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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 01-21-2011, 10:05 AM   #121
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Privacy wise Google may be evil, but FOSS wise and standards wise they are.
Did you mean "aren't", or was that a Freudian slip?

(sorry, couldn't resist...apologies if this causes too much drift)
 
Old 01-21-2011, 10:19 AM   #122
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Anyways, I voted Ubuntu (although Mint may not be that far behind) because of its increasing ease-of-use (such as Unity, the Software Center, and Ubiquity [the installer] and the fact that all these apps are there to make Ubuntu the Linux for all ages, from Grandma all the way down to teens and young kids) and its concept of choice whether you want to install potentially patent-encumbered software or not (the checkbox that the installer presents you with).

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Did you mean "aren't", or was that a Freudian slip?

(sorry, couldn't resist...apologies if this causes too much drift)
Okay, yes that's what I meant. Sorry, I was confused...
 
Old 01-21-2011, 04:24 PM   #123
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:26 PM   #124
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Slack
 
Old 01-22-2011, 01:31 AM   #125
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Can I go back and change my vote ? if so I'd like to vote for Snow Leopard
 
Old 01-22-2011, 03:33 AM   #126
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http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/

http://www.chromium.org/

http://source.android.com/source/download.html

All these are Google FOSS projects, and HUGE ones. Privacy wise Google may be evil, but FOSS wise and standards wise they are. Really, if I had to rank Google, it would be dead in the middle -- not anywhere the top, not anywhere near the bottom.
That's a good point!! they have done a lot to put Open source on the map as many people had NOOO idea what the term even meant (including me before I found Ubuntu when it was at 9.4) but now that Chrome and Chrome OS will be dropping H.264 support for HTML5 videos its going to force people (without even noticing they are being forced) to watch more video using H.264 under the extremely closed source Flash. They say its to push WebM as a replacement for both H.264 under HTML5 and Flash as it should able to support all the things Flash does, but that will be YEARS down the road.
and that really gives me a bad feeling from using Chrome and Android cause that is a clear move at supporting their deal they made with Adobe to be start having Flash come standard on ALL their devices. So even though I have one of those proto type Chrome OS laptops they were giving out. I just really hate using it since I heard about dropping that HTML5 video codec.

Sorry for the rant, I get worked up sometimes lol
 
Old 01-22-2011, 05:08 AM   #127
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Cool Slackware will again again for the 4th year in a row!!!

Check out the little icon on the bottom left hand corner of this post...

That's right It says Slackware. Can you say Slackware? I knew you could

I predict that Slackware will win again by a landslide for the 4th consecutive year in a row.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 08:54 AM   #128
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Now wait a minute... isn't the Slackware forum considered the "official" Slackware forum in a sense? I dare say the deck has been stacked.

Not that I'm complaining... About time Ubuntu didn't win.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 10:15 AM   #129
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Now wait a minute... isn't the Slackware forum considered the "official" Slackware forum in a sense? I dare say the deck has been stacked.

Not that I'm complaining... About time Ubuntu didn't win.
Wait a minute... You say "about time Ubuntu didn't win" when you have Debian, the distro Ubuntu is based on?! Ah, the irony.

And why do you have the Windows XPee icon on your post despite the fact that you use Linux?
 
Old 01-22-2011, 12:13 PM   #130
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Wait a minute... You say "about time Ubuntu didn't win" when you have Debian, the distro Ubuntu is based on?! Ah, the irony.
Where's the irony? Ubuntu didn't invent Debian...

And for the record, I use and like Ubuntu. But it doesn't deserve the #1 spot in every poll, because it isn't the best distribution.

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And why do you have the Windows XPee icon on your post despite the fact that you use Linux?
Because my wife's PC has Windows XP on it.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 12:46 PM   #131
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Check out the little icon on the bottom left hand corner of this post...

That's right It says Slackware. Can you say Slackware? I knew you could

I predict that Slackware will win again by a landslide for the 4th consecutive year in a row.

Slackware always came second (behind Ubuntu) in the last 4 years.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 05:33 PM   #132
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Talking ubuntu? what's ubuntu? Never heard of it.

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Slackware always came second (behind Ubuntu) in the last 4 years.
I think you're suffering from paralax

What is ubuntu?
 
Old 01-22-2011, 09:07 PM   #133
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Where's the irony? Ubuntu didn't invent Debian...

And for the record, I use and like Ubuntu. But it doesn't deserve the #1 spot in every poll, because it isn't the best distribution.


Because my wife's PC has Windows XP on it.
Well actually I would vote for LMDE if it were actually on the poll, as in my opinion *it* is the best distro around...
 
Old 01-22-2011, 10:03 PM   #134
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What is ubuntu?
It's a word from some African language or another ... I think it means "I can't configure Slackware; or even Debian."
 
Old 01-22-2011, 10:14 PM   #135
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It's a word from some African language or another ... I think it means "I can't configure Slackware; or even Debian."
I know you don't like Ubuntu, but mocking it like that is downright juvenile...

Ubuntu really means "humanity towards others" in various southern African languages and it happens to be the name of a Linux distro geared for more ease of use and ease of migration especially for Windows and Mac OS X users, in case any of you haven't realized that it *is* only so popular that people who don't even know what Linux is still use it... LOL @ you if you *really* don't know.
 
  


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