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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 01-07-2014, 10:26 AM   #91
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Location: Worcester, MA
Distribution: Debian Jessie
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Originally Posted by jamison20000e View Post
Debian (netinst jessie\sid) gives or takes any DT t!
Totally agree! The netinstall for Debian is wonderful, especially when there is a public mirror on the same LAN as you.

Jessie is very stable and the "testing" channel makes it a rolling release. I stopped using Ubuntu/Mint entirely when they switched to the 9 month support cycles.

VOTE: Debian Testing
Old 01-07-2014, 04:05 PM   #92
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Registered: Dec 2013
Distribution: debian_testing
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:42 PM   #93
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Registered: Jan 2014
Location: The third Mars from the Fifth Sun
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, and derivatives
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I would have voted for Linux Mint, but they only seem to offer DVD-size ISO images now. What a shame. Yes, even in 2014, not everyone has a fiber optic Internet connection.
Old 01-10-2014, 01:18 PM   #94
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Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Arizona, USA
Distribution: Debian, Fedora, Mageia mostly
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Debian. Works on just about any hardware you can find, can get it in overtested uuber stable version, or can use testing to get a much more modern and pleasant (IMO) to use OS. Installation is now quite easy, and they offer really nice netinstall images so that you have a use for those old 512 MB usb drives. While I use several other distros (Chakra, Mageia, OpenSuse), Debian is far and away my favorite.
Old 01-10-2014, 08:35 PM   #95
Registered: Jun 2013
Location: Norway
Distribution: Slackware
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Another vote for Slackware!

Tip of the day for all who would like to tinker with Slack: Intall sbotools from, it brings a ports like installation tool to the slackbuilds repository with dependency ressolution, it's ace!

Debian comes as a close secound, great to see so many good choises out there
Old 01-11-2014, 02:49 PM   #96
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Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Rizal, Philippines
Distribution: Slackware, CentOS, OpenBSD
Posts: 13

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Slackware it's working good in my HP Mini 110 with KDE
Old 01-14-2014, 12:38 PM   #97
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Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 8

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Manjaro. Mostly because I have to make a choice and a newcomer deserves a place in the sun. And because it's a rolling release with recent software. Let's face it: either you chose a 'stable' distribution and you get stuck with software that gets quickly old, or you chose a distribution that requires re-installation every year or so. That said, I'm writing this on Debian Wheezy... ;-)
Old 01-14-2014, 06:16 PM   #98
Registered: Jun 2008
Location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Distribution: Ubuntu 14.04 & 15.04, Unity & Gnome-shell
Posts: 69

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Too bad that Elementary OS is missing. It's highly ranked on DistroWatch and having installed it myself, I think it's very well done.
Old 01-14-2014, 06:18 PM   #99
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elementary OS has been added.

Old 01-15-2014, 12:09 AM   #100
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Registered: Nov 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA, USA
Distribution: Xubuntu
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I prefer Xubuntu (Ubuntu base with XFCE). Fast, powerful, and easy to use.
Old 01-15-2014, 03:37 AM   #101
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:59 AM   #102
Registered: Oct 2010
Location: Serbia (Europe)
Distribution: Slackware 13.1
Posts: 97

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Like always, Slackware.
Old 01-15-2014, 04:42 AM   #103
Registered: Oct 2011
Location: Nepal
Distribution: RHEL, CentOS, Slackware
Posts: 129
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Slackware baby
Old 01-15-2014, 04:43 AM   #104
Registered: Jul 2008
Location: Prague
Distribution: Opensuse
Posts: 40

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OS X doesn't count I suppose?
Old 01-15-2014, 05:18 AM   #105
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Distribution: Mageia
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@tadeas, Yeah, Neither does Windows

Originally Posted by trentfox View Post
Too bad that Elementary OS is missing. It's highly ranked on DistroWatch and having installed it myself, I think it's very well done.
Hi Trentfox, how does the Pantheon desktop environment compare with Gnome shell, or Unity Shell? I haven't tried Pantheon, but i saw an advert a little while ago for Elementary that made it look interesting.


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