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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 01-23-2018, 12:56 AM   #31
oldrocker99
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Ubuntu MATE not listed? I consider it, for my purposes as well as my friends', the ideal distro for complete n00bz as well as old Linux hands. MATE is available on a slew of distros, but Ubuntu MATE is the best way to experience the sublime MATE desktop.

Besides, the Welcome window enables the user to install graphics drivers and a lot of software. Ana MATE is quite lightweight: when booted and idle, it uses <500 megs of RAM.

Last edited by oldrocker99; 01-30-2018 at 10:05 AM. Reason: Adding another paragraph
 
Old 01-23-2018, 02:10 AM   #32
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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.


I, for one, suggested it earlier on. I used to use openSUSE since 6.3 or so but the leaps were terrible in my opinion. From 42.2 which I never got to run acceptably I switched to tumbleweed -- and not never looked back but only with pity and wonder. Tumbleweed is such a leap (sic!) forward from leap that it borders on the incredible. And rock stable at that with no "cutting edge woes", though a good Connection to the net is preferable .


And, for what it is worth you (or everybody else interested) can simply add the votes / percentages of leap and tumbleweed. Comments so far clearly favour tumbleweed with no vote for leap...
 
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Old 01-23-2018, 12:39 PM   #33
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SolydK, of course. Rock solid and reliable.
 
Old 01-23-2018, 01:23 PM   #34
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flavor

Ubuntu Mate in particular
 
Old 01-23-2018, 04:37 PM   #35
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I think that Mint is the absolute b est for beginners, coming in a close second is Ubuntu.
 
Old 01-23-2018, 04:42 PM   #36
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Ubuntu MATE not listed? I consider it, for my purposes as well as my friends', the ideal distro for complete n00bz as well as old Linux hands. MATE is available on a slew of distros, but Ubuntu MATE is the best way to experience the sublime MATE desktop.
There's just Ubuntu. If every distro had separate listings for each of its supported desktop environments, I imagine that there would be a very large number of choices!
 
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Old 01-23-2018, 04:56 PM   #37
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Debian, because Debian 9 is working great, and the hard work of it's developers lay the foundation for Ubuntu and Mint, the two most popular distros.
 
Old 01-23-2018, 04:58 PM   #38
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You're Missing CentOS

I was surprised you did not include CentOS in this list, but included Fedora. I love CentOS 7.4 because it is STABLE, and does not change. Fedora changes every 6 months, and users live on the Bleeding Edge. I a Desktop STABILITY should count. Yes, CentOS 7.4 is a GREAT Server distro, buit it is also GREAT for workstations and as a serious Desktop distro as well.
 
Old 01-23-2018, 05:12 PM   #39
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Ubuntu for sure.
 
Old 01-23-2018, 05:40 PM   #40
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I’m a Manjaro user, which I guess counts as arch. I’ve had less problems with it than Ubuntu recently so Arch gets my vote.
 
Old 01-23-2018, 05:44 PM   #41
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Iím a Manjaro user, which I guess counts as arch. Iíve had less problems with it than Ubuntu recently so Arch gets my vote.
I'm surprised that Manjaro isn't on the list. Although based on Arch, it's usually treated as a separate distro.
 
Old 01-23-2018, 06:21 PM   #42
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Manjaro has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-23-2018, 07:37 PM   #43
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sparky linix

Where is sparky linux?
 
Old 01-23-2018, 08:09 PM   #44
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LOL, this list is morphing into distrowatch.....
 
Old 01-23-2018, 08:15 PM   #45
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LOL, this list is morphing into distrowatch.....
It's got a wee bit to go yet.
 
  


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