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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 02-01-2017, 07:58 AM   #76
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I ran Netrunner 14 for a couple of years and found it highly satisfactory, so when Netrunner 16.09 - Debian based - came out I installed it. It looked good but there were too many problems installing obvious things like Kontact that I didn't get to try much out. So I went with Maui, Ubuntu based, and apart from getting no sound with Skype it runs nicely, now I've worked out which apps work and which don't. On my ancient faux-crocodile laptop I have Lubuntu, which does what I need very well.

I've noticed Mageia being mentioned a lot, might give that a go some day.
 
Old 02-02-2017, 01:01 PM   #77
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Voted Debian, as usual, though I'm not sure I would use it if it weren't for Sid. I like the installer and packaging tools but have to admit that Stable would be a bit long in the tooth for me to use on my PCs.

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Old 02-02-2017, 06:40 PM   #78
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I prefer slackware than ubuntu.I ever used ubuntu 1 month.I think apt of ubuntu is real good,but it make me only chose "yes" or "no".Then what difference between it with windows?I want to learn linux by ubuntu and it can not satisfy so I chose slackware.
 
Old 02-02-2017, 07:38 PM   #79
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Ubuntu and Apt are of Debian.

Slackware is great to learn with &c as long as you don't want to do everything...
 
Old 02-03-2017, 04:40 AM   #80
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If it ever lets me vote, my vote will be for MX16. I've tested it, or its predecessor MX15, on 18 different netbooks, notebooks, laptops, and desktops. ALL wifi chipsets recognized automatically straight OOTB. No fiddling, no configuring, no workarounds. It just works!
 
Old 02-03-2017, 11:07 PM   #81
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Canonical got their wack for the Amazon sell-outs, and has since cleaned up its act enough for me. Not the distro I prefer nor identify with, but no longer the lightning rod of my occasional itch to rail against something on these fora.
 
Old 02-04-2017, 01:15 PM   #82
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Azielle, MX16 = MX Linux. Vote for it! I've booted it in live mode and, yes, they have done a very nice job configuring an OS that has all the basics working right out of the box. A great implementation of XFCE.
 
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Old 02-05-2017, 06:37 AM   #83
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MX Linux for me.

Its Debian and can be used by good looking people too. heh heh
 
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:11 AM   #84
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Originally Posted by jamison20000e View Post
Ubuntu and Apt are of Debian.

Slackware is great to learn with &c as long as you don't want to do everything...
That's actually a matter of time: once you've learned Slackware's way and have assimilated it, then you can do with it just about everything you can do with other distros. I especially like the no-nonsense flexibility of its package management system: you don't have to rely on repository maintainers for software that isn't included in the base distribution. Of course rolling your own packages takes a bit more time than doing "apt-get install xyz", but you only do that once in a while, and then you can set up your own repo which you can use for many machines. I guess that apt is convenient if one wants to try out software very often, doing frequent installs and uninstalls, which I suspect is not the scenario one will find in most production setups anyway.

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Old 02-06-2017, 06:52 PM   #85
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Try Linux From Scratch with Virtualbox inside it, anything's possible but a degree in computer science couldn't hurt...
 
Old 02-06-2017, 08:20 PM   #86
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Voted Ubuntu, love Ubuntu Mate!
 
Old 02-06-2017, 09:45 PM   #87
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PCLinuxOS!

PCLinuxOS by far. It helped stop my distro hopping year after year!
A stellar community and a rolling release, quick replies from friendly people, what more could you want!
PCLinuxOS rocks all the way home.
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:09 PM   #88
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Slackware for sure.
 
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:28 AM   #89
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Thumbs up

Slackware, it's live as ever.
 
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:37 AM   #90
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Wink PCLinuxOS

No other distro is sweeter than PCLinuxOS

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