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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 01-19-2017, 04:18 PM   #61
Crippled
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I voted for MX Linux as the best. The reason for my vote is you install MX-16 and everything is setup and everything works. MX support is outstanding, they really stand by their creation. I came from using Manjaro which has horrible support on their forum. You have to get support elsewhere like here on http://www.linuxquestions.org. When you install Manjaro the following don't work, printer, ROM drive, Thumb drives, WiFi, etc. Know wonder why Arch doesn't like when Monjaro uses their name.
 
Old 01-19-2017, 05:03 PM   #62
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I use Xubuntu, as I'm partial to Xfce, but Ubuntu was the closest choice. I do have a spot in my heart for Slackware after years of using that most robust distro. Anyway, let the best distro win!
 
Old 01-20-2017, 07:30 PM   #63
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Distribution: Linux Gentoo
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Gentoo
 
Old 01-21-2017, 11:42 PM   #64
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Oh my, the voting has start first of the year 2017 hmmm?
Maybe I've to hurry build my distro before it's too late.

I don't think I can vote here to cheer these rivals.
Since I've drifted away from the path of user>distro builder.
Even as a user perspective I still have love triangle between 3 distros
 
Old 01-25-2017, 03:26 AM   #65
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Distribution: Slackware
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Gentoo the best for me
 
Old 01-25-2017, 05:44 PM   #66
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Distribution: Slackware
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Slackware. Doesn't hold your hand and solid as a rock.
 
Old 01-27-2017, 02:09 PM   #67
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Slackware (or SalixOS).
 
Old 01-27-2017, 02:16 PM   #68
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Originally Posted by IndyGunFreak View Post
Well, reading his post, apparently if Ubuntu says "Linux" on their web page, it will mean they are really Linux.

Weird world we live in... Not particularly a fan of Ubuntu anymore, but whether we like it or not... after many tried and failed rather spectacularly... Ubuntu has come the closest to making Linux "main stream"
GNU/Linux shouldn't be mainstream, let people earn the right for freedom. Next people will say we should all be able to buy a Ferrari, lets demand lower prices.
 
Old 01-27-2017, 03:37 PM   #69
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Arch.

Since I've been using Arch, my knowledge of Linux has, necessarily, evolved significantly. If I had remained with a more "packaged" distro, this would not have been the case. Obviously, one's appreciation of this aspect of Arch depends on one's objective .. ;-) ... there is no one perfect distro - different strokes, or Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations for any Trekkies out there.

Cheers :-)
 
Old 01-27-2017, 04:48 PM   #70
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Location: ...uncanny valley... infinity\1975; ((like you,,,) randomly born:) Milwaukee, WI, US( + travel,) Earth( I wish,) END BORDER$! ◣◢┌∩┐ Fe26-E,e...
Distribution: any GPL that works well on my cheapest; has been KDE or CLI but open... http://goo.gl/NqgqJx &c ;-)
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Netinst is my constant... with diversity on a daily basis. :D

I'd guess most long time users of GNU\Linuces could not list the plethora of distros we've tried,
  1. not that that's a challenge!
 
Old 01-27-2017, 08:02 PM   #71
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Location: Austin, TX
Distribution: Mint, Devuan, Mageia, Manjaro, Antergos, Ubuntu on hardware; vboxes of varying flavors
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Linux Mint for all round stability and desktop support

I like to play with various distributions so multiboot my three laptops (and one old MacBook Pro) with Antergos (mostly Arch with user friendly graphical installer), Manjaro (Arch based, similar to Antergos but with its own repositories), Peppermint, Mageia, Ubuntu, and Mint (both Linuxmint and LMDE2). Of all of these, Mint is my choice for 1) its overall stability and driver availability, and 2) for its friendly and very active support forums. I seem to do more real work on my Mint platforms, and when things go wrong - generally with one of the non-Mint systems - Linuxmint and LMDE2 are my goto systems to begin the debug/rebuild process. The other platforms are fun to play with, though, which is why I multiboot.
 
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Old 01-29-2017, 05:22 PM   #72
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Ubuntu gets my vote

Ubuntu has excellent live DVD. I've used it on many PC's and it always had the necessary drivers straight out of the box/DVD.
Very easy to install too. Gets my vote.
 
Old 01-31-2017, 03:26 PM   #73
rclens
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Registered: Jan 2017
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Distribution: Void Linux
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Post Distribution of the Year

Can't use the "Vote Now" button: rclens, you do not have permission to access this page... (??)

Anyway,

I vote for one of the most amazing distro of all time: Void Linux.


Last edited by rclens; 01-31-2017 at 03:29 PM.
 
Old 01-31-2017, 03:49 PM   #74
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Can't use the "Vote Now" button: rclens, you do not have permission to access this page... (??)

Anyway,

I vote for one of the most amazing distro of all time: Void Linux.


Now that you have made your first post, I think you can vote already!
 
Old 02-01-2017, 06:47 AM   #75
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My preferred Linux distro is Arch. But at the risk of being OT, I have to say that for the last 2-3 years I've moved almost completely to OpenBSD.
 
  


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