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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 01-15-2009, 02:44 PM   #91
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Distribution: Xandros, Linspire, Ubuntu, SLED 10
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I still think openSuSE is the most polished distro, even when I love Ubuntu and Mandriva.
Old 01-15-2009, 05:00 PM   #92
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Slackware, Debian and Gentoo are probably better but Ubuntu does what they don't, bringing a Linux system to the mass (read non-geeks).
Old 01-15-2009, 05:19 PM   #93
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Not so easy!

I've loved PCLinuxOS 2007, Kubuntu 8.04 and Sabayon.
Real cool Installation and Desktop UI plus Graphics - openSuSE 11.1
but again, Numero Uno for my development is Fedora Core 9; just recently installed FC10.

Fastest evolutionary & potential Linux challenger (?) - OpenSolaris 2008.11 (stunned by the quality of the work. Earlier i used to work on Solaris SDE 10 2006. Frankly no comparison between those two!)

Non-Penguin - Leopard
Sham of the Year - Vista
Old 01-15-2009, 06:34 PM   #94
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Why doesn't Kubuntu have an option of it's own?

p.s. I voted Ubuntu.
Old 01-15-2009, 06:57 PM   #95
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:22 PM   #96
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Although not my fave distro, I have to vote Mandriva given the choices. Excellent, excellent hardware support. I can install it on anything where others fail. Very polished. The only thing that keeps it from being the best of the best is the sh*tty package management. Now if they adopted synaptic ...

Suse is a close second. Package management is better than Mandriva but I really dislike the installer.

As much as I like past versions of Mepis and Pclos, I don't think they are really in the running anymore. One release every couple of years is not going to keep up with changing hardware.
Old 01-15-2009, 08:26 PM   #97
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Arch linux!!
Its like: slackware - ubuntu - gentoo combined!!
why like slackware? Because it lets you configure just about anything, no need for gui.
why like ubuntu? Because it has an package installer/updater almost as great (no so many packages).
why like gentoo? you can compile your own packages if you want, and you can add flags!

And its rolling release, no need to reinstall every time you want to update....
Old 01-15-2009, 08:57 PM   #98
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I like slackware
Old 01-16-2009, 01:51 AM   #99
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Location: India
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its completely 'Desktop'

Mandriva and DreamLinux aslo good
but Mint have more Easy to Do things.

Last edited by b2bwild; 01-16-2009 at 01:52 AM.
Old 01-16-2009, 12:10 PM   #100
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sidux, voting for Debian.
Old 01-16-2009, 01:06 PM   #101
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Use other distro's, but this is my favourite.
Old 01-16-2009, 01:20 PM   #102
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Xandros 4.5 OCE-very easy setup for wireless and printing. Debian "etch" based so I voted Debian.
Old 01-16-2009, 02:24 PM   #103
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ArchLinux was a major discovery for me when I decided to try it out. I think its <ONE-OF-THE> the most perfect binary distribution for desktops. It has simplicity and ease of use written all over it. And it also makes the single BEST distro for laptops.
Old 01-17-2009, 10:53 PM   #104
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Fedora 'til the bitter end!!!!!!

Last edited by custangro; 01-17-2009 at 10:55 PM.
Old 01-18-2009, 06:09 AM   #105
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Location: portugal
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There are four things that do not exchange or borrow: my woman, my daughter, my car and "my" Slackware!
(translated by google)

Cheers to all slackers and the others too!

Last edited by eddygrinder; 01-18-2009 at 06:11 AM.


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