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View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
antiX 5 0.76%
Arch 48 7.33%
BunsenLabs 3 0.46%
Chakra 0 0%
Debian 84 12.82%
Devuan 5 0.76%
elementary OS 1 0.15%
Fedora 68 10.38%
Gentoo 8 1.22%
Linux Lite 1 0.15%
Linux Mint 118 18.02%
Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 0.31%
Mageia 16 2.44%
MX Linux 7 1.07%
Nanolinux 2 0.31%
NuTyX 5 0.76%
openSUSE Leap 9 1.37%
openSUSE Tumbleweed 8 1.22%
PClinuxOS 6 0.92%
Peach OSI 0 0%
Peppermint 3 0.46%
Puppy 1 0.15%
Q4OS 1 0.15%
Sabayon 0 0%
Salix 2 0.31%
Slackware 110 16.79%
Solus 5 0.76%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 2 0.31%
Ubuntu 119 18.17%
Void Linux 6 0.92%
Zorin OS 0 0%
Manjaro 6 0.92%
Antergos 3 0.46%
Bedrock Linux 1 0.15%
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:31 AM   #1
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Desktop Distribution of the Year

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

Old 01-03-2018, 04:42 PM   #2
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Distribution: Ubuntu, Fedora, and look at numerous others
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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.
Old 01-03-2018, 04:51 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:20 PM   #4
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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
Old 01-03-2018, 07:25 PM   #5
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Registered: Jun 2016
Location: Greece
Distribution: Slackware
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As this is my first post in 2018, happy new year everyone! Concerning the poll, simply put, slack is the way for another year
Old 01-03-2018, 09:12 PM   #6
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No CentOS 7? It is quite decent. I voted for Linux Mint since i have used it too.
Old 01-04-2018, 06:44 AM   #7
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Void Linux (as explained behind the link in my signature).
Old 01-04-2018, 10:50 AM   #8
Registered: Feb 2011
Location: Washington state
Distribution: C4C Lubuntu ReSpin 18.04, JULinux 20.04 (Ubuntu MATE Focal)
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Ubuntu, due to its large repository and its PPAs. I use the Lubuntu variant.
Old 01-04-2018, 11:05 AM   #9
Timothy Miller
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Arizona, USA
Distribution: Debian, Arch, Void
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Voted the same as every year.
Old 01-04-2018, 12:41 PM   #10
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Registered: Feb 2014
Location: Stockholm
Distribution: Linux Mint 18.3
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I opted for Linux Mint, which does just about everything I ask of it in a reliable and intuitive manner....

Old 01-04-2018, 02:46 PM   #11
Registered: Apr 2013
Location: S.E. England
Distribution: Arch
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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.
Old 01-04-2018, 03:48 PM   #12
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Distribution: Haiku, macOS
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I've been really impressed with MX Linux this year, as well as Void. Still using Slackware, though.
Old 01-04-2018, 03:53 PM   #13
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Location: Ireland
Distribution: Debian 10 (Buster) x64
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Easy choice for me: Debian!
Old 01-04-2018, 03:59 PM   #14
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Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Waaaaay out West Texas
Distribution: AntiX 19
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:22 PM   #15
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2012
Location: Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz
Distribution: Puppy, Devuan, Guadalinex, TinyLinux, antiX, Wifiway, Zorin
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Devuan, great performance


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