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View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
antiX 8 0.88%
Arch 38 4.18%
Bodhi 1 0.11%
Chakra 3 0.33%
CrunchBang 9 0.99%
Debian 83 9.12%
elementary OS 4 0.44%
Fedora 42 4.62%
Funtoo 2 0.22%
Gentoo 10 1.10%
Linux Deepin 2 0.22%
Linux Mint 202 22.20%
Mageia 10 1.10%
Mandriva 0 0%
Manjaro 15 1.65%
MEPIS 1 0.11%
openSUSE 32 3.52%
PClinuxOS 17 1.87%
Puppy 2 0.22%
Sabayon 4 0.44%
Salix 8 0.88%
Slackware 202 22.20%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 2 0.22%
TinyCore 0 0%
Ubuntu 202 22.20%
VectorLinux 0 0%
Zorin OS 1 0.11%
SliTaz 2 0.22%
Korora 0 0%
Calculate 1 0.11%
SolydXK 4 0.44%
Rosa Desktop Fresh 2 0.22%
Peach OSI 1 0.11%
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Old 12-17-2014, 05:13 PM   #31
jeremy
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SliTaz has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-17-2014, 05:15 PM   #32
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IHateMicrocoughed-windblowsToo: Debian makes it easy to install the kitchen sink (no pun) plus do anything else.

Slack, branding?

Last edited by jamison20000e; 12-17-2014 at 05:23 PM.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 06:36 PM   #33
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Kubuntu

Ubuntu is friendlier to the hardware and I can add 3rd-party software to make it interesting. No Winsheep is going to accuse this linux user of being unable to watch Netflix! On the other hand I watch movie maybe twice a year, so is no big deal. KDE Desktop outshines all the Windows desktopsa by being feature-laden and I can switch to fluxbox or Ratpoison or Pointless if I am feeling minimalist. I have used GNOME a lot, but after all these years their icons are _still_ ugly. For my personal preference, the glitz of KDE or the eyecandy of E is a nice background to my developing in emacs.

We are looking at competing packaging systems (maybe a good topic for a question?) rpm/yum, deb/dpkg/apt-get, rpm/urpmi, emerge, tarballs, source compilation:cast/dispel, and maybe coding by hand, and we are looking at window managers/desktop environments (maybe another category?) like KDE, Many flavors of GNOME, Unity, XFCE, LXDE, Fluxbox, E, and a host of others. With all of that going into a distro (and many offering multiple choices of Desktop Environments) we will have a forest of bar graphs. Understanding why one person selects one or another is usually more preference than purpose as all of them assist you in working.

Last edited by magnanimousmargrave; 12-18-2014 at 04:13 PM. Reason: clarify
 
Old 12-17-2014, 07:16 PM   #34
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I always use Slackware
 
Old 12-17-2014, 10:18 PM   #35
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Maybe it's just me, but I don't understand why people use Slackware other than the fact that it's stable. Same with Debian.

I've found my groove with openSuSE right now...fast, stable, polished, and well supported.
openSUSE too. anyone tried SLED before?
 
Old 12-18-2014, 02:06 AM   #36
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slackware
 
Old 12-18-2014, 08:34 AM   #37
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Slackware. I use it for my dev machines, my gaming machine, and my servers. I gave up Ubuntu in disgust, and after using SuseLE for a while I honestly can't understand why anyone would ever use it. If there was a vote for number two, I'd probably go for Debian, though I'm really not that crazy about the Debian way of doing things, and I may be outcast for saying this but I really despise apt-get.

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Old 12-18-2014, 11:16 AM   #38
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In this year I have used Calculate Linux most of the time, which is a derivate of Gentoo. The biggest advantage for me compared to Gentoo: faster and easier installation. Package management is done like in Gentoo with emerge. The desktop version of Calculate Linux has a XFCE and a KDE flavour.

Since it isn't on the list, I vote for Gentoo.
 
Old 12-18-2014, 12:32 PM   #39
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Calculate Linux has been added.

--jeremy
 
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:55 PM   #40
Iconx
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I still like Debian
 
Old 12-18-2014, 03:43 PM   #41
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After some time on Windows 7, Fedora 21 is what brought me back to the Linux side, so there goes my vote.
 
Old 12-18-2014, 10:45 PM   #42
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I use Mint so I can spend less time taking care of the OS and more time taking care of business.

Edit: I noticed that PCBSD is not on the list. I'd not vote for it, but its absence says a lot. Perhaps I won't try it after all.

Last edited by Mik3e; 12-18-2014 at 11:31 PM.
 
Old 12-19-2014, 03:22 AM   #43
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Slackware, for its rock solid stability and package format. although not for those who want an easy to configure system.
 
Old 12-19-2014, 03:27 AM   #44
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Slackware, for its rock solid stability and package format. although not for those who want an easy to configure system.
I would say just the opposite - Slackware for stability AND ease of configuration!

I guess it depends much on our own frames of reference.
 
Old 12-19-2014, 12:34 PM   #45
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Same as I vote every year, Debian.
 
  


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