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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.


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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 02-04-2018, 07:23 AM   #91
jain
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Slackware - helps me really understand what I am doing in system . It might take few extra key strokes but I feel I know this system (as little I may ) .
 
Old 02-04-2018, 11:32 AM   #92
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Kali linux and bedrock linux are missing :-(
 
Old 02-05-2018, 04:29 AM   #93
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Smile Slackware

I'm addicted to the Slackware way of doing things. I have tried to kick the habit by trying other distos but I get withdrawal symptoms
 
Old 02-05-2018, 06:19 AM   #94
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Kali linux and bedrock linux are missing :-(
Kali is one of those distros which is a bit of a thorn in the side of LQ. It's great, I imagine, for those who want to use it for its intended use, but so often it's picked up by '1337 hax0rz' who just want to use it to look cool. And often they don't succeed [in comprehending it or looking cool].

As for Bedrock Linux, it's not even on Distrowatch [it's down as 'not yet ready'].

Last edited by Lysander666; 02-05-2018 at 06:21 AM.
 
Old 02-05-2018, 09:49 AM   #95
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Mageia, closely followed by Debian =)
 
Old 02-05-2018, 02:20 PM   #96
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Biased?

1 Obarun ......... by far number one .... !

2 Artix ........ by far number two ....

3 Void ........ only a month of an affair with it ... don't let obarun and artix find out! And I haven't told void I am married to obarun and artix

4 Refracta .... a distant (both ways) fourth .......

56789 redcore, vector, gentoo, kali, tails all mixed up .... in a bundle of others!

...oo is ok, ...u is not

Last edited by FungalNet; 02-06-2018 at 12:46 PM.
 
Old 02-06-2018, 07:16 AM   #97
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Linux Mint
 
Old 02-06-2018, 07:26 AM   #98
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As for Bedrock Linux, it's not even on Distrowatch [it's down as 'not yet ready'].
I've been in communication with Distrowatch about this. Distrowatch's readiness threshold seems reasonable for Distrowatch, but not necessarily for as broad an audience as LinuxQuestions.org users.

Bedrock Linux strongly favors flexibility, which results in quite a lot of decisions made during the installation process. Bedrock is also unusual, meaning the decisions require more background reading than would be required from an experienced distrohopper trying out another, more traditional distro. From what I understand after speaking with Distrowatch, these facts make the investment to try out Bedrock Linux too high to be worthwhile for them. I believe the time/effort is roughly comparable to Gentoo or perhaps Arch, which are on Distrowatch, and significantly easier/faster than Linux From Scratch, which is also on Distrowatch. I was unable to convince Distrowatch to drop the effort threshold to investigate to their level for Bedrock, however. To be clear, I do not think them at all unreasonable here: there are a lot of distros and Distrowatch only has so much manpower to try them out. Bedrock Linux is not notable enough to warrant the unusually high effort; it's no where near as popular as Arch or Gentoo, and it doesn't go all the way back to the 1990s like LFS.

From what I can tell being relatively silent and spending a lot of time reading around, LinuxQuestions is not Distrowatch. While some users here may, like Distrowatch, feel the effort to try it out is too high for their needs, LinuxQuestions has no shortage of activity around other "difficult" distributions such as Arch, Gentoo, and LFS. Here, interested community members can try it out if it falls within their acceptable effort and interest threshold, even if it hypothetically does not for, say, jeremy. I don't think it would have been unreasonable to push for Bedrock Linux to be on the 2017 poll here, despite it not being on Distrowatch. If willem640 or others want to push for Bedrock Linux here, I'm happy to support them. However, I think Bedrock Linux may finally hit Distrowatch's threshold - and, I think, a significantly broader audience in general - later this year, and thus I am personally content to wait for the 2018 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards before initiating such a push myself.
 
Old 02-06-2018, 08:12 AM   #99
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NuTyX for 11 years now and hopefully for the next 20 years.
From the moment I found It I knew it will fit my requirements. The perfect Swiss Army knife distro

Last edited by tnut; 02-06-2018 at 08:15 AM. Reason: Why
 
Old 02-06-2018, 04:47 PM   #100
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Mageia and predecessors for 17 years

I'm using Linux for approx 17 years on user level. I've been started with the Linux distribution Mandrake, i think that was version 8, some years later switch to distribution Mandriva and currently I'm using Mageia version 6. It covers all my needs, in case of any issues I ask the community.
Currently I'm using Mageia on three machines with XFCE.
I'm using Mageia exclusively for 2 years, before i had to use Window$ at work in the office.

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Old 02-06-2018, 04:50 PM   #101
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Bedrock Linux has been added (which will ensure it's included from the beginning next year).

--jeremy
 
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:50 PM   #102
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Only one vote in it.

The fine line between winner and also-ran.
 
Old 02-08-2018, 02:08 AM   #103
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Ubuntu won for the first time since the 2013 awards. All of us who voted for Ubuntu know that are votes counted!
 
Old 02-08-2018, 03:05 AM   #104
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Ubuntu won for the first time since the 2013 awards. All of us who voted for Ubuntu know that are votes counted!
This says something about the forum membership.
Not even out of curiosity have I even tried a live ubuntu or mint image. I was tempted with lubuntu and with Rosa but never did. And I have tried some weird stuff!
 
Old 02-08-2018, 05:16 AM   #105
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This says something about the forum membership.
It says something about Linux usership in general.

There have been studies about what the most installed/popular distro is, and even though it is difficult - nay impossible - to see which is the most widely-used distro, each time Ubuntu comes out on top.

Take one variable, for instance: Ubuntu forum membership is around 2 million. Linux Mint forum membership currently totals around 105,000.

One small study which I conducted:

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.p...135165#p657736

Note that results are not complete nor decisive, merely indicative.
 
  


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