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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.


View Poll Results: Distribution of the Year
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 27 0.94%
Fedora 253 8.85%
Slackware 434 15.18%
Suse 294 10.28%
Debian 276 9.65%
Mandriva 126 4.41%
Ubuntu 756 26.44%
Knoppix 20 0.70%
Gentoo 166 5.81%
MEPIS 95 3.32%
Novell Linux Desktop 15 0.52%
Xandros 18 0.63%
Linspire 16 0.56%
Arch 106 3.71%
PClinuxOS 170 5.95%
CentOS 29 1.01%
LFS 18 0.63%
Zenwalk 32 1.12%
Vector 8 0.28%
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:16 PM   #106
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yet another vote for PCLOS

Yet another vote for PCLOS - it's a solid distro - great media support - easy package manager - nice eye-candy....

Old 01-03-2007, 12:04 AM   #107
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Location: Sacramento
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FC5 has been good to me and my laptop

I've enjoyed using Fedora 5 throughout 2006.
I installed Slackware 11 on NewYear's Eve...I hope to vote Slack next year!
Old 01-03-2007, 01:19 AM   #108
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: P.E.I. Canada
Distribution: Any nix or other OS I can get my hands on!
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I have used them all, a friend gave me a pclinux big daddy cd and I was amazed at how all my hard ware just worked with out any further ado. It is a great distro and I would recommend it to any one interested in a distro that just plain works.
Old 01-03-2007, 01:31 AM   #109
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Location: São Paulo - Brazil
Distribution: Open Suse 10
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open Suse

for me as a beginner in Linux, i think that Suse 10.2 is the easily and most complete solution in Linux. i tried to use many other distros, but i liked more the Suse.
Old 01-03-2007, 01:37 AM   #110
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Location: Philadelphia PA USA
Distribution: Lubuntu, Slackware
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Well, I vote ubuntu, if for no other reason than the fact that ubuntu has introduced a huge number of people to linux. Many of them (including me!!) are here to stay, and are happy they made the switch.
Zenwalk 4.0 is impressive, and was not too difficult for this linux novice to try out and have fun with.
Old 01-03-2007, 02:05 AM   #111
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Planet Earth (currently)
Distribution: Slackware, Gentoo, Void, Debian
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As a total newb last year it was PCLinuxOS, this time around (still a newb but wiser by 1 year) my vote goes for Zenwalk!

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Old 01-03-2007, 02:48 AM   #112
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SUSE is cool enough, has never disappointed me.Lots of Applications and bleeding edge technology.
Old 01-03-2007, 03:22 AM   #113
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Well here is my first post..! I vote for open suse since i use suse for a long time. The main reason for this is that this distro has the best language support for my mother language (greek). I have tried a lot of distros but always at the end i go back to suse.
Old 01-03-2007, 05:33 AM   #114
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Hellas
Distribution: Zenwalk 6.4
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2 years in a row I was voting for Suse but this year I saw Zenwalk doing some leaps on simplicity and slickness, so I go for Zenwalk computing!
Old 01-03-2007, 07:26 AM   #115
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Distribution: Arch Linux, Gentoo Linux, Ubuntu, Debian
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Nothing like Gentoo!
Old 01-03-2007, 08:49 AM   #116
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Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Asuncion, Paraguay
Distribution: Red Hat, SuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora3
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RHEL or Centos are the best of the best of the best!
Old 01-03-2007, 09:55 AM   #117
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Have to give my vote to Puppy Linux. This small distro boots to desktop in under 1 minute and has all the apps you need. The forum is the best I've seen. Very friendly and fast replies. A new version is released every 6-8 weeks, and consistently gets better and better. I was a Ubuntu fan, but got tired of waiting for it to load. If you've never tried Puppy Linux, download it (50-80 Megs), and pop in the live cd.
You WILL be amazed!!
Old 01-03-2007, 09:58 AM   #118
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: UK
Distribution: Ubuntu/Arch
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I think gentoo, although difficult to setup. Its certinaly worth the flexibility and the speed. Although ubuntu possibly the most popular distro has come along way in the last year.
Old 01-03-2007, 10:16 AM   #119
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Puppy is in the Live Distribution Poll. We have no plans to add it to this poll this year, but we'll review it again for next years poll.

Old 01-03-2007, 10:18 AM   #120
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It's been a year of many good distros. But PCLinuxOS gets my vote for several reasons: Live CD to check your hardware, easy install to disk, gorgeous, easy to update, far simpler to get to full web compatibility than almost anything out there (multimedia codecs just one apt-get or Synaptic search away), and a civil and and responsive forum. And wait till you see .94!

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