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View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
antiX 8 0.88%
Arch 38 4.18%
Bodhi 1 0.11%
Chakra 3 0.33%
CrunchBang 9 0.99%
Debian 83 9.12%
elementary OS 4 0.44%
Fedora 42 4.62%
Funtoo 2 0.22%
Gentoo 10 1.10%
Linux Deepin 2 0.22%
Linux Mint 202 22.20%
Mageia 10 1.10%
Mandriva 0 0%
Manjaro 15 1.65%
MEPIS 1 0.11%
openSUSE 32 3.52%
PClinuxOS 17 1.87%
Puppy 2 0.22%
Sabayon 4 0.44%
Salix 8 0.88%
Slackware 202 22.20%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 2 0.22%
TinyCore 0 0%
Ubuntu 202 22.20%
VectorLinux 0 0%
Zorin OS 1 0.11%
SliTaz 2 0.22%
Korora 0 0%
Calculate 1 0.11%
SolydXK 4 0.44%
Rosa Desktop Fresh 2 0.22%
Peach OSI 1 0.11%
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:39 PM   #46
Registered: May 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 415

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Still has to be Arch Linux for me... it just keeps on doing all that I need!
Old 12-19-2014, 01:51 PM   #47
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Location: ...uncanny valley... infinity\1975; (randomly born:) Milwaukee, WI, US( + travel,) Earth( I wish,) END BORDER$!◣◢┌∩┐ Fe26-E,e...
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BSDs Rock, solid! Free to...
Old 12-19-2014, 06:41 PM   #48
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Wales
Distribution: KDE Neon, Mint, Mageia, OpenSUSE
Posts: 97

Rep: Reputation: 29
Can SolydXK be added to the list please?
Old 12-19-2014, 07:32 PM   #49
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
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SolydXK has been added.

Old 12-19-2014, 08:36 PM   #50
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Registered: Sep 2014
Posts: 3

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PCLOS! It has the security I need with minimal maintenance.
Old 12-20-2014, 12:26 AM   #51
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Registered: Dec 2014
Distribution: Manjaro/Mint
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 4
Linux Mint hands down
Old 12-20-2014, 11:19 AM   #52
Registered: Sep 2014
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 33

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
slackware o/c
Old 12-20-2014, 01:10 PM   #53
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Registered: Sep 2014
Posts: 3

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My Vote

is for PCLinuxOS
System:    Host: localhost Kernel: 3.18.1-pclos1 x86_64 (64 bit) 
           Desktop: KDE 4.14.3 Distro: PCLinuxOS 
Machine:   System: FUJITSU (portable) product: LIFEBOOK S751 v: 10601409485
           Mobo: FUJITSU model: FJNB223 v: G3
           Bios: FUJITSU // Phoenix v: Version 1.15 date: 07/05/2011
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-2520M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2012 MHz 2: 2079 MHz 3: 1088 MHz 4: 1107 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.14.6 drivers: v4l,intel
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.4.0
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller 
           driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.18.1-pclos1
Network:   Card: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 08:11:96:2c:9b:6c
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (62.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD2500BEKT size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 12G used: 8.4G (76%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: /home size: 153G used: 134G (88%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5 
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 202 Uptime: 3:03 Memory: 786.1/3869.8MB 
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.1.96
Old 12-20-2014, 02:33 PM   #54
Registered: Nov 2008
Location: US
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 288

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still slack

For me Slackware stills wins out.

At work we can use one of 3 distros of which 2 are commercial instead windows (no slack ).

I use one of the commercial ones, though quite good, I had to install a lot libs, utilities, applications to get it to the usability state I am use to with Slackware. And surprisingly, it is much less stable, but I am fairly certain 99% of stability issues are due to the laptop issued to me (hardware/heat).

Old 12-20-2014, 03:31 PM   #55
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 92

Rep: Reputation: 19
Slackware! Bob rulez the desk too
Old 12-21-2014, 05:15 AM   #56
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2010
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
My Fav desktop distro is Gnome Ubuntu
Old 12-22-2014, 05:40 PM   #57
Registered: Dec 2014
Distribution: slackware x86-64 14.2
Posts: 188

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yep slackware ofcourse though salix aint bad being completely keyboard it a try on my vmware now....
Old 12-24-2014, 12:49 AM   #58
Registered: Jan 2010
Location: British Columbia
Distribution: Debian 8
Posts: 140

Rep: Reputation: 15
Originally Posted by Mik3e View Post
Edit: I noticed that PCBSD is not on the list. I'd not vote for it, but its absence says a lot. Perhaps I won't try it after all.
Uhhh maybe cause it's BSD, not Linux.
Old 12-25-2014, 11:18 AM   #59
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Registered: Nov 2014
Location: Russia
Distribution: Debian 7
Posts: 2

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On home machine I use Debian, previously used CentOS.
Old 12-26-2014, 09:54 AM   #60
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Registered: Dec 2013
Distribution: debian_testing
Posts: 15

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Debian testing is best for desktop.
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