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View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
Ubuntu 547 35.38%
Fedora 153 9.90%
Debian 158 10.22%
openSuse 120 7.76%
Slackware 192 12.42%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 0.65%
Mandriva 74 4.79%
Gentoo 58 3.75%
MEPIS 29 1.88%
Linux Mint 48 3.10%
Arch 75 4.85%
PClinuxOS 40 2.59%
Zenwalk 24 1.55%
VectorLinux 12 0.78%
Freespire 0 0%
gOS 6 0.39%
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:33 PM   #46
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Devon - UK
Distribution: Suse - Desktop, Arch - Laptop, Centos - Server and whatever I fancy on the other machine ;)
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Gentoo all the way!
Old 01-12-2009, 08:38 PM   #47
Registered: Apr 2008
Location: Valley of Gold
Distribution: Arch / Mepis
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best desktop

sidux, always a small 's'

100% Debian Sid for any user, I know, the pure Sid folks disagree that's important.
Think of all those extra installs as a turbo button on getting packages moved thru unstable faster.

7 months, no issues of any kind.

Rolling release, no reinstall to upgrade.

Newest versions in repos.

What more could you want in a Debian based distro?

Me, nothing!


Old 01-13-2009, 01:25 AM   #48
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If they think Windows 7..........

Ubuntu/Kubuntu 8.10 has to to be the best thing since sliced bread. I wonder that Microsoft bothered with trying to come up with something to compete with Linux after their Vista fiasco. If one wants the best of all worlds it can only be Linux.
Old 01-13-2009, 08:28 AM   #49
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Location: india
Distribution: ubuntu
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Ubuntu is really good. i tried lot from suse,redhat. but ubuntu scores more
Old 01-13-2009, 12:07 PM   #50
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I use both ubuntu and debian . also fedora looks nice
Old 01-14-2009, 02:24 AM   #51
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sidux is a very good desktop distro, not only Live distro!!
Old 01-14-2009, 03:50 AM   #52
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I wouldn't go for any of the above listing above sidux - I'm surprised it's not in the desktop line-up. sidux is 'the package' for a fast, reliable, leading edge linux install and I, and my 'clients' by default (!), wouldn't use anything else!
Old 01-14-2009, 04:01 AM   #53
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Location: Sunshine Coast Australia
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Well I'm back to Mandriva after Kubuntu, Suse, Fedora etc. But its 2008.1 2009 was a disaster for me
Old 01-14-2009, 02:05 PM   #54
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Debian Stable! 'nuff said
Old 01-14-2009, 04:35 PM   #55
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Debain has to be the winner here.. What other Distro can claim so many Child Distributions ?
Old 01-14-2009, 07:28 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by farslayer View Post
Debain has to be the winner here.. What other Distro can claim so many Child Distributions ?
Quantity, yes, maybe...but what about quality?
Uh, what's that one? Starts with S, ends with e?
Old 01-14-2009, 08:16 PM   #57
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Prior Lake, MN
Distribution: Fedora, Suse, Mandriva, Ubuntu
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Voted for Fedora, but Mandriva, OpenSuse, and Ubuntu are right up there.

Old 01-14-2009, 09:19 PM   #58
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All about Slackware for me. I've tried Red Hat
(ages ago) and Gentoo and Ubuntu more recently, but I always come back to Slackware.

Just upgraded to 12.2 and I'm more smitten than ever.

Got Slack?
Old 01-14-2009, 09:54 PM   #59
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Ubuntu - from the 8.04 to 8.10, Ubuntu has delivered on not only a GOOD LOOKING desktop, but an incredibly easy to use, functional desktop. I've tried Gentoo and love it, I tried OpenSolaris and its okay, but to come in and challenge the status quo (Windblows) with such confidence definitely deserves top desktop honors. Ubuntu is NOT what Linux is all about, but Ubuntu DOES show the versatility of linux to not only appeal to the developers with distros geared for them, but also the average user that just wants something that works.

UBUNTU 8.10 Sexy AND smart
Old 01-14-2009, 10:36 PM   #60
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Simply because it is debian-simple, and I fancy the community.


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