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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 01-11-2010, 10:16 AM   #31
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Sri Lanka
Distribution: Fedora (workstations), CentOS (servers), Arch, Mint, Ubuntu, and a few more.
Posts: 441

Rep: Reputation: 40

Sure, Ubuntu made the experience pleasing and Mint pushed it even further and many others doing similar good deeds. But as usual, Fedora drives the desktop innovation and the crop of new tech for everyone else. It may not be the shiniest, but Fedora does push the boundaries of Linux while being a true community based project (despite the popular belief). To see what they achieve during the last year, just refer to their feature lists for the 11 and 12 releases. So Fedora gets my vote.
Old 01-11-2010, 11:46 AM   #32
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Romania
Distribution: Slackware 12
Posts: 42

Rep: Reputation: 15
Slackware, naturally . It's clean and it's working as I tell it, I don't have to guess which GUI module overrides my settings. I would recommend Zenwalk for the newbies as an alternative to Ubuntu for general culture, like many before me said it's your choice.
Old 01-11-2010, 12:26 PM   #33
Registered: Feb 2007
Location: Utah,USA
Distribution: fedora,slackware,sourcemage,
Posts: 37

Rep: Reputation: 6
source mage is never on the list so i'll mark arch
Old 01-11-2010, 06:25 PM   #34
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Scotland, UK
Distribution: Kubuntu 9.10, ubuntu 8.04.2 server
Posts: 156

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Originally Posted by repo View Post
I thought linux was about freedom of choice,
Not about being better then the rest, or patronizing people.
Thank you ^^ People who use ubuntu may well have just as much, if not a larger knowledge of linux, or anything you deem to be n00by.

Kubuntu just because it is so easy to get started with, and just as customizable as anything else
Old 01-11-2010, 09:16 PM   #35
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: NY, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Arch
Posts: 176

Rep: Reputation: 35
Old 01-12-2010, 01:59 AM   #36
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Netherlands
Distribution: Sabayon Linux 3.26
Posts: 62

Rep: Reputation: 15
Thumbs up Sabayon

Sabayon FTW!!
Old 01-12-2010, 02:03 AM   #37
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Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 10

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So far 18 listed, and still missing the best of the bests.
Paldo, although unknown is the best desktop distro out there. By far ...
Old 01-12-2010, 02:05 AM   #38
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Registered: Jul 2009
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One more that deserves to be listed is Toorox (Gentoo based).
Old 01-12-2010, 04:25 AM   #39
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: England
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 119

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Arch . I like things up-to-date and with as few unnecessary dependencies as possible
Old 01-12-2010, 05:56 AM   #40
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Registered: Jan 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Distribution: LMDE64,Mint9,Crunchbang Statler
Posts: 3

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It has to be Linux Mint 8 main edition
Old 01-12-2010, 07:26 AM   #41
Registered: Nov 2009
Location: Alabama
Distribution: Arch x86_64
Posts: 650

Rep: Reputation: 79
hmmm tough choice. I currently run Slack 13, and it is great... for me. However, as a gernal OS, Probably Ubuntu 9.04 as it did ,just work and is great for moving people from windows over to linux. I have tried a lot of different distros, but I keep coming back to Slack. So it's a toss up. I vote Slack for me, but Ubuntu Generally
Old 01-12-2010, 09:12 AM   #42
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Ubuntu, because it is a best stepping stone for Win refugees to this day. It's not the fastest, but its best in what it should suppose to be doing, being easiest distro to install and use.
Old 01-12-2010, 11:23 AM   #43
Registered: Nov 2009
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 472

Rep: Reputation: 41
Debian Squeeze
Old 01-12-2010, 11:40 AM   #44
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:41 AM   #45
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Valby, Denmark / Citizen of the Web
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 879

Rep: Reputation: 39
As I always vote for the distribution or software that has actually come the longest way or been more present this year, I did not vote for my favorite Slackware - but was instead unsure about whether to point to Arch, which is really picking up followers, or Mint, which I find to be improving constantly with their extremely polished offering, even if they are burdened by being based on Ubuntu. I gave it to Mint this year, but watch out for Arch.


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