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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2013. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 4th.


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View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
Arch 71 6.34%
Bodhi 5 0.45%
Chakra 3 0.27%
CrunchBang 16 1.43%
Debian 169 15.10%
Fedora 62 5.54%
Fuduntu 0 0%
Gentoo 16 1.43%
Linux Mint 142 12.69%
Mageia 8 0.71%
Mandriva 0 0%
Manjaro 18 1.61%
MEPIS 3 0.27%
openSuse 31 2.77%
PClinuxOS 14 1.25%
Puppy 6 0.54%
Sabayon 3 0.27%
Salix 8 0.71%
Slackware 249 22.25%
SolusOS 0 0%
SparkyLinux 0 0%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 4 0.36%
Ubuntu 264 23.59%
VectorLinux 0 0%
Zorin OS 5 0.45%
SolydXK 11 0.98%
antiX 6 0.54%
TinyCore 1 0.09%
elementary OS 4 0.36%
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:47 AM   #31
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OpenSUSE

I must however make a remark. On desktops it is my choice because I also use it for servers, so maint is much easier. "zypper" rules and makes administration over ssh a breeze. I have done admin on quite a few distributions the past year, and I most hate Ubuntu, because there is no *single* command line utility for system administration and one has to learn a lot of those. All instructions on the internet start with "click her" and "click there": quite useless in xterm over ssh.

For a laptop, I still do not really like the way KDE (OpenSUSE's default choice for WM and I like that) now prefers kscreen over krandr/krandrtray. I don't know who to blame SUSE or KDE, but connecting to a beamer suddenly becomes quite a burden. No popups, nu easy applets in the taskbar. OpenSUSE 12 already was pretty easy in the upgrades/updates, but a "zypper dup" to 13.1 went flawless!

A special reward for "Worst distribution" IMHO may be awarded to "Oracle Linux" on which even installing a recentish java is hard to do, even if java is distributed by Oracle itself. HATE!

Last edited by Tux!; 12-18-2013 at 01:50 AM.
 
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:30 AM   #32
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Question Kubuntu missing

should have been among the choices.
 
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:22 AM   #33
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Two syllables: first one rhymes with black, second one rhymes with wear.
Got it yet?
 
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:36 PM   #34
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Slackware
 
Old 12-18-2013, 02:17 PM   #35
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Two syllables: first one rhymes with black, second one rhymes with wear.
Got it yet?
Pluck hair?
 
Old 12-18-2013, 02:31 PM   #36
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Pluck hair?
Pluck rhymes with black? Not in Oldham, it doesn't.
 
Old 12-18-2013, 02:48 PM   #37
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Pluck rhymes with black? Not in Oldham, it doesn't.

What does it rhyme with in Oldham?
 
Old 12-18-2013, 02:52 PM   #38
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Pluck? Luck. Suck. Muck. F...f...forgot what else.
 
Old 12-18-2013, 03:06 PM   #39
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Pluck? Luck. Suck. Muck. F...f...forgot what else.
LOL. I get the idea...
 
Old 12-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #40
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Thumbs up Manjaro

There are many distros I've been impressed by over the last year; Sabayon, PCLOS, the awesome package handling by Debian's gdebi; but ultimately, Manjaro's ease of harnessing Arch's speed and stability, along with its clean Openbox desktop won me over. Besides, I like the concept of a rolling release.
 
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:54 PM   #41
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After many years as lurker, registered myself just to vote on Slackware.

Now that I'm registered (which is easely verifiable as I'm actually posting this), I can't vote. It reads on the poll panel:

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You must log in to vote in this poll.
Anybody know why I can't vote with a registered account and at least one post as it is required by the contest rules?

[UPDATED] Nevermind. It's already working right.

Last edited by denydias; 12-18-2013 at 10:31 PM. Reason: Notice it's working ok.
 
Old 12-19-2013, 08:59 AM   #42
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Arch.

Why? Several reasons.

First thing first : pacman. It is something that i waited for using linux (Slackware, Ubuntu with its clones (Mint, Kubuntu, Xbuntu, Lubuntu), Bodhi, Chakra, Sabayon etc). Pacman is one thing that made me switch from Ubuntu (that i really liked and used from 11.04 to 12.10). Also, wihile upgrading, while downloading pacman shows me "bar" with file being downloaded, and what's more - when there are several, dozens of packages in "package" i can select only the one that i want, not all of them (placing numbers). I haven't seen somethingf like this on other distros (that are not based on Arch).

Second thing is feeling that i have control over everything (just like in Slackware, when i used it, and still use it since 13.37). No matther how many apps i would like to install, i have total control over booting process, over starting them (i found on Ubuntu one funny thing: with lots of apps installed, system booted slower and slower, it looked to me like apps are being started automatically after installation when i did not wanted it or permitted it). If i activate process - it is avtivated. If i deactivate it - it is deactivated, switched off.

Third thing : it just fast and lightweight, so much that i can have it also on my Intel Atom notebook with Atom N2600 (two cores with HT and GMA 3600 graphic from PoverVR). It just fast, fast, and fast! Responsivness is great.

Fourth thing is realted to pacman. Arch is not based on metapackages. When i wan't to delete package, remove it, i can safely remove it with or without dependancies and config files. I'm not concerned that when i delete, remove something, i will lose half of the system (i still don't understand why removing Lightdm from Ubuntu cause LibreOffice apps to being removed with it...geez!).


Arch is distro that i searched for a long time (i started my journey with Linux from Slackware, and in fact, i still have it, still like it but i wanted to have better package manager - pacman is just great, i don't have it on Slackware - and one more thing, Arch has good dependancy menager built in pacman. Maybe if i could how to do something similar on Slackware (slackpkg was not just like it) i would stick to it because it is really fast, and something more - rock solid and stable, but it has no dependancy manager so if i would like to install it again, on a different machines, installing apps that i use would take too much time: dependancies for dependancies for dependancies...i don't have time to compile it from slackbuilds.org). What is worth mentioning, now there is something similar to Arch - Manjaro and Anteregos , tried it but i prefer Arch because it is Arch.
 
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:06 PM   #43
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SolydXK (based on Debian testing).
 
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:03 PM   #44
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My vote is for SolydXK. Definitely. Gotta be SolydXK.

Last edited by fleabus; 12-27-2013 at 04:45 PM.
 
Old 12-19-2013, 07:05 PM   #45
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Get Slack!
 
  


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