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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2010. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 7th 8th.


View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
Ubuntu 278 28.63%
Fedora 82 8.44%
Debian 98 10.09%
openSuse 48 4.94%
Slackware 177 18.23%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 2 0.21%
Mandriva 18 1.85%
Linux Mint 98 10.09%
Gentoo 19 1.96%
MEPIS 13 1.34%
Arch 60 6.18%
PClinuxOS 23 2.37%
Zenwalk 1 0.10%
VectorLinux 2 0.21%
Sabayon 6 0.62%
Puppy 14 1.44%
Salix 30 3.09%
CrunchBang 2 0.21%
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
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Desktop Distribution of the Year

The best Linux distribution for use on a Desktop machine.

Old 01-13-2011, 11:10 AM   #2
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Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Paris
Distribution: Slackware forever.
Posts: 2,437

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It saves me so much time having it on user's computers.
Old 01-13-2011, 11:53 AM   #3
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Registered: Feb 2010
Location: Bulgaria
Distribution: Slackware
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Slackware ...and not just best for 2010 , but for all time.
It does only and just what I told him to do , nothing more , nothing less ...just what a distribution should do! Obey the root :P

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Old 01-13-2011, 01:20 PM   #4
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Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
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Slackware, I always came back since 1994.

Old 01-13-2011, 01:39 PM   #5
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Registered: Nov 2005
Location: London
Distribution: Slackware64-current
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That's at least 4 votes for Slackware. Good start
Old 01-13-2011, 01:56 PM   #6
Registered: Aug 2009
Location: London North West
Distribution: x86_64 Slack 13.37 current : +others
Posts: 459

Rep: Reputation: 59
Slackware... Praise Bob ! that makes 5 votes.
Old 01-13-2011, 04:44 PM   #7
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Registered: Nov 2005
Location: USA
Distribution: Mageia 7 - Debian 10 - Artix Linux
Posts: 1,142
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I have to say for the best all around distro I've used for the past couple of years would be Mandriva...alot of stuff works out the box.
Old 01-13-2011, 07:11 PM   #8
Registered: Oct 2010
Location: Serbia (Europe)
Distribution: Slackware 13.1
Posts: 97

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Old 01-13-2011, 07:16 PM   #9
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Western Maine
Distribution: PCLinuxOS (LXDE)
Posts: 466

Rep: Reputation: 51
Debian for me. I gave up on Ubuntu when people starting asking me about my new Mac. No kidding.
Old 01-13-2011, 09:44 PM   #10
Registered: Apr 2008
Distribution: Slackware64 13.37, Solaris 10, RHEL5/6
Posts: 92

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slackware... I've been using it for 2+ years now.
Old 01-13-2011, 10:29 PM   #11
Registered: Aug 2009
Location: Oregon, USA
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 864
Blog Entries: 31

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I voted Arch, but I still predict that Slackware will win by a landslide yet again...
Old 01-14-2011, 12:09 AM   #12
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Location: Gurgaon, India
Distribution: Cent OS 6/7
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I use Ubuntu and vote for it.
Old 01-14-2011, 12:29 AM   #13
Registered: Dec 2006
Distribution: Debian (Wheeze)
Posts: 391

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RHEL3all of the way
Old 01-14-2011, 12:54 AM   #14
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Registered: Jan 2011
Location: Russia
Distribution: Slackware, Fedora
Posts: 19

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+1 Slackware
Old 01-14-2011, 07:56 AM   #15
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Location: England
Distribution: Debian Buster
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but I still predict that Slackware will win by a landslide yet again
Isn't it normally Ubuntu that wins this catergory?.


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