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fixles2 01-29-2013 02:49 PM

[POLL] Which Linux Distro and Desktop are you using? (Only 2 Questions) Thanks!
 
http://pollmill.com/f/what-is-you-ma...mgahm.fullpage

You dont have to sign up or anything I'm just curious. Many Thanks!

Emerson 01-29-2013 04:30 PM

Dude, you have *BSD listed as GNU/Linux.

fixles2 01-29-2013 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Emerson (Post 4880184)
Dude, you have *BSD listed as GNU/Linux.

LOL I know. I just copied distrowatch top 100. Forget it included BSD. Thanks for voting. Over 400 in 4 hours. Pretty good. Surprised Ubuntu isnt winning by more and even more surprised Gnome3 is the most popular desktop (only just)

chrism01 01-29-2013 06:40 PM

Re Ubuntu; its very popular (recommended) for newbies/those who want a more MS experience (but apparently Mint is even better).
Its less so for experienced uses eg see people's profiles on the left here.

fixles2 01-29-2013 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by chrism01 (Post 4880253)
Re Ubuntu; its very popular (recommended) for newbies/those who want a more MS experience (but apparently Mint is even better).
Its less so for experienced uses eg see people's profiles on the left here.

A year ago Ubuntu got me into Linux and now I only use windows to play starcraft 2 (I got it running under wine but it was really sluggish :(

I think new users and ex-windows users would feel more at home with mint than ubuntu. It also looks a lot better in my opinion.

Arch is the only way to go for me at the moment though.

fixles2 01-29-2013 06:51 PM

Over 600 people have taken the survey so far. You can see the results here

http://pollmill.com/f/what-is-you-ma...m/answers.html

m.a.l.'s pa 01-29-2013 08:03 PM

Couldn't participate, because there's really no distro or desktop that I use the most. I multi-boot, and use various DEs and WMs.

fixles2 01-29-2013 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by m.a.l.'s pa (Post 4880310)
Couldn't participate, because there's really no distro or desktop that I use the most. I multi-boot, and use various DEs and WMs.

I think most people find a disto they like and stick with it. But if we were all the same it would be a boring world. Thanks for looking though. Over 750 responses much better than I ever imagined!

m.a.l.'s pa 01-29-2013 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by fixles2 (Post 4880313)
I think most people find a disto they like and stick with it. But if we were all the same it would be a boring world.

You're right. I have a handful I like, and I tend to stick with 'em, which I guess is not normal, although I think it's fun.

fixles2 01-29-2013 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by m.a.l.'s pa (Post 4880319)
You're right. I have a handful I like, and I tend to stick with 'em, which I guess is not normal, although I think it's fun.

What do you run then? I've only been using Linux a year and swtiched to Arch a few months ago. Steep learning curve but well worth it. Not many distros rocking Slim login manager with i3 tiling window manager.

m.a.l.'s pa 01-29-2013 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by fixles2 (Post 4880329)
What do you run then?

Currently: Debian, openSUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Sabayon. Currently on various distros, Xfce, GNOME Shell, Unity, KDE, Openbox, and Fluxbox.

m.a.l.'s pa 01-29-2013 08:55 PM

Also I like Mepis and Knoppix, but mainly for live sessions, when I need them.

fixles2 01-29-2013 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by m.a.l.'s pa (Post 4880336)
Currently: Debian, openSUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Sabayon. Currently on various distros, Xfce, GNOME Shell, Unity, KDE, Openbox, and Fluxbox.

lol that is a lot. Debian Sid was my previous distro. Loved it but Arch is more cutting edge and seems to have every package you could think of. You can even install Unity. Sabayon is a distro I'm going to look at as an intro to Gentoo.

m.a.l.'s pa 01-29-2013 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by fixles2 (Post 4880344)
lol that is a lot.

That's after I cut back. I used to also have SalineOS, PCLinuxOS, Linux Mint, and Mepis, and I also had Cinnamon, E17, and AwesomeWM running here. I just like everything, I'm easy.

suicidaleggroll 01-29-2013 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by m.a.l.'s pa (Post 4880336)
Currently: Debian, openSUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Sabayon. Currently on various distros, Xfce, GNOME Shell, Unity, KDE, Openbox, and Fluxbox.

That's a big selection to use on a regular basis.

Personally, on a regular basis I use Fedora (all versions) with Gnome 2, CentOS 6.3 with Gnome 2, and OpenSUSE 12.2 with XFCE. These are all on different machines, and by FAR my favorite is OpenSUSE with XFCE, in fact none of the other systems are even a contender. I've also used Ubuntu a decent amount, and found it absolutely atrocious. Mint is decent, for an Ubuntu-based distro. CentOS and Debian are good for what they are, stable server distros, but when it comes to daily usage they start to fall down in many aspects. KDE 4 is avoidable, and Gnome 3 is an abomination in my opinion.


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