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jeremy 01-03-2018 11:31 AM

Desktop Distribution of the Year
Which distribution do you think is best suited for a Desktop machine?


bigiron45 01-03-2018 04:42 PM

I had to pick Ubuntu over my oldest favorite, Fedora.

Simply based on how quick and easy I can get Ubuntu set up after a clean install, so easy with
the way they have it set up these days.

Fedora is easier than ever but, still needs some outside help to put the really nice finishing touches on it.

ChuangTzu 01-03-2018 04:51 PM

Jeremy, perhaps Salix could be listed with Slackware since it is backwards compatible and can act as an extra repo for Slackware. Quite a few of use both as well.

gilead 01-03-2018 07:20 PM

Slackware - it behaves the way I expect it to and it just works which is pretty much what everyone will say about their distro I guess

anestis89 01-03-2018 07:25 PM

As this is my first post in 2018, happy new year everyone! Concerning the poll, simply put, slack is the way for another year :)

centguy 01-03-2018 09:12 PM

No CentOS 7? It is quite decent. I voted for Linux Mint since i have used it too.

YesItsMe 01-04-2018 06:44 AM

Void Linux (as explained behind the link in my signature).

cowlitzron 01-04-2018 10:50 AM

Ubuntu, due to its large repository and its PPAs. I use the Lubuntu variant.

Timothy Miller 01-04-2018 11:05 AM

Voted the same as every year.

mhenriday 01-04-2018 12:41 PM

I opted for Linux Mint, which does just about everything I ask of it in a reliable and intuitive manner....


normanlinux 01-04-2018 02:46 PM

Still Arch for me.

Running yaourt as a pacman frontend gives me AUR package updates and standard package updates together. Over the past 3 - 4 years I've never had a dependency issue. pacman is sensible enough to deal with dependencies and even to tell me when, after an update, some packages installed as dependencies are no longer required, and I can laugh at all those silly incantations that the ubuntu crowd put up with to add several separate repositories for one or two packages each.

Add to that the fact that the Arch wiki is second to none.

JWJones 01-04-2018 03:48 PM

I've been really impressed with MX Linux this year, as well as Void. Still using Slackware, though. ;)

linustalman 01-04-2018 03:53 PM

Easy choice for me: Debian!

rokytnji 01-04-2018 03:59 PM


Seneka77 01-04-2018 04:22 PM

Devuan, great performance

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