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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 01-24-2010, 01:40 AM   #121
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I tried a few different distros recently and went back to slack. Slackware 13 64 bit has been my desktop choice.
Old 01-24-2010, 07:32 AM   #122
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and what about sudo package? isn't it your root entrance?
Old 01-24-2010, 12:07 PM   #123
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Slackware64 13, and Debian Lenny before that.


Old 01-24-2010, 09:25 PM   #124
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Slackware all the way.
Old 01-25-2010, 06:34 AM   #125
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Gimme an S!
Gimme an L!
Gimme an A!
Gimme a C!
Gimme a K!
Gimme a W!
Gimme an A!
Gimme an R!
Gimme an E!
What does it spell?
Huh, no idea, it's a long time since I was at school, and I never took any notice anyway.
Old 01-25-2010, 11:21 AM   #126
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Arch, because it is so fast and you can make it anything you want.
Old 01-25-2010, 02:10 PM   #127
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:21 PM   #128
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My choice is opensuse. it allowed me to learn new things.
Old 01-27-2010, 11:19 AM   #129
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i like their live-usb creator.

unetbootin is more of a hack,
the fedora usb creator was designed to make bootable usb drives.
Old 01-27-2010, 12:56 PM   #130
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Debian. 'nuf said.
Old 01-28-2010, 09:24 AM   #131
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More people need to use Zenwalk.
Old 01-28-2010, 10:11 AM   #132
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I'm varying again.
Mandriva has helped save one computer from being salvagable parts, but OTOH, it's also being a pest at the moment.
Gentoo has long been a fascination of mine, one I'm trying to get into again, but sometimes I'm a little on the impatient side, so it's not always the best one for me.

But overall, it's got to be Debian Squeeze. There's something about DEB systems that seems to just.... work.
Old 01-29-2010, 03:56 PM   #133
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Slackware, it makes people "roll their own"
Old 01-29-2010, 04:13 PM   #134
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Slackware, it makes people "roll their own"
Just like Debian
Old 01-31-2010, 10:06 AM   #135
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Arch for the vote , and Props to the Sidux team they have done a fantastic job and even though there using Deb Sid the distro is so stable and usable.


slackware, slax, squashfs

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