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View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
antiX 6 0.71%
Arch 68 8.08%
BunsenLabs 5 0.59%
Chakra 1 0.12%
Debian 98 11.64%
Devuan 8 0.95%
elementary OS 7 0.83%
Fedora 74 8.79%
Gentoo 11 1.31%
Linux Deepin 0 0%
Linux Lite 4 0.48%
Linux Mint 131 15.56%
Linux Mint Debian Edition 5 0.59%
Mageia 19 2.26%
Manjaro 14 1.66%
MX Linux 28 3.33%
Nanolinux 3 0.36%
openSUSE 52 6.18%
PClinuxOS 28 3.33%
Peach OSI 0 0%
Peppermint 4 0.48%
Puppy 1 0.12%
Sabayon 5 0.59%
Salix 4 0.48%
Slackware 135 16.03%
Solus 6 0.71%
SolydXK 0 0%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 1 0.12%
Ubuntu 118 14.01%
Void Linux 3 0.36%
Zorin OS 3 0.36%
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:58 PM   #16
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Where would we be without Debian.
 
Old 01-05-2017, 08:10 AM   #17
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I use Debian at work, as Fileservers, samba & nfs, but Ubuntu is great too.
I use Ubuntu at home as DLNA server, bitorrent client, samba server and shorewall firewall, works great!!
 
Old 01-05-2017, 01:29 PM   #18
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Ubuntu Mate

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Old 01-05-2017, 02:19 PM   #19
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I'm still torn between slackware and debian, slackware for the fact that as you build it you continually learn basic programming and manual dependency resolution, and debian because it just works.. I would vote Ubuntu down due to the constant problems with error reporting software, too much bloatware and targeted advertising built into the core of the Os. I do enjoy the user-friendliness and extra features, however it is not enough to sway me to give up all privacy to canonical, however there is no vote down and everyone is entitled to their own opinion
 
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:04 PM   #20
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As there is simply no "best" distro for everyone, my criteria was not my favourite nor even my main distro, but one that has innovated. So I have voted for Solus which I see as still a bit rough around the edges, but quite good given not only the work on Budgie, but it's development of a better menu for Mate and it rolling release model. While I am no fan of Ubuntu, test driving Ubuntu MATE shows it to be not only well put together, but really great aestetically -- far better than Mint in that regard.

If I had to vote for those I feel the best tech wise, it would have been Arch, hands down, (despite the torture of installing the first time), ArchBang for pushing ahead with a systemd-free version, and Antergos (despite being Gnome-centric) for its ease of installing Arch and use of Arch repositories directly. Manjaro might make the list for offering a wide variety of quality community editions. Devuan might also make my list for shying away from systemd.

If aesthetics were the primary consideration, I think Voyager would take top place. Despite being a bit over the top, it makes terrific use of the rock solid XFCE desktop.

For solid daily drivers, I concur on Mageia and would add SolydXK for the Debian-inclined.

For light distros, I have test driven AntiX and it is superlight, yet with real workhorse applications (Firefox, LibreOffice) and Porteus.

I've gone on a bit as I think the list misses a few really good distros, even as I recognize that there are so many good ones.
 
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:22 PM   #21
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I'm still torn between slackware and debian, slackware for the fact that as you build it you continually learn basic programming and manual dependency resolution, and debian because it just works.. I would vote Ubuntu down due to the constant problems with error reporting software, too much bloatware and targeted advertising built into the core of the Os. I do enjoy the user-friendliness and extra features, however it is not enough to sway me to give up all privacy to canonical, however there is no vote down and everyone is entitled to their own opinion
I agree completely, I should have said anything with MATE. I don't trust Ubuntu anymore at all.
 
Old 01-05-2017, 03:28 PM   #22
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The 'view poll results' button returns an error, then after voting it vanishes completely. Presumably the results will be available after the poll closes? but it would be nice to see the interim result now.
 
Old 01-05-2017, 03:54 PM   #23
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The 'view poll results' button returns an error, then after voting it vanishes completely. Presumably the results will be available after the poll closes? but it would be nice to see the interim result now.
Results are not available until after the polls close.

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Old 01-05-2017, 07:14 PM   #24
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Slackware for it's stability for me.
 
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Old 01-06-2017, 07:31 AM   #25
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I agree completely, I should have said anything with MATE. I don't trust Ubuntu anymore at all.
I'm not even sure that Ubuntu should still be in the list. This is a Linux forum, but Canonical doesn't acknowledge that Ubuntu has anything to do with Linux. Go on to the Ubuntu website and you will see a lot about the Ubuntu platform - even the fact that it is open source. What you won't see is a mention of Linux
 
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Old 01-06-2017, 08:40 AM   #26
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Kanotix. A rock solid german debian dristro.

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Which distribution do you think is best suited for a Desktop machine?

--jeremy

www.kanotix.com

A German rock solid debian linux distribution!!! from Kano.
 
Old 01-06-2017, 11:39 AM   #27
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Even though I haven't used Archlinux that much in the last year, I still vote for Archlinux
 
Old 01-06-2017, 01:21 PM   #28
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I tend to use LTS distros on desktop, since I like predictability in software I use everyday.
I kinda like the - 2 years on one distro - 1 day spent installing and configuring a new one - few days of learning what's changed - ratio of stability to change.

Years ago, I was using Ubuntu Gnome2 until they introduced Unity. Then I switched to Ubuntu MATE. Now I'm using Mint MATE.

I know a bunch of people using Arch who tried to convince me to join their sect, but so far I'm resisting.

So, obviously voted Mint.

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Old 01-06-2017, 05:27 PM   #29
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slackware where i learned to use the command line, for it's stability and flexibility and community.
Got Debian also, mother of so many distros.
 
Old 01-07-2017, 01:43 PM   #30
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I'm not even sure that Ubuntu should still be in the list. This is a Linux forum, but Canonical doesn't acknowledge that Ubuntu has anything to do with Linux. Go on to the Ubuntu website and you will see a lot about the Ubuntu platform - even the fact that it is open source. What you won't see is a mention of Linux
I recall reading something along those lines, but it seems to be a myth.

Apart from that, Ubuntu certainly IS a Linux distribution (or a family of Linux distributions) by virtue of the fact that it is based on the Linux kernel. It is not however pure Gnu/Linux. In fact, there are very few Linux distributions endorsed by the Gnu foundation as free GNU/Linux distributions.

Last edited by stevethefiddle; 01-08-2017 at 08:07 AM. Reason: Added word "pure" (for clarity) in response to comment 32 by Xinef5
 
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