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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 01-04-2018, 04:30 PM   #16
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MX Linux is the best. Install it and everything works without ever using the Command Line Interface.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 08:46 PM   #17
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Which distribution do you think is best suited for a Desktop machine?

--jeremy
For my desktop machines, the answer is Fedora.
 
Old 01-05-2018, 02:26 AM   #18
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Debian is my favorite during last years. Is stable an has large repositories.
 
Old 01-05-2018, 06:52 AM   #19
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openSUSE. Both Leap and TumbleWeed

As long as you do not have an nVidia graphics card, Tumbleweed is my choice. Fantastic how it keeps up with all developments and still offers a rock-stable development space. I have this on my laptop.

I have Leap on my workstations, as those require a higher grade of stability to port software from to other machines.

YaST2 might not appeal to some people, but it is a single-point of administration to everything on the system, much much much better than the myriad of tools one has to use on CentOS or Debian when one does NOT have a desktop available (like administration over ssh)

My third choice would be CentOS
 
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:00 AM   #20
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Debian is my favorite during last years. Is stable an has large repositories.
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:02 AM   #21
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This year it is a hard choice between openSUSE Tumbleweed and KDE Neon. But since KDE Neon is not on the list I voted or openSUSE Tumbleweed
 
Old 01-05-2018, 07:09 PM   #22
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Debian is my favorite during last years. Is stable an has large repositories.
Not to mention, you get to use the same operating system regardless of how stable or new you want your software to be. If you want stable, you can go with the stable branch. If you care more about having new software and a little less about stability, you can go with the testing branch. And if you don't care about stability and just want the newest software, there's the unstable branch.
 
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:34 PM   #23
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I wonder if openSUSE Tumbleweed and Leap is worth splitting - it's interesting to see which is more popular, but splitting them will give each of them a marginal percentage.

I've heard of Tumbleweed work for some people, but it's a bit much over rural DSL, thus I save it for being the last remnant of SUSE on my 32-bit childhood machine.
 
Old 01-08-2018, 11:03 PM   #24
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Since both my recent discoveries, Deepin and Nitrux, are not on the list, I go for what I use most: openSUSE Tumbleweed
 
Old 01-09-2018, 06:39 AM   #25
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AntiX
Yep, that's the best one - but I won't mind if you want to use a lesser distro on your computer....
 
Old 01-10-2018, 01:50 AM   #26
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I use Slackware on my primary computer, but I also use Linux Mint on my "play" computer because Mint makes it so easy to install all sorts of stuff on it.
So I am a bit torn, but if someone were to ask me which to install on their desktop I would have to say Mint as it is so much easier to install, configure and use.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 11:31 AM   #27
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Debian for me, but that's not to say it's the best for desktop use, just what I like. First time I installed it was twenty some years ago when it was still at version one point something. The reason I picked it then was because of the low level package management system and is still the reason I use it now. Very well suited for those like myself who like to tinker. Though it comes at a cost, but can be fully automated with a little more tinkering.
 
Old 01-14-2018, 08:18 PM   #28
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PCLinuxOS, when not using tablet
 
Old 01-17-2018, 06:18 PM   #29
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Linux mint does a great job
 
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:22 PM   #30
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Kaos
 
  


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