Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > 2011 Members Choice Awards
User Name
2011 Members Choice Awards This forum is for the 2011 Members Choice Awards.
You can now vote for your favorite products of 2011. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.


View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
Ubuntu 191 21.75%
Fedora 63 7.18%
Debian 116 13.21%
Slackware 189 21.53%
openSuse 34 3.87%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 2 0.23%
Linux Mint 100 11.39%
Mandriva 4 0.46%
Gentoo 14 1.59%
MEPIS 5 0.57%
Arch 69 7.86%
PClinuxOS 24 2.73%
VectorLinux 0 0%
Sabayon 0 0%
Puppy 4 0.46%
Salix 13 1.48%
CrunchBang 19 2.16%
Mageia 12 1.37%
Bodhi 19 2.16%
Voters: 878. You may not vote on this poll

  Search this Thread
Old 02-01-2012, 09:20 PM   #121
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada.
Distribution: Debian wheezy ppc64, Lubuntu, Bodhi
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0

Debian supports all hardware, which is just an inhuman effort. Debian will never let you down. Debian is my pick.

Old 02-01-2012, 10:11 PM   #122
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 2

I selected Ubuntu, but actually I use Kubuntu. I think it's a pretty good distribution and I haven't encountered any serious problems.
Old 02-01-2012, 10:16 PM   #123
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2011
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Thumbs up OpenSUSE

I think openSUSE is the desktop distribution that everyone needs for his computer
Old 02-01-2012, 10:29 PM   #124
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2011
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I like redhat
Old 02-02-2012, 05:28 AM   #125
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2010
Posts: 20

Rep: Reputation: 0
ofcourse Ubuntu

i vote for ubuntu (ultimate edition) ,almost it supports all hardwares and also it has large no of packages so i prefer ubuntu ultimate edition .....
Old 02-02-2012, 08:13 AM   #126
Registered: Jan 2012
Posts: 42

Rep: Reputation: 2
I *used* to like Ubuntu. But ever since Hardy introduced a kind of lag/slowness into the desktop I only use it because it is what I am familiar with. So I didn't vote. And the new direction Ubuntu is going is awful to say the least. At the moment my favorite is Mac OS....
Old 02-02-2012, 09:38 AM   #127
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 2

hav'nt seen anything about aptosid wich is a debian sid distro, very modern, efficient, stable, easy to install from live cd/usb (and very fast also) wich comes in several flavors :
k desktop, xfce, lxde, etc.

too bad aptosid is not more widely spread, for me it is the debian of tomorrow...

see and give a try you'll be amazed how easy it is ... and hardware recognition is at its highest...

Old 02-02-2012, 11:58 AM   #128
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2010
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Originally Posted by cowlitzron View Post
If, Bodhi were on the ballot I would vote for it. Solid Enlightenment distro which has a fast boot.
Yep, Bodhi would be the correct answer.
Old 02-02-2012, 03:13 PM   #129
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Manorville, New York, USA
Distribution: siduction, Fedora 19, openSUSE Tumbleweed
Posts: 379
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 47
I didn't have time to go through the whole thread, so, I wish "siduction" was included. Although it's first release appeared 12/31/11. I guess you didn't have time to be siduced.
Old 02-02-2012, 03:50 PM   #130
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2012
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Funtoo Linux. Second choice would be Arch, and third Bodhi. But definitely my first choice is Funtoo.
Old 02-02-2012, 04:04 PM   #131
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: London
Distribution: Debian, Kubuntu
Posts: 572

Rep: Reputation: 75
Just as some others, I'm not voting in this category this year - my desktop distro does not deserve my vote this time around but at the same time I haven't been annoyed enough to switch.
Old 02-02-2012, 04:37 PM   #132
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2012
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Bodhi 1.3 all the way. Stepping backward fron ubuntu oneric purely to get Enlightenment. Runs solidly!
Old 02-02-2012, 04:42 PM   #133
343 Guilty Spark
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2008
Distribution: Slackware CentOS Debian Mageia
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Come on Slackware! from 2nd to 4th place on my personal chart; Debian, CentOS, and Mageia.
Old 02-02-2012, 05:21 PM   #134
Fuduntu Team
Registered: Dec 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Distribution: Fuduntu
Posts: 75

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Old 02-02-2012, 05:21 PM   #135
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2011
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Salix OS is my favorite so far, so my vote goes to Salix.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Desktop Distribution of the Year jeremy 2010 Members Choice Awards 222 04-18-2011 04:04 PM
Desktop Distribution of the Year jeremy 2009 Members Choice Awards 227 06-15-2010 06:10 AM
Desktop Distribution of the Year jeremy 2008 Members Choice Awards 343 06-06-2009 11:26 AM
Desktop Distribution of the Year jeremy 2007 Members Choice Awards 239 06-02-2008 12:49 PM > Forums > 2011 Members Choice Awards

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration