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View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
Antergos 4 0.76%
antiX 7 1.32%
Arch 24 4.54%
Bedrock Linux 1 0.19%
BunsenLabs 2 0.38%
Debian 49 9.26%
Devuan 12 2.27%
elementary OS 3 0.57%
Fedora 37 6.99%
Gentoo 5 0.95%
Linux Lite 2 0.38%
Linux Mint 79 14.93%
Linux Mint Debian Edition 6 1.13%
Mageia 7 1.32%
Manjaro 36 6.81%
MX Linux 39 7.37%
Nanolinux 3 0.57%
NuTyX 0 0%
openSUSE Leap 24 4.54%
openSUSE Tumbleweed 8 1.51%
PClinuxOS 11 2.08%
Peppermint 1 0.19%
Puppy 2 0.38%
Q4OS 0 0%
Salix 2 0.38%
Slackware 76 14.37%
Solus 3 0.57%
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 0 0%
Ubuntu 67 12.67%
Void Linux 15 2.84%
Zorin OS 4 0.76%
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:08 PM   #16
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Distribution: MX 15(antiX) /Mint13 & 17/Slax/Slackware/PCLinuxOS
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I run several distros, all systemd free.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:17 PM   #17
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:57 PM   #18
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PCLinuxOS. After testing literally hundreds of distros, it stood out for performance, stability, and everything works. Finally I have a linux I can love.
Old 01-09-2019, 09:27 PM   #19
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Desktop Distribution of the Year: Linux Mint

Running 17.3 on three tower systems and 19.1 on Dell E6420. Plan to replace the 17.3 systems with 19.1 this spring before support ends.
Old 01-10-2019, 01:09 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Lysander666 View Post
I take your point. In my case, I'm impressed with what MX are doing and how far they've come. I wouldn't switch to them since for me there are better distros, but I seriously respect what they do.

Same here. I do use it though, on my netbook, since it has a really small "footprint" and is booting blazingly fast (in comparison).
Old 01-10-2019, 02:28 AM   #21
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Too bad that Linux Deepin is not on the best list of the year, it was the distro that took me from windows to join the Linux world.
Old 01-10-2019, 07:04 AM   #22
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Of course Void Linux! Really fast, super fresh packages while being stable, and no systemd
Old 01-10-2019, 07:19 AM   #23
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:45 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by varchs View Post
Same here.
Old 01-10-2019, 07:57 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by truecipher View Post
I run several distros, all systemd free.

Anyways, I chose Mageia despite systemD. Mageia has also made more progress in earlier releases, but I think they are always progressing quite well and bringing out new necessary things early (like UEFI installation, GPT partitioning in installer etc). This was now quite some time ago, but they keep improving their installer for it to work with the newest hardware, and they keep supporting the broadest amount of hardware that I know of any distro, and they keep fixing things that are not working in an optimal way.

I hate to say perfect, but aiming for perfection, it seems in the nature of the guys at Mageia, and I think they do a very good job with this, so they deserve my vote this year as well, even though perhaps the changes they have made are not as big this time around.

Originally Posted by Reziac View Post
PCLinuxOS. After testing literally hundreds of distros, it stood out for performance, stability, and everything works. Finally I have a linux I can love.
This is a good distro, I used it for several years alongside some others. As far as I know it is even systemD free. It's like a Mageia without systemD. I generally like it, but it is not as stable as I would like it to be. Over time and with use and updates, some things generally become less stable than I would like, and some weird things might appear. This is why I switched to Megeia. I think I used PCLinuxOS in the transition period between Mandriva and Mageia.

Anyways, regarding Megaia, SystemD bugs me ofcourse, so I am looking to move more to Slackware and use Mageia as a second distribution moving forward, instead of as a primary.

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Old 01-10-2019, 08:26 AM   #26
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: London
Distribution: MX16 & PCLOS
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When KDE5 came out, I was forced to go distro hopping and landed at MX Linux. It was a breath of fresh air. It also gives you a choice to use systemd or not. The devs are very talented.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:37 AM   #27
Registered: Jan 2017
Location: Central Nevada, USA
Distribution: MX17.1 & AntiX 17.1
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Been using it since January 2016. Tried many others, most don't compare. It has become my judgment criteria distro.
Lenovo T430 i5/3320m 8GB 14.1" MX17.1/Win7SP1 180GB SSD/128GB mSATA
Lenovo X230 i7/3520m 12GB 12.5" MX17.1/Win7SP1 500GB SSD
Lenovo X131e i3/3227u 8GB 11.6" MX17.1/AntiX 17.1 Fluxbox/Win7SP1 500GB SSD

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Old 01-10-2019, 10:09 AM   #28
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Usually vote AntiX. So I tried voting for both. AntiX/MX.
Poll won't allow.

So this year voted MX. Since we are brothers from different mothers.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:14 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
we are brothers from different mothers.
Reminds me of Love Is Stronger Than Justice, verse is in 7/4.
Old 01-10-2019, 11:13 AM   #30
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Distribution: MX Linux
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I too chose MX, basically as when I installed 17.1 it found both my printers immediately without making me jump through hoops to get them bout enabled (thank you CUPS) also, it was just complete, no video or sound issues as I had with Kubuntu and Mint as well as a number of other distro's including Debian and Ubuntu on my system. I liked Mint with the KDE DE, but they decided to ax it.. so.... I had to start looking once again.. and yes, I tried Manjaro, OpenSUSE, BSD, and a host of others.. ( see my ISO DVD collection :P )

MX rocks, solid, no issues ever, and constantly up to date. These Dev's work their butts off to keep it that way and I appreciate it immensely.
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