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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 01-14-2019, 04:10 PM   #46
LnxSlck
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Which distribution do you think is best suited for a Desktop machine?

--jeremy
Next time can we add NXOS please?

https://nxos.org/
 
Old 01-14-2019, 04:33 PM   #47
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Thank you. I was also a bit over reacting
Not at all, you just added a little dramatic emphasis.
 
Old 01-15-2019, 02:10 AM   #48
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Debian - Ubuntu since many years ago.
 
Old 01-15-2019, 03:33 AM   #49
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I voted for Opensuse Leap. Though I did not like the 42.x iteration, Leap 15 has almost everything I need and this has become my primary driver on my Desktop. My laptops run Manjaro and CentOS and I am very happy with them too.
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:30 PM   #50
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Arch Linux ftw! Is there any other?
 
Old 01-15-2019, 06:50 PM   #51
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While not included or a distro, FreeBSD as a desktop OS.

Only works for some if the stars are aligned, or so I heard.
 
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:51 AM   #52
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Voted for Ubuntu meaning Lubuntu and Xubuntu

I can use them on old and small devices.
 
Old 01-19-2019, 09:45 AM   #53
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Mageia...
 
Old 01-20-2019, 07:44 AM   #54
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Thanks. Have you ever used it on Android?
 
Old 01-20-2019, 09:04 AM   #55
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I should stop voting for anything “best”, as you need to explain first, in a lengthy multi-volume life-long study, once the scope has been defined by an international team of selected users, what “best” means...

Having just checked “Debian”, the futility of my vote struck me a little too late. Once and for all. Ω
 
Old 01-20-2019, 10:58 AM   #56
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Thanks. Have you ever used it on Android?
@EduPorteņo, are you asking me? If so, no I haven't tried any linux distro on android devices.
 
Old 01-22-2019, 06:31 AM   #57
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It's interesting how people are making choices regarding what distro they currently use rather than a distro which they feel has had a promising year or has made significant improvements or efforts in 2018. Still, it's a very subjective poll, I suppose.
I can only speak for my self. OpenSUSE Leap is my favourite distro and i voted for it last year and this year too. Other years however i couldn't ignore the efforts that had gone into other distros and did vote for them instead of my preferred distribution. Specifically i remember voting for Debian when Wheezy was released.
I also extensively followed from the sidelines the development of Solus OS 2 as Ikey Doherty single handedly forked the Pardus package manager and moved the project from Debian based over to that format, and rebuilding a bunch of Debian packages. In the mean time he was also creating a GTK3 Gnome2 DE from the Gnome fallback mode. I tried using SolusOS 2 when it was released but it wasn't polished enough. I still voted for it though.
Unfortunately the distribution killed the Gnome3 fork and instead adopted Budgie. They adopted a rolling release cycle too and i lost all interest.
 
Old 01-22-2019, 06:38 AM   #58
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@Knightron Did you ever try tumbleweed? Seems you dislike rolling reseases, but this is something somehow different:

https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Tumbleweed

They claim it's tested and holds the "latest stable applications and is ready and reliable for daily use." I found that correct and much more comfortable than Leap. You just have to do a regular "sudo zypper dup" .
 
Old 01-22-2019, 06:56 AM   #59
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Living somewhat rurally i rely on mobile broadband and am restricted to a certain carrier due to coverage and it's fairly expensive. This is why i avid rolling releases. I haven't tried Tumbleweed, but i've always been intrigued. I'm moving later this year and will have access to better internet. Once i do that i will try it out. Thanks for the info and suggestion.
 
Old 01-22-2019, 06:58 AM   #60
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Ah, I see and I feel with you. Until quite recently I languished in the same circumstances .
 
  


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