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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 12-20-2013, 06:20 AM   #46
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SolydXK first, Kubuntu second, but neither are on the list - and SolusOS and Fuduntu are both on the list, but are no longer active (both were great while they lasted though).
 
Old 12-20-2013, 07:31 AM   #47
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SolydXK, definitely. Secondly, Linux Mint Debian Edition (with MATE desktop). Neither appear to be among the poll options, which is weird considering the defunct SolusOS *is* listed.
 
Old 12-20-2013, 09:51 AM   #48
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SloydXK has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-20-2013, 12:24 PM   #49
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slackware (Chuck Norris approved)
 
Old 12-20-2013, 01:03 PM   #50
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Slackware..
 
Old 12-20-2013, 01:50 PM   #51
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Slackware
 
Old 12-20-2013, 02:43 PM   #52
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Has to be Debian -- I've fallen out with it a few times but I think we've worked out our differences (for now at least).
I'd give an honourable mention to Slackware though as it's the most logical distro I've come across. If Debian stopped working for me I'd be using it now. I keep it hanging around but never seem to get around to doing a full install with all the packages I like to have around, so it's relegated to another GRUB entry at present.
 
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:51 AM   #53
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SloydXK has been added.

--jeremy
That's SolydXK, not SloydXK.
 
Old 12-21-2013, 02:14 AM   #54
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Manjaro
 
Old 12-21-2013, 04:08 AM   #55
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Slackware
 
Old 12-21-2013, 07:23 AM   #56
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Solydxk.

Not perfect, but I think they have a solid foundation for a good distro (which essentially is a slightly more tested version of Debian-testing). I still don't like their mint-derived tools (preferring Debian's alternatives).

Other distros that I have interest in:

Ubuntu - Still like the out of the box experience, still my choice to recommend to basic/new computer users.
Crunchbang - Good out of the box experience suited to the more experienced Linux user.

One to watch for next year - http://tanglu.org/ - its like Ubuntu but maintaining upstream compatibility with Debian

Last edited by NGRhodes; 12-21-2013 at 12:54 PM.
 
Old 12-21-2013, 12:00 PM   #57
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That's SolydXK, not SloydXK.
Fixed, thanks.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-21-2013, 05:52 PM   #58
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Slackware just works and has one of the best user communities around!
 
Old 12-22-2013, 01:06 AM   #59
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Talking MINT gonna rock...!!

LOVed IT...
 
Old 12-22-2013, 06:16 PM   #60
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PCLinuxOS - LXDE
 
  


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