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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 01-30-2019, 09:28 PM   #76
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MX for sure

Although I'm a Gentoo user, I like what MX is doing for the average person desktop user.
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Old 01-31-2019, 05:46 AM   #77
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Originally Posted by DGLauren View Post
Zorin OS ~ This was and is the only distro I'm familiar with....


The creators are also excellent in helping when you're in a jam.
You must be the first person to ever coax them out of their shells, then. The usual complaint about ZorinOS (tried it a few years ago during my 'distro-hopping' phase; OK, but nowt special) used to be that the developers were extremely their total absence!

(Apparently, we're talking here about a couple of teenage cousins, who hail from the remote depths of the southern-most reaches of the Irish Republic...)

Old 02-02-2019, 02:31 AM   #78
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My vote would go to Sabayon linux.
But I don't see that as an option.
Old 02-02-2019, 11:54 AM   #79
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Originally Posted by s.verma View Post
My vote would go to Sabayon linux.
But I don't see that as an option.
Nominees that receive 0 votes are often removed in future years. That's the case here.

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Old 02-04-2019, 08:12 AM   #80
Registered: May 2005
Location: Greece
Distribution: antiX using herbstluftwm, fluxbox, IceWM and jwm.
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systemd-free and lightweight is what I prefer - so I voted for antiX
Old 02-05-2019, 07:36 PM   #81
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My true love. Unfortunately it's boring. It just works. I miss the drama of upgrading, package conflicts, hammering different libs, trying to make the latest texlive work properly, etc.

Maybe I should hop distro for some excitement in my life... Naaah ��
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:21 PM   #82
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Hi!My vote goes to Ubuntu because It could really make people move to linux from win. It worked with me
Old 02-05-2019, 10:48 PM   #83
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Manjaro (stable and KDE) for me ... runs the best of any distro I've used, very active and positive community, clear updates process, very stable.
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:05 AM   #84
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Romania
Distribution: Sabayon
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For me, it's Sabayon.
Old 02-06-2019, 06:25 AM   #85
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I picked fedora since it is what I use as a Desktop at work. It does all I need.
At home though I use Linux Mint, with it I have everything that I need.
Old 02-06-2019, 12:25 PM   #86
Registered: Jul 2013
Location: Guaratingueta / Brazil
Distribution: Slackware
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Even without a release in the last 2 years, Slackware is my choice: stable and flexible
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:33 AM   #87
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Wonder which is the best.
Old 02-07-2019, 12:02 PM   #88
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Originally Posted by Heweihabtrash View Post
Wonder which is the best.
That's easy : The one which fits you best, i.e. the one which lets you do what you want most intuitively.
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:35 AM   #89
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Manjaro you way to the future
Old 02-12-2019, 09:35 AM   #90
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Location: Cp6uja
Distribution: Slackware on x86 and arm
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I voted biased and unfair for Slackware.
Biased - because i prefer it over any other.
Unfair - because it didn't release any in 2018 ...



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