Location: Australia
Distribution: Debian Wheezy, Jessie, Sid/Experimental, playing with LFS.
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Debian, the distro that offers the widest range (choice) for users.
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:46 AM   #6
coskibum
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Registered: Apr 2009
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.10
Posts: 4

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Still a dedicated member of Ubuntu. It's the one that got me into Linux and I have been loyal ever since. Is it perfect no but, it's still the one.
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:48 AM   #7
Captain Pinkeye
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Registered: Oct 2012
Location: The Czech Republic
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Debian, the universal distro.
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:23 AM   #8
gax7497
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Registered: Oct 2012
Posts: 10

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Linux Mint
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:25 AM   #9
zsd
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Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Nova Scotia
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 69

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"Debian, the distro that offers the widest range (choice) for users."

i.e.,
- outdated
- really outdated
- really, really outdated
- archeological


... just kidding...
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:39 AM   #10
ozar
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Registered: May 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 391

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Still preferring Arch over all others.
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:48 AM   #11
ryanpcmcquen
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Registered: Apr 2013
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 85

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Keep on Slackin'!
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:20 AM   #12
michael.reed
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Registered: Aug 2009
Location: Milwaukee, WI Area
Distribution: Fedora13 (06-09); ZorinOS (09-present)
Posts: 3

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I've tried Fedora (4 years); ZorinOS (3 years); Ubuntu with Gnome classic Desktop (2 years). I've settled on Ubuntu -- its clean, flexible, fast, reliable. Cons- have to do a lot of app installs myself that don't come with package. But then tha is also one of it's Pros (I can choose!).
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:24 AM   #13
jezzivi
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Registered: Dec 2012
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 6

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Debian +1
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:27 AM   #14
G13man
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Location: baltimore md usa
Distribution: 12.04.2 have had rh9.0 checking now ,dsl,ubuntu, pclos, smoothwall3,fedora,mandravia,
Posts: 29

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Ubuntu +1

being a user but not a programer , I Have settled on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS , ie a long time supported OS . my complaint with Windows was they wanted me to pay for another OS every 3 to 5 years and relearn every thing and replace everything . I have been trying various flavors since 1998 and none were simple enough for me to use until 12.04.1 .. HOw easy is it , I have now got a friend serfing the net with 12.04.4 version and he loves the speed of it and the hackers have been cut out of his system . As for me , it plays DVD , youtube , AND Tradingveiw.com works . If it was not for older games , i would drop my Win98SE and XP systems . As it is , when trading , I put a lubuntu disc in these older systems to use them [ it has suppport for these older comps where as 12.04.x does not.
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:37 AM   #15
gevera
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Registered: Dec 2013
Distribution: Fedora 20, Elementary OS 0.3
Posts: 10

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one word <!FEDORA!>
 
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