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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 03-21-2010, 12:04 PM   #226
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Originally Posted by Eljo View Post
I ask myself, best in what way. I mean Ubuntu on top? What is the definition of best distro and what does it have to do to get there? Just a lot of users and commercial good implemented is not always good.
Great question.
I think Slackware and Ubuntu are the best, for two very different reasons.
Slackware is raw Linux. Vanilla Linux. That's why it's good.
Ubuntu is good because it's simple and easy to use, with some top-notch auto-configuration.
Honorable Mention is Arch Linux.
Made with the idea to be technically easy, and very customizable.

In reality, there is no best Linux distro. Some have what others don't and vice versa.
Old 03-21-2010, 04:31 PM   #227
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I would say debain is good because its basically the same as ubuntu but doesnt lock the root login.
Old 06-15-2010, 05:10 AM   #228
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Smile Desktop Distribution of the Year

It would have to be a tossup between Sabayon Linux Gnome and Linux Mint 9 Gnome. Both are excellent distributions.


slackware, slax, squashfs

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