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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2009. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.


View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
Ubuntu 343 30.17%
Fedora 111 9.76%
Debian 101 8.88%
openSuse 68 5.98%
Slackware 190 16.71%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 3 0.26%
Mandriva 46 4.05%
Gentoo 43 3.78%
MEPIS 19 1.67%
Linux Mint 93 8.18%
Arch 59 5.19%
PClinuxOS 28 2.46%
Zenwalk 7 0.62%
VectorLinux 5 0.44%
Freespire 0 0%
gOS 0 0%
Sabayon 6 0.53%
Puppy 15 1.32%
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:27 PM   #136
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Didn't vote. I can't seem to make up my mind this year.
Old 02-03-2010, 02:31 PM   #137
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Where is Damn Small linux??? - Mandriva gets my vote but I am really talking about mandriva 2008... still the best so far
Old 02-03-2010, 05:55 PM   #138
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last year ubuntu choosen 35% of people, and it became first. what about this year ?
Old 02-03-2010, 06:19 PM   #139
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Originally Posted by jefm View Post
Having not run every OS above, it seems weird to vote. The question is "what's the best", not "what do you run". Maybe I'm thinking too hard. BTW I run Debian Lenny on everything, except when using a rescue OS. I'm too lazy to try everything :}
I've hopped a few distros, learned a bit about what I like. Then I made a list of requirements of my ideal distro. Lo and behold, it exists. So I know the best is what I run without having tried every OS from the list (it's not even on the list but "Debian" will do).
Old 02-03-2010, 08:20 PM   #140
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Wink the "NOW" Ubuntu is the best

I've been using Ubuntu since introducing version 5.04
and I can say, the differences happened are really interesting
and worth mentioning......
aside, this WINE application has let me not to use windows that often
and sure, about the security, Ubuntu, the Linux O/P I use.... is really wonderful
the desktop, I like, the colors, more than 1 workspace make it easier to use, ease of use... amazing
now, I can do all, with a heart of steal
yes, "some" are not activated under Ubuntu/Linux still, but as I see, all will be activated soon
Old 02-03-2010, 11:36 PM   #141
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Originally Posted by jimihendrixhewasgood View Post
Where is Damn Small???
Looks to be dead Jim, all the Devs left with Shingledecker if I understand correctly. (used 2.2 - 3.x, hated the 4.x stuff)
Old 02-04-2010, 01:28 AM   #142
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:14 AM   #143
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:43 AM   #144
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sidux gets better and better every year . . taming debian sid . . no need for reinstalls with every new release . . but it's not on the list
Old 02-04-2010, 06:26 AM   #145
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Desktop of the year

This poll is a bit stupid. We are not comparing like with like. I use gentoo myself, but would not recommend it to a beginner. For him/her, Ubuntu would be the best. It all depends on the use one wants from the computer.

Why am I a LQ newbie? I was using linux before Linux Questions existed

Last edited by gcy; 02-04-2010 at 06:36 AM. Reason: Additional remark
Old 02-04-2010, 06:30 AM   #146
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Registered: Jan 2009
Location: vijayawada, India
Distribution: openSUSE 11.2, Ubuntu 9.0.4
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I recommend ubuntu for the users who just shifted from windows. and wants windows like system.

for an experienced user, wants to do some thing practically to the existing i recommend openSuSE.
Old 02-04-2010, 06:54 AM   #147
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:54 AM   #148
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Slackware 13.0, that's my vote.
Old 02-04-2010, 11:22 AM   #149
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gcy, notice that it say LQ newbie, not Linux newbie. The user titles are explained here:

Old 02-05-2010, 01:11 AM   #150
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for jeremy

jeremy do you have your own linux operating system????
if it is yes then i will vote for that!


slackware, slax, squashfs

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