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You can now vote for your favorite projects/products of 2017. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 7th.


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 02-03-2018, 06:39 AM   #76
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I've used Linux mint before but since I started using Ubuntu, I don't wish to leave.
Old 02-03-2018, 07:10 AM   #77
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Debian has always been the only acceptable distribution.
All others were or are shameless and needless copies, hobby projects, chaotic attempts at commercialisation etc.
The only - and severe - issue now with Debian is they also jumped on the catastrophic systemd bandwagon. Destroyed by a cabal of new and young maintainers who understand little about Debian's culture, unfortunately.
If and as soon as Devuan becomes usable, I'll seriously consider jumping Debian, which I have been using since v0.97 (I think; it was the last a.out version of the distro).
Old 02-03-2018, 07:52 AM   #78
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for me, because it has the biggest support on-line with tutorials and help forums. But with Gnome-classic-shell (it's just a package named "gnome-session-flashback") instead of Unity.

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Old 02-03-2018, 08:35 AM   #79
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Originally Posted by VlijmenFileer View Post
Debian has always been the only acceptable distribution. All others were or are shameless and needless copies, hobby projects, chaotic attempts at commercialisation etc.
I beg to differ. Have to agree with the systemd/Debian part, though. Bad decision.

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Old 02-03-2018, 08:55 AM   #80
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Location: NH, USA
Distribution: Fedora 28
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Fedora is my first love. Used Ubuntu and Suse for a while and ended up returning to Fedora. I wanted to try Debian but for some reason couldn't finish installation, so I had to give up. I think every linux distro is great.
Old 02-03-2018, 09:36 AM   #81
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Thumbs up Ubuntu Mate

While it has some quirks, Ubuntu Mate is my desktop distro of choice since 2015. I'm currently running 16.04.2, waiting happily for the next LTS release of 18.04.

Mate is what Gnome was before it disappeared. It balances ease of use with great power and capability. It's what I plan to use into the foreseeable future.
Old 02-03-2018, 11:50 AM   #82
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My heart beats for Mageia, and their great community.
Old 02-03-2018, 01:01 PM   #83
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Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
Distribution: ManjaroLinux 15.12 Capella; KDE Plasma 5.5.3 (Qt 5.5.1)
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Manjaro on three machines. Tried Suse Tumbleweed but liked more Manjaro. Love the rolling release concept.
Old 02-03-2018, 02:13 PM   #84
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Thumbs up Still My Favorite Distro

After almost five years, Linux Mint still has all the features and capabilities that I need to run Linux. And it keeps getting better with no distracting detours.
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:38 PM   #85
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Originally Posted by isadora View Post
My heart beats for Mageia, and their great community.
Alas, Mageia seems to get barely any coverage.
Old 02-03-2018, 02:50 PM   #86
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I like my Ubuntu Mate 16.04. Been using it for over a year as my workhorse machine that I keep all my personal stuff on, as well as tools. It has never failed me or crashed.
It is easy to install and others I have recommended it to have been happy with it, even noobies!
Old 02-03-2018, 04:23 PM   #87
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Uberstudent for me. Its Ubuntu with a touch of debian
Old 02-03-2018, 11:16 PM   #88
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Location: Israel
Distribution: Slackware64, Gentoo
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A fairly minimal, carefully built fedora. I won't recommend any of the full blown spins.
Old 02-04-2018, 02:36 AM   #89
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Thumbs up Xubuntu

I voted Ubuntu, but really, the Xubuntu flavor is my favorite. Quite configurable, and I can do most anything I want with it, all while using the 'buntu repositories. Now that Ubuntu itself is being released with Gnome/Wayland, instead of Unity, well, we'll see. Think I'll probably leave it with the XFCE environment, as it's what I'm used to.
Old 02-04-2018, 03:18 AM   #90
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Distribution: Deepin
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Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
Which distribution do you think is best suited for a Desktop machine?

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