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Old 02-10-2013, 07:56 PM   #16
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That's not very illuminating. Let me rephrase: Is there something about Debian that makes it ideal for server use? I wonder if that selection and a lot of these poll winners are mostly the work of fanboys for a particular distro; perhaps that's what you were getting at.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 09:56 PM   #17
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Stable and easy to maintain

I believe the reason why Debian is popular for servers is because the system is dead simple to install, use, and maintain in many areas, the biggest of which being package management. Granted, it doesn't work for everything, and it may not always ship with the latest software, but the developers and maintainers are serious when it comes to security updates.
 
Old 02-11-2013, 01:28 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
Desktop Environment of the Year - KDE (31.31%)
Window Manager of the Year - Openbox (17.53%)
--jeremy
that's weird 31.31 % of 792 DE is 248 ~ 45.75% of WM
my maths is getting worst


I'm running a simulation using the Lagrangian of the dynamics of revolving DE + WM
 
Old 02-12-2013, 06:28 AM   #19
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poll

android should be 80%, i dont know why it is so lower.
 
Old 02-12-2013, 11:04 AM   #20
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That's not very illuminating. Let me rephrase: Is there something about Debian that makes it ideal for server use? I wonder if that selection and a lot of these poll winners are mostly the work of fanboys for a particular distro; perhaps that's what you were getting at.
You have to take the results with a very large grain of salt. The sample size is rather small and select. 'Small' makes it useless and 'select' makes it interesting because it says more about LQ patrons than it does the overall picture.

Still, what makes these kinds of polls interesting, even while knowing their shortcomings, is that there's so much mystery about how much Linux there is and what its being used for.

http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/77267.html will tell you nothing new other than it's still too hard to say.

http://www.linuxfoundation.org/publi...nd-user-survey will tell you that big business plans more uptake but there's no real picture of how much of what where.

Last edited by justcallmejim; 02-12-2013 at 11:16 AM. Reason: stupid broken markup processing
 
Old 02-13-2013, 10:58 AM   #21
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Congratulations to all the winners!

Next year I would really like to see a category for photo managers like DigiKam vs. RawTherapee vs. RawStudio, etc.

On a side note, Amarok's win surprised me. I must be the only one who finds it buggy and, at times, unstable.
 
Old 02-15-2013, 09:30 AM   #22
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That's not very illuminating. Let me rephrase: Is there something about Debian that makes it ideal for server use? I wonder if that selection and a lot of these poll winners are mostly the work of fanboys for a particular distro; perhaps that's what you were getting at.
It's well tested and stable. Stability and security are the biggest requirements of any server distro. That is why CentOS and Debian are the top two server distros.
 
Old 02-15-2013, 10:54 AM   #23
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I can't believe it! KDE, konsole, amarok, dolphin... Obviously, there were too many kde4 lovers voting this year.
 
Old 02-16-2013, 04:20 AM   #24
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Hi All,

I use this yearly list as a sanity check, see the trends, and check out new apps. Thank you LinuxQuestions.org, and all those that joined in the survey.
 
Old 02-16-2013, 09:09 AM   #25
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Thx every body

Democracy does'nt always lead to the right thing bot steel better than monarchy.
Hope next year 3d graphics would have their own category (the great blender ,wings,..) its feel roung to put blender and gimp in the same category to compet against each other .the same goes for 2d &3d games
 
Old 02-16-2013, 10:45 AM   #26
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And i wish game engines (ogre ,panda3d...)will have there own category next year too
 
Old 02-16-2013, 12:05 PM   #27
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Very interesting results.
Depending which group of people you ask, the favorite desktop distribution can vary a lot: Slackware, Ubuntu, SolusOS, Mint, Mageia, Debian, Arch...
They are all good.

Vive la différence!

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:56 AM   #28
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Slackware the best desktop distribution.OK.But for newbies,it is not the best.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 01:43 PM   #29
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My dream distro would be fedora kde4 codeks gcard drivers all essential progs(vlc,win,libreoffice,,,,).idont have speed internet to help me make it .and that y i want it to have codeks out of the box . Hehe ironic ha
 
Old 02-21-2013, 02:00 PM   #30
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That's not very illuminating. Let me rephrase: Is there something about Debian that makes it ideal for server use? I wonder if that selection and a lot of these poll winners are mostly the work of fanboys for a particular distro; perhaps that's what you were getting at.
I'm not a system administrator, but I would say what makes Debian great is the stability, long term support, tools, and the huge library of ".deb" applications. And that's why there are so many (good) distros that are Debian derivatives.

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